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*AGE EIGHT Bt,YTHT5TTt,LE '{AMt.y COURIER THURSDAY, OCTOBER », 1W9 TH1 BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NBW8 THE COURtER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D, HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* Nitlona) Advertising R*pre«nlallve»: W»U»ce Wllmer Co., New Vbrk, Chicago, Detroit, AtltnU, Memphl*. Entered as second class matter at the post- eMic« »t Blyth«ville, Arkansas, under act of. Con, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per reek. By mall, within ft radius of 50 miles J5.00 per j-ear, »2.60 lor six months, »1.25 for three months; by mail outside SO mile zone, *12,50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Alt* when they shall be afraid of that which. b hljh, and rears shall be In the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper thall be a burden, and desire sliall fail: because min goeth to his long home, and tlie mourners (a about Ihe streets.—Keel. 12:5. * * « It is our souls which are the cvcrlasllngncss of God's purpose in this earth.—William Mountford. Barbs At least a poor man can spend as much good time « a- rich man. * • * When and if we have heavy snows, they will »< le«st stop K>me drivers from golnj slaying. » * * Speaking oJ snnppy styles—men's neckties resembling silk are made of rubber In France. * * * Ihe Tex»s iM who admits she shot her hoy Wend Ic M iaftont pretty they m»y not believe Neighbors »re people who cook onions with (he wintows open when you are going to hnve company. Halting Arms Aid to Europe Would Pave Way to Ruin Many Americans might sympathize with former President Herbert Hoover's proposal that economic and military aid b« withheld from western Europe until * united, sufficient Euroriean nrmy to re»lljr in sight. But there'tl be grave risk for v)s in such action. From the statements of numerous XJ. 3. officials, it seems clear that Europe han indeed made disappointingly slow progress toward helping itself in both the economic and military spheres. There's heen a strong tendency to let the United States carry the ball all the way. As Hoover suggests, this country, with a population of 150,000,000, cannot forever bear the burden of defense for the entire free world against a Communist realm encompassing 800,000,000 people. Europe has got to do its share, got to commit both resources and manpower if the job is to be done. We all know the western nations were milked dry by the colossal demands of World War II, and have only begun to get back in shape in the past year or so. It's a pit they cannot simply concentrate on economic recovery instead of having to rearm just five years after that conflict ended. But there is no help for it. Freedom is in peril and failure to marshal resources could mean slavery. Some observers, as Hoover notes, doubt whether Europe has the will to fight or even the. will to undertake preparedness: If those doubts are well- founded, we are in a grave situation, for it means little resistance would be offered to the Communist juggernaut should Russia decide to sweep across Europe. In all fairness, we, in this land untouched so far by the ravages of war, must try to understand how a free people might develop such apathy. Two world wars have left many Europeans with little stomach for fighting. But would \ve be any diferent if we'd had a similar experience? Some of our own World War II veterans showed by their bitter attitude toward the Korean war that Americans, too, might be markedly reluctant to keep up arms soon again. Nevertheless, we must hope that the fears of these doubters are not really soundly based. In fact, we have no choice but to hope that. For to adopt Hoover's proposal very likely would be to throw western Europe right into the hands of the Reds. It is better to have some slim prospect of help against so formidable a foe than to have no friend in the field at all. We must go on aiding Europe in the constant thought that somewhere in th« procMt, th» rraj»r«rUh*i, war- weary peoples of that contintnt will fully recover their undmtandint of freedom's meaning, and with it th« will to fight in its defense. We must employ every method we can to prod Europeans to develop again the habit and spirit of self-help. But we must stop short of abandoning them completely. That step could well mak« impossible the defense of freedom anywhere on the globe—including our own country. Jets May Have Been Sabotaged The Air Force is investigating the possibility of sabotage in the crackup of three jet fighters within the space of a few minutes over the Potomac River, This is not just a silly notion on the part of some alarmist intelligence officer. It is not widely known, but the Air Force has been worried for many months about the way some of its planes have been crashing. There's