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FAOfc BIZ BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWB CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFT, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdverH»inj Uu»(er Sole National Advertising Representative*: . Wallace Witmer CO., New Tfoit, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphii. Published Ererj Alteraoon Except BuncUy Entered as second clus matter at the port- office »t Blythevllle, Arluin«a», under act at Con- freu, October 9, 1817. Member of The Associated Prea* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the dty ol Blythevllle or «ny suburban town where carrier «ervice 1§ mala- tained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius ol 60 miles, »400 per year, »2.00 for 61* months, tl.OO for three month*; by mail ouUide 60 mile tent (1000 per year payable In advance. Meditations . B the Iron be blunt, and he do not whet the tit*, thta mat he be put <o more .tr.nrth; but wisdom la profitable to direct.—EccleaUaUi 1»;10. • • • The height of human wisdom te to bring our temper* down to our clrcumslnnce», and to mak« a calm within, under the weight of the greatest atorm without.—Defoe, Barbs It's not against the law to think your neigh- bora »r« awful—Just an awful waste of time. An Idaho man asks divorce becauM hit wife would cook nothing hut en». II seldom p»)s to *ft » »«son on. * » • An Iowa barber was slightly Injured when run over by hi> own car. Step right in «nd he'll t*ll jou til about It. * « » You c»n beljeve about half of what jou heir— tf yon want to b« lh»t foolish. * • • Greece haj proposed two defense pacts with Mediterranean countries. Moscou probably will «neer that the Western world ii going pact happy. Truman's 'Planned' Tour May Be Trial Balloon President Truman has hinted that he may "make another lour around the . country to tell the people how their r government is getdng on." If lie does, tlie trip is hound to be quite different from his surprising- and triumphant . campaign journey of last fall. This time he won't have a "do noth- _ ing 80th Congress 1 ' as a target. This . time it is a Congress led by his own party. Thus it is a less vulnerable target tlion tre one that took all those paralyzing .Truman, haymakers. This one will require a more stylish and scientific punching. Yet Mr. Trumau was still throwing haymakers in his speech at the Jefferson-Jackson Day 1 dinner. "All we have on our side," he said "is the people." He made clear that he and the people nre being fought in Congress by "the special "interests," who are represented by lobbyists, pressure groups, controlled editorial pages, columnists and commentators, and full-page ads. If Mr. Truman really believes that, then he is telling the people, in effect, that they made a futile gesture in re- .j placing a Republican with a Democratic -_ leadership in Congress. 7 When Mr. Truman was charging a Republican leadership in Congress with ; being the vassals jf big business, he was ^ greeted by encouraging shouts of "Give 3 'em hell, Harry!',' But similar charges ^ against a Democratic leadership might £ bring questions of "Well, why aren't " you doing something about it?" And it £ might be embarrassing to make an an- i swer. 4 Mr. Truman is the head of botli the - government and the Democratic Party. -" If, in that position, he had to answer ;_- that he was unable to persuade or force - his fellow-Democrats in Congress away from the side of the "special interests" ~ to the side of "the people," it would be •~ rather an admission of weakness. It ...- would also suggest that, since he had no control over Congress, his party could hardly prove itself the party O f "tha people," as advertised, Mr. Truman is irked with Congress because it does not see eye to eye with him on new legislation and the timetable of its enactment. The Democratic congressmen, no less than the President, are pledged to carry out their party's platform promises. But since Congress is an equal, not a subordinate branch of government, the Democratic leadership doubtless feels that it lias the right to differ with Mr, Truman on details. Since Mr. Truman has proved him- •clf an astute politician with a remark-. t able sensitive feeling for public senti- mtnt, h« probably has tlrtady planned hi* next move. It seems doubtful to ui that h« would ask th« people'i permission for a leave frum his exacting dulie» in order to stump the country with a message that thjg Democratic Congress is as "do-nothing" as i(s Republican predecessor. And il is doubtful that he, SB a loyal party man, would embarrass the party further by pressing this line of argument. After all, the differences between Mr. Truman and his colleagues on Capitol Hill arc largely of degree rather than kind. The President surely knows this. He also knows how keenly any Congress feels about its equality and independence, and how bitterly it resents any slurs on his integrity. So it may well Jje Hint the Jefferson- Jackson charges were in the nature of a trial balloon. Mr. Tnimfln, we believe, is