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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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FAG* BKBT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1950 THE BLYTHBVUJJS COURIER NEWS • THE COURIER NEWS CO. ! H. W. HAINES, Publisher 1 HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wttmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit ' Atlanta, Memphis. ' Entered u second class matter at the port- offic* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act at Con- Creu, October 8. 1*17. Member of The Associated Presi , SUBSCRIPTION KATES: Bj carrier In .the. city ol Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles W.OO per : je*r $2 00 for sbc months, $1.00 for three months; ' by mall outside BO mile zone, *10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Cta&e not to gift thinks tor you, maklnt mention ol you In my prayers.—Ephesians 1:16. t * * God be thanked lor that good and perfect Sift, the gift unspeakable: His life, His love. His very self in Jesus Christ. —Maltble Babcock. Barbs A professor says most of the American profanity was in use 800 years ago. Isn't it about time we're swearing alii * * * When you (el too familiar on short nutlce 4on't expect t» be noticed for lonr. * . * * - Btand on any street corner for a few minutes and you can't help but see what great strides forward pedestrians are making. . * * * An Ohio cafe owner says customers who ask that bread be trimmed for sandwiches waste a lot of food. The crust of some people! * * * Most wives will listen to reason, but hearing the same one too often gets monotonous. tracts, not a single penny has gone for foreign materials. And there's been no shortage of bids. Quite obviously we can't behave like this and still get Western Europe onto a'sound footing. If we insist on keeping the bars up, we'll either have to go right on supporting EGA countries after 1952 or watch them slide into chaos. And then there'll be great risk of their being devoured by communism. Put Him Up for Sale How about arranging an international trade with Hungary and Russia? We could give up Valentin Gubitchev, convicted Russian spy, in exchange for Robert Vogeler, American businessman . "tried" and convicted for espionage in Hungary. Of course, the Hungarians wouldn't get anything out of the deal. But they'd be happy to do a favor for their Jtussian friends. At least they'd have to say they were happy. The Russians would get back their Gubitchev—and they can have him—and we'd get Vogeier, who probably hasn't done anything more serious in Hungary than acknowledge that he's an American. This little bit of barter wouldn't do anything toward closing Europe's "dollar gap," but we think the arrangement recommends itself. Recovery in Europe Can Be Had—At a~ Price The United States is going to have to make a.hard choice in the next two years. It must decide whether it really wants to pay the price of putting Europe tack on its feet economically. The price T is high: we will have to accept from Western Europe an additional billion dollars' worth of goods to bring the Continent's trade with us into sound balance.. . .' That's the goal Paul G. Hoffman, EGA Administrator, is driving for by 1952, when the.Marshall Plan ia due to end and EGA-nations are expected to fend for themselves. It's a sweet dilemma. Almost everyone interested in preserving the free •world against communism wants permanent recovery for Western Europe. But too few have faced up to what this means. Better balanced trade among EGA nations and between them and ourselves is the cornerstone of any lasting recovery program. Unless they can sell enough to us to offset what they buy here, the celebrated "dollar gap" will continue to yawn, This has been realized by Marshall Plan officials and the participating countries from the start. Without genuine trade (improvements, the Marshall Plan is little more than economic relief. Yet Congress, and behind the lawmakers our industrialists, have showed slight awareness of this hard necessity. We have gone on thinging in the same old high-tariff terms, wishing to bar the other fellow's goods from U. S. markets but anxious to sell our own stuff in his. "Dump" is a better word for what our farmers have in mind for their surpluses right now. In recent months the problem has been sharpening. Britain, France and others are stepping up efforts to earn dollars in America. And they've been trying to save dollars by switching from U. S. products wherever possible. American-owned oil has been one sufferer. Our businessmen don't like it. Congress echoes their complaints. Senator Connally of oil-rich Texas wants more U. S. petroleum sold in foreign markets. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts can't see why British textiles are allowed to compete with New England mills operating in towns menaced by unemployment. U. S. resistance lakes other forms. A British electrical manufacturer underbid his American competitors by ,?250,000 on a public contract in Seattle, but he was frozen out. Since all construction labor on the new UN buildings in New York is necessarily American, Congress waived import duties so part of the materials could be supplied by other countries. But of the 542,000,000 so far awarded in con- Views of Others Paths to School Aid The need for improvement in America's schools becomes dally clearer. At the same time conlu- sion and controversy block federal aid plan». The House committee on Education and Labor Is trying to chop its way out of a veritable thicket of conflicting proposals. As we view this question, two clear paths are available: 1. Let grants be matched by the states and •limited to direct educational expenses. Since Cardinal Spcllman has said that Roman Catholics do not wish such aid for their schools, and since under Supreme Court decisions it could not be given them, no religious issue should hold up the providing ol such aid. The chief controversy—whether tax money should go to pay for auxiliary services such as busses for parochial schools— Involves no more than 5 to 10 per cent ol the funds proposed, and should not be allowed to tie up all aid. 2. Start with aid only to the most needy states. The basic purpose of federal aid to education is to help some dozen stales which rail far below the national level in their schcols. To win political approval of such action it has been thought necessary to give every state a minimum of $5 per pupil of federal money—with extra amounts going to the poorer states. But for many richer slates this amounts to taking 510 (in federal laxcs) and. giving back $5. Aid for the needy states cbiilcTbe provided at half Ihe cost. If the richer 'states wished also to give themselves $5 to Improve their own education, they could, but would not be required to do so. There has been some fear that under this Hoover-Eisenhower plan federal controls would creep in. But it should be possible to lay down simple requirements- chiefly proof of need—which would permit needy states to get help and still maintain control of their educational systems. It Is vitally important that school affairs be kept as close lo the people as possible. Some of the worst inequalities exist within states, and can be corrected by state action. Improvement in the schools Is far more a matter of interest than or money, and for both primary reliance must be on local action. But where federal funds are needed—as we are convinced they are in some areas—the two paths here marked offer an opportunity for Immediate progress. —CHRISTIAN SCIKNCE MONITOR So They Say Ready for the Deep Freeze King Leopold Faced With Tough Decision The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin 1'. Jordan, M. I). . Writlrn for NKA Service There Is a chronic condition of the nervous system called shaking palsy, paralysis aglUins, or Parkinson's disease, which afflicts a good many people. Tills disorder causes muscular shaking principally of the hands and arms, and a sort of stiffness of muscular movement. It Is a nervous condition because It comes from damage to a curtain |x>rtlon of the brain not connected with Ihe thinking processes. Probably the most common form Is (hat which develops in older people- men more than women—as a result of sonic obscure process which mas- be connected with hardening of the arteries or .somothing else which Is not known, Sometime? severe anxiety or menial or physical shock scms to bring on the symptom.5. The disease begins gradually, usually in one hand and at first the shaking may nit be present all of the time. Together with the tremors there is some loss if muscular strength and stiffness. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Lack Of Markets Brings Surplus Of Butter, Cheese and Dried Milk WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The I government's price support program ' for dairy products Is sometimes referred to as "tne cow brassiere" program, but it really isn't quite that bad. The government doesn't support cows. It doesn't even support the price of,fluid milk. There's been no need of that, because the price of fluid milk in the free market has stayed high. And from a nutritional standpoint, there never has been too much fluid milk for the demand, except in the more rural dairy farm areas like upper Wisconsin. They are too far away from city markets for profitable handling of their fresh milk as snrh. \VTi at these more re m ote milk producers do is 3hlp to the processors — the creameries, the cheese factories, the "milk driers. During the war there was of course a great shortage of butter, cheese and dried milk. To encour- Peter Edson age production, the Stegall amendment to the 1942 farm bill authorized the government to support, milk and its products at 90 per cenlj of parity. This was continued in the Hope-Aiken farm bill of 1948. The Gore-Anderson farm bill of 1949 authorized continued government support of prices on milk, bnt- terfat and the products thereof at 75 to 90 per cent of parity. L-ate in 1948 and early in 1949 the market for manufacturers' milk products dropped sharply, and the government moved to support, them. Butterfat supports were put on In February 19-19. In April, supports were put on dried shim milk—"nonfat milk solids" the trade likes to call them to get away from the "dry" and "skim" Ideas. And In July supports were put on cheese. Dairymen Want Higher Support Levels Present support price levels