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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFP, Editor PAUL, D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 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 Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917 Member at The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol BJythcviJle or any suburban town where carrier service la maintained, 20c per week, 01 85c per month. By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles. S4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, sl.00 for three months; by mall outside 60 mile zone S10.00 per year payable fn advance. Meditations Wo* Is me for my Hurt! my wuund is grievous: but I said, Truly this Is a grief, and 1 imibl hear II.—Jeremiah 190:19. * * » Life is much too brief to harbor a grief.— Slerideth Jones. Barbs Spring Is that time of year when dad finally finds time to fix the broken window in the storm door. * * • Files Over U. S.—headline. Anil shortly, over It and in H, despite screens. * * * Ab'*i', three months more and oven loafing will be a lot of trouble. « • * Too many people go sour on their job, says a professor. Maybe because they always lake their own sweet time. * * » An Indiana man put a radio in his hen house. Just the thing for setting exccrciscs. Soviet Army Desertions Do Not Mean Revolt Tlie Army has jiisl got around to releasing the four-month-old story of a -; young Russian flyer who landed a stolen .- Soviet Air Force piano on a Japanese :-. airfield and announced to American ait- •-. thorities that he >-as fed up with com. mimism. He said hn wanted to become J an American citizen, and it is likely that ;. he was telling the truth. The Army has had its eye on the yoimg man since N'ovcmucr. And it would scarcely seem necessary Cor the Soviet government to deliver its agents into the hands of the American military, anyway. So let us take young S«t. Vladimir Barashkuv at his word. ;• He is not the first Russian deserter to find refuge with the American Army. His escape, like that of the two flyers who landed in the American zone of Austria, was simply one of the more spectacular means of getting out. To us his motive is much more interesting than his mode of travel. There are many reasons why a soldier goes "over the hill." But nd Russian v soldier should want to desert to the - Americans—not if Soviet propaganda is functioning as it was meant to. The Russian soldier has been taught, from his earliest school days, thai the fate of the common man is pretty grim in the land of monopoly-capitalist exploiters. Tet Barashkov and others like him headed for American-held territory when — their chance. Why ? It is said that you don't miss what you never had. But that is plainly not so. _ If it were we shouUi still l,e living j,, u, e r. feudalism of a thousand years ago. .-; -Mankind did miss self-government and .: individual liberty and personal dignity - : though it never had had them. That is -t why we have them today. If men didn't miss what they newr had, there wouldn't have been a Russian revolution. Barashkov, who is 23, had never been outside the S..-viet Union before he made his break. Vet he had talked to older men, veterans of the European campaigns, men who had been on wartime missions to ihe United States He learned from them that things were considerably better abroad than lie had ueen led to believe, and considerably worse at home thai, he had been taught. How many more Barashkovs there are in Russia we don't know, l,«t there j must be many. The Soviet, government ., had to expose hundreds of thousands of = its citizen-soldiers to the delightful Cun lamination of "capitalism" i,, order to . pursue and beat the iNav.i H . Since then - a lot of them must have weighed the , evidence of their own eyes against the . contradictory teacnings of the Soviet system. They have wondered and they . have talked, as the older men talked to Barashkov. This does not mean that a revolt is brewing against the powerful discipline .„ of the Kremlin. Buf it can mean that the seeds of doubt have been planted in a lot of Russian minds, and that a slow growth of wisdom may one clay spring from them. Few Barashkovs may make their daring escapes, fiut there are many who will envy the adventurous ones, and who will question their government's tireless insistence that communism mcjiiis ulopiii ami peace, and that all else represents misery and war. JJlYTHRVn-I.E 'ARK.) COURrER NEWS Reprieve of a Repeal According to die Army Ordnance people, that rocket which sped out iuLo spjice for 250 miles at 5000 miles an hour didn't burn u|. like a meteorite, as some had supposed. II i'cll hack to earth, they say, mid is otiricd somewhere beyond hope oV recovery. So for n time longer we may postpone repeal of thai "unsluikaule" natural law which says thai what iroe« tip come down. VIEWS OF OTHERS Michigan Fells a Margarine Bar If the dairy lobby wants lo knew how popular it Is to deny the color uf yellow to margarine, let It Inke R look at Michigan. In Hiat stale, the our on the sale ol colored margarine has Just been repealed. But it is not the simple repeal that is worthy of the dairy lobbyists' notice. It is the circumstances under which the repeal was done. