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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLB <ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1M THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS 1KB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Ptlbll»her ' JAKES L. VERHOEFP, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvtrtU&c •ol* N»ttOMl AdYertUtai !Upr»»ent»tl»ei: fctlUc* Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, ' Atltnt*. Memphis Published Every Afternoon Except 6und«» Catered M iccood clan matter at th« port. efllo* at Blythevllle, ArkanM*, under act o! Con- gnu, October >, 1917. Member of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In th§ city o! Blythevllle or anj suburban town where carrier service 1» maintained, JOc per week, or 85o per month. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, MOO per year, *2.00 tor six months, $1.00 for three montru; by mall outside 60 mile zone, *10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Serve Ihe Lord with flatness: come before hi» prnence with ilnjlnr.—Psalmi 100:1 » « * Above the clouds I lift my wing To hear the bells of Heaven ring; Some of their music, though my f lights be wild, To Earth I bring; Then let me soar «nd sing.I—B. c. Sledman. m»t«d annual eost of $6,000,000,000 or $7,000,000,000 to the budget. Th« v«t- erana would be among tht taxpayers footing th« bill. Some of them would be paying for more than 40 years before they collected—if they lived that long. It is by no means certain that all of them, or even most of them, would consider the reward worth the cost. At any rate, it is not something for Mr. Rankin to determine by his personal decision, which is what seems to have happened in the committee "hearing." If there is to be a veterans' pension bill, it ought to be much more carefully reasoned than the present one. We trust that it will be. And we would not be surprised if Mr. Kankin should learn that his colleagues will dare to vote against a payment to veterans—at least in its pr*aent form. There's One on Every Mountain Trip :Barbs VIEWS OF OTHERS Cotton Outlook It's wise not to cash a check lor a person who lacks balance. • • • llllnoli police found a man living In one home with two wlvei. lm»flne! No place for lilm to hang hli clothe*. • » • No matter how small some Jazz orchestras are, they usually sound like tin pieces. • * « An Ohio »irl knocked down a man who flirted with her. He fell before and after. • * * Statistics, as well as figures, show that the average woman eat* less than the average man. Rankin's Colleagues : May Veto Vet's'Benefits' Representative Co* of Georgia diets that the veterans' pension bill of his colleague, Mr. RHiikin of Mississippi, will be brought before the House and adopted "by an overwhelming vote." This is his reasoning: "There are lew members of either the Senate or House •who have supported foreign aid who can politically survive a vote against this bill." The 'connection between the two seems a little vague. Perhaps it is Mr. - Cox's feeling that if we are going to squander money on foreigners then we must do something for our boys to make up for it. If the situation were as simple •s that we might be more inclined to agree with Mr. Cox's statement. The ultimate aim of foreign aid, whether economic or military, is to avoid the creation or re-creation of millions more veterans. That was clearly the intention of the last Congress hit voting funds for the Marshall Plan. Yet Mr. Cox seems to consider that a vote for foreign aid is a black mark against a congressman, a sort of badge of softheaded do-goodism which can only be removed by approving his pension plan. It has been suggested by more than one Washington writer that Mr. Rankin introduced this plan as a gesture of revenge. He was left off the House Un- jAmerican Activities Committee this year by the new Democratic leadership in response to \vh-at may safely be called popular demand. But he advanced to chairmanship of the Veterans Affairs Committee. It will be recalled that he _ rushed the pension bill through that == committee with such speed that seven _ members walked out in protest. ^ Mr. Rankin doubtless believes that few members of Congress would dare vote against giving money to their veteran constituents. So, having displayed his authority by railroading his bill