are about 19 per cent of parity. The dairy industry thinks this is too low. But even at this level the government has had to buy more butter, cheese and dried milk than it can dispose of. At first the government stocks were sold to Marshall Plan countries and to the Army, with no loss to the government. But as demands for these supplies have dropped, the Department'of Agriculture has found itself accumulating and larger surplus stocks. As of larger mid-February the picture on stocks purchased to support prices In 101D and 1950 was this: Non-fat dry milk solids- -366,000,000 pounds, purchased at a cost of $41,000,000. Unsold stocks on hand were 206,000,000 pounds valued at S24.700,000. Butter — 114,000,000 pounds purchased at a cost of 569.000,000. On hand are 37.500,000 pounds valued at $52,300,000. Cheese — 25,500,000 pounds purchased at a cost of $3,000,000. On hand are 22,900,000 pounds, valued at 51,300,000. What these add up to are total purchases of £118,000.000. with unsold stocks on hand valued at $84 300,000. These .supplies commercial cold are scattered In storage and dry storage warehouses all through the dairy L.rm belt from New York to Minnesota. The government has to pay the storage costs. For butter, this is 35 cents a 100 pounds the first month. 15 cents a 100 every month thereafter. What it amounts to is that the price of the butter is advancing about a cent n pound the first six months, a little less than a cent more for every six months thereafter, No Crave Danger of The dried milk and cheese are expected to keep indefinitely, and the butter a couple of 'years, if properly stored. The stocks are kept fresh by dispoMn*; of older stocks first, as new^slocks are bought. The government buys its supplies wherever carload lots are assembled. It thus does business with the creameries, cheese factories, milk driers and ; dairy co-ops—not with the dairy farmers directly. But the prices paid to the processors are calculated af levels Intended to keep the price which the processors pay the farmers for milk and butterfat at 19 per cent of parity. The prospect (or 1950 Is that the government will ha've to continue purchases at a heavy rate. This has been an open winter In most of the dairy farm areas. The cows have given more milk. There Is only n limited American market for dried milk, though llir dairy Industry Is trying to built: up sales. European government! may be sitting by. hoping lhat they'll get some of (he reserves cut prices or for free. If Congress finally repeals the tan on oleomargarine and if Its increase as a competitor to butter the government will be faced wiLI the prospect of having o buy stil greater butter stocks. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff CoiTfspnmienl No government In the history of Britain has done so much as this (the Labor) government to destroy liberty. The Tories resisted the extension of liberty, but this government has taken it away. —Britain's Liberal Party leader Clement Davles. * * * Under Democratic leadership, your government Intends to stimulate increasing returns of capital Into new productive investment, it will curb monopoly and provide Incentives lo new and Independent enterprise.—Interior Secretary Oscar Chapman. + + t I think the lirst order of Business lor this country in 1950 Is to turn from the easy acceptance of deficits as a way of lite to the making of & specific and hard-headed plan or getting back to black ink and a Ions-run program ol sound debt management.—Dr. Edwtn G. Noiirsc, former chairman of President Truman's Council of Economic Advisers. » * « Doubt as to the ability of the Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out Its obligations could cause chaotic conditions and'.iposslble collapse of the farm price structure.—Agriculture Secretary Charles Brannan. » - » t There is vitality in a church. Its moral standards present » contrast and challenge lo the prevailing customs of society. But many ol our churches arc so lax and Indecisive in the standards they uphold that the line between Christians and ordinary "nice people'' is very hard to draw.—Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Swift of New Yorfc. By Erskine Johnson NEA Slatr Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —<NEA)— Behind the Screen: Hollywood fashion designers were screaming "No" to the New York designers''edict for flat chests. Yvonne Wood, head designer at UI, believes: "We've spent too many years building 'em up in Hollywood to deflate them now" . . . Humphry Bogart is sneaking up on the water wagon. He just told a friend: "It hit me all of a sudden that Hollywood's heavy drinkers are all dead." • * • Ray Milland took over Hedy Lamarr's dressing room at M-G-M because all the men's were occupied. Several days later Milland's laundry was returned. Did you know that Hedy has her initials embroidered on her slips? Bud Abbott and Lou Coslcllo finally have patched up their squabble with UI end they'll resume their movie making. Their agent has an office on the lot now. Lou's latest business venture by the way. is a combination ice- cube making and dispensing machine. celebrating his 60th year in show business. • * * It had to happen department: Spike Jones shot himself during