too smart a man and too much of a realist to go on tour in the rather unbelievable role of a shining knight engaging single-handed the dragon of corruption. VIEWS OF OTHERS For One Fighting Machine It i« not enough to bring three rivals to one table, In the mind of the Hoover commission, II unification oj the armed services is to be achieved. Real control must be vested In (lie Secretary oj Defense If security »nd economy are to be Insured. The heads ol the Army, Navy and Air Force must not be free to Ignore him. Furthermore, the Joint Chiefs of Staff must be more than a debating club in which each service puslj- e» Its own claims, and which produces, at best, a compromise. There have been enough signs of the waste and extravagance or wiiicii the commission complains to persuade almost everybody, except perhaps R few Generals and Admirals, There can be no question about the need for a strong military establishment so long ns the world is i n u s prwent shape, But when that establishment costs 15 billions a year, more tban a third of the tolal national budget, the taxpayer ought to be sure that he Is getting what is necessary, and not what the rival services deem desirable "to enhance their prestige. Secretary Forrestal, the commission points out, !» not even represented at meetings of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nerve center of the defense set-up, This leaves the wny open for the militarism of which "throughout, its history the United Stales has been fearful." It Is too bad that the commission does not follow this logic to its ultimate conclusion. It doea recommend tliat the authority of the Secretary of Defense be enhanced, and that ol the civilian heads of the three services reduced. But the majority Is unwilling to go farther toward solving the problem of the Joint Chiefs of stair than recommending that they have a responsible chairman. Here the minority, headed by Sec- relary of Stale Aclieson, has the better ol trie argument. It urges die appointment of a chict of Stnff, a sis-star man who would outrank all other officers and who would be responsible to the Secretary instead of being » representative of any one of the services. Gen. Eisenhower is convinced that Hie United States needs such a Chief of Staff. So is former Secretary or War Patterson, Also former Under Secretary McCloy. He belittles the idea that such a chief mlijht become "a man on horseback." After nil. he would be appointed by a civilian President, approved by a civilian Senate, and work under a civilian Secretary of Defense, and his chief task would be to make s military program 'fit civilian needs. The Congress, we believe, ought not only 10 heed the majority of the Hoover commission nnd strengthen Hie linnd of the civilian Secretary or Defense, but it ought iiso to give him the strong prop ot a Chief of Staft with authority over Army, Navy and Air Force. They must be component parts of one integrated fighting machine. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAY The first bloom of postwar business is over . . . The rcadjiislinenl non- going on should be salutary. If business is not shackled by unwist government policies, ths readjustment should help clear the way for a prolonged period of business spending—Earl O. Slircve. president, U. s. Chamber of Commerce. • * • Whether it's a bond sale, or a snowstorm, br » flood, we always find the people at baud, will- Ing to do what is necessary to make tins great republic what it is, a company ol good neighbors who think only of the welfare ot the country as » whole.—President Trunmn. • • • If the Russian people, as well as Hie American people, are given the full tacts about die destructive potential of the atom bomb, I believe a long «tep will be taken toward making sure mere will be no future war.—Rep. Mcli'ln Price .D) of nil nois. Oil »nd steel are more powerful than music today ... I am not cynical about people. But I «m cynical about tht human race.—violinist Jascha HeiieU. Living in a Fool's Paradise US. Has Technicians Spreading 'Know-How' On 700 Projects in 16 Latin American Nations B.V Peter KrK*m „.( r :... ...... B.v Pcfcr NKA Washington Corrcspotiilcnl WASHINGTON (NBA) _ President, Tinman's request [or J530CO- 000 to finance n new five-year program for IIAA—the Institute of Inter-American Affairs—throws Hie spotlight on this little-known government corporation. Its present, head b Dillon S. Meyer, big, blue-eyed, while-haired ex- Departmenl ot Agriculture extension service expert, who during the war had the job of resettling We^t Coast. Japsnc.se. Under Myer is a stall of about SCO, of whom a third are In Washington planning headquarters. The other 200 U. S. technicians are now scattered in 16 Latin - American republics, where they help tlirccl the work of some 10.COO citicns of these 'various countries on nearly 700 active projects. Among their jobs are supervising construction ol water supply systems, sewage disposal systems, IMM- pital and health center construction, control of malaria, yellow Icv- ev, yaws and dysentery, health education, hicreusing