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FACE STT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAtTLD. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* Nation*) Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, atemphia. Entered u aecond class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October 6, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blj'thevllle or an> suburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 mites I5.M per year, »2.5fl for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 60 mil* lone, U2.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Judge not accortllnr to the appearance, but Judge righteous judgment.—St. John 1:2*. * « • Beware so long as you live, of judging people by appearances—La Fontaine. Barbs A traffic expert says most people have a poor sense of right and wrong. And a worse idea of right and left. * * * A Florida man without kin died alone In hU 24-room house. Just the place for a- family with OIK child. * * * It Isn't too late to advise against late Christmas shopping. HOW'K about a counter attack right now? » ' * * Being locked out at night Is nothlnf compared to a piano player irho forfetj his keys. * * * Some people are successful after starting on a shoe string. Others take a good lacing. ' Education Is Biggest Need Whether State Wet or Dry By HARRY W. RAINES (Courier ^fe^^^ Publisher) At the time this is being written the the fate of. Prohibition in Arkansas ia unknown . . . one thing, however, is certain and that ia that you cannot control morals through legislation, prohibition only makes it easier for minors to secure liquor as' bootleggers observe no age limitations. Whether or not Prohibition is defeated there will still remain an educational job to be done, namely: to educate our youth in the ways of temperance. Perhaps if there had been as much hue and cry about temperance over a period of years as there has been about driving "legal" liquor out of Arkansas in the past few weeks there would be no need for Prohibition. Instead of looking at the Bill of Rights, it might be more enlightening for all of us to suddenly discover and confess our Bill O f Kesponsibility responsibility to give youth 'leadership which will truly lead ... education which will educate them along tolerant, temperate paths . . . the American way, the ChrisUan way. General Lee once said, "H is history that teaches us to hope." We can conceive of no one living thru the Volsted- ian days who could hope for their return with the inevitable corruption and gangsterism which prevailed during that era. It has been shouted from our pulpits that J. Edgar Hoover has said that alcohol breeds crime. Any serious thinking person would admit this, admit too, that alcohol used in excess is a curse to our land. But these same "shouters" did not lell you that Mr. Hoover was unalterably opposed to prohibition. His statement follows: "Prohibition brought about a false set of conditions which sent the ex-convict, the crook, the burglar, the thief and the murderer into our homes and to our firesides in the guise of the bootlegger, and weakened public Morale to an extent that duties toward the young . . . were overthrown and certain fundamental policies were forgotten." This writer knows much of the deplorable propaganda which was emitted so vociferously from a pulpit or two on last Sunday, He has been taught to be- hcve that (hat is no t the American way, not the Christian way. There were so many good things that might have been said for Temperance accurate things regarding the evils of liquor, rather than trying to threaten and boycott this newspaper. Truth, properly administered, can make us powerful as we work to bring greater enlightenment to our youth. H« .aid, "Y« .hall know the truth and the truth will make you free." As stated above, regardless of the outcome of Ihe election there still remains a job to be done, namely to giv« our youth proper guidance, leadership and wholesome recreation. We shall continue to give of our money, time and space to further any worthwhile undertaking for the betterment of Blytheville Hiul ils citizens. World Mourns a Great King The figure of the late Gustaf V of Sweden will long be a monument on the path of history. , Here was a man who knew the greats of a former age—Queen Victoria, Britain's fabled Prime Minister Disraeli, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary, Germany's Bismarck. Here was a man, loo, who through sheer force of character, weight of experience and quality of mind made himself a strong and stable influence in a land where kings have no legal power. He had the wisdom to accept needed social reforms, and the courage to upbraid Hitler in person for his anti-Semitism. Through two world wars Gustaf kept his country neutral, though .he was surrounded perilously by warring- forces. Many criticized Sweden's sitting