a. firm conviction among some high officers that sabotage is indeed involved. The feeling is, of course, that Communists who have wormed their way into plane factories are to blame. Thus far, proof is lacking, but officials like to point out the threat of a high Red leader that in the event of war with Russia the Communists would see to it that few -American planes—especially bombers—got off the ground. The present security regulations of the plane makers aren't getting much publicity, so it isn't widely known how strict their controls are. But if there is any substance at all to Air Force fears of sabotage, then the controls aren't stiff enough. Our strategic bombers are our crucial striking weapon. We can't afford the slightest laxity in the security rules governing their production. A Little Learning !$ a Dangerous Thing ^ Views of Others But Where Do You Stand, Governor? Govern or McMftth is stilt firmly astride the fence on Proposed Amendment No. 41—which would give the schools a 32-mLllkm-dollar-»-year cut o< th* stale's general r*v*nues <pul a.t 50 million* for next year. He told the State Board of Edvicatiou to endorse the amendment If It believed the measure would solve the school'* problem. Then let tht people decide whether to approve it OT not. Naturally, the board gave 1U okay. Being some little spender it-self, it WM a.t happy to vision new millions rolling in a* * pitcher who has Just- fanned Stan Musial wliK-lne twisea loaded. But there's division."in; the Governor'i official family, Comptroller Lee Roy Beasley said in a Democrat article that the amendment would throw the state millions of dollars into the red. Mrs. Henry B, Bethell, welfare commissioner, branded the amendment, as a peril to the state's aged, blind and dependent children. Then, Or. A. B. Bonds, education commissioner, plumped out for the amendment with the gentle, scholarly grace Of dynamite blowing out a stump. But the Governor says nothing lor himscVl. Does he think • threat at the polls of a financial mess for the &Ute, and big new taxes, is any less • threat than It would be in the legislature? He'd express his mind to the lawmakers, Here is a call for statesmanship. Some of the schools do not have enough money. Many teachers are poorly paid. But is there no help except to pour new millions Into the schools from the top—state money got by taxing bread nnd m«at and incomes already rapaciously taxed by Washington? New state taxes will hit the teachers RS well as every little earner who now has a rough time to ninkc ends meet. Our average earnings are next to the lowest in the 46 slates, and already are more variously state-taxed than In some of the wealthy stales. Can economy do nothing to stretch school money further? How about getting more revenue In some of the districts, with better, fairer property-tax assessment*? In sUte support oi schools. Arkansas la now among the leaders. Where do you stand. Governor? You are the head of the state government. It Is your duty [o speak out on a situation which your own official family rescribes «« threatening a revenue crisis for the sUte. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say Despite Differences, World Wants Peace Peter Edson's Washington Column — Marshall Plan Cuts Greek Aid Until Internal Abuses Cease By PETER EIISON ATHENS, Greece (NBA)—Fed up with the corruption, inefficiency nnd unkept promises of the Creek government, Ihe Marshall Plan administration In Athens has bluntly toln the Greeks to reiorm, or else. Marshall Plan funds for Greece have arbitrarily been cut, by nearly $60 million, or about 24 per cent of this year. This, is perhaps the best news in th« Balkans. The political by-play that has been going on here in' Athens to get thefie cute re-stored ruw really been something. Paul Porter, administrator for Greece, announced the cuts Just after John E. Peurlfoy, the new U. S. ambasador, arrived In Athens. Immediately the Greek pre-w broke out into a rash that this new policy was Porter'.s. nnd that it u'outri quickly be overruled by Ambassador Peurifoy. l The new ambassador's first assignment, therefore, was to call on Greek Prime. Minister Sophocles Venizclos and inform him that the Marshall Plan cut was not his policy, nor Mr. Porter's policy, but the Peter EHson Marshsll Plan ployment, Second, they were to merge or cut some of the 30 odd ministries In the cabinet. Third, they were to cut down ori the system which gave a life pension to every member of Parliament, even alter he had served only one term. Finally, the Greeks we.'e »dvised again to start collecting some taxes. This was something of The Greeks had said IP old «tory, they would policy of the United states govern- for years. do this before, but they never have, They started to hedge. The prime minister "Said reforms could be carded out it the United Stated would