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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVn.LB <AKK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 194S THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at, Blylheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service Is maintained^ 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius ol 60 miles, 54.00 per year $200 tor six months. $1.00 for three months; liy mall outside 50 ml!o zone. S10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations She strctchelh out her hanrt to Ihe poor; yea, the rcacheih forth her hands to, tlie needy.— Troverbs 31:20. » * » No person was ever honored lor what he received. Honor has been the rcwurd lor what lie gave,—Calvin Coolidge. ttances are the freeing of Use Koch, the complete secrecy originally proposed for the recent Munich spy trials, and the designation of enlisted men as "barbarians" in banning them from an officers' club. Most of such incidents have been patched up later, but they might better not have occurred. All this sugt'e-sls the need for firmer and more concentrated control in the civilian head of the Defense Department. There mis been more rather belligerent independc: ce of the Administration than is becoming in nn office of the President's Cabinet. There have been occasions of poor liaison with the Slate Departmenl and other agencies of the government. What the Hoover Commission now urges is closer co-ordination with civilian life and civilian thinking. 'Maybe t Could Get Along Without You!' Barbs Bandits held up 10 it likely was late- street car in as usual. a Utah town, A fashion artist predicts that some ot llic new •prlng styles won't last long. Arc tlicy THAT •ensible? • * * Even an ant has a soul, according to a scientist —but we still think tnc same of those In our pantry. ' « • * From what we hear, If Hie old anil young could change places we'd all be happy. * - » * If you are able to think things will be better when you feel that they won't, you're a nice pcr- «on for others to have around. Hoover Recommends ^Civilian Defense Control The Hoover Commission's recommendations for changes in the Defense Department seem to be onu of the soundest ns well as one of tlie stronijest- worded of the reports which the study group has issued lo dale. The broad aim of these changes would be stronger civilian control, more centralized authority and, of course, grcateY efficiency. The first of these objectives conforms to the intent of the Constitution and to the traditional role of the vniltary in American life. The Constitution states that "The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States"—not simply in time of war, but at all times. By tradition and practice, the professional heads of the military forces have always stayed clear of politics. They have avoided active participation or influence in the peacetime policies and operation of the government except as they directly concerned the country's : defense. : The Comniissit n would have this tradition and practice continued, in spite of the drastic changes in the military's situation since the war. All three services are far dillerenl, in function as well as size, from the token forces of 1939. Professional soldiers are the heads of occupation government in one conquered country and in parts ut two others. The armed turce.s arc mud) more of a factor in the nation's life and in world affairs than ever before in lime ol peace. r They have ben,me a diplomat if anil 'il: political and ecoiu.nuc force. The de. fense budget of $M.2l)U,UUU,UlJ() (winch -. - is less than the sei vices wanted) is •; % more limn a third • 1 the total budget lor fiscal 1950. This vtsl sum must Lie integrated with the whole national economy. Some i>rute.ssi.ii:;il officers are apt to forget thai. Tli^y become absorbed in tile development ol Uicii particular service and fail to s(V the bn.ader aspects This short-sighted "ess lias not bi't'n im- i proved by the SKi'vk-t rivalries which | still persist in spilt of umt'H-alion. i There has also been,a postwar ten, dcncy among military men to pursue »n independent line <vt diplomatic and political behavior An example ot the former is the teelinu willnn Ihe service that Spain is a necessary base in Hie event of a future \\i\v in liurope, and that therefore tin- United Stales should •.•_••'• recognize the Franco regime This ex^ ' pressed attitude, ol coursf is counter to the policy ol Ihe State Department' of the United Nations. v • On several occasions subordinate officers in Germany have shown a disappointing forgei F ulness of American justice and democratic practices. In- VIEWS OF OTHERS To Limit Minority Rule The American people are witnessing something like a sit-down strike in their national lawmaking plant. The filibuster to snve filibusters, now in progress In the United Slates Senate, Is a frank attempt to tie up (he legislative .assembly line and stop production. It is open and basically anarchical defiance of orderly democratic processes. It is a blow at responsible, effective representative government. It is an abuse of the veto as obstructive as that ol Russia in the Un'.tcd Nations. It is blatant Insistence on minority rule. Now having applied our adjectives, let's see why honorable and reasonable senators are indulging in tins sit-down. Most of them are southerners immediately concerned lest President Truman push his civil rights program through Congress They hope by saving the Senate's traditional right of unlimited debate to preserve the traditional structure ot society in their states. They declare tliat the attempt to destroy' that structure by federal law Is revolutionary and contrary to the spirit of Jie Constitution. We arc inclined to agree that insofar as so- called civil rights legislation goes beyond the securing of equal justice and attempts to Impose social equality it is of questionable constitutionality. We are aware that many other groups have used the filibuster of minority rlshls. We can conccicve also of situations in which a minority —even a racinl group like the Negroes—might be protected by great frecoom of debate in the Senate. We know. too. that American institutions contain many restraints on hasty action by a mere majority. Yet we do not believe that the filibuster- defining it as the process by which a lew senators prevent action by Congress—is healthy or tolerable. We believe minority rights would be sul- ficlcntly preserved by requiring a two-thirds vote to close debate. And we think It would be reasonable to require debate to pertain to the subject under discussion, not degenerate into the reading of mail-order catalogues or other merely obstructive floor-holding, time-wasting devices. It is this unbridled filibustering, this power of a handful of men—or one man If he can hold the floor—to block all Senate action which is now at Issue. If the administration forces really mean business—and the Republicans will support them—this power to paralyze Congress can be ended. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Changes in Soviet Leadership Would Not Help Cause of Peac The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Lack of information on the cause if rheumatic fever Is a big draw- tack to prevention and treatment. Jntil more facts have been discov- rcd, rheumatic fever will remain a common and serious disease. Typical rheumatic fever, cither n children or grown-ups, comes on alhcr suddenly with swelling, pain u»d redness of a joint, rapidly limping about from one joint to another. Fever is usually present. The disease is most common In children but can and docs frequently at- :ack grown-ups, especially before .he age ol 10. Although the joints are most obviously involved, rheumatic fever does not, permanently damage them. When they recover they are as good as before, though recovery may take weeks or months. Hurts Hcarl Valves H has a special danger for the valves on the Inside of the heart, which are often damaged. If the damage is slight and recovery from an acute attack fairly rapid and complete, the heart may be perfectly all right, except perhaps foi a little murmur. A murmur of itself is not necessarily dangerous unless there are definite signs o other heart injury. Bed rest is essential as is gooi general care. For a great man rears, salicylates, such as aspirii mouth, and oil of wintergrcen applied to the joints, have been used for rheumatic fever. Some people claim to have obtained good re- Kaiser Company Officials in Washington Ask Some Questions and Receive Pertinent Answers , Washington business representative the President's program. Dr. Nourse, By Peter Edson NEA WuhlnEton Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NEA) — Chad! Calhoun. vice-president in charge of the Washington office for Kaiser Co. interests, has circulated among capital newsmen a dozen highly embarrassing questions. Unfortunately, there is not apace to give them all here. But the general purport is to raise suspicions that there is a great split in President Truman's official family of advisers on economic policy. There is a fairly obvious reason why these questions are raised at this time. Kalser-Frazer automobile company has been one of the most active pleaders for the idea that the Federal Reserve Board should relax its Regulation W restrictions on consumer credit. The purpose Is naturally to enable more prospective Kaiscr-Frazer customers to buy cars for less than one-third down : and the balance in more than the former limit of 18 months or the new limit of 21 months. This company and many others in the same boat make the argument that if they can't sell more cars on easier terms, more auto workers will have to be laid off. It Is further maintained that increased unemployment will naturally add to the business decline, thereby offsetting the beneficial results of curbing Inflation, which is what Regulation W was intended to do. "The Government Must Be Wrong" When people can't get what they vant out of government, they nat- such a predicament is to start turning on the heart where he be- teves it will do some good. And in this kind of pressure cooking, nobody has greater four-bin tier skill than Henry Kaiser and his bright young men. Understanding this background, consider a lew of chad Oalhoim's suits with enormous doses of these sallcylatcs but in other hands this treatment has proved disappointing. After the acute symptoms have gone, a period of convalescence is necessary. This Is because rheumatic fever has a tendency to come back. How much activity can be allowed after one or more attacks of rheumatic fever depends largely on how badly the heart has been damaged. This can be decided only by .