out these crucial conflicts, but others were grateful that somewhere in Europe a sizable island of peace existed. Perhaps most symbolic of this man's indomitable spirit wns.his steadfast reappearance on the tennis court as an active player for G8 seasons. He was 88 when he finally put his racket aside. It was characteristic of Gustaf that he should approach death as resolutely as he did life. Stricken with n respiratory ailment at 92, he brushed aside further stimulants mid declared simply: "I will die now." •' He was a king, but his life was a model of democratic simplicity. Views of Others Ag Department No Fit Bureau for Propaganda The three-cornered battle roynl among the commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the master of the National Grange and the U. s. Department of Agriculture over the "Betsy Ross campaign" leaves our pulse steady and our respiration normnl. We cannot sec, as does VFW Chieftain. Fuwls, that Old Glory will lose any prestige by the simultaneous flying nt schoolhouses or United Nations flogs. We cannot see, as docs Grnnge- mastcr Goss, that thtrcause of peace will be importantly advanced.by the display of United Nations lags. We cannot worry much alxnib the misfortune through which the Department of Agriculture has got itself in the line of lire between Musters Rawls and Goss. But we. do think It is bart business for the Department of Agriculture, which already Is a Gargantuan monster of a federal bureau, to be utilizing its all-too-far-flung organisation as an instrument of nation-wide propaganda, it matter not how worthy the cause. The Department of Agriculture was set up as a technical service to American farmers In the pursuit of their business. It wns intended to collect fncU for the common good, to study and suggest remedies for the Ills that afflict farming and, in general, promole the prosperity and happiness of agricultural life. But year by year, for three decades, this department has been swelling into ever-Increasing size, with the sky Its limit, the international date- fine its Joint eastern and western boundary, with' countless employes, an astronomical payroll And federal funds running into the billions at its disposal. Spreading propaganda, even for the best of social or stfltesniaiily movements, is distinctly not a legitimate activity for It. The reason is, once the department gets a green light on putting its tremendous Extension Service into action as a propaganda machine the way Is laid open for any sort of propagandizing the heads of the department chose to foster. The danger Inherent in such a situation is heightened by the fact that (ho Job or Secretary of Agriculture usually goes to the slickest and mcst practical politician in Ihe party. When Congress gets down In Hie inevitable task of reducing our buri-niicrntic expenditures of billions, its first operation should be to cut the Department or Agriculture down to size It was intended to aid larmers in their agriculture, and that should Ire the limit of Its functioning. —ATLANTA JOURNAL )O They Say Women couldn't be much mere active than they are today.—Noted dress designer Adrian « » * I was born In nn age in which people who did not have to work were cnmldercd ,, 0 good, even before they opened their mouths.—Heiress Barbara Hutton. • • » The loss of,economic freedom would be followed : immediately by the loss of political ar.tl personal freedom, and thus by the collapse of the entire democratic system.— Peim Slate College president Milton Elsenhower, •- 'Cheap at the Price, Uncle, and Thanks!' TUESDAY, NOVEMBER T, W50 Peter fdson's Washington Columr Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts Didn't Apply to ECA's 'Kri Kri WASHINGTON—<NEA>—The full story of Kri Kri, the Marshall Plan thnnk-yoii goat from Crete, has never been told. It's worth going into. If for no other reason than It offers ft little comic relief from the still funnier tin- can eating, butting and other antics of the politicians In their pre- election frenzy. Kri Kri Is now Peter Eiteon happily at home in the Washington zoo. Kri Kri is really an ngrlmi. This is the Greek name for a rare species o( mountain goat. Kri Kri Is the only one In captivity. Ho can jump 15 feet straight up In the air from n stand- You may recall that Kri Kri got his pictures in all the papers early in Ihe fall when he first arrived from Crete with a native keeper. He—the goat, that is—was originally intended as a gilt for President Truman. But since the White House was undergoing repair and Blair House was crowded, the gift was shunted to the Washington Zoo. Besides which, there ivere enough goats in the White House stables along with the Democratic donkeys' without Kri Kri. Kri Kri's coming was originally the idea of a Cretan mountaineer, named Eftiklous Protopapadakis, who discovered him. It seems there Along came Marshall Plan, which suggested that they move