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EIGHT «LYTHEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS -«-r<URSr)AY, MARCH 9, 1950 • JHB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' H. W. BAINES, Publisher HARRY A! HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRJCKSON, Associate Editor ' ' PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager . " Sol« National Advertfslng Representatives: ; 3 :w»lla<» Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit i Atl»nU, Memphis. Entered «s second class matter at the post• office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October », 1917. , Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of SO miles $4.00 per year, |200 for six months, $1.00 for three months; fay mall outside 50 mile zone, 410.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations For If we sin wilfully after that we have received (he knowledge of the trillh, Ilicrc re' m'ainefh no more sacrifice for sins.—Hebrews ' 10:26 * * * He that falls Into sin fs a man, that grieves i at it Is a sant, that boastcth of It is a devil; yet f some glory in that shame, counting the stains " of sin the best'complexion of their souls. —Fuller. Barbs On sunny Sundays ever? member of the family knov,s exactly where father Is going to drive .—except father. * * * Now and then you find a man who is silly inoujsh to «p«l to have something to do with fals' own weddinc. + « : . ' * An Ohio jewelry store closed after 20 years. • Business was run down—so was wound up. » ' ' * * X-rays proved that a boy swallowed four marble*. The'liid really plays for keeps. * +' . * .It seems, that the popular way'to celebrate jetting an old auto fixed up is to have a big blowout. Founding of Second Capita! Would Present Obstacles ' ' There's lots of talk these days about having a second capital for the government to skip off to in case we get into -~an H-bomb war. Rep. John Rankin, the r •Mississippi fireball, suggests we go un- -derground at Mammoth Cave, Ky.' '• That presents some challenging angles. Right off, a big problem would be to find some echo-proof chambers for Congress, for not even the lawmakers . could endure a constant play-back of their own sonorous phrases. It's bad •" enough that they bump into them now in the Congressional Record. They shouldn't have too much trouble running interference among the stalactites, stalagmites and other rocky ob- j' tacles dotting their underground path. Years of experience in fending off job- seeking constituents would come in handy here. •. The standard gripe about climate won't exactly fit at Mammoth, though some undoubtedly would find the place a trifle cool and moist. We could expect a big boom in sales of footwarmers, de-humidifiers, heavy woolen goods. And despite all cries (or economy, some new agencies would bo bound to spring up. v Certainly a federal bat con. trol authority would be one. Today anti- stream pollution control gets attention. At Mammoth, anti-stream control would be more to the point. Many members of capital officialdom probably would feel .safer if their cave-dwelling were, an around-the-clock affair. But others would surely prefer to climb out of the hole at sundown and scatter to snug Kentucky hide-outs. Vice President Barkley, who hails from Paducah, could easily slip homo weekends. Ground Hog Dny likely would be matched by Congressman's Day. If a lawmaker climbed out of the cave and saw his shadow, it would mean another year of an unbalanced budget. Vacations would pose a difficulty. For short trips, nearby Fort Knox might have some appeal. The place could he expanded to include a few choice suites. Snuggling up to all that gold would be comforting to men who had just voted another ten billion. About the only passable substitute for Florida or California would be the giant Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. Plenty of space there, but you have to bring your own ultra-violet. Not much to cheer about in all this, admittedly. But Rankin nevertheless may have something. Offhand it sounds better than exposing oneself to a radioactive rash by strutting around DCS Monies or Denver in broad daylight. Nice Backbone, Congressman! We don't see any reason to applaud Rep, Fred L. Crawford, Michigan Republican, for slaying one of his em- ployes. But we do admire the fight for principle that led him to spend a recent night in jail. Crawford's fight was on two grouiuts. He offered to put up a cash hond when arrested for nssault. Mary land authorities insisted he could go free only by putting up a real estate bond or having a professional bondsman go his bail. He argued, rightly we think, that a man, ought to he able to put up legal tender for a bond and get it. , Crawford's second point was that he refused to accept special privileges offered because he was a congressman. Maryland officials had tried to let him go on his own recognizance, but he declined when he found ordinary citizens couldn't do the same. Crawford's refreshing example on this latter score might well be copied bS' many of his brethren on Capitol Hill. Views of Others Cotton Al lotments •In passing n bill increasing cotton acrcnge allotments for 1950, the Senate has revised provisions of the 1049 Farm Act which would have worked hardships on some farmers. Differences in the Senate and Housa measures, which were similar . In Intent but contained different formulas for calculating the revised allotments," must now be Ironed out. Under the Ifl49 law, some farmers' cotton acres are drastically reduced, while others take no reduction. The reason Is that the law provides lor the computation of acreage allotments on the basis of a county percentage factor "which ma^es no allowance for the planting histories of Individual farms. The same percentage factor applies to all farms In a county, even though some.nmy have been planted largely to cotton and others largely to other crops. As a result, about half of the more than 94,000 farms iri Arkansas with cotton allotments are taking all the reduction in acreage. More" than 30,000. farms are taking no reduction, or these, 5,400 got cotton allotments even though they planted: no cotton In the three years preceding 1949.'Their'allot- ments were granted on the strength of tliclncul- tivation-or so-called war crops such as peanuts, oats, soybeans, potatoes and rice. Severn! thousand farmers are taking only a slight reduction. The farmers who up to now, have:;planted, a Jarge percentage of their land to cotton, on farms equipped oiily for this crop, are now fac- •ing hardship conditions. They were not prepared to ma^e a sudden switch from cotton production to another . type of farming. Congress, In taking up the bills providing for & revision of the allotment formula, is moving toward relief, of this situation. But the legislation winch it finally-,adopts will add anywhere -from 600,000 Jo 2,000,000 cotton acres to the 21,000,000 permitted under the 1049 law. This foreshadows another boost In the cotton surplus this year and another rise in the cost of price supports. Congress is still giving its attention to temporary solutions to farm problems. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE The AVC Dissents We have been confident that the majority of veterans, who are either not organized or only nominally so, are Interested in whatever would improve the efficiency (which means fliso the economy) of the Veterans Administration. For that reason, we have doubted that they have oecn greatly persuaded by the campaign- led by the American Legion to discredit the recommendations of the Hoover Commission task-force committee. Now comes concrete evidence that the organized veterans arc, by no means of one opinion. Says the national chairman of the American Vct- eraps Committee: . The AVC denounces the American Legton, and other veterans' groups for selling out the real interests of the veterans, and, as 'a veterans' organization, is heartily ashamed of the campaign of lies, distortions, and vlhn- catEoti they are waging.. . . . These arc strong words. And while they come from a body dwarfed In membership by the American Legion, it is an organization which has distinguished Itself as spokesman for veterans as citizens rather than'for veterans ns a pressure group. The AVC's ringing statement and the AVC's position afford a rallying point for veterans, organized and un-organlzed, who may wish to register that their concern for good government runs far deeper than their Interest in whether some deserving past post commander gets his name on the VA payroll. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR So They Say The Strangle Hold Chiangs Return May Cause Real Trouble for Communists The DOCTOR SAYS The high hopes which were held for vaccination against Influenza wo or three years ngo have n6t materialized. This Ls no fault of the scientists who have studied the "flu" so long and so hard. Rather. It is one of the common disappointments of medical researcli resulting from like the fact that for Influenza, many other diseases, new problems keep rising up to plague the Investigator. From lime to lime influenza has sprerd (error over large sections of world. Tliose who are struck the down during the early phases of such epidemics may not be hit hard. As the sv»fks BO l).v the disease gets worse. There Is high fever and more prostration. As the epidemic spreads more people get sick at the same time and more develop pneumonia and other dread complications. ' Even when epidemic influenza Is at Its peak, however, those who so to bed at once nncl stay Ihere until i their fever has been gone for sev- ilways recover. Un- i - '—' epidemic Is! By DeWift MacK«ntle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst As the signs read, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's dramatic rc- iimptlon of the Chinese Nationalist presidency marks the real beginning of his fresh bid to reclaim his country from the Communists. The recent successes of She Nationalist air raids against Ch!n< Communist territory, coupled v\ (he approach of spring and bct._. weather, seem to make this (he appointed hour for Chiang to tntensl- fy Ills attack. Moreover, time Is of the essence. He must strike before the Reds have consolidated their positions. In a speech at his headquarters in Taipei, Formosa, the Generalissimo declared that the essentials * ttcr for triumph and survival are unity, teamwork and the complete sacrifice of personal interests. And he added: Chiang Confident "If this is achieved I am confident of eventual defeat of the Communists " Well, that's strong language. What makes Chiang believe that he can evict the Communists who control virtually the cnllrc Chinese Inland? Has he really a whisper .»'J^^^ Chinese Communists, whose armies overran China In a year, fire now sitting ducks for the Nationalist air force. "Military experts," says Hampson. "are becoming puzzled at the about Die snnie time. The one most nearly well Is thus unrier great pressure to cet up and take care of others. This Is terribly risky. Often these are the ones who get pneumonia. PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Kerr Is Good Lobbyist for Gas, Oil Bills That Would Fatten His Purse WASHINGTON (NBA) — Oklahoma's 250-pound, six-foot multimillionaire Sen. Robert S. Kerr. has admittedly done a good Job in selling his amendments to the. Natural Gas Act. These amendments would have the effect of exempting independent natural gas producers from rate regulation by the Federal Power Commission. Though It has been shown that the senator's own Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, 'Inc., of; which he is president, might stand to benefit directly by passage of this legislation, no senator — Republican or Democrat—has thus far dared take the floor and make a speech In opposition to the Kerr amendments. 1948 Oklahoma senatorial race. I pared for city attorneys. "The nat- When the 81st Congress came to | ural gas producers would put up a town in 1049, new efforts were made tremendous fight to prevent restor- One explanation given is that thus „ „„,'to. ^eteS Po e Co Is a matter of "senatoria courUsy." ._,,,, „,. ,„. „,. ,„ , , under which no senator makes ret- ' n ','±" "^ '" ?.» ™'?™L? to amend the Natural Gns Act. The Rizley bill had been a tremendously, complicated thing. Senator Kerr, Sen. Elmer Thomas and Rep. Oren Harris of Oklahoma introduced much-sfmpliiied amendments. Tlie Harris bill, passed .the House last August, The 1 iKerr-Thonias bill was called up for Senate cortsidern- ton several tmes, but never brought there Is a good chance of passage. The Kerr-Thpmas bill will have to go back to the House because of Senator Kerr's new amendment im- ation of the law to its present status," he adds. Push Bill lo Offset Adverse Court Decision The natural gas industry's first efforts to amend the Natural Gas Act of 193? go back to 1947. This just affcr the'Supreme .Court had ruled In' the Interstate vs.- Federal Power Commission test case. The erences to another il his rcmar'ss are "personal." Senator Kerr has, however, been a good lobbyist in his own cause. He has had experience.-He was president of the Kansas-Oklahoma division of the Oil-and Gas A.^o- clation for a number of years. This lobbying connection was used against him whe nhe ran for governor ot Oklahoma In 1942, but he beat it down. •' An argument for his amendments that Kerr used on one New Deal senator" wns that natural gas was taken out of the ground, just like copper. .There wns no the distributors. government Original sponsor of a bill to amend the Natural Gas Act so as to offset the effect of the Supreme Court decision and subsequent FPC rulings VIBS Republican Rep. Ross H. Rizley of Oklahoma. It was disclosed later that Rizley was na attorney for Cities Service, Republic Natural Gns, and Panhandle Eastern Pipeline. The Rizley bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. Ironically, Kerr defeated Rizley In the prices get out of line. But House acceptance of this is considered certain. regulation on copper mining, and the price was allowed to seek its own level. Why, therefore, should there be regulation of natural gas production? Nevertheless, when Federal Power Commission opposition to the price increase possibilities In the Kerr amendments got a little too heavy, the senator modified his original proposal by a further amendment introduced early in February. It provides that If natural gns prices get out of line because of exemption from rate regulation, the Federal Power Commission shall make a study of the situation and! '_ the ',''"" file a report with the President and ity to regulate rates charged for natural gas transported in interstate pipelines. It excep'.ed only producers removed "at arm's length."