__. . . _ ,a thorough knowledge of the gen- a highly honorable gentleman, does i era i condition and of the state of By neWitl MacKrnzle AP Foreign Affairs Analyst A Florida reader of this coluij asks whether a change In the prune leadership of Soviet Ru might improve the chances of wo: peace, My correspondent presu ably has in mind a substitute Marshal Slalin as head of the i iminist regime. The answer, Irom my vicwpoli is definitely "No." Of course there will have to ' change of leadership in due cour] n the basis that Stalin isn't mortal. Recognition of this Is sell tlie current speculation about I possibility that Vyachesliw MolotJ s even now being groomed to tal iver some or all of the MarshaJ duties, However no new leadership going to better the chances of pcad As a matter of fact peace likely I safer in Stalin's hands than it wou| be in any others. Why? Well, because Moscow •iously wants to avoid another worl war right away and Stalin, as til most powerful figure in Russia, most capable, of keeping the clamped on. At least he Is the mo capable so long as his health an age permit. Kelts Not in Change Policy My viewpoint is based- on th| fact: The Red goal is defined immutable. Communism hss clared Itself for world revolution ' overthrow all other forms of go\J eminent. Communist leaders may come i they may ?o. but the Red will not change so long as the ives The creed demands that v^ revolution be pushed as bard feasible. Ol course there will not play politics. Secretary Sawyer and Dr. Stcclman cut no particular ice us policy makers. The man assigned by the Pr -ident to work out economic policy is Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan. Question — "Do (Presidential Effective Argument It seems that the opponents of the Administration's health proposals have decided to mate Ihe British experience with a somewhat similar program their chief weapon of attack. Over ana over again, they tell how the poor of England have been sweeping Into doctors oflices lo ask for glasses, false teeth and artificial limbs. But docs Ihls prove that national health Insurance is a bud thins, or docs it rather prove thai a considerable proportion ol tlie British population was fcrcrd. under tlie old system, to do without these vital nids? Granted thai at the out-set the demand out,an the supply ol such accessories, does mat prove anything move ilian tnal the nerd had been underestimated? It seems tlv.it in seizing on tnesc British reports, the old taiard .f the American Medical Association actually is stressing one ol llic ucst arguments for broader medical care in (lie Untied Slates. ST. LOUIS I'Oti'l -DISPATCH pointed questions and a few possible answers obtained after consultation with people who should know. but naturally can't be identified or quoted on \vhal are confidential mutters. Question—"Is there a terrific split in the < President's! council of Economic Advisers—that is. (John D.) Clark and iLeon) Keyserllng vs. (Chairman Edwin G.) Nourse?" Tile answer seems to be "No!" They have their arguments on many subjects. But in everything they have announced thus far in their own reports and in the President's program, they nre apparently in unanimous agreement. On some subjects on which no official policy statement has been issued, there arc unresolved differences of opinion. What makes it appear that the Council is split is Chairman Noursc's refusal to testify before Congressional Committees. He does this only because he considers himself a confidential adviser to the President. Question—"Is Nourse allied with (Secretary of Treasury John w.) Snyiier. Secretary lot commerce Charles W-> Sawyer and (Assistant to the President John R.) Stocl- Counsel Clarki Clifford. Keyserling and Clnrk have more Influence over Truman than Snyder, Sawyer, et al.?" Suetrestions like this usually Im- uly what many people have been led to believe—namely, that the President is n mass of dough which will retain Ihe lasting impression of whatever finders are stuck Inlo him fnrhtpst and oftenest. Men around Truman sav nothing could be farther from the truth. They Pair.t him as a fellow with ideas of his own. and awfully stllbbon. What his advisers sometimes wish is that they could influence him more. Some of them have complained openly because they can't get the President to do what they want him to do. In short, the President is poss In this connection, a little noticed rjtiotation from the President's recent speech before the National planning Association is pertinent. "You know," said Mr. Truman '"hey talk about the powers of the President of the united States. You knew,- what those powers are. principally? Trying what they ought inc asked to do it. The President spends most of his time kissing the heart following careful examination and special tests. » * * 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: Is pregnancy possible after the change of life? ANSWER: After the menopuase is complete pregnancy is impossible. The change of life, however, generally takes several years and before this stage has been entirely completed, pregnancy Is possible and has occurred quite often. changes in tactics as circtiniftanc' change, but the basic policy wonl change. That policy represents the of Lenin. Stalin and all the othef leaders of bolshevism. Youi might. » well talk about altering the funds, mental principles of a religion. Under Stalin's leadership world revolution has been pushel to the extreme limit. Indeed und- any leas astute guidance the F- might have boiled over long bcfor] ^Secretary of the Army Royal summed up the situation in his an inial report for the department, called Russia's blockade of Berll a 'day to day threat to the of the world." He said that fr the beginning ol the blockade an ,ip to the present time the situa| lion in Berlin has been tense." ; Face Endless Struggle "It has been apparent," Boya| said at another point, "that the So Back Bay Comes Across BOSTON.—Walter Eller. '(3. of the Back Bay section, estimates that during the past 18 years he has spent S1.444 on daily feedings of Boston's pigeons. was -to cash the ace. king and queen of spades. East trumped the queen of spades, and if he had led a heart, Sylvia would have had to take the diamond finesse later. But East returned a club. Sylvia trumped this in dummy and led dummy's last trump over to her ace of hearts. On the queen of trumps .- . she discarded dummy's five of dia- to get people to do mo nds. and on the ten of trumps t to do without be- snc discarded the jack of diamonds. Now she led a diamond to dummy and the rest of dummy's cards IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NLA Staff Correspondent bO THEY SAY The Maisrml l j lan has become the fccystonc ot a dynamic American lorL-ign policy winch is oaM-ci primarily upon the capabilities ol U. S Ina«.-,tr> tu perform once more the nimu-los uf mans^-mcm and production thai twice bed.re nave urougiii us victory, ll.s poal is nothing le.ss than aurid i;cace and wider prosperity.—Willium L Butt, priMucnt, SKF Industries, Inc. • » • It the liahl to work *s to be more lhan a |inra.-c or a SLOBUU, llic problem ot me OUMIICM iyi-,c must be tackled. Violent swings m it arc not as iTtluin as dentil <il taxes . 1'ney are niitii-iiiailc and therefore cun be controlled Dy man. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. • * * Out sex laws <Uni'l .Utcmpt to prutivi sucic y. bin protect utslom. Anyuuc who Has cui uuuc any petting is liable 1" prosecution unuer tlie assault and battery laws. —Dr. A. C. Kimey. au- Ihoi ol the 'KuiGl-y rcporl." calling lor abiMtiun ot nil sex laws. » » • The motion picture, like ba.'elwll is America's great entertainment f"i me massc.s and always will be.—Louis B. Mayer, head ol M-O-M studios. HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Bud Abbot', and Lou Costcllo will go to London in August for a two-.wcck stand at the l/wdon Palatiium. 'hen Lou goes lo the birthplace of late father, a small town near Naples to open a bran;h of the Lou Ccitello Youth Foundation. He'* nade arrangements with the Italian government to do a benefit .show o raise funds for the reconversion ] of .some U S. Army barrrcks into a lomc for It-'lian war orphans. Overheard: "I'm in the basement of television." "I thou'.'ht you were on the ground Mocr." "I «:«,. Itii) lliTr were >r> many ol us it inll.ipsccl." Bill Ps-ley of CBS lias talked Frrnk SintTlra Into gcmiK to television school before he makes his viedo debut. . . . Ginger Rogers will m.'ke iwo more films at M-G-M. but whether they'll be will- Fred Astaire is a moot question Aslaliv says he has no further rominHineiit.1 with the studio and will not make another film the/2 or anywhere rise until he linds a story to his liking. Tracy Turns Crooner liau Miles, former Universal studio and Broadway actress, undaunted by the show business slump. . - Bob Hope will collect 525,000 for one appearance at the Maple L-"if Gardens in Toronto, Can., on hu ncxi (our. Promised and hoped for: Clau- .-irue Colbert demonstrating jhi- j ji' .11 on Robert Young and luirlinx I huii into a barrel of fish for a scene ' hi T/ive I-: Bis Business." Dignity Suffers In Hollywood it is considered un- fi; niriod for film stars to answer t'.irn fan mail and requests for l>:>:;r,LT:>phs personally. So they I.I.T Claire Rochellc and her United F in Mail Service. She has 14 : licv.ts. 