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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 30, 1950
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n; BLClH£f LLLE (ARK.)' .COURIER HBWl JHtmSPAT. MAKCTI '89, BLTrHEVUJJB OOURBEB NEWS '>,"•' K TM botreiER iwws oo. •S-. • ,v .y • H. W. HABneS, Po*Uib«r ' J . HARRT A. HAINHJ. *««*•«* A. A. PREDRICB90M, AnodtAi Editor PAUt D. HUMAN. AdnrtJctac & 6ol« National . | Wallace Witmer Oo, Kcw York. CnlcafO, rt AtlanU, Mrmphtt • * 3 Entered M fecond el«»i matter it tb* pot*. ' » office at Blytheville, Arkauu. under act ol Coo,•!'frees, October », 1M7. ,| Member of The Associated Pro* " X ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 6' By carrier In the city of BlytbeTlll* or »n» X suburban town where carrier servlos to main•? tained, 20e per week, or 85c per month. '# By mall, within a radius of 60 mile* $4.00 pet S year, »2 00 for six months, *100 for three month*; x by mall outside 60 •""• Bone, »10-00 per r«» 6 1 , payable' In advance. *5 * .^^•^•^^^ \ ^Meditations ' Which things have indeed a shew •* wisdom hi rill, worship, and humility, and necleetl&c «* • the body; not in any honour to the satisfjini of the flesh .-'-Colossians 2:23. * * * - ' God hath sworn to lift on high •Who sinks himself by true humility. tionUt* mire in fact th* •mrnle* of nwdi- e*l progress. Tht only way to sty ; it it that they art more concerned with uyingr dogs than they, are with saving humans. Indeed, an eastern newspaper survey show- , ed that four but of five anti-vivisectionists who were parents said they would not sacrifice a dog to save a child's life. 'It's up to the overwhelming majority of Americans who wisely grasp the need for animal research to make sur* that this strange but noisy minority does riot have its way. Every medical school should be allowed the dogs it requires for vital studies. After all, humanity begins with human beings. iBarbs '" There are at least 13 synonyms for the word •"intoxication." The morning after, however, brings the same result. * * * ' 'Numerous stories tell you bow to cut down your income Ux. There still remains but one SURE way—earn less! * * * * An Illinois man is suing » Florid* man for $100,000, claiming he was hit In the eye with * golf ball. You're supposed to keep your OWN eye on the ball. , ^ ' • * * '. Slightly unsrammatical, but every time some ' politicians open their mouths they put their feaU ni'.tSem.' ' , ' - ' '-•.»' » i» '. Sword swallowers, statistics show, lead a comparatively safe life. Ah, good news for lolk who eat peas with a knife. , Did It in Spite of Him Back in the mid-1940'a Henry Wallace was' up for confirmation in the Senate as Secretary of Commerce. Quite a few people were against him and the general debate was hot. Wallace had written a book entitled "Sixty Million Jobs." Therefore many of his supporters took the view that if you were against Henry, you were against 60,000,000 jobs for the American people. A vote against Wallace was a vote for unemployment—^so went this curious argument. Well, Henry got the job but he didn't-keep it long. Despite his apparent deep concern for full employment, there were other things that interested him more. He projected himself onto the global scene, leaving mere economic matters to lesser lights. And now—today—we look back suddenly and realize that total employment in the United States averaged 60,100,000 jobs for the year 1949. .Furthermore, the best estimates indicate the.1950 average will be somewhere around 61,200,000. '•-' . ,'.'.'. •;' '• ::•: • • .' . : The amazing thing about, this is that We managed to do it without any help at all from good old Henry. Animal Research Has Saved .Millions of Human Lives In New York, California, the Dis-, ' trict of Columbia and other places law- ''"makers are facing this issue: Should " dogs be used for medical research? ; : " The issue isn't new. It keeps bobbing [ up in states and cities all over America, - '• But the odd thing is it is being kept alive ,by,-a -1 very small but loud minority. A •„ public opinion poll showed 85 per cent - of U. S, people believe,dogs should be~_. ^ available to medical science. The objectors protest that dogs subjected to medical experiments are "cruelly" treated. They decry the fact that some of these animals are "cut up" in surgical tests. And they argue that dogs aren't necessary to research. What are the facts? ••- Millions of lives have been: saved as result of research performed on dogs and other animals. Diseases which once were mass killers—smallpox, diphtheria, lobar pneumonia, typhoid, spyhilis and , diabetes^-today are largely under con* trol'because of ^'animal experiment. '_ Alf serums, anti-toxins and vaccines .'were first worked out on animals. The .discoverer of valuable streptomycin says .its'worth could not have been determined witfiout tests on dogs. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration requires that . all: new drugs be thoroughly tried on animals before being applied to humans. The search for cures for cancer, high blood pressure, polio and other dread ^diseases -is absolutely dependent upon use of test animals. Dogs are particularly useful in cancer studies, for their physical ; and chemical make-up is in | many ways close to that of humans. ' . • Dogs employed in research are not pets but unwanted animals marked for death in public pounds. When experi- .menters get them, some die in the course of tests. But other dogs live on for a long time. All are given good care. Anesthetics are used wherever possible when surgery is called for, but naturally not every operation is painless. It is estimated that medical research needs could be met if only about 1/25 of the unwanted dogs were turned over to schools and laboratories. Right now • 29 of the nation's 78 medical institutions receive dogs and cats from community authorities. The other 49 have to patronize black markets to get the animals they need. Only two states, Wis' A consin and Minnesota, have laws making > v, unwanted dogs available for research. At best the opponents of animal research may be described as sincere but misguided people. At worst they are irresponsible crackpots whose minds are cluttered with n wide assortment of <• • phony notions about medical science. But \vhethcr sincere or not, all anti-vivisec- Views of Others The Horns of the Farm Dilemma Churchill Reiterates German Aid Thesis DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. JonU», M. D. Written for NEA Service' During the war there was a tenfold increase In the number of people who acquired head lice, or pe- diculosis capltls. The increased crowding of the cities and war areas In many sections of the United States, as well as the even worse conditions In certain foreign countries, was probably responsible. This is better now but correspondents tell me that lice have not yet entirely deserted us I Besides the discomfort and embarrassment of having lice, there Is real danger Involved. Several disease are carried by lice and the more people have them the more risk Ihere Is of spreading those diseases. Some people setm to have a special attraction for lice. It Is known that lice will leave the bodies of those who are less attractive - to them for others. There are several kinds of lice By DeWitt ! AP Foreifn Affairs Analyst Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill livened a debat* In the House of Commons yesterday by reiterating his controversial -hesls thct the "active aid of Western Germany" is essential to 'the defense of Europe. "I see no reason why the mans should not aid In the di of their own country and of Western Europe." declared Churchill. There can be no hope of a United Europe without Germany and there is no hope for Germany except within a free and united Europe." Mustard Is Strong Of course that is strong mustard for most Europeans, who twice 1n a generation have seen the Reich flinging its mighty armies into a war of wholesale conquest. Tha world swore after the first upheaval that never again would Germany be permitted to commit another aggression like that. Once more in '45 the world took n mighty oath to ham-string the Reich for good, Small wonder that Churchill should encoimter challenges to his viewpoint. Yet the old maestro, who Peter Edson's Washington Co/umn— < Old Chestnut Given New Twist At Defense Secretary's Expense WASHINGTON ^- There's a story going around the 1 Pentagon about a psychiatrist who died and went to the pearly gates, demanding admission. "What's a psychiatrist?" deman- Politics and Hospitals While the armed services are closing hospital facilities, the Veterans' Administration noes on building hospital!. To what extent is this a