through committee with virtually no discussion, he is now bent on having a showdown on the floor of the House. In this he is aided by the new House rule which prevents legislation from being bottled up indefinitely by the Rules Committee. It is rather irnical that this rule, which is a good one, should be used first -— to force out a measure which is obviously unpopular and embarrassing. Under the former system the Rankin bill would probably have been deposited with the Rules Committee and quietly left to die. • - • If Mr. Rankin's motive 13 really re•L f'j , venge, his proposal is a pretty expensive way of getting even But it is hard ~ to see what other motive he may have , had. The question is not whether veterans deserve a reward for their service. Rather it is a question of whether the Rankin plan really does the veteran any -. favor. It would •vtntually add an «iti- Most of us like to kid ourselves. Then, there arc those who like to have others kid them. Nothing Inherently wrong In that. But nothing Is gained by wishful thinking, or Ignoring /acts, when dollars and cents, hence a standard ol living, is involved. Will), that In mind, lei 's take a look at cotton and the outlook lor the industry which means BO much to the So'uth. Domestic consumption of cotton fell In Janu- »ry to 674,000 bales—180,000 less tlian In January or 1918. If that decrease should continue proportionately through this year consumption will (all by more than 2,000,000 bales. There have been news reports of heavy layoffs of operatives in all textile milling sections. Finished cotton goods are meeting buyer resistance, and indications are.that from here on there will be more competition of synthetic fibers. As a heavy percentage of the 1048 crop Is going Into the handi of the government, farmers «cem to be planning their 1940 plantings with no acreage limitations upon them. Prices at around parity have their appeal, so (.here Is no guessing what the 1949 crop will totnl—the weather being also a huge factor. Meanwhile, Congress is asked to erect great storage warehouses for the went, corn and cotton which Is being dumped on the government, while representatives and senators from the cotton states are bickering over how acreage limitations shall be computed lor the 1050 crop. Which makes it look like Uncle Sam by Janu- nry 1, 1950, will own a lot. of cotton which nobody will buy at the price he paw. So, It appears that all that would be gained Is the satisfaction the government will have In knowing that It helped to sabotage a great industry by destroying a free market for It. Maybe it won't turn out that way. but such is the danger now, whether we like it' or not. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. Communist Party's Attitude Toward the U.S. is Reaffirmed Labor Reform Program Sought by Democrats Seems to Have Bogged Down in Washington By Peter Edson NEA U'ashiiifitoii CorrcsiHinilpnt WASHINGTON, <NEA> — Tile Democratic administration should i now be plenty worried about its labor reform program, which is stymied. cans, they mny be able to offset a corresponding number of conservative Southern Democrats expected to vole for retaining the more stringent provisions of the Ttift-Hartlcy law. | Whatever bill the Semite finally The case against the Tail-Hartley | passes j s going to be hammered out act has not registered. The bill to i on the floor afler a long hard fight. raise minimum wuge from 40 to 75 | There will obviously be another Unity, It's Wonderful Unification—it's a wonderful thine if the armed services ever really achieve it. The Army, Navy and Air Force have made progress, but every now and then something crops up thai reveals the old dog-eat-dog school is far from dead. Latest evidence is offered by the new courts-martial manuals for Army and Air Force. The regulations arc thu same, word for word. For (he Army there Is a fat volume entitled "Manual of Courts-Martial, U. S. Army, 1040." For the Air Force, a slightly fatter one, "Manual ol Courts-Martial, U. S Air Forces, 194!!." Regulations within the two are the same, practically word for word. The Air Force manual Is fatter because 20 pages in the front are for listing such corrections as these: "soldier" should be changed to "airmen," and "Army" to "Ah Force." Every instance where such change is necessary cited. Since courts-matlial usually are rather jrusquc affairs in which the wiles of the proverb- al Philadelphia lawyer have little cllcct. It would eem to make slight difference if the defendant s "Airman" Jones or "Soldier" Jones. The same manual could have been printed for both services with a foreword reading: Fill in )lanks with "soldier" or "airman'' or "Army" or •Air Force" as necessary. It might have given ttic adjutants a trifle more paper work, but It would nave cut down the publication cost. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. cents tin hour is confused by a number of side issues drugged before the House Labor Committee. Broadening of Social Security laws to increase coverage and benefits has run into lax program difficulties which mean delay. The National Health Insurance bill Is scheduled for hem-lues but is given little chance for passage this year. Only positive action which the administration can report at the end of the first two months of this session of Congresses House passage of a bill to outlaw payment of overtime on overtime. The Senate Labor Committee's original Intention to rush through I epeal of the Tail-Hartley law and | rassage of the substitute Thomas >lll was defeated. The full month's extended hearings have now been completed, but it Is doubtful If the extra testimony changed any senator's mind one lota, "it only confirmed past prejudices. Senator Morse of Oregon Holtls Key to Compromise Republican Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon holds a key to possible compromise in his proposal to present a labor bill of his own. based on modification of the original Wagner act. If Morse can carry along with him Senators Aiken, Ivcs and a dozen other liberal Republt- hard buttle in the House. It Is doubtful if any new labor law will be ready oy April when the first big union cbnlract negotiations are scheduled lo begin. Lnbor Secretary Maurice J. To- bln's 16 points of opposition lo the Toft-Hartley law were supposed to head up the administration's drive for repeal, but somehow they tfid • not click. Labor union representatives dwell on these and other objections based on their experiences under the first 18 months of Tfifl- Hartleyism. but they made no particular impression. For one thing, most Republican senators stayed away from com- rnilice hearings when witnesses were testifying against the act.j Thus Wayne Morse was the only Republican who heard Gerhard p. j , vas defeated Van Arkel, former National Labor j Nove mber. Relations Board general counsel. tear the law apart by citing Instance after instance In which It had hindered instead of promoted peaceful settlement of labor disputes by collective bargaining. On the other hand, supporters of the Tatt-Hartley law made effective presentations, even though they were blasted by Senator Morse for "a Judas betrayal of the capitalistic system." Suppnrt of T-H Follows a Pattern There lias been no apparent conspiracy or concerted action to oppose amendment of the Tnft-Hart- lev act. Bui ail interested organizations, following the lead of National Association of Manufacturers and U. S. Chamber of Commerce, have been heading the same way. A "Committee for the tion of the Taft-Haitley Act' has started to grind out releases. Chalr- man of the committee is William ' "?'<*• Washington registered lobbyist and labor adviser for Inland A)U cna i merSi j. T . case. Foremen's . League for Edition American Min in g rjon- | Amc ,. ican Hotel Association, | *• Nalt[mal Association of Elec['; ". Companies , n js jn ^ the wholc ,, t , om . j |cked tms namB h fl . ont f * r hls Washington . atiolls ,„ wl , k . h ,, e is given considerable latitude by the com- j )an i es that retain him. Associated wjtll j )im j,, t^jj enterprise is ex- congressman Gerald A. Landis. In- rt i iu!!1 Republican, who served on n, e j-[ 0l , 5e Labor Committee till he Th. DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service The death rate from tuberculosis has been coming down for many years; It Is only about one-seventh of that which existed 30 or 40 years ago. This decline in tuberculosis should continue if present knowledge Is efficiently applied. The cause of the disease—Ihe tubercle bacillus—has been known for a long time. It was discovered by tiie great Germaji bacteriologist, Koch. In 1882, and really modern knowledge of control dates from that time. This germ Is present In