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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 1950 na V BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS -"'"•'* "THE COURIER NEWS oo. H W. HAINES, Publisher moan A. BAJNES, &»istant Publish.* ' AA, FREDRICKSON, A*soci»te Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising M»n»g«t •ol* N»ttoo»l AdTertWng Rep««nt»ti«*: Wid Witm« 00, N«w York, Chicago, Detroit AUinU, Memphli. __ _____ ' Biteretf w wccnd d»s» matter »t th« po«t- rtflet »t BlythCTWe, ArkiatM, unto vA ol Con' . October *. MIT. Member at Th* Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B* e«irter in th« city at Blythevllle or anj wburban town where carrier service ii maintained. Me per week, or »5c per month. ' IlT mail, within a radius of 60 mile» »4.00 pat ' »«T siooior six months, $1.00 (or three months; JJ^maii outside 60 mil* »one, $10.00 per reu p«T«bie in adTance. ^ Meditations : ^rellj became •* .unbelief they were broken •H, and tho« standeat by faith. B« not high- ,kat Jear.— Romans 11:20. ., Shame arises from the fear of men, conscience from the fear of God. Samuel Johnson. Barbs' 0 .' 1 The most burning question in most sessions of Congress iJ "when do we adjourn?" • * * •• • ' bw-t be embarraawd when the census man •alia. J«st pretend you're on one of those radio fob program. » * * Speaking of the Red Cross—give until It hurts and you'll be helping the hurts ol others. . • » * I«1 » about time to be ordering ««ed catalogues' and ~«iilpment for that garden you'll be MTT T»<i erer started? • * • There are no vitamins in the raztberry—but often a »trong physical reaction. once over lightly— Bj A, A. Fredrick«o« How Well Can the Pinch-Hitter Hit? Welfare, It's Wonderful Office ol the Director Payroll Division Redistribution Bureau Washington, 76, D. O. March 38, 19«0 Dear Sir: After submitting It for my endorsement, my employer as usual sent my paycheck to Washington last week to cover my participation in th* Federal Benefits Program. But something must have happened to it. Anyway, I haven't received my certificates or entitlement for this week. My wife needs an Infected tooth pulled but cannot get an appointment with the U. S. Denistry Office here without her certificate for this week. The Dry Qulch Valley Authority has threatened to shut off my electricity if I don't turn in my certificate showing I am a paid-up consumer. Also, until I can show my entitlement chits for this week, my credit has been cut ol! at Brannan Memorial Delicatessen No. 82A, I can't get a pair of shoes my boy needs from the Federal Clothing Allotment Administration branch here, 1 can't make the next payment on my house to the Bureau of Low-Middle Cluss Housing and I can't get credit lor the second-quarter premium on my government life Insurance. While I am writing you, I would like to take care of a couple of other matters. Since I have been authortz*d by the Bureau ol Exlra-Currl- cular Employment Assignment to raise-a half- acre of black-eyed peas In my back yard, I would like to apply for the required 200 pounds ol government fertilizer. Thornton P. Blivett 1832 West Subsidy St. Wet Rock, Ark. Plan to Dump Farm Surplus On Europe Is Ill-Advised .The House lias never been too Imaginative in measuring the possible psychological effects of its actions in a world torn between freedom and communism. In the past il has tried to include aid for Spain in the general European Recovery Program, even though it was quite apparent the move would arouse . deep resentment among several friendly nations. ' And with Republicans usually in the vanguard, it has -repeatedly sought to «lic* wholesale chunks out of recovery funds at times when Europe's economic health was far from assured. This year a new twist has been tried. The House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved a plan by Rep. John Vorys, Ohio Republican, to strike $1,000,000,000 in cash from proposed EGA funds and substitute an equal amount of surplus farm commodities drawn from stocks piling up iin government storehouses. It might well be that EGA could put to good use'a lot of our suplus products. There's a question, however, whether EGA officials could not perhaps buy •what they need more cheaply in the open market'than from the government. Furthermore, EGA ought to have as much flexibility as possible in its buying operations: Restrictions of the sort sug- • gested bp Vorys are no help. The worst of it, however, is that any provision committing EGA firmly to use of American surpluses would play right into the hands of Russian propagandists. From the start they have been saying that EGA was not really a recovery plan but simply a cloak for the dumping of U. S. goods abroad. Should the Vorys proposal be adopted by Congress, we would be hard put ' to prove that the Russians were not hitting the nail on the head. If this plan had a great deal else to recommend it, there might be good sense in ignoring the propaganda blasts that would ensue. But plainly it does not". 