of native food supply, mnclcrniing lamiing methods, running schools to train sanitary workers, nurse.s, farm agents, teachers, actually running educational sy.slcms and supplying materials and textbooks. In short, agricultural, educational, health and •sanitation assistance. Program Began si Kio Conference This type of American aid to Latin-America has. been going on Jor seven years. In this time more tlinn 1300 projects have been completed. The work begun at. tile Rio Conference of Foreign Ministers In 1042, when a resolution was adopt- ig co American Tcpubllcs to promote health, sanitation and education. Some countries like Peru ilul not produce enough Io<xl for their dwn people. In others like Bolivia illiteracy ran as high as 75 |Kr cent. Eighty per ccnu ol the people had intestinal diseases anil 10 nor cent had mnlavia. One out ol five babies diet! and life expectancy was 45 years. Nelson Rockefellers office for coordinating inter-American affairs took over the assignment and carried it to the end of the war. It was then taken over by the State Department. Finally, in 1941, Congress set up IIAA as a government corporation. with n three-year charter expiring June 30. 1950. IIAA •spent, about 59,000.000 in 1948, is spending ;<lxiut $5,000.000 this year, and us asking for a like amount nex! year. President Truman's request, if approved by Congress, would double its work for the live years ending June 30, 1955 The interesting point about the ItAA program, however, is thai for every dollar the U. S. government puts ia to start projects and pay (he salaries of U. s. technicians, the co-operating Latin-American republics arc contributing the equivalent of two to three dollars in ciicir own currencies to do the work. Each program is covered by a separate contract between IIAA and the country In which the projects arc carried out. Programs ordinarily run three to five years. The long- range sanitation program lor the Aniiuon valley may require 10 years j before its waier .supply and sewage ] systems can br turned over to the Brailians to operate and maintain on ttu'ir c\vn. How Hoes IIAA Slack Up With "Point Four?' 1 What hn;- yet to be figured out is how IIAA Ls going to fit In on President Truman's "Point Pour' 1 program for giving U. S. aid to underdeveloped countries. IIAA has had seven years succe,isful working experience and is a going concern, which is why the President wanted it continued and enlarged. But other agencies work in this same field. In tnc United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organiation, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Or- saniatton. World Health Organia- tion, Economic and Social Council linve similar interests. In the U. S. government there is an Intel-departmental Committee on Scientific and cultural Co-oper- atj.vn. It includes representatives of 25 agencies, headed up by the Slate Department. It divides up the liekl tt-itli IIAA. In general, the In- lerdi'pai (mental Committee works on .short-range projects, research projecis, training of specific specialists, development of agricultural products which are complementary or which can't be grown in the I United States. j IIAA concentrates on long-range projects which develop or improve i the living .standards in various countries. Corporations like IIAA cculd be fet up (.o operate in other pans of the world. But all these angles have yet to be figured out and fiitcd together before Poi:it four as outlined in the inaugural message, becomes effective. . I IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent LAS VEGAS, Nev.—(NBA)—Tile big freeze is over and for the first time in four mo.'iths members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce are smiling. It's rather einbarras-sing to explain Ice around the edges of pluk- tilcd swimming pools and 12 inches of snow on the ground when a winter desert resort's advertising slogan Ls "Pun In the Sun." But the sun finally arrived, the snow on the palm trees and cactus melted and Las Vegas looks familiar again. In the confusion over the unusual weather. "Operation Dice" apparently was overlooked, I heard about SI from Abe Schiller at the Flamingo Hotel. For the first time in Us history, the famed Casino at Monte Carlo will soon have a dice table in operation. A couple of emissaries from Monte Carlo flew to Las Vegas on "Operation Dice" to study the game. Seven You Lose They were seated beside a table at the FlruniiiRo Hotel all d at first they were amazed—and confused. One said: ••[ Just can't understand K. Seven you win and seven you lose:" But they continued to watch and learn and then they flew back to Motile Carlo to put their own table. In opera I Ion. They took along a recording of (He Flamingo stiekman's colorful chnttcr. which will be translated Into French. "Operation BBSS." though. Is much more exciting to Abe Schiller. Abe Is the press agent for the Flamingo and vice president In charge of fifhinc. For the convenience of eiirM.s Hie hotel operates free of clinisc. a 35-foot cnbin cruiser for fishing expeditions on nearby Lake