the sputum (In the common lung form of the disease) and Is coughed Into the air. It may thus be breathed In with the air and cause a new Infection In a susceptible person. Can Be Cured Early A diagnosis can be made in the early stages of the disease when treatment Is practically 100 per cent successful. The early sigts of tuberculosis In the lungs can be recognized by x-ray before the development of any of the well-known signs, such as cough, fever, night sweats, or loss of weight. Two important developments about tuberculosis should be noted. One Is the use of vaccine known as BCG. Large numbers of people are now being given this vaccine in an attempt to build up their resistance. It is being tried in several large cities and in a few years even more will be known about this method. The other big thing in tuberculosis control is streptomycin, a relative of penicillin. Streptomycin treatment is being thoroughly studied in many parts of the world and reports are now appearing in the medical journals in ever increasing numbers. A particularly significant study on the value of streptomycin In the treatment of tuberculosis appeared not long ago lii the British Medical Journal. In this study, 10V patients with a dangerous form of tuberculosis of the lungs were observed. Fifty-two of them were given bed rest only; 55 were treated with bed rest plus streptomycin. At the end of one year, 24 treated with bed rest alone had died, and only 12 of those given streptomycin. In science a comparison like this is called a "controlled" study. 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: Can a spastic esophagus and colon be cured? ANSWER: Sometimes cure is complete, but too often there is a tendency lor such conditions to recur. Putnam's Fame Uves On DANVERS. Mass. (UP!— The historic old farm where Gen. Israel Putnam, Revolutionary War hero, was born has been transformed Into a. unique country store. It specializes in New England arts and crafts, antiques and Yankee iood special- tics. for re-election last Another ex-congressman who has taken up cudgels to defend the Taft-Hartlcy law is ex-Congressman Fred A. Hartley. Jr., Senator Taft's co-author. He has been retained us Washington representative of Tool Owners Union, Inc., which isn't a union al all, but an association of shareholders. Hartley will swing into action In time to lobby when the labor law Is taken up by the House. 'i; IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersldne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Hollywood publicity release: "Solely lo study the psychological effect a jungle picture has on monkeys, "You'd Re a t-ortk-d a new song. Vision in Television." Mania Is Buck Umren Bacall reports back to Monogram producer Walter Mlrisch , \v ar]1 p r Brothers March 15 lor her SO THEY SAY Hollywood Is a good example of how misunderstood a place can gel. The mental picture people have of Hollywood Is that it is the capital of scrcw-ballism, full of actors cither chasing other actors' wives or divorcing their own, of maniac dircclors and soot-off aclrcsscs. o! writers moodily surveying their swimming pools and muttering about art. Though the picture Is wrong, It is partly Hollywood's own fault Ihat it exists—Dore Schary, production head, Melro- Ooldwyn-Maycr studios. » • » If the Truman depression, which now seems well under way, goes as far and as deep as many people feel It may, we will not long be talking about how to control production or distribute scarce products. Instead we will be discussing here what we can do lo spur on and lo expand both employment and Industrial production In this country.—Rep. Clarence Brown iRi 0 ( Ohio. • » » Protestant thinkers see in our present divorcement of religion from education trends which are dangerous for Amerlc* »« » democratic country and for Ihe place of religion In our national life. —Dr. Erwin L. Shaver of the Intel national Coun•U at Mliglou* Education. will preview his 'Bomba' for a big cagcful of simians in the near future. Critics may also be inviled. but Mlrisch denies it will be to conipare reactions." All I have to say is. it 'won'l be kosher, as far ns I'm concerned, unless each monkey gets a bag ol popcorn. Jack Smith says he spotted tliis sign In a Hollywood furniture store: "Gigantic. S;ilc: Great Reductions! 1'rices Slushed From Out- raseous to Unreasonable." Burl Lancaster is planning "William Tell" in Italy after "Rope of Sand." . . . Errol Flynn's daughter visited him on the set of "The Forsyte Saga." "Come over here and watch me act." he suggested. ' "No, thanks." said the girl, "I'm going to the back lot to see some elephants." Tahiti Bound M-G-M will send a company to Hawaii and Tahiti this summer lo film Tahiti Landfall." a tropicnl musical ba.scd on "Pagan Love Song." first movie since becoming a mama. . . World premiere ol "Chicken Every Sunday" was staged in Tucson. Ariz. One of the local bobby so.xei> tnislook Hugh Marlowe for Dan Dailcy. "No," said Marlow, "I'm Dan Dailcy. I'm Twice Wcck- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Wriltcn for NEA'"Service Cross-Ruff Insures Winning Small Slant While kibilzins a few rubbers of bridge at the New York Athletic Club recently. I *aw Jack Kennedy play today's hand. When I rcmark- rd that. V.c had handled it well, lie said. "Thank you. but that is not what my partners say. most of the timr." ]ead of ths nueen of diamonds. Jack went ur> with dummy's king, East covered and Jack trumped will 1 the three of spades. Now he led : .small spade to dummy's ace and let a small diamond, ruffing it high in his own hand with the jack o pades. Another small spade was lee n the hope that the king and tei would fall together ,as they did. East returned a club and Jac' refused to take the finesse. He woi the trick with the ace of clubs ruffed the ten of clubs in dummy and came back with the Jack o diamonds, upon which he discarde a heart from his own hand. Next he led the nine of diamond from dummy. East covered with th ten-spot. Jack ruffed, then ruffe the queen of clubs in dummy wit the seven of spades. Now his eigl of diamonds picked up East's seven spot, and on the six and four diamonds he discarded the jack and ten ol hearts, making six-odd. By IJeWItt Mackeiuie ð Forelrn Affai-» An»ly,| The reaffirmed adherence of erlcan communist leaders to | Moscow axis doesn't alter, 1 merely confirms, the parly's tude lowards the U. B. governrf They owe allegiance first to RiJ There's really only one unj thing about the statement Issue," behalf of William Z. Foster, na al commlllce chairman, and EiH Dennis, general secretary. Th] that both already are under fel charges of conspiracy to advi' forcible overthrow of the U. S. j ernment. Their declaration therefore daring and vast determinsT Here's some typical lnterpr| comment from Washington: Senate Minority Leader wlj| IR-Ncb): "Communist nllegir has been to the Communist whether In war or peace." Senator Pepper (D-Flalt If' citizen Is proved to have given t time "aid and comfort to theJ emy, he is guilty of treason ill our constitution and should be t| with accordingly." Truman Calls Reds "Traitor:' Senator Russell (D-Ga.): "Cj inunism and patriotism always been incomparable." President Truman, when tiskc3 a news conference for commcnil the statement by the ConuniJ leaders, replied' "I have no comment to makii such a statement by trailers.if The pronouncement by and Dennis lines Ihem up w leaders of several European u> munlst parties who clearly been acting In concert. Sin statements have been mad Maurice Thorez, secretary gerj of the Trench Communist Palmlro Togliatti, Italian Red l" cr; Harry Pollitt. general secrql of the British Communist Fsjl and the German and the Aust," Communist parties. Such un»; action has led observers to conclusion that Ihe various pa were acting under directions 11 Moscow. •; 1907 Statement Quoted Coincident with this flood of . pledges, the Paris Communist ]J lication France Nouvelle has ^ lished a month-old speech , Thorez advising his followers v to do in case of war. He quoted following statement made 1 by In 1907: "In case war should break Soclalisls have the duty of In fering to end It promptly anc I take advantage with all *t] rength of the economic and ical crises created by war to I p as many people as possible [ ring on the end of capitalist r a tion." This, of course, Is one of i irdinal tenets of the bolshtl reed. Wherever there Is troi ornniunism Is to capitalize it] :rong - arm methods. Obvlo'l hould Russia, mother of comm I sm, find herself at war, the C-J nunlsU o! all countries would.| xpccted Immediately to adopt ttitudc best suited to serve Iv ow's interests. Could Mean Use of Arms In some' cases that might ni 1 merely hewing the party to hie with propaganda. In othei'l might involve actual sabatoge : I obstruction through strikes to ci lie a nation. In extreme circi | stances It would mean actual an rebellion' against the governmen^ What started this avalanche ' pledges to Moscow? There are v ,s guesses. One Is that it is c culatcd to counter the propo | North Atlanlic alliance among Western nations. In any event propaganda which clearly could directed to two ends: . 1. To strike fear in Ihe cham | leries of the Western world. 2. To pvt the Communist part | of all countries on their prepare for contingencies. What contingencies? Well, MJ cow keeps saying the Western pcj. ers, led by America, are prepar5| to make war. Maybe the Russii believe that, though I doubt " The national Irish potato yW increased by 90 bushels per a<j in 1919 to 182 bushels per acre | 1947. : Sea Creature Bob Taylor will go completely zany for that comedy role opposite Lana Turner in "The Reformer and he Redhead. 1 One of the funniest. cenes has him taking a lion lor an auto ride. * • » Promised and hoped for: Fi'ank Morgan as Buffalo Bill and Edward Arnold ar. Pawnee Bill in "Annie Get Your Olm." Plenty of talk about the great performance John Ireland gives In I Shot Jesse James." Sam Fuller, who wrote and directed, predicts It will make him a star. 11 was Iminirt to hnpprn rie- ywtnwnti And; RuueU jiut "- How's Ibis lor a lalrnlcd screen family: "The Great Sinner" has Klbcl IJarrymore as the matrl- arch. Waller Huston her irresponsible son and Av;i Gardner liis slronK-willeri daughlcr. * • * Hazel Brooks is discouraged. Her contract with David O. Sclznick ha* MX more months to go and she't had a film role since "Sleep. M> Love." Remember? She was the ; biidy in "Body and Soul." The w;iy I liiuics are going in Hollywood. I j don't think the "soul" is doms much better. • • • There's ft deal cooking between Mark Bellinger's widow and Humphrey Uogarl to do Mark's lilm- bMsi-i.phy, with Malvin Wald writing Ihe script. Wald wrote "Naked City." 75 Years Ago In BJythevi/Je— Mrs. James B. Clark Is in Mem- phi.s today having accompanied crippled lad to Campbells Clinic [in- treatment. Final riles will be iicld March 1 lor W B. Williams 76 well known Bl.MheviUc citizen and resident ol Ihij city for more than 30 years The Rev. Marion A. Boggs former pastor of the Prcsbylerlan Church and now o; Hot Springs will arrive 1'inichl, coming especially to prcacl tlic funeral sermon. While here h will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs i. E. V'8.11. 4943 Kennedy *Q J943 V A J 108S • None *AQ10 Rubber—Neither rt*. SonlJi WrM North E I A i* z • Pa J » Paw < » P» 5 * Pass 6 * P" CHwnlns— « Q He told me that on one occasion he was playing in R game in which e of the participants was » lad f:om Texas who was supposed! quite a good player. Jack said, "I couldn't do anything right. If I >»« de thrc « n <! trump, she showed me how I could maise'Wr. When I made an opening lead that beat her when she was my opponent, she criticized my lead and f aid it was only luck that defeated her contract. This went on for quite a while, but finally 1 said, •Lady we have pivoted four times. You have only had me for a partner once. Poor me, I have had me ^l^' Mnd shown ^ mad. tlM i»ther unu.u.1 HORIZONTAL I Depicted aquatic mamma) 8 Its home Is In the 13 DonXeys 14 Old World shrub 15 Knock 16 Memoranda 18 Male cat 19 Norwegian capital 21 H likes a warm 22 Sea eagle 23 Electrical unit 11 Soon 24 Myself UTille 25 Toss 27 Identical 30 Measure of area 31 Twilching 32Scollish sheepfold 34 Railroad (ab.) 35 Domestic slave 37 Brolher of Jacob (Bib.) 3» Symbol for tantalum i 40 Negative reply 41 Kind 43Orienlal sash 46 Winter precipilation 49 Harem room 50 Rugged VERTICAL 1 Philippine Moslem 2 Genus of fresh-waler ducks 3 Italian city 4 Symbol for silver 5 Number 6 God of love 7 Royal Ilalian family name ' 8 Exclamalions 9 Symbol for cerium 10 Implore 17 Babylonian deily 20 Hops' kiln 22 German river 25 Solicitude 26 War god 28 Variable star 29 Unbleached 33 Ensnare* 36 Dine 42 Poems 43 Correlative o either 44 Road should 45 Genus of shrubs 47 Russian city 48 Little masse:] 37 AD tract being 50 Altitude (lb I SSInstrumenlal 51 Shade tree composition " ye< £!«,«.> 41 Rail bird 56 Part of be H mountain crcsl 52 Brazilian macaw 53 Drive back 55 Narrated 57 Property Item 08 It is one ol the world's