waste of public money? in spite of the constant outcry for economy in Washington, there U no determined effort to find out, Before long there will be 62,000 beds out ol service in military hospitals. But the VA is building or planning 62 new hospitals with'35,000 beds. Senator Douglas of Illinois thinks the VA In ' many cases is duplicating what the armed services are abandoning. He says the situation is fantastic and a scandal. There are some differences, however, between the needs of veterans' and military hospital programs. The VA has to locate hospitals with reference to geographical conveniences. It wants sturdy buildings of permanent construction, suitable for the treatment of many chronic ailments. But If the YA could not take over all the abandoned military facilities, could it not use some of them? The Hoover Commission suggested that a. review of the Government's hospital program might save millions of dollars. No such review has been made. At the moment the House Armed Services Committee is Investigating the reducYkm in military hospitals. But this committee asked for a delay in the military cutback, without suggesting a similar delay in the VA expansion. The committee showed more interest in stopping economies than in stopping expe nditiires. However illogical this may seem, It was no- great surprise. Many members of Congress jfiav* sought hospitals for their own constituencies, while they enthusiastically advocated economy somewhere else. The pork barrel has sometimes surrounded the hospital question. If true economy is to be practiced here, the burden of It rests principally with the executive branch. President Truman has authority to order a review of the hospital programs. The VA, the military services and all their hospitals are first his responsibility, and It was his Secretary of Defense who ordered curtailment of the military hospitals. What Is required now is an Impartial, professional Judgment on the possible use by the Veterans' Administration of abandoned military Btruc- tures. It Is really a technical problem In the addition and subtraction of medical facilities, but there is a reasonable way to find the right equation. Mr, Truman could name a commute* of distinguished physicians to consider the federal hospitals. The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and the Public Health Association undoubtedly would offer their assistance. With such professional guidance, the whole question could be removed from political pressures. This Is an opportunity for the White House to produce a co-ordinated federal hospital plan, which Congress has so far Ignored or resisted. Economy will not come from those who only preach about It. -ST. LOUIS POST-DESPATCH ded St. Pete "He's a doctor," the spirit explained patiently. ./'He treats people's mental Illnesses — like when they're put of ' their heads." "Walk right in and go'up to the throne," said St. Pete quickly. "See want you can 'do about God.- Here of late he's been "thinking that' he was Secretary Johnson." Fight' Farm Price Supports Newest lobby to put in an appearance is "The Association for the Abolition of Farm Price' Supports, Inc." So far it hasn't opcne'd Washington offices, but is soliciting memberships from New York. Later it. plans to work for. reduction of price Peter Edson supports, which it now estimates cost $1.400,000.000 a year, and to stop the Branrian plan. Winner Can Afford to' Be Gracios A plea "to permit the Importation of more European-made goods . . . on the basis of.fair^ competition," las just been made by the U.S. Council of the International Chamber of Commerce, in support of Marshall Plan objectives. President of this U. S. council Is prillip D. Reed, who is also chairman of General Electric Company's board of directors. G. E. Is the company which recently succeeded in beating out a British manufacturer— "on the basis of fair competition"— in bids to sell electric power transformers in the Northwest. Fingerprints Work Bitter . Serial numers assigned to men in the armed services during the war, for their dog- tags." were supposed to Identify them as distinctively as fingerprints. So when GI insurance dividends were 'mailed put. : they were checked against serial numbers on the assumption that no two persons would have the same number. •, The serial number bookkeeping has now found to be a little faulty. The first check by Veterans' Administration when they set up their mailing priority list disclosed nearly a million men with duplicate numbers. A second check showed that only a few of these duplication: were the result of writing wrong numbers on application forms from veterans. The great bulk were simple mistakes and duplications by the various services. In one case the same serial number had been assigned to seven different officers. Seek Explanation of High Coffe« Price Easy explanation for recent drops n coffee sales has been that consumers have been on a buyers' strike against high prices. A varia- ,ion of that explanation is that during the coffee "shortage" of last fall and winter,- many consumers hoarded supplies. That shot up the price and made the shortage worse. Now that coffee is in more plentiful supply, the hoarders are using up their reserves. That is supposed to have cut sales. Paul Hadlick,. counsel for Sen. Guy M. Gillette's Agriculture subcommittee investigating food prices, has another explanation. When coffee prices are high', he says, people aren't so wasteful. They don't make that extra cup for the pot, and they don't throw leftover coffee down the drain. They save It, and warm It -up, -and drink it later Instead of making fresh. Education Bin Is Watered Down Since* defeat of .the Federal Aid to Education bill in a noisy wrangle See Edson Page 10 which may Infest human beings Most of them prefer the human scalp except for: the so-called "crab louse." which goes to the groin. The principal methods of control are prevention of infestation treatment of the unfortunate person who has acquired this vermin. Personal, cleanliness Is the most important part of prevention. There Is no doubt that bathing in warm water and the use of soap f* least once a week, together, with frequent changes into clean clothing, reduces the chances of acquiring lice. CrowcRng acts to spread louse infestation. In enlarging crowded communities these vermin a/e frequently found even among clean families. In the past treatment was often difficult because the substances w.'iich potsnned lice did not always work and their applications took a great deal of time and work on the part of the patient. Now, partis as a result of experience learnec during the war, there are severa very satisfactory methods of elim fnaling lice from the human body DDT Effective These newer methods include thi use of DDT powder, a substance known as benzyl benzoate. and fo body lice,a kind of.bomb made u of what Is called freon pyrethrum which can be sprayed over the en tire body in a few seconds provid ing a suitable place for use is avail able. In order to make any of thes treatments successful, however, it important to follow directions close ly and In the .case of head lice, t guard against injuries to the eyes. Lice lay eggs, or nits, on the bocl; These hatch in about' seven days The nits are not destroyed by mo treatments, so that they must us ually be taken care of by repeatin treatments after they have hatche The female louse lays from 50 150 eggs a day and; the ave'rag louse will live for from 30 to • days. We could pnrt ; from this ii sect companion of man without ri grets. ' : • 75 Years Ago Today IN HOLLYWOOD B; Eraklne Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent So They Soy When preoccupation over secrecy stifles our progress and research, we arc hurting ourselves. —David Ullenthal, recently resigned head of. Atomic Biergy Commission, on atomic »ecrecy. HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: All the little tendrils on the Hollywood grapevine are saying that Marlene Dietrich will play ft lady wrestler in a screenplay by Bill Wilder. . . .While Hollywood story .editors were picking daisy petals, Gertrude Lawrence snapped up the film rights to Daphne du Marfer's • best-seller, "The Parasites.". Gertie Is out for n glam- or-to-the-teeth role to 'counteract .the slovenly Dixie mama she plays in'"The Glnss Menagerie.". . .Paul Muni's friends are worried about his falling health. Dolores del Rio Has Hollywood producers gasping over her film terms. She asks a tax-free salary, plus transportation to and from Mexico City and living expenses. ... If Evelyn Kcycs can get out of her Columbia contract, she'll play the feminine lead in cx-hus- bnnd John Huston's movie, "Cost of Living." Shelley Winters wants the role, too. • ' • * • Hollywood Is paraphrasing "over the hill to the poorhouse" this way In Elizabeth Taylor's case: "Over the Hilton to the Rich House." First It was "Key ^to thn City" and now It's "Key to the Handcuffs." When Shirley Templr and Tohn Agar were married, Harry Sujrarman, host at the Beverly Hills Tropics, presented (tiem Vllh a pair of silter-platcd handcuffs-mounted on a teakwood pUqae. He (old ihrm: "If anything happens I have the key." Shirley was the first to a* for It—two weeks before srie »n- nooneed the dlTorce. Other night Ajar popped In with Jerome Courtland's sfciter and said: "For josh sakes, jrtve me the key." TV RECOGNIZED Hollywood is glorifying TV news coverage. M-G-M Is being very hush-hush about it all, but director Gerald Mayer uses a TV news truck in "Standoff" as a catch-the-fiend gimmick. Note from Gloria Marllno, "public relations director, Nelson Eddy Music Club": , "Mr. Eddy hns changed from Well, I'll be darned. • * * Producer Aaron Rosenberg spends almost 1M per cent of his time on the set of "Winchester 13" to the amazement of Jimmy Stewart. Says Jim: "Usually the producer doesn't show up until the preview." Llllt Palmer will star in Irene Selznlck's next play, "Bell, Book and Candle." Lilli describes ' the role: "I'm a. witch.". . . Clifton Webb is being modest again in his fashion. Ads for "Cheaper by the Dozen" read: "In this, my greatest performance. I was not alone—Belvedere." EXPENSIVE FAD I can hardly watt to see Lsna Turner, Betty Grable and Barbara Slanw.-ck with their hair dyed mink shades to match their mink coats A top movie fur designer assures me: "The fad is going to drop like a bombshell next winter." Note to the ladies: Get the mink first. Cyril Endfleld is the first with script about the H-bomb—"Mush room Harvest.". . . No impatience by Larry Parks over Columbia's de lay In finding a role for him. Lar ry can afford to wait. All the mone from his Independent film, "Stake out," Is already In the bank gather ing Interest. . . . Aside to horn buyers: The stage musical, "M L.A.," will feature a Surnmy Fain Paul Webster song titled, "Our Lit tie Gray Home In the Red." >on't finesse your partner's lead," d so on. Generally it ts a good Ing to follow these little rules, t a I good defensive player has to low when to break them. There Is not much to the bidding n today's hand. West makes a very ight double, so he has to be unus- mlly careful to try to defeat the ontract. He does not want to lead away from the ace-queen of clubs so he opens the ace of spades. When he dummy goes " down with th ingleton spade king, and his part ner gives him the deuce, he knows h»t he cannot lead more spades He does not want to lead the ace of trumps and give the whole hand tp. He cannot lead a diamond because South must have the ace of diamonds to justify his dpening bid. Now we are down to the ace- queen of clubs combination. West IBS to hope that his partner has !he king of clubs or not more than two clubs, so he should lead the ace of cluix. East puts on the Jack,' encouraging West to continue.-West leads the queen of clubs, South wins with the king and plays the queen of spades, discarding dummy's nine of clubs. Declarer's next play Is the king of hearts. West should go right up with the ace and play the third club. Even though ho knows that declarer can ruff it in dummy, he has to take ft chance that his partner has a heart higher than the eight-snot in order to defeat the contract. ... When dummy trumps with the eight, East overtrumps with the len. Thus, by carefully analyzing to chat with his fans whenever the I "Don't lead from sn sec-queen j his defense. West defeats what look- opportunity presents itself." | combination," "Second hand low," | ed like a pretty safe contract. reluctant yet wary acceptor of adulation to a friendly, warm-hearted, co-operative artist who fondly stops "Never lead away from a king McKENNEY ON BRIDGE B; William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Serrte* Breaking a Rule May Help You Out One renson why some playc: never become good on defense because they always follow t< closely the advice given them whe they started to play bridge, such a. Thursday, March 30 Mrs. o. W. McGutchen entertnjn- ed members of the Thursday Contract Club on Wednesday this week, when her only other guest was Mrs. Harry W. Halnes. Mrs. F. B. Joy- I ner received high score prize In the bridge games played. has been 1 right so many timej on eat issues, is staling a view, widely •Id by objective observers. ; I,-for one, have kept reiterating nt a strong and healthy Germany essential to the rehabilitation of urope. And a strong, right-minded ermany is vital to the peace of ' urope. Germany h Keystone Why? Well, because uermany — eosraphically and materially '— fj IB keystone of continenlal Europe, Churchill's idea in no way chal- enges the general determination to revent Germany from launching urther aggression. It would rime to let her get out of gain. But that can be achieve? Hied military safeguards - 7 ths naintenance of a safe but reason- ble control over a long period. Having provided this control, Germany must be made iTpart of he European community of na- ions, if the continent is to regain ts vigor. You can keep a nation quiet by orce, but you can't make it think Ight by force. Collaboration Needed Moral and spiritual rehabilitation can come only through collaboration with right-minded neighbors. And in this Instance the neighbors —the victors In the great war—must nltlate the reform. . < Apropos of this, Churchill—longtime advocate of a United Europe- told Commons that Britain and France could combine and brim; | Germany to equal rani and "last? : Ing association with them." He a'dded: ' :•• , t "These three countries, forgetting", present feuds and horrible deeds' and tragedies of tl: past, can make 1 the core or nucleus upon which all " the other civilized democracies^ of Europe can one day .rally i bine." : - . Of course fruition o! this idea Is being retarded by the present separation -of Germany, into two parts —one*' Red Russia and the other by the three lies. How long that division will.last is on the knees of the gods. • Russia Strains Away . While the three western areas have consolidated, Russia is straining every nerve to Communiie Eastern Germany and also is reaching "nto the western zones. However, some day—perhaps In Defensive Playj—N-S vul. South We»t North Eut 1V Double 4 V Pass Pass Double Pass .Pass Opening—* A S* Mmes. Marvin Robinson, E. B. ;he distant future—the two parts of Germany will come together again—or at least I so believe. The Germans are a clannish folk. You can't keep them apart Indefinitely. Meantime Western German can be groomed for that "lastlns association" with Britain and France of which Churchill speaks. And for a place In a United Europe. Gee. Matt Monaghan and W. D. Chamblin were guests of Mrs. W. J. Wunderlich yesterday when she also was hostess to members of the Wednesday Bridge Club at her home. High score was won by Mrs. clarence -Vollmer. Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Underwood f Little Rock, are the guests for everal days ol their daughter, Mrs. H. H. Houchlns and Mr. Houchlns Miss Doris ^Douglas, who Is at- ending Hendrix College In Conway, will arrive tonight to spend _ the weekend with her parents, Mr. per cent of the boys and girls will and Mrs. Frank a Douglas. enter colleges. Less Than 50 Per Cent Of Grads Plan College CHICAGO —OT— More than half of the 6,038 young folks' who were graduated from Chicago schools this winter plan to jobs. A survey also showed that Beef Answer to Previous Puzzla HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted 3 Legal point 4 Chemical breed at dyesluft bovine ^ Vanished 9 These are 6 Implements an importanl for rowing breed of hardy 7 Righl (ab.) beef cattle 8 Darling 13 intersticed 9 Fondle MThe-dill lOlndividuil UOne who fails 11 Tiny to nil 12 Streets (ab.) 18 Concurs . I'Depart 18 Hypothetical 2" Taciturn rtruclura] • units 19 Fish eggs 20 Bushmen 22 Mineral spring 25 Fork prong 28 Seasoning * 28 Altitude (ab.) 29 Narrow inlel WATER BEETLE 21 Horn 23 Peelers 24 Foreigners Z7 Story 13 Thin, crisp cakes 34 Church festival 38 Near 39 Relate 25 Ancient Irish 40 Nuisance capital 42 Spinning toy <3 Uncle Torn'* friend 4* Crimson 46 Girl's name 47 Injure by exposure •18 Dutch city 41 Grafted (hcr.l 51 Two (Roman* 30 Unit of reluctance 31 Lamprey 32 Afresh 34 Sea eagle 35 Pewter coin of Malay peninsul* 3« Onager 37Ob*s» 40Footlike part 42 Rounded 45 Complete 49 Preposition 50 Gave ear to ! 52 Cushions 53 Educated VKKTICAL, 1 Cured thi<h of hog 2 Assam tilkwanm I

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