Mead. Abe goes nloiiR with Eddie the skipper and between Ihcni lliry know the exart lorallon of every black baixs in the lake. Abe his named coves and points and Inlets after some of his film star RUCMS. Tlievr's Amos 'n 1 Andy Rock, "j M n Davis Bay" »nd "Fred MacMmray Cove." Las Vegas' night life Is as exciting as ever. Only Broadway, I guess, can equal the talent constantly on I display. Bill Robinson was hoofing | «t the Flamingo, Renee dc Marco was breaking In a new act (good tool a(. the El Rancho, nnd a new comic named Don Corey was packing them into the Club Bin&o. Corey has a new style of impcr- -••oiwtloiis—all the way from Bn- part to Fraiikle Lainc— and is the comic to watch In M9. Robinson I.»s(s Robinson's continued vitality, at ~t. Is Amazing. The guy Is just ageless. Bill was happy about a big iminler Irinl going on In a Las Vegas courtroom. He was a daily spectator—"I just can't resist mur- (Irr trials." When he's in New York, he told me, he goes to the police Ini-iip every Monday morning. "Yon see » lot of fellows," h c siirt. "you rolcht meet .coming home some nlyht." Sure, postwar economy has reached I.as Vegas. But It's a break for the customers—more and more clubs are dropping to 5-cent limits on roulette and 25 cenis at the dive tables. Everyone still has a system- some elaborately put down In carefully guarded notebooks. One fellow I must have been careless. On the ! Lost and Found" bulletin board «f one downtown club I read this appeal: "Valuable reward for lost notebook containing system in code." How can a fellow get along In Las Vegas without a system? McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnnej America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Hissed Signals, But They Made Six The national mn.sters individual tounumiem, which was held concurrently with Die life masters individual at the Park Sheraton Hotel in N T c\v York City, was won by Cl:!i:cU Howie of Towson. Md. Bo\vic took the lead at the end of . the lirsl scMion but losi it lor the ' sccniui and third sessions. He rc- aniril the lead tor the fourth ses- ion and nuintained it. Prisoners Traded Johnson Acquaints Self With Duties of New Job TEI, AVIV, Israel. March 8. Iff}— Exchange of Israeli and Egyptian prisoners of war, under the terms °f the artnistise between the two nations, began yesterday on the , Gnza-PaluJa Highway. ' Wounded i ioWiers <if both sides were being 1 exchanged first. Murphy * K J876 W 101 * QS * AQI01 Toiirnancnl—Netthw wvrt. South West North Ea.tl I 4 D>ul>l« Pa» INT. I',!"-« 3 f P*s* « A P.IJS 1 S T P«« I • Pass % 1 Pan I » Opening—-* A f S When I asked Bowie for what he thought the most interesting hand of Hie tournament, he gave me today's hand, which was bid and plajecl by R -L. Miles. Jr., of Norfolk. Va..' anl Mrs. Mlmi RoncareM of Montreal.' Patrick J. Murphy of Syracuse, N. Y., sat. South and opened the bidding with one spade. Mites (Wist) admitted that his double was joinewhat light in higii cards, but nevertheless lie haft •i-l-4-1 disljibution. Murray Gross of Aplivilif,, N. C.. who held the Xorth hand, liad UtU« interest ex- Western Europe Shows Faith In Pact Sought With America* — ti The DOCTOR SAYS B.v Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NBA Sen-Ice The heart 1« an extremely Interesting organ and Is, an everyone knows, of vital Importance to life. It beats on an average of about 10 times a minute: 100.000 times a. day, or 38,000,000 times a year. The heart is made up of a muscular coat which surrounds four chambers through which the blood constantly passes. One side of the heart — the right—receives blood from the veins as it [lows back from the rest of the body. This blood has given up life-giving oxygen to the tissues and, of course, other substances. The blood passes Into the first of the chambers on the right, then through valves Silo the second chamber and out of those into large blood vessels which go to the lungs. In the lungs, the blood Is recharged with oxygen from the air. This restores to It Us bright red color. Arteries Take Over From the lungs the blood Is returned to the left side of the heart, again passing through two chambers and out Into large blood vessels which are called arteries. Through the arteries the blood is carried to smaller and smaller vessels and, when It comes In close contact with the tissues in the Illicit blood vessels, or capillaries, 't supplies what Is needed to maintain what we call life. To carry out all these Important functions, the heart must work constantly and this means a pump- 'ike action In which the heart muscle alternately contracts and re- r<xe.5. The contractions of tlie muscle force the blood from one cham- >er.into another or out into the blood vessels; during relaxation of :Jie muscles, tile blood flows Into :he chambers of the heart. In most people the heart remains uninjured for decades, and even vhen damaged by diseases Its re- ;erye powers and ability to overcome damage are so great that It continues to function reasonably well. • » • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column, QUESTION: What are Ihe symptoms of obstruction of the bowels and what can be done for it? ANSWER: Pain in the abdntnen, failure to pass waste matter, and vomiting are the most common symptoms of sudden obstruction. In partial or slowly developing obstruction, the symptoms may be less definite. In any case, a bowel X-ray Is Indicated. Surgery Is necessary in most forms of obstruction. The organization of woman's rights movement In the United States In 1848 was an out-growth o! the anti-slavery struggle. cept a desire to be paid off by someone willing- to bet a thousand to one against your holding in a nine-high hand. After Mrs. Roncarellls bid of two no trump, Miles bid three spades to show control of the spade suit. Mrs. Roncarelli now suspected that, they were being psyched out of something, so .she bid four spades. Miles bid four no trump, hoping to play the hand (.here ;but Mrs. Roncarelli interpreted it as a Blnckwood bid, and bid five diamonds to show one ace. The five heart bid by Miles was a Blackwood bid. The bid of a new suit at a hig/i range asks partner to go to five no trump—but Mrs. Roncarelli bid six diamonds. South laid down the ace of clubs, then shitted to a spade, which was won in dummy with the ace. A small diamond was played to declarer's king and a diamond returned. South of course dropped the queen, the trick was won in dummy, and declarer cross-ruffed the hand out for six-odd. An unusual contract—and a hicky one! ' BJ- DeWltl Mackenzie e. W>> Foreltn Affaire Aanalysfn If the Molotov mystery press! a shift in Russian foreign pojl this may be due In large degree' the fact that the nations of \va em Europe are showing a stea/' growing confidence In the future? It would be going to far to that these harrassed countries h" lost their fenr of untoward col ingenclcs. But they are demolish! ing faith that they can deal -,i aggression If H should develop. ' This faltli undoubtedly Is b primarily on the leadership strength of America. Linked . that, of course, Is the courage spired by the Success thus far the Mnrhall plan In rehabilltat a great bloc of countries. Most these states were so shattered , war that they could neither def< '« themselves nor, in some cases f, 3 themselves adequately. ' '* Red Warning Falls Striking evidence of tills lift morale Is seen In the attltudes.l Norway and Denmark towards J highly controversial North Atlai alliance. Both of these countr| had been warned to steer clear J the Atlantic pact being forger! 1 America, Canada, Britain, Frar Belgium. the Netherlands and Li embourg. Yet Norway has rejected Russ 1 offer of a non-aggression pact t has joined Washington negotlati, for the Atlantic treaty. She defeiU eri her right to decide her own sM urity problems, and told Mosco'vLl non-aggression pact wasn't necFI sary since both countries w-l members of the United Nations 7 Meantime Danish Foreign !\f; istcr Rasmusscn Is scheduled rv_ leave for Washington today to si =1 "the best possible basts for Di il mark's final attitude" towards i. Atlantic pact. Diplomatic observ ', interpreted this as Indicating t] ' Denmark finally had decided • play ball with the west, althoti J there has ben no official anno 1 ment to this effect. Norwegians Fear "Neighbor" .\ Norway's attitude puts her In'I delicate position—or does it? Ar I way, on January 29 Russia warr. ( her Scandinavian neighbor not I join the Atlantic alliance. 1.1 warning bluntly pointed out tt'.l Norway and Russia have a coll mon frontier, " I The significance of this warnf.l Is seen In as dispatch by Daniel Luce, Associated Press correspon ent, from Kirkenes In Northe Norway. Says De Luce: "Norway's Arctic population scared stiff of Russia. Pear ot wl ihey call 'our great neighbor' gri ; 50,000 Norwegians scattered o\_ 18,000 square miles of the far Nor H "This Isolates region—Hnnme' I Province—is defended by a fjj Norwegln army ski patrols. Nothil more. The frontier with Russihlf 122 miles long. Less than one Ntl we?ian soldier per mile is on gual Unmolested by police, the Norwcl Ian Communist Party Is feverkll active In all villages along the Aif tic Ocean warning that Norway, seeking an Atlantic alliance, Is ris ing the fate of Finland in 1939." Such fear in the Par North the Russo-Norwegian frontier understandable. Undoubtedly tht s some of this fear In the capil the south. Still. Norway is going ah« j showing confidence and decermin tlon. 75 Years Ago fn Blytheville — The Rev. Harry Lelnnd Mart D.D.. pastor of the First Bapti Chuch of Scnatobia. Miss., h been issued a call as pastor of tl First Baptist church here. Mrs. J. p. Holland who was b fore her recent marriage Miss A. leen Field was honored last nigt-i with a bridge party given by M«'_ Riley B. Jones and Mrs. Dix'il Crawford a t the Jones home. Tljl honoree was presented with a sijl vcr vnse. Mmes. Mat Mon a ha n, Max Miller and Samuel P. Norn's pi aye T cards with Mrs. w. J. Pollard whe she also entertained members the Wednesday Club. In the | games Mrs. Monahan won the prB a tray with coasters. 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