the village around the mountain so the Attlee Suggests Reds 'Blow Off Steam B; rwWITT MMKCNZII •aboUcing n»l MMKCNZII AP rvrelgn Affairs Auly* British Prim* Minister Attlee ds- clares the "World peace Congress" opening in Sheffield r*xt Monday has been organized bjr Communists and fellow travelers u a bogus peace forum with the real aim of sun could shine on This was done. Everybody got well. Eftlkloul Protopapadakis wanted to say thnnk you. When he captured the rare iignmi, the village decided that was the perfect gift. Here's the Rest of the Story That was all of the story that came out at the time. But behind it is the other, untold story of a] the red tape and diplomatic bureaucracy It took to get Kri Kri Into the country. It began with a cable from Dows- See EDSON on Page 9 IN HOLLYWOOD Br ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent (NEA) _ Behind HOLLYWOOD the Screen: Twelve years ago Sam Ooldwyn flipped the master switch on a battery of W wind machines and blew two kids to movie stardom. The kids. Just out ol their teens, were Dorothy Lamour and Jon Hall and the movie was a South Sea Island tale, "Hurricane." Dorothy made n career out ol snrong but Jon hopped from the coral rcets to western hero, the film version of "Lndy In the Dark, wartime Coast Guardsman. Arabian Nights hero opposite Maria Montcz, airport and orange grove owner. , Now that action pictures are back. Hollywood is turning on the wind machines again and Jon's the bare- chested hero with the wind whistling through his curly hair in Columbia's "Hurricane Island." Jon. in a plunging neckline pirate shirt, grinned and sain: "We're not trying to win an Os- wr. We're Just soinp (o g j vr . [),,. people a good, ol-J-fashlnncd movie." The ingredients | n "Hurricane Island": pirate ships. Spanish gold, poison arrows, a pirate heroine (Marie Windsor), a beamllul 150- year-old princess and Jon leaping Kll over the place. • • • Zingy double-feature legend on a -heater marquee: ."In a Lonely Pjace" with "The Petty Girl." • • • Mickey Cohen is trying to peddle :ils $16,000 armored car down Mexico way. . . . It's almost definite that Lou Costello and Bud Abbott will be making pictures under their own independent banner in "and come 1951. Lou Is closing a deal :o buy "Golden City," London's smash musical about the African old rush. . . . Johnny Agar hits :he high part of hU sec-saw ca- -ecr with his performance In 'Breakthrough." The brliby soxers nnbbcd him nfter the first sneak ireview. Top Secret Charlie Chaplin's secret picture >roj'?ct. slated ns a follow-up to his Ircus rilm, will be n comedy based iu the life of a waiter in London's oho district. . . . Ava Gardner uid Nancy Sinatra were sealed wck-to-back at a hotel dininc; room .t Palm Snvings. Neither decided to ross the 38th' parallel. . . . Anybody wondered about the whcre- bout.s of Duster Cr.ibbe. who is ;innin? millions of kid [an.s ou TV crcens? He's staging his big acua- cade in Rome. • • • Hollywood story conference: Two writers framing up alibis to tell their wives. • • • Unit Strop'bni 1 '. Jr.. says he'll do the Hie story of Bernarr MrP.idden. • . . MOM u looking for t big dra- matic role for Lena Home. Bill Johnson, who co-starred with Dolores Grey in the London production of "Annie Get Your Gun," is divorcing Shirley Conway in Reno. • • • Now It's "shocked" slorklngs for Yvonne r)e Carlo's personal appearance lour. Willys of Hollywood Is putting designs on slnckmss via an electronic process using 100,001) volts of electricity. • « • Another tough, hard-hitting role for Dick Powell. He'll play a front- page crime reporter in MGM's newspaper story. "This is News." Home From Rome Constance and Doris Dawllng are saying ta-ta to Italy for a while and will resume their Hollywood careers. They're the movietown sisters who scooted over to the land ol nntipnsto and gave Anna Magnani serious competition as stars in Italian films. Italian moviegoers, says Doris, nre nuls about Rlla Hayworlli, bat it's Inyrld Bergman who mesmerizes them the way Mussolini did nncp upon a timp. "They love Bergman since she married .n Italian. Thej think lhat's Just wonderful." • • » Gagsters have pinned a new title on Ida Lupino's "Mother of a Champion," the tennis story—"How Green Was My Volley." bidding convention that bears his name, described last week in this column. He can also play the cards magnificently, as this hand, taken from this summer's national championships, clearly shows. North knew he was taking a olg risk when he raised to three no- trump. However, the hand took place towards the end of a team match, and North knew that other team (which the s a couple of thousand points behind) would be stretching all possible game hands In the effort to catch up if the game could be made, North wanted his partner to be In It: If it couldn't he made, North knew (hat both teams would lose the same amount. On the