3 Fortunately for the United States, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved new EGA funds without any, such hampering clauses. And Chairman Connally of the committee has forecast ultimate rejection of the Vorys plan by Congress, even though it has a good chance of getting through the House. The country has been lucky that none of the really damaging House proposals offered up to now have been enacted into law. It may not always be so lucky, No one expects wisdom from all 435 members of the House. But surely there are enough wise heads in that body lo make it conscious of the fact that Congress today is the world's most important legislative agency and that iU nets have great practical and moral impact around the world. America Must Sell Democracy to Asia The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NKA Service 'Measles is an extremely common disease and is mild in moat cases, but there are enough serious complications to make It more of a danger than most people realized Some people arc so convinced that their children should have measles early and get It out of the way that they deliberately expose their youngsters to others who have the disease. Measles is caused by a virus; once In a while this virus attacks the nervous system and causes most serious complications. It also weakens the body so that broncho-pneu- monia or bronchitis may set in and ',10 often results in serious long- term difficulties with .the lungs. When measles does develop, therefore, precautions should b« taken to lessen the risk of complications. Bert rest until the acute stage of the disease Is over should be enforced, as many of the serious complications come from letting the victim out of bed too early. Plenty £££ of fluids should be given and easily digested foods. The eyes are sensitive to light so that reading and eye strain should be avoided. Often it is well to have the shades In the sick room partially drawn. Tepid baths arc helpful In preventing itching and In ^soothing the skin; constipation is common anu should be corrected. The symptoms of measles develop about two weeks after exposure to n patient who has been HI. Since during tue first three or four days of the disease the symptoms resemble '.hose of ail ordinary cold with slight fever, many youngsters expose others without knowing Peter Epson's Washington Column — Thornton P. Blivett Wet Rock, Ark. Dear Mr. Blivett: ' Yours of the 2Bth Inst. received and noted. However, you failed to submit your correspondence In octupllcate so as to provide copies for each of the organizations mentioned In your letter. Kindly re-submit your letter thus In order that all Items may be properly channelled. Quagmire K. Grapht Director, Payroll Div. Redistribution Bureau. P. S. You are cautioned to not« closely the carbon paper ration for your dlstrict^for the current month and penalties for exceeding same. q. K. G. Director, Payroll Div. Dear Sir: - ; ...: 'It's been two weeks smciTr "re-submitted." I'm now missing certificates-for three weeks. My family Is starving. My electricity has been ihut off. My wife's jaw Is infected, my Insurance has been cancelled and the government Is threatening to foreclose on my house. Can't you do something? And my name Is not Thornwall T. Bllvets. Thornton P. Blivett * * * Thornwall Z. Blivens Wet Rock, Ark. Dear Mr. Blivens: Iii answer to your request or April 9, 1955, please find enclosed the government manual on "Sex Life of the Female Night Crawler In Ijower Slo- bovia." Oliver H. Ringworm Dept. of Animal Husbandry. * » » Director, Payroll Div. Dear Sir: I'm now down to 103 pounds and barefoot. For God's sake, DO something! Even If It's only getting my name right. Thornton P. Blivett Wet Rock, Ark. * * • Thornley E. Glivens Wet Rock, Ark. Dear Mr. Gllvens: As per your request, 103 pounds of fertilizer is being shipped to you express collect. Cromwell C. Compost Dept. of utter Fertility * * * Director, Payroll Div. Dear Sir: What's the matter with you people? A month has past since I wrote you. I'm now out of a Job and living In a tent on the Court House lawn. Can't even get unemployment compensation because you've got my records all tied up. I beg you, get this mess straightened out... Thornton P. Blivett Wet Rock, Ark. Thorny C. Spivens Wet Rock, Ark. Dear Mr. Spivens: After a thorough check of your records, we tall lo understand your trouble. According to our files, you died Feb. 16 last year. Such being the case, you will report Immediately lo the Public Embalming Administration branch office nearest your home. In your case, this office Is located In Formaldehyde, Ariz. We hope this takes care of your case. We navt been happy to assist you, and assure you thai any future business you may have with our department will be Just as speedily consumated. Clifton Q. Bungslartcr Ptdtral Benefits Admit. Confusion in Farm Legislation Is Illustrated by Peanut Politics WASHINGTON —(NBA)— farm legislation which Congress has finally worried through is another patchwork job. In this jerry-built bill are bins—or amendment cotton, potatoes and peanuts, wheat amendment or two was considered, but finally knocked out. The rigid cotton acreage allotment formula which Congress passed two years ago proved absolutely unworkable I n I 1049. Something had to be done about It. But cotton planting has already begun in deepest Texas. So the new amendment was rushed through practically without hearings. II will add a- Peter Edson bout 1,200,000 acres onto the 21,000,000 cotton acreage floor approved last year. As the floor produced more cotton thaji the country could consume, the new means only that the government will have to pile up stilt bigger surpluses. The cost is estimated by Sen. Clinton Anderson of New Mexico at $75,000,000. The potato section provides both acreage anrl marketing quotas on the 1951' crop. An amendment to apply these controls on the 1950 — New rcss has another rry-built nt-s — for luts. A r as con- cut. c allot- ss pass- jsolutcly ^••^•i •• 3^ >%\ 1**H £%*] "|J "\Jm -<m '-jm wm r • j •• Ed 50 n ft 21,000,- approvcci produced try could lendincnt vcrnrncnt It bigger iintcd bj 'Jew J^Icx- ides both violas on the 1050 crop was Introduced last October. ,f passed, it might have saved $80,000,000 to $100,000,000 on this Dear's crop. Then to throw good money after bad, another amendment was added. It will permit the government a pay freight on the surplus po- atoes It has to give away to tax- supported welfare agencies. The peanut amendment was proposed for last year's farm bill by Rep. Stephen Pace of Georgia, but it was killed at the last minute. Sen. Walter F. George of Georgia was more successful this year. I n effect, his amendment would put. in a two-price support .system which would be almost impossible Lo administer. And il would take off all acreage restrictions on peanuts grown for oil. Tcaniits Have a Txmg; History The history of this peanut politics is an amazing example of how balled tip farm legislation can become. Congress first provided price supports for edible peanuts in 1938, when they were declared a "basic" crop, along with wheat, cotton, corn and tobacco. Then by the famous StcagnU amendment o f wartime, peanuts crushed for oil were declared 3. "nonbastc" crop. This permitted the secretary of agriculture to apply price supports it needed to encourage production. The wartime demand for peanut oil was so great, however, that soc icanuts shot up nut level. Prom 1943 to were treated as ' cd the same prl acreage rose al nark. But the so great that th \o money on its Peanut acreage ed cut about 22 it was Impossib under demand. acreage reiJuctio part merit of Ag Congress tackec cotton bill whic 1949 no state c 60 per cent o acreage, and t acreage should i 000. The result wa. 1.000,000 tons, ai on the hot de buying peanuts The crop isn't the loss Is exj $40,000,000. In this sltui the George an complicated tha ittcian can'und it sets up a t edible and oil r government's Corporation to See EDSC above the 3,000,000 of Its IQiS peanut that the national that they have measles »t all. The diagnosis of measles Is often difficult at first: During th$ time when there is milch measles in the community, youngsters who develop symptoms of • slight cold with fever should be kept at home and away from their-playmates. This will help to prevent the spread ot the disease Eo others. The fever at first Is slight but goes up gradually. A slight cough is likely to be present and this tends [o become gradually worse. The rash which begins to develop In a few days usually comes first on the forehead and behind the ears. From here it spreads rapidly over the neck, trunk and down the limbs anA Is usually fully developed In two or three days. Fading of the rash starts In another two or three days. Serum Used Those who are exposed lo measles can be prevented ifrom developing a severe attack by an Injection either of serum from a person who is convalescing from measles or by a substance called human Immune globulin. Both will usually prevent the development of the disease II given In time or make It milder. Tl should be more generally realized that year In and year out measles causes wore deaths than the dread polio. By DeWIK MacKen*I« AP Foreign Affairs Analyst America Ls about to'embaric on • new phase of aid for Southeast Asia In an effort