wild musical number with his band at the Grca' No. them Theater In Chicago. Well, anyway. Spike was passing a revolver from one hand to the other, the blank exploded and he went to a doctor for treatment of powder burns. • * » Ty Power and Linda Christian gave a big party to celebrate the stork's second date at their home. The caterer made up 21 Chinese dishes for Linda to decide upon a week before. To his amazement. Linda not only sampled all of them, but cleaned up the plates. "What an •appetite," he says. Who says movies aren't hcrom- injt realistic. In "The Capture, l.nw Ayrcs Is the lure and Teresa Wrislil (he pnrsuer . . I.irrjr Parks Is marking lime while Co- hirnnl.i lines up a new slory for him. He nlxrd "Prowl Car" bn will do a film for Columbia before starting his independent picture Sec HOLLYWOOD on P.ijc 12 The wrestling Influence? lluth Roman's Iocs gel a prcnl big closcup for a scene In "l.lshl- ninp Strikes Twice." Her wrig- linjr bare Iocs, Ihc script said, arc supposed (o show wariness, anticipation and a number of Ihings usually shown only In eyes or words. "Toes," director King Vidor said, "are just as effective." Gorgeous George, the wrestler, has known it all the time. Newest rroflle Dolores Costello, mother of John Barry-more, Jr.. will return to the | screen In producer Alan Le May and George Ternplelon'.s next Eagle Lion. The film will star Junior . , . Somebody's arithmetic is bad. On Ihe ncels of the film. "Three Came Home," comes another with the title. "None Came Back." . . Endurance Note: Charles Coburn Is McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William K. McKcnncy America's Card Autbnrily Written for NEA Service The life master and senior mas ter pair event Is a new tournamcn held for the first time this year However. IUs popularity Is question able, as only 28 pairs entered th contest. The bridge league ahead: has an open-pair event which at tracts a field of 190 pairs for th national championship; and a mas tcrs-pair event attracting a field 186 pairs for the <vorld champion ship. H is hard lo say Just what lillc they will give the new event; everthele&s, it was held, and ic end of three sessions of play le winners were Ambrose Casne nd Ralph Hirschhcrg of New York In discussing with them th ands that helped them win. they lid that the end play had to be sed twice by Casner in the hand lown today. By DeWitt MacKenzie AP Foreign Affairs Analyst One of the toughest decisions » nmn could face was that called for from exiled King Leopold III of the Belgians In Switzerland yesterday by Belgian Prime Minister Gas ton Eyskcns. Sunday's plebiscite In Belgium showed 57.03 per cent of those vot^ fug desired Leopold to return tJ*' Ills capital and resume his throne!^ Now Eyskens wanted to know his majesty's desire. There were two alternatives: Two Alternatives 1. Tlie klnc could signify n wish lo accept this vote as a mandate from the people for him to return. 2. He could turn the liny majority down as too small, and abdicate -In favor of Crown Prince Baudouin, Many observers held that the second alternative was, from almost any angle one viewed it, the logical one to choose. Indeed, the prime minister was rciwrted so to have advised the king at Ihc outset of llieir fateful meeting. Why this hnrsh second alternative, which meant that Leopold must sacrifice his birthright? A majority had voted for him. .fiiscular movements tend to' bei Answer in Majority .jerformed more slowly and with I Well, the true answer lies In that greater difficulty. There are some i tiny majority. ther symptoms, especially a ten-1 In these days of democracy .there acncy to lack of cxpreslveness in Ihe i is 'only one reason for the existence ^ce. which are often present. of a king. He is the emblem of unity The same sympto: ailed epidemic encephalitis, which s a virus infection of the brain sometimes spoken of as American .leeping sickness. When Parkinson's disease develops from this cause, it is as likely to be as common in wo- nen as In men and may come early n life. There may be periods of Impi'ove- nent of the palsy. Parkinson's dis- ims may come i —high above .politics—binding to- ecially what is j Bether all classes and parties and creeds. A king must hnve the love and support of all his people—not half or three-quarters, but all of them' Approval of 57.68 per cent of the voters Isn't good enough by a long shot, or of 15 per cent or of number much less than the i lute maximum. There are strong divisions In the Belgian population—political ra- ;ase is a slow process and tends to C ( fl i, religious. If the country's crm ast for n great many years. There I stitutional monarchy is to be a sue s no pain and Ihc mental condi- cess the king must be above these •— is usually normal except per- differences, in truth an emblem of .,.„ .K. ,«„.,,„ v,-., .„!