'ncludinc Ltrillc Ball and iHo-nard Duff, and mails out atoul 1 3M) 0 fnn photographs and letters j per month. ^:ur fan mail. Claire said, conies . ;:. tin re classifications: Requests to,i ":.'>;o^r;!phs. personal questions, ' a:ia requests for money. There's al-ii the group who send in photci- :i.'p!u of themselves saving: •Now that I fcnr>" what you ] l.vk lik" here's what I look like." i nr'tr Davis Bllrt William Grant I Hi-.my must have patched up their Just bousht an McKENNEY ON BRIDGE My William E. McKtnney America's Card Authority Wrillen for NEA Service 'Sylvia' Is Wrong, Bnl Witis Anyhow •Sylvia" is famous not only in tons. She is well known in bridge a.s the little girl who always docs, the wrong thing, but somehow it blocked; so she decided to cash the three top spades, hoping, I guess, that they might break 2 1 ,i-2 ! -i. However, if you question her judgment, go to work on the hand and you will find that if you cash another trump at trick three, you will not be able to make the contract Of course, if Sylvia had played the hand at six spades, she would not have had much of a problem. viet authorities have had no in| tenlion of respecting past menu or of composing the _ differences. On the contrary, It n been their manifest purpose to causi all possible confusion and confllcl short of war, in an effort, to dnv| us from Berlin and diminish Anierl lean influence in Europe and lif the world. . . . The future of Berlin situation—just as the futur. of other situations involving the So viet Union—is hard to prophesy We cannot and will not surren-l dci our rights and principles. WJ will continue to do everything pos| sible to avoid war," You will note that Secretary Roy! al! says it has been the "mamfesl purpose" of the Soviet authoritiej "to cause all possible contusion and conflict short ol war . . ." Who Al-\ cides what tactics are "short war"? , Perhaps they may be decided b» the powerful Politburo comprising the. chief Soviet leaders. However the "governor'" on that machine Staiin. His word is law. Upon bin more than on any other man group of men depends the Judgment! of what is "short of war." 1 So this column concludes that] finning a substitute for Stalin only isn' ( going to better the chances of peace but might weaken them. The ski is believed to have orl|-| inated in Norway. Nineveh andl Wire was used in Egypt in 800 B. C. A A K Q W A « 10 2 « 104 A J 1075 VR M W E S Dealer A.M V .1 6 5 3 » Q3 A A 9 8 6 4 * 10 D 8 6 3 3 » 4 ¥ » AK J5 4t None Rubber— Both vul. AVcst North E-ist Pass 2 V f ass Pass 3 * r;i!:s Pass 6V Pass Opening Aquatic Rodent HORIZONTAL 5 Registered 1 Depicted nurses (ab.) aquatic rodent 6 West Indian 8 Muse of poetry shrub Spencer Tracy Mng.l He'll wa.b'e ! d.tfcr,-,,™. ™y us, ,>ou,,u an- "B.iie Moo,,' no, once but thrc, ? rr = L£,n., Bca , whieh time*, in "Operation Malaya. H-; .I.' !• i comcil rmo » s ^ told me- "1 nurss they figure Its cno-uii.n ail sho^ncxt momn. btcn iK>pnlar too long." Vnccn Lindlors. who otiRht to know says she isn't marryinf; cii- rcc'.or Don Sirgal or anyone clr.c. 'T;iosc rumors arc terrible." she :iid "I in man-led and 1 have two children." "But arcnt you scoarat- cd ,md divorcing your husband?" 1 reminded her \'ive:a so> vlvida. "I refuse to answer thai O.UC3- tinn," slic >ai«l. "It's my own business." • • « Switch on auto^rnph seeking: customer at a Hollywood restaurant rccogniied hh wnttro-vi M Ul- < 15 Years Ago In Blvthevillc —• 13 Aerial 14 Consumed 15 Narrow inlel IS Enticing \vonian 18 Golf device 19 Sicilian volcano 21 Conducted 22 Poultry 23 Doctor (ab.) 24 Preposition 25 Hops' kiln 27 Paradise 30The gods 7 Weight deduction 8 Even (comr.) 9 Egyptian sun god 10 Is present UYear family name between 29 Seines 12 and 20 12 Individuals 17 Editor (ab.) 20 Skill 22 Garden lool 25 It can cmil * musky 26 Military assistant 33 Respects 36 Young child 37 Fourth Avabian'caliph 38 It belongs lo the family 43 Measure of area 44 Theater box 4Sfarm buriding 47 Type of molding 48 Master 50 Courts (ab.) Beverage Thr Kill Kare Cluh lias postponed fl.rir supper dance, planned for Tuesday night nt the Woman'.! t'hi'i beriusc of the Style Show at . tin- Ritz Theater. Mrs Marcus Evrard is" convale-r- , Inn after having sprained her ankk ' several days ago. Mr.s. W. L Homer and son Jncl; arc spending this week with her pairing in Wheatley, Ark. Pruitl Harrison hM been ilected always works out for the best. In'today's hand Sylvia ran acros. an old problem In bridge. Some body had told her about all th of London because they had tailc lo lead I rump. Remembering tha after Sylvia had trumped the open- in? lead of the ace of clubs in dummy with the four of hearts, she led the king of hearts. But all the proverbs that arc ROOC! and true she should have led another trump, but not Sylvia! She decided that the thing to do now president of the A-morel 10th Ova Cla.^s. 0:hcr officers are \\illie Fvcd Sutherland, secretary anr! treasurer; Elsie Morrison, poet; Maxinc Henderson, historian; Myrtis Harrison, prophet; Alma K-tn- ryn Hill, reporter. 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