promise to get-more private American capital invested lu Greece. The answer given wis that- American capital would not be forthcoming until Gr**k capital now Invested in Switzerland and the United State* was brought back home and invested In Greece's own economy. Out oi tht* exchange, th* Greefcs were brought I*ce to race with the need for a registration of stocks held by Greeks in foreign countries. If this registration Is held, it will enable the Greek government to collect income taxes due it, and so improve the financial situation. Another corollary to this reform will be a reduction in the Greek banks' Interest rates of 20 to 40 per cent, to something more akin to the 4 to 8 per cent of the United States. These high interest rates in Greece have *t;Eled home enterprise sent back that the propsocd cut would be discussed between MaJ.- Jenkins, present U. S. milt- 1 tary adviser in Greece, and Greek i Field Marshall Alexander Papagos. It was well kncwn that MTshall wanted to Increase the The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Phlebitis IE (he name used lor an Inflammation of the Inside lin- ng of the veins. When > vein is Inflamed, clots are likely to form, too. When these clots are present the medical name for the condition is thrombophlebitis or, phlebo- thrombosis, both of which are hard to pronounce and spell but which mean the same thing. A slighl injury may bring on phlebitis. Phlebitis is also an occasional complication following an operation. Probably the Injury or operation do not actually cause Ihe ptcbills but merely weaken the veins so that they are susceptible to the germs which are passing through them. The treatment of phlebitis, or thrombophlebitis (as the acute stage of the disease is called), includes complete rest in bed, rals- ng of the leg (If it Is the leg which is involved) and application of either moist.heat or radiant heat 'rom a lamp. When Ihe acute Inflammation subsides the most important problem of treatment is to prevent swelling, or edema. Elastic bandages are particularly helpful under Proper application of the bandages is Im- iiortaut. Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis are hard to cure entirely and tend to come back. This makes treatment difficult. The inflamed 'veins may have lo be removed by surgery if they are near enough the surface. Thorough examination for sources of infection, in the teeth, tonsils, and elsewhere Is usually desirable. ' Treatments with X-rays or small dcscs of one of the sulfonamide drugs may be helpful. Since throm- bophlebitis and phlebitis are often painful, especially in their Initial stages, other drugs may be needed to relieve the discomfort. Nert Curei Better methods of preventing and treating this condition are being constantly developed. Sometimes ment. It had been approved by Washington. The Greeks were still unconvinced. But they were told to sit down and figure out just how they were going to reduce their government expenses to meet the cuts. A Few Lessons In Frugalily First, they wnre to cut clown on the huge Greek civil service em- Trie Greek government then tried another fast play. They sent word to the American embassy that in order to carry out the proposed reforms," the Greeks would have to cut their Army Iron- Us present 122.000 men to about W.OOO men. Their Bluff Didn't Work This was recompiled a.s a bluff nnd it was called as such. Word was Greek Army, not decrease it. So that maneuver failed. The latest play is that the Greek prime minister, Sophocles Venizelos, come to the United SlMe-3 at the end of Octobr. His announced purpose Is to be present at" U tilted Nations General Assembly debates on the Greek question. After that, the prime minister will go to Washington to see if he cannoi-persuade the State Department and the Economic Cooperation Administration to give Greece more aid. But having failed to make any Impression with such an appeal to retiring EGA Administrator Paul HoUman, on his recent farewell swing around Europe, Mr. Venizelos doesn't stand a chance. The good news— for the American taxpayer—is that in Greece at least, a country receiving; U.S. aid ts being forced to put its own house in order. , It does not mean that the TJ. S. aid for Greece Is over. A Federal , Reserve Board expert has arrived i in Greece to begin studies looking towards stabilization of the Greek currency. Greece is being admitted to the North Atlantic Pact End will receive more military aid, Ways rmist be found to Import more Greek tobacco into the United States so Greece can earn move. dollars. Finally, a new Greek construction program must be worked out to bring water to parched and eroded Greek fields. But all these projects early rising or mild exercise soon after art operation helps, as the blood in the veins does not have chance to stagnate. There are also drugs