—that Is, independent from While President Truman let It be known that he would veto the Rizley bill if it passed in 19+8. tr.e new Kerr amendment is now claimed to mnke the bill acceptable to the White House. In the meantime, the situation on the Federal Power Commission has changed. Senator Kerr was one of the leaders in opposing the reconfirmation of I/eland Olds for another term on the Commission. Olds had been a long-time battler for greater conservation of natural gas resources and greater regulation for lower prices. Appointment of the President's pal, ex-Sen. Mon C. Wallgrcn, to succeed Olds, poses a new element i of uncertainty on how the Commis', sion will handle natural gas cases The last U'orld-wide epidemic of Infh'enza was (hat of 1917-18. During (hat period more people in this country died from influenza or its Immediate complications than were killed In World War I. Since then there hare been fairly large epidemics, though none as bad as that. The cause of influenza Is now known—it Is a virus, which is a tiny organism too small to see under the ordinary microscope. There are at least two major varieties which have caused recent minor epidemics. These are called virus A and virus B. These viruses can be grown by a- complicated method on egg yolk. Too Many Viruses Vafnines have been'prepared from both virus A and virus B. These have been fried in several small outbreaks of the "flu." They have apparently helped in some but not in others. One of the obstacles is that there arc apparently subgroups of virus so that unless one has Just the right subgroup, the vaccine will not help. Also, the only known way to prepare rm influenza vaccine is by using the virus which has been grown In egg yolk. Thus a small amount of egg yolk Is included In the vaccine. A few people who are highly sensitive to egg yolk, therefore, cannot be given the vaccine. Pntio-ni study is still going on, however, and perhaps a good method of prevention or treatment will Reds' continued helplessness against a relatively small power. Indeed, they have come to believe that the Red's position 'n power may actually be threatened unless they cnn whip together some air defenses pretty soon. t^, Situafion Growing Worse Iff' "Whatever the explanation, the situation dally grows more Intolerable for the Communists and, what counts heavily in China, the Reds are losing face at a terrific rate." Shanghai's power plants are reported put out of commission, trains run at night. Coastal and river shln- plngr fs being wiped out and the Nationalist bombers are keeping foreign ships out of every Red port except Tientsin. It Is indeed ah astonishing situation—so strange, as a matter of fact, that we shouldn't jump to conclusions about the Chinese Communists' ability to cope with It. They may have a powerful answer In 'due course. However. It is'Interesting to note that the present position seems to fit In with the Generalissimo's hopes and plans. He flsures on beating the Communists "by crippling their shipping, land communications ond Industries with his air force, and launching guerrilla warfare at many points on the mainland. Chiang Bides Time Plans for Inspiring the guerrilla outbreaks ' were laid months 1 still be found before the next world- | Chiang has been biding his u-w. o^i^o™,™ ,„„,,,. > ,..,_,— nntjl ctmditlons secmed rlght ' wide epidemic lands on people. helpless monds. Now. In order to shorten himself down, declarer led the five of spades from dummy. West refused to trump, so North trumped with the deuce of hcnrls. His next play was the seven of clubs, which he won In dummy, with the ace. He trumped the five of diamonds with the five of hearts, shortening himself down another trump. The . Meantime nature has been aiding him through the grave famine which has swept a wide area north of the Yangtze River. Millions of peasants are living on roots and grass. Death is taking toll with a ruthless hand, and experts fear that millions may perish before relief can be provided. In China, as in other Oriental countries, the people blame the current government for ill fortune. That's what the Communist regime la up against and will continue to three of clubs was won in dummy be up against until It can secure with the king and the queen of clubs led. West was forced to trump with the seven or king of hearts. Declarer, who had shortened himself down to the ace and nine, could over I rump West and- pick up the last trump. Congress. "You can well appreciate that It Last year, commissioners Olds, Thomas C. Buchanan and Claude L. Draper has opposed the Kcrr- would take a long time to prepare j Thorn as-Harris amendmnts to the such a report, and that the report !G would be worthless," say.i Charles H. Rhyne, Washington representative of the National Institute of as Act. Chairman Nci.son Lee Smith and commissioner Harrington Wimbcrly .supported them. Incidentally, Wimberly was Sena- Municipal Law Oflicers. in a special tor Kerr's campaign manager in the memo on the Kerr amendments pre-1 1948 senatorial election. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — The Hev. and Mrs. L. w. Stafford announce the birth of a daughter at their home. The baby has been named Elizabeth Maxlne. .. J. H. Ktnnan and family, of Dallas, Texas, plan to move here soon, where Mr. Kinnan, who Is a brother-in-law of George M. Lee, will bo associated with Mr. Lee In the heavy Imports of foodstuffs and other essential supplies. The way it looks now, the Chinese Communists must turn to the western world for most of their Immediate supplies — and that creates another problem. So It looks as though China Is on the verge of fresh developments. They are likely to speed up as winter gives way to tetter weather. motor company. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Garrigan and daughter. Gay, -went to Jackson, Tenn., today to attend a banqrtft to be given In honor of PoundlS Diy for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon •fraternity. Mrs. Sam T. Hardtn la visiting Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown in Phoenix, Ariz., for two weeks. IN-HOLLYWOOD lly Krskinc Juhnson MA Staff i'orrrspomlrnt ( HOLLYWOOD <NEA>—The Oscar nominations arc out—and I'm out on that limb again. Sometimes my crystal ball turns into an eight ball becaiLse I'm silly enough every year to predict the Academy Award winners a month in advance. Tills year I've taken precautions. My fingers arc crossed (have you ever tried typing with your fingers articles on trump coups. A double coup is no more complicairri than a single coup, once you understand "You're excited. Your nerves arc on edge. You fight. Don'l you know linw a honeymoon starts'.'" Frank Sinatra fans, who have' been riding me for a long time because of my criticism of the onetime swoon king, have changed their tune. They say Frankic's latest, separation from his wile Is the last straw. crossed?), I'm wearing a four-leaf I clover jauntilp behind my left carl note: Parke Levy's Educational and there's a horseshoe d'raped c ""ectlon of radio cliches, written around my neck. for this r> illar ' ^ bci "R "•««! In the My prediction: BEST MOVIE: "All the King's Men." Best performance by an actor: Experience has taught us that paying money for things by way of Washington Is not the way to save money. A dollar seldom travels to Washington and comes - back whole.—Farm Bureau President Allan B. Kline. * * * The Republican Party has failed, not In principle, but In selling that principle to the people of America.—Ben. Robert A. Tall. -.'*••* * We have learned to split the stem-achieving at last, a menus of self-destruction for the world —but we still don't know how to feed (he hungry. —Walter Rculhcr, president, United Auto Work- irs. '. radio writing class at USC. Economy note: There's an hourglass in Kathryn Grayson's dressing room at M-o-M de Havllland "The Heiress." In actress: Mercedes McCfimbrldge "Ail King's Men." I .. slrombolr Best direction: ^iobcrt Ko,-scn for .story beautiful "All the King's Men." Best song In a movie: "Baby.-It's Cold Out-sldc," by Frank Looser. Best motion picture story: "The Stratton Story." Best screenplay: "All the Kitig's Men." Official results will be announced the night of March 23. Meanwhile, bet your money on the ponies. I refuse to guarantee anything. Undcrslalcrneut one hour for lunch. But the sand in the hourglass, Kathryn discovered, runs through in 28 minutes. Quote of the week: Director JOief Von Sternberg to John Wayne and and Janet Leigh, playing newlyweds for "Jet Pilot": 1 sec it: Weak story. beautiful scenery. Ingrid eorgcous In her well-scrubbed way, Sec HOLLYWOOD i'agc 11 A J8 I V AQJ052 A 732 * 97 *J9S4 4 » AK4 + 73 fj W E Dealer *Q9 34 ¥ 10 4Q108G J.86 2 4.J53 + A K Q 10 Coup South Series — Neither vul. West Norlh 1 + Pass ! V 1 * Pass 3 V 4N.T. 7V Pass 5tf Pass Pass Open In p — » 6 Eist Pass Pass Pass Pass 9 McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By W'llH»m T.. MrKcnnrj America's Card Authority Written for NKA Service Hore's Hflw lo Use The Double Coup Salad Vegetable HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted vegetable 12 Mountain nymph 1-1 Interstices 15 Courtesy title 1C Illinois cily 18 Selection (ab.) 10 French city ISOriental porgyll Lampreys 3 Antenna 4 District attorney (ab.) 5 Tardy 6 God of love 7 Numbers 8 Toward 9 Irish province Answer to Previous Pu7zle the principle ol what yovi have to do to make the cou|i. BrleTly, yoi, shorten yourself in trump, so that eventually the opponent with the long trumps will have lo trump in and you can overtrump. \ In today's hand declarer was fortunate to be able lo win the open- Ing lead of the six ol diamonds In dummy with the jack. A heart was led and the finesse lakcn. When It held declarer returned the jack of spades. East covered with the queen and dummy's king won. Now Hie second heart finesse was taken, Enst .showing out. At this point declarer cashed the king of diamonds, then led the six of spades, winning In dummy with the ten-spot. On the ace of spades This U the fourth of a scries of | North -threw away his ace of dia- 20 Iron 21 Tons (ab.) 22 Any 24 Pronoun 25 Depend 27 Dry 30 Symbol for erbium 31 Oriental measure 32 Three-toed sloth 33 Proposition 3-1 Fondles 37 Sea eagle 3fl Exclamation of surprise 40 Myself 41 Rocky peak 4311 has as n salad 48 Scottish cap 51 Exisl 52 Make amends 53 Man's name 54 Type of perfection 56 Short-pointed missiles 58 Decreasing speed 59 Disorder VERTICAL 1 Multitude 2 Assam silkworm 28 Press 13 Dibble 17 Lloyd's ^ZDEat register (ab.) 35 Bullfighter 23 New York (ab.) 24 Laughter sound 25 Harvest 26 Iroquolao Indian 36 Be quiet! 37 Measure of type 38 Withdraw 41 Bugle call 42 Verbal 43 Wise men 44 Famous English school 45 Ladder step 4 6 Within 47 Scatter, as hay 49 Crafts : 50 Bulk 55 Actual weight (ab.) 57 Part of "be" i I

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