first trick, East put up the queen ot clubs, and Stayman won in his own hand with the'kin* He returned the king of diamonds' and West played low. The [all of the eight of diamonds from the East hand encouraged Stayman to lead the queen of diamonds, in the expectation that Enst would have to drop the nine or Jack This time West took his ace of diamonds. For lack of a better re- him no good to return a heart up to dummy's ace-Jack, so he led a low spade. Declarer played low and West properly played low, allowing dummy to win with the nine. Stayman was now sure, of two spades and one heart, but still needed another trick In the major suits He led a low spade to his ace, cashed the jack of clubs, and threw East in the lead with another spade. East had to return » heart up to dummy's ace-jack, thus giving Stayman his game contract. Elaine Shephard. who with Cary Grant in the starred prewar "Topper" pictures, will make a TV and film comeback, she's the wife of an army colonel. .'. . The bureau of internal revenue Is cracking down on Kollywood actors who want to leave the country (o do plays abroad. Preview tip: UTs "The Milkman" proves that Donald O'Connor doesn't need a mule and that Jimmy Durantc's dramatic talents may 'win him an Oscar someday. High spot In the rollicking comedy: Durante frytntt eggs and toasting bread on an electric blanket. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Kr OSWALD JACORV Written tor NEA Service Convention-Maker Shows His Stuff Samuel Slayman, ol New York, Is one of the members of the American team that Is representing this country against England and the rest of Europe In an international bridge match at Bermuda. Slav- *Q93 , V AJ 752 • 743 + 9R * J842 ¥3 ' • A65 VV * 10654 , 3 "" j *K75 " VKQ88 E * ; » JDS + 07 (OEALEK) A A 108 V 103 4> KQ102 + A K J 2 N-S South West 1 4> . Pass 2 * Pass 2 N. T. Pass Pass Pass vul. North East 1 V Pnss 2 * Pass 3N.T. p aM Opening lead— 4M turo (clubs looked dangerous since South might have the seven for all West knew), Wcsl led back his last diamond to East's Jack. East then led his remaining club, and declarer won with the ace. Business was picking up, since Stayman could now count on five trtcks In the minor suits. But how to extract tour more tricks from spades and hearts? He cashed the last diamond hop- Ing that a clue would be forthcoming—and was rewarded when Essl signaled with the eight 0 ( hearts. Slnyman reasoned that East would have thrown the nine rather than the eight if he could have done so; which meant that West held the nine of hearts. Also that East probably started with at least four and possibly five hearts headed by the king-queen. A lot of Information to extract from a single clght-spotr— but all of It was logical! . He therefore led the ten of hearts from his hand, letting it ride to man U probably best known for ih« Easl'i qu«n. Ewt knew It would do Th« DOCTOR SAYS 'By EDWIN r. KM DAN, M. B. Written for NEA Scrvic* The thyroid gland which lies at the base of the neck is one of the most Important (lands of. Internal secretion. It produces a hormone which influences the general health, the rate ol growth, tile speed of the heartbeat, and many other functions of the human body. This column Is derated to the underfunctloning of the gland with a lessened production of Its most important hormone. When the thyroid fails entirely to raanufacutre its hormone In infancy and early childhood, the result la a tragic condition known JLS cretinism A cretin does not grow normally, arid is seriously underdeveloped The brain of n cretin also fails'to mature normally. If the diagnosis of this, condition can be made early enough, thyroid extract obtained from the glands of animals can be given a« a substitute for the normal, hormone and this will bring about good results Fortunately, creinism Is rare In most parts of the world, and. Is most common 1 only in certain regions or the Swiss Alps. A complete absence of the formation of the thyroid hormone In grown-ups results In a condition known as myxedema which is also not common. In myxedema the hair becomes thin, coarse, and loses, its sheen. The skin also gets thick and dry. The pulse Ls slow, and there ia a serious lack of pep. The basal metabolism ot a patient with myxe- dema is generally around minus 40. Anemia is almost always present, and there are other symptoms u a rule. __ doctor love.s to .make a diagnosis of myxedema because' the symptoms can be completely relieved by various simple means. The treatment consists merely In giving the right, dose of thyroid tablets by,mouth. It U true that this treatment has to be kept up indefinitely, but it is painless, not very expensive, and completely relieves the many distressing symptoms. Hard to Detect More difficult to diagnose and to treat than cretinism and myxedema ,are those patients who appear to have an incomplete loss of the secretion of the thyroid hormone. In these patients, the symptoms may be vague, sometimes including unexplained fatigue or perhaps a slight anemia. The level of the basal metabolism Ls often, of doubtful meaning. For example, a metabolism which is not lower than minus 15 Ls usually considered normal. Indeed, a person who has a metabolism of minus 25 may not have a true hypo-thyroidtsm, as the condition is. called, and may not, benefit from thyroid tablets. In such cases the doctor has a hard time deciding whether thyroid tablets should be given or not, and it may be necessary to try them in various doses and observe the effects before any decision can be reached. •boUgiruj national defense, The premier mad* thU aodin London. DespIU the gravltj of th. charg. he add«d that th! communist* were welcome to "bio-. off .team,- Miough no* aB fc ^delegaU, would be admitted In order to understand \j, tlee's attitud* towards such a of sabotage, on. must know idea of letting th. publl. " the basic policies of'British* of f™^ dom. One of the best example, of It, working Is seen in the methods the police force. Demonstration* Present You can see a demonstration an, fair evening «.t famous Hyde park where the soap-bo* orators collect to deliver themselves of speeches on erery subject Imaginable. Polics always present—Just in case—bul the London "bobby" will listen to the most extravagant ravings and offensive remarks without display, ing more feeling than a grin. Speakers can damn anybody or anything to hades and back without getting • rise from Robert But let the ranter change his allegations to call on the crowd for ACTION and the constable himself takes a hand. That's the key for police Intervention—unlawful action, not, hot air. And that's the key word for .official intervention in a ny such | gathering as the "World Ptace Congress." Sijn of Confidence In keeping with this Idea of noninterference, the.Manchester (Eng) Guardian snys "it Is an odd thought that while for weeks the Sheffield Peace Congress has been filing the broadcast program of Russia autt her satellites, the prime ministj speech was almost the firstJKie British listener heard abou^rt." And the London Daily Telegraph ohserves that "It is a sign of-confidence, not of weakness, that the government should be without misgivings to allow this paranolc demonstration to take place." The second all T union conference of Soviet peace partisans closed in Moscow Oct. 18 by choosing a delegation of 65 which would seek visas to attend the projected Sheffield Congress. The delegation Included some of the most distinguished Soviet, citizens. Among them were the metropolitan Nikolai of the Rua- slan Orthodox Church, and Dlmltrl Shosfcakovitcbh the composer. Mr. Attlee didn't Indicate whether he had any of this delegation In mind when he said not all foreign delegates would be admitted to Britain. The day after the delegation was named the British Council of Churches refused to b« represented at the Congress, describing it as chiefly an Instrument of Cominform propaganda. The prime minister's attitude towards the peace Congress doesn't mean that the government has softened towards the Reds. The< mission to "blow off steam" is\<ra- tine procedure whcih is contingent on behavior. Mr. Attlee can be, and h»s been tough in dealing with British Reds, who are labeled as the "lunatic fringe" by the Labor Party (Socialists). Some of the leftists have been purged from the Labor Party and others have been asked M resign. 15 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. Julius Shlde, arid Mr. Shide's mother of Memphis, motored up for the day. Jane Branson, with H honor points, led the honor roll at Blytheville high school for the first six weeks of the current year. Jerry Cohen, with 12 points, was .second, and Betty Ebcrdt, waj third with 1114 points. The 6-B class of the Lange school has organized a reading club with the following officers: Billy Jarrett, president; Bobbie Peterson, vice- president; Mary Alice Seay. secretary; Marjorle Rimer, reporter; Mildred Montague, treasure£*JJ H. A. Rimer Ls sponsor. ^ Screen Star Aniwtr to Praviou* Puzzfe HORIZONTAL, 1,8 Depicted actress 13 Expunjers 14 Penetrate 15 Shade tree 15 Drive off 18 A(* 19 Of the thing 4 Electrical unit B GuU-liki bird « Woody plant 7 Sn.V« • Shout »Upon 10 Shoshooean Indian 11 Rom«n «mp«ror , „ ,n, . __x_ MWUM ••MMMI n» .]f i i 24 Symbol lor tin 25 Hupe« (ab.) » - ' om > „ . 28 Facility 30 Chief god ol the Eddai 31 Fuel used in Ireland mountain 47 Uncommon 4B Chela of a crustacean 50 Wine vessel 52 Seine ,. „ 36 Year betww 12 and 20 37 Canvas shelUr 38 "Tarheel State" (ab.) 36 Type of butterfly 40 Preposition 42 Ostrichlik* bird 45 Sinbad'f transportation 47 Symbol lor ' rhodium 49 War rod SI Sea eaglee 93 Sheep's bleat M Native ol Rome M Oriental ' U Tolerate K» Dwindled 1 Ogle 2 Shield tx.rinr

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