which help to prevent blood clotting that have been found to be efficacious. Both plhebitSs and thrornbophde- bitis arc so difficult, any measure which will help prevent them Is particularly worthwhile. As these measures are further improved phlebitis will become less and Jess rom mo n. By I>eWITT MicKENZIK' ' AP Foreign Affairs Anilyii Celebration of the United Nations' fifth blrtdhay was noUbU for th« emphasis whlcl) had to b* placed, not on tht existence <* peace, but on the fact that aggr**- sion still Malks the world. President Truman In his addrcM called lor a "fool proof" disarmament program which would outUw not only atomic and hydrogen bombs but conventional weapons j* veil. O, The chief executive declared tfi»i so long is "there are soma who will resort to war." America and other free nation.'; have no choice but to use their collective strength lo curt assault. And meantime in Washington- bearing out the thought of » troubled world—the chiefs of staff of the 12 North Atlantic treaty powers were meeting to plan common defense. General Omar Bradley, chalrtnan oi the Joint chiefs of staff, gave the key to this meeting when he declared that mutual defense forces must be created now "or we may be forced to improvise them in face of enemy attack" later. In short, \ve rion't propose to get caught napping. Secretary of Stale Achcson also emphasized preparedness In a statement broadcast to American armed "that the United Nations is now working urgently to insure that if there Is a ne.vt time, the freevorld as a whole will be prepared." The secretary also declared thai, the U.N. victory over Communist attack in Korea offered the free world an opportunity to devise "an international rule of law which would stop war." Any plan for stoppage of war will fall on rejoicing ears. There Is doubt that the peoples of the ' as a \vhole are anxious for pead no matter what the complexions of their governments may be. Over in Berlin, half a million folk jammed the City Hall Square In their eagerness to hear the tones of peace pealed out by the new Freedom Bell in the tower of the City Hall. The radio carried bell's voice around the wcrld. the all the key cards -were badlv nlace-l. Since PInst hart made a 'vulnerable' ovrrcall o'V a heart suit headed by nothing better than queen-Jack- eight, he clearly had considerable strength In the side suit 5. Tt wf= a rlnch that E?st had the ace of clubs; ncrhaps ace-queen. Lou felt sure that East would not have macie a vu 1 nerable ov«r- ca!t with merely a queen-Jack suit anil a side ace, or even a side nee- queen. East was bound to have one or both of the two missing kings. If East had the king of snades. there was no way to lose Ihe hand. If East had the klnsr cf rlmmcmds. however, and not the klntr of snades. there was real danger. Lou therefore concocted a swindle to meet this danger. He v.-on the first trick with the nee rv£ hearU, led the live of diamonds, to dummy's ace, and reluiv.- ed ttie four of diamonds from the dummyl East look suspiciously at the four of diamonds and then at Larceny Lou, but that gentleman was at his blandest. East didn't think very long, because It seemed so clear that Lou had started with a singletcn diamond and was trying- to set the suit Little Girl on a Boat Is Target for Torget NEW YORK (AP>—Little Judith Frank was accidentally hit by -a large sleeve—a 30-foot target sleeve towed by a U.S. Marine plane. Nine-year-old Judy was aboard & cabin cruiser in Jamaica Bay, just off Lon? island. The plane was comine in from a target practice run. The target sleeve was flowing behind." A mechanical release operated by the plane's pilot is sup- pcsed to cut the towllne to permt the tp.rget to float down on the Held an the plane lands. This titaja it didn't work. "y Others aboard (he -small boat saw the sieve coming jinti dncXed to safety. Judy didn't. • She was sideswiped and suffered lacerations and scratches of thft lace, hand and head. must he worked out on a sc]f-li-l!' p by^ ruffing. > Ien ce East played a qufdating, Jtound financial basis. IN HOLLYWOOD H» ERSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Corrtspoiulenl Education must employ ill of Its resources to the end th«l men everywhere will be able to live without fe«r the good life which ha* b*en the dreum of the world's greatest phllciophtrs. and more recently hu become Ihe dream of the common m»n.—Dr. Paul E. Smith, noted American educator. • * • H we tax ourselves enough lo p»y lor the defense, we will help to hold down high prices . . . <nnrt) dlslrlbule the cost, ot defense lalrly.—Pres- ident Truman. • * * Peac« hM to be m«de or it cun't be kcpl.