„,„,, lmjty u nhappily f or all concerned destiny has pushed Leopold into some situations which have made him also the subject of controversy Surrendered in Hitler The first of these events was his surrender of the Belgian army ( 0 the invading Germans at the outbreak of the World War, he himself becoming a prisoner. That was satisfactory treatment, there are |J ', cr ." nc b ! ow ^to the allied cause, several drugs which are often help- "" d br °''Kht about the British dis- haps after the disease has existed 'or many years when there may be some slowing of the mental process. Drugs May Help People who have this condition of the nature of that which produced it, should be especially careful to avoid setting overtired. Although medicine does not have any cure or completely several drugs which are often helpful in controlling the tremor.s. Strenuous activity or entertainment should not be indulged in, but fairly active life with some work is good for most victims. Cold wa- treatments, special exercises, baths, massage and vitamin tried ter sun preparations have all been without much success. There is need for improved methods of treatment and prevention. Since many excellent investigators are working on this problem per- j ; some new st come at any time. aster at Dunkerque. Leopold was assailed not only by the allies but' by his own people ' Later the world tool: a more kindly view, it being widely accepted that his motive was to save little Belgium from annihilation by the Germans. Marriage Not Approved Another thing which some Belgians disapproved was Leopold's second marriage. This was while hjj was a prisoner of the Germans • haps M me new step forward may '* »£& So,^™ Lilian Baels, daughter of a former cabinet minister, in 1041. She renounced the rank of queen and took the title of Princess de Rcthy Leopold's first wife \vas the beau- 75 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. W. Lyman have returned Minn.. Lyman's brother. E. B. Lyman. to their home In Cotton, following a visit with Mr. Miss Monta Hughes and Mrs. John T. Long accompanied eight high school students to Memphis today for the play "As Thousands' Mrs. J. J. Moore have month's visit in Elton W. Kirby have returned from a visit In Tupelo, Miss. Mrs Farnsworth Black is spending the week in Ncwourn, Tcnn. Cheer." Mr. and returned from Hot Springs. Mr. and Mrs. End-Play Scries—N-S vul. South West North Easl 1 * Pass I N T. Double Redouble Pass Pass 2 + 2N.T Pass 3N. T Double Opening— f 5 is which was allowed to hold the trick. East thereupon was end played again, with the king-jack of spades in his hand, dummy having the ace and Casner Ihe queen No matter which he played, he was helpless. The important part of tiful Astrid of Sweden, who widely beloved by the people. She was killed while motoring with the 'king in Switzerland when Ihe car with the king at the wheel, swerved' from the road into a tree. The niter was grief stricken and remained In comparative seclusion for years. Sunday's referendum, instead of deciding the issue, served to accentuate differences among the Belgian population regarding the ruler. Leopold was pushed into a position where the wise decision seemed abdication ill favor of his son. In any event, he was forbidden to return to Belgium pending permission by parliament. Some 20,000 pioneers pushed through Cumberland* Gap in one season shortly after it was opened. The National Georgiaphic Society says the Scottish Highlands have of this play Is that the ten of spadns been nearly depopulated for must be allowed to hold. Hollow-Horned Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 58 Exclamalion 1,5 Depicted 50 Al this place hollow-horned ungulate 7 Made a mistake 12 Oa the ocean 13 From M Cubic meter 15 Rot (lax by exposure to moisture 16 Egret East opened the five of diamonds, which Casner allowed to ride up to his -jack. He tlien led the jack of clubs. East saw that it was useless to stay off. «o he plr.yed his ace. then led tile kin™ of diamonds which Casner won dummy with the ace. Three rounds of clubs were taken from dummy, Cnsncr following with two clubs and discarding a heart, on the third round East also discarded a heart. | East's two doubles had located! practically all of the missing high " cards for declarer. His next play was the Ic-n of diamonds from dummy—end play No. 1—throwing I East In the lead with the queen I of diamonds. When East cashed i the eight of diamonds. Casner discarded a heart from dummy and one from ills own hand. East's next piny was the Jack of hearts, which c.isner won u 1 dum- ! my with the queen. He led a heart to bis ace, then led a small spade. East played the leu-spot. VERTICAL 1 Female horse 2 Employs 3 Long seal 4 Hindu deily 5 Poems 6 Dry (comb. form) 25 Function in 7 Domeslic slave trigonometry 8 Right (ab.) 26Appear 18 Compass poinl 9 Paused 28 Image •19 Compound 10 Gaelic 29 Civil wrong ethers 11 Legal 35 All 21 Tried document 36 Body of water 23 Half-cm 16 Hour {ab.) 37 Babylonian 2-1 Eye (Scot.) 17 On time (ab.) deily 25 Winter vehicle 20 Conclude 38 Card gome 27 Redact 22 Observe 41 Demolish 30 Type of butterfly 31 Symbol for cobalt 32 Negative reply 33 Correlative of either 34 Pieces out 42 Man's name 43 Hindu queen -H Accomplish 45 Chief god of • Memphis •IGEach (ab.) 47 Equipment. 48 Rim 51 River (Sp.-) 51 Type measurf 56 Be o,uiel! 37 Twisted 39 Symbol for neon 40 Out of (prefix) 41 Keep back 45 It has a th'ck, long, shaggy 49 Friend <Fr.) 50 Important blood vessel ot the body 52 Crimson 53 Enchantress 55 Medical suffix 56 Male deer 67 Fragrant oleoresin

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