to halt Communist pansion In that strategic area. The Red success in China |"A given the'Communists a ..powerful base from which to operate against neighboring countries; Burma and Indochina are In such grave danger that they are expected to be about the first to which help will b< rushed. Indochina is a pivotal point in the struggle. What Are Prospects What are the prospects? Well, John M. Highiower, AP diplomatic expert In Washington, says officials In the capital f«l there Is better than a 50-50 chance of holding the Communist offensive. However, they think the difficulties are great. Roving Ambassador Philip o. Jessup, who has just made an Intensive study of the situation on the ground, is back In Washington for conference with the State Department and to make a report to the Senate and House Foreign Affairs Committees. He Is equipped not only with his own observation but with those of American diplomats and others In Asia. Problem! Are Titanic The Far Eastern problems facing the western nations are tibantlc. In many quarters the great powers are about as popular as the plague, because of hatred engendered through the generations by western colonialism — exploitation Is what the Asiatic nations call It. One:rjf the west's toughest lasks h gjfc to be to convince Asia that no mfs- ' chief is intended. The Armagedon which l« developing In Asia Is partly military, partly ideological and partly economic. It Isn't enough lor democracy to prove arms anrl the necessities of life for the Asiatic countries. They must be convinced of the superiority of democracy's way of life. Defeat In Britain Apropos of this thought, British Herbert recent id oil nuts. It requires the Commodity Credit for several days. 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. Aubrey Conway, Mrs. J. A. Leech, Mrs. C. W. Affllck and Mrs. A. G. Little will leave Friday for Natchez, Miss., to attend the Pilgrimage. They expect to be away IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Jonnson NBA Staff Correspondent hich South ruffed with the deuce f hearts. Declarer then led a small iamond to dummy's queen and eturned a heart, playing the Jack HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— There's] no Oscar quite like the one Charles Laughton capt\ired for his performance In "Henry VIII." This Oscar, standing on the mantle In trie Laughton home, is wearing adhesive tape pants around his golden loins. Elso Lnnchestcr—Mrs. Laughton —apologized, then explained: "We had a very modest cook once. We had to put pants on everything." Elsa is planning a night club tour and fighting against being typed us a fluttery hand-wringer since "Come to the Stable." She says: "I want to be somebody other than Elsa Lnnchestcr In front of the cameras." • • « The Gloria de Haven-Howard Duff romance Is not stuillo-tniti- ncercil. It's spontaneous conhuslion . . . Nancy Guild is mlxlnj; scaling wax with her lipslick on llic matter of her current flame. For ttic sake of the record, he's Broadway producer Ernie Martin. . . - «i>l Itoach «turtio« will film a fiill-knslh "public relations" film for General Motors utiich will use "top talent," Thi first ic.ilurc-lonelh movie made cs :cclally for IrlcvlsUr " icr for the warbling. . . . Director jloyd Bacon to Lucille Ball, doing satire on a burlesque queen: Walk like a Mlnsky girl—less with he feet and more so with the" tor- Ann Sheridan Is completely remodeling 'her Encino farm estate, irliling a swimming pool and in- crcnsinff the size of tbe house from 100 lo almost 8000 square feet- I iskcd hrr why the sudden decMon aflcr 1U jear In Hollywood. She said: I decided I wasn't going anywhere and might as well settle clown." There are 10 rooms in the house and a telephone In every room. Including the bathroom. Ann paid * S1000 bill for Installation of the elaborate push-button phone system She explains: "I like a phone handy whcrevci T nm." Concentrate Eagle-Lion is snipping yards o scenic shots out of Paniette God dard's Mexico-made "the Torch." Al that cactus and tumbleweed.'it wa decided, might take moviegoers eyes away from the Goddard land scape. . . . Now Judy Garland won' havc to take her meals standln AAJ109 * A 4 2 VKQJ962 # AK7 *» Defensive Plays—E-W vul. Sooi/l West North East IV 1 4k Pass 2 A, 3 V Pass 4 V Pnss Opening—+K 2g Among Blytheville people who attended the Better Homes exhibit at the Memphis Auditorium yesterday were Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Ferguson. Mr. and Mrs. Loy Welch. Dr. and Mrs. S. P. Martin, Russell Phillips,' C. W. Afflick, Edciic B. David, M~nes. Roland Green, Edgar Her- rlck, Edwin Robinson, o. C. Ganske, Dwight Bowen, W. F. Brewer and P. B. Cooley. Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Conway have returned from Biloxi, Miss., where they spent a week. They were accompanied by their niece, Mrs. Godfiey Wnite ana Mr. White, of Deputy Prime Minister Morrison declared In a speech that his country's authority. in world affairs lias been slreBEth- ened by the defeat of the Communists in the February general election. He said this defeat may provi of historic Importance by demon- stratlng to the world that f "In a. politically mature nation free from the threat of force within or without, Communism cannot stand up to active and enlightened social democracy." . ';. Let us hope that this may be true, but when we survey Asia In the light of this Idea we quicklv that it- doesn't apply. The ^ nations are not politically • matiire For that matter most of-them''are no free from the threat of force. Musi Be Convinced Therefore these Astatic countries not only must be given material aid lo withstand force, but they must be convinced that democracy provides the belter way of life. Moreover, they must be convinced 'that the citizens of the democracies get all that is coming to them under the code of true democracy. What manner of persuasion ar* tha democracies to use One of tin most potent, of course, Is the provision of material aid, not only for defense but necessities of life. Bft- yond that there Is ned Tor more Intensive Ideological missionary work. You can't teach Asia democracy »y talking. a good fight over the radio. It must be done largely by organized personal contact. Osceola. . Thi Thespian Dramatic Club had its weekly meeting last night, when the third course on dramatics was given by the sponsor, Mrs.'Wils" Henry, and parts assigned for plays. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina, is almost.ex- actly a half-million acres in area. Comedienne Answer to Previous Puzzle SGifl of charity 6 GrecX god of war ^ Virginia (ab.) 8 Follower 9 Melody 10 Meadow Audio Mnrphy is a good bet tc become UI's western star following his reception In Texas with "The Kid From Texas." Audio made personal appearances with the film, warning would-be hecklers: "If you try to louse me up I'll come down and punch you right in the nose." UI press agents turned pale, but the Texans loved It. Scott Brady, who was with Aucilc, said lie admired his courage but cracked: "I'd hat to say that In Brooklyn." On Their 'Inccs Columbia is offering Joan Caulfield everything except 'larry Conn lo sign a long-term, exclusive contract. . . . Johnnie Johnston Is headed for his own TV scries. . . Mae Williams, who made a hit with her rendition ot "My L-L-L-L. A.,' Just bought a home in San Fernando nllcy. Guess she couldn't stand t li e S - M - M - M - Mog. ...Gale Storm will play a nhhl club singer and dancer In "The Spinning Wheel." Gale Robbuis Is coaching up. That troublesome carbuncle vtis removed. . . . Merle Obcron Sec HOLLYWOOD Page S McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnney America's Canl Authority Written for NKA Service of Tricks A Miist for Defense Counting your tricks is as Important In defense as it is for the declarer. Another anA more difficult point in defense Is to learn to read the declarer's holding from wha! he docs or does not do. Caretu obscrvallon and clever defense defeated declarer's apparently good contract on today's hand. West's king of clubs was allowed lo win he first trick, and he continued with the lour ol clubs from his own hand. West won the trick with the ace of hearts, anJ decided that his best play was to lead a small heart back. Declarer won thts with the nine-spot and cashed the ace and of dummy's spades. Now declarer attempted to make a clever safety play. He led the deuce ot spades. The rule, ot course. Is "second hand low"—but West was a .good defensive player and 10 started to analyze declarer's wlding from what Jp had done and lad not done. He remembered that when declarer was In the dummy with the queen of diamonds, he had not attempted to take he spade finesse; therefore he did not hold the ace the queen of spades. West also *new that South held no more diamonds; otherwise he would have attempted to ruff his losing diamond with dummy's last heart. Therefore, If South held six hearts originally, he must still hold In his hand at this point the ace and one spade. This would leave East with Uie singleton queen. II West played low on.the deuce of spades, East would win the trick with the queen. He would have nothing but a club or a diamond to return. West therefore played the king of spades on the deuce and returned a trump. South had to concede a spade trick for the loss o hit contract. area 19 Discourse 21 Goddess of Ihe earth 22 Yes (Sp.) HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted actress lOKents 12 Speaker H Ever (conlr ) 15 Bird of prey n Compass poin!'' 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