— 1050 Nob«l Peace Award winner. Dr. Ralph Bunch*. HOLLYWOOD— (NBA) —The absence of a BiaHt. blackboard with "1 love you madly. John," hincl- lettcrcd on it by an irate director. I fonnd out today from television star Pinky Leo. Is keeping a lot of forgetful movie stars of the test- pattern circuits. It's a current scandal in the string-around-lUc-fingcr set the way some celluloid titans blank out and stare into space the minute the Iroys in sneakers start pushing the video cameras arouml. Pink told me between tsk-tsks: r 'T>npIe m pirlures are the worst kind nf studies In tclvlsinn. Onh, Hie. way they flub lines and shows." Not that Pinky's going to tell Hedy Lamarr lo go chase herself whe she say.s to heck with that $5,000 fee that she likes to pick up for TV chores. If it's for peanuts. Hedy's welcome on Pmky'R show. "She won't have to say a word, 1 he beamed. Movie dolls are lucky for Pinky anyhow. Tt was by jumping Into the arms of Adele Jergens on a Qui?, show— "H was a riot." he grinned—that' Pinky tickled the bejeepers out oi a big advertising executive watching his antics on a 16-inch screen ind got lo be a television star. The little clown In the checkered Jacket and matching goofy hat Is some pumpkins these days in the vine-covered cottages that, wear • ntennae on the rooftops. They're saying thai Pinky'j to the smaller-thuti-Ufc. medium \vh»t Charlie Chaplain was lo early flicker*. ! "At least I'm a cute, \vistful little schnook." pinky sighed happily. "They never let me be that In the movies. Vm not nukine ?uy m^ncy >'«U Th« television »how fc« cost $8000 out of my own pocket up to now. And I've turned down pictures offer at BKO and other studios. But, look. I'm a real television st-ar. 1 now have a parking space at NBC. Burlesque to Bedtime Th eway's open for Gypsy Rose Lee to read bedtime stories and for Georgia Southern. Hinda Was- sai! and Ann Corio to act out Mother Goose rhymes now that Pinky has a juvenile following In television. Pinky bounced right out of burlesque. "They got Hearts of gold.*' he chuckled. "Rough as Kadts. »11 ot 'em, but sweet people. Look. I was the cle»n»st comic In burlesque and the highest paid." lie nudged me with his elbow "Hey, rlld you Vnow 1 on(-r woi-keV with a hnhblf ituieer. Yeah, bv thfnji blew up." 1 More than one peeler owes her unzip art to Pinky. H« started the .Let method of j knocking the breath out of ths i boys In the bald-headed row. "I started doing i comedy strip." Pinky explained. "I'd tmsnap my undershirt and turn my back. The burlesque fans nU It tip, but the slrippers b»ckslait« didn't l»ugh. They took It serious. It wis my walk. That was something new In burlesque. All the girls asked me to teach 'em the walk and 1 did." Gypsy ROM Lee w > i Pinky's D«vtd o. Selinick. She recommended him for a part in. the movie version ot her whodunit, "The G-String Murders." it came out of the hopper As "Lady of Burlesque" and didn't do much to advance the careers of It* star, Barbara Stanwyck, or pinky. ""iii, v~u -'i-i'H h~ve in -n S*. HOLLYWOOD M PM« 1* > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Strvlc* Low's Plot Givei Him Another Game "You're mean anough." East exploded bitterly, "to steal the teeth out of a man's head and then come back to swipe his toothbrush 1" Larceny Lou looked apologetic, but he wrote the score down just the same. Once again he had found a successful game contract where most players would find only • one-trick set. West opened the ten of hearts. And Larceny Lou. playing the South h«nd. thought the situation over for a second or two. Suppose you low diamond. Naturelly. Lou won the second round of diamonds with the queen From then on, of course, the hanc 75 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. o. G. Cxudill and son. Garrard. will Icnve Sunday for n week's motor trip to Oklahoma City, ok!n.. where they will visit John Caudill. who attends the university at Norman, at Anadnrko, where they will visit Mrs. Caudill's brother. Sam Wilhlte snd family, and at HobarL tor a visit with relatives of Mrs. Caudill. Misses Willie A. Lawson and Frances Bowers of Little Rock, will be tho weekend guests of Miss Winnie Virgil Turner. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Chappel \rill leave tonight for Sweet Springs. Mo., for several days stay. They will be accompanied to Sedalia, Mo., by Mrs.^Russel Marr, who will visit Mr. Marr's parents, Truck Type (DEALER) k,i 106 I • A .1 10 IS 4 + 1074 E-W virt. Wort* E»4 Soilh 14> IV I* * * Pa* 4 A P»s» Pan Opening lead—«7 10 Wrri P«si ftm think It over also. Hou would you play the hand if you couldn't lee Ihe hjnds of Ihe onponrnl.i? 'oil M\V thai hf might ]o$e I -1 1 club*, > >p*de, tnd • <U»mon4 HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted type of truck 9 It is used for purposes 13 Witty reply 14 Roof edge 15 Pismire 16 State! (Fr.) 13 Companion 19 Pronoun 20 Recommences X Lines (ab.) 23 Withered 25 Bacchanals' cry 27 Son of S«th 28 Clcavt 29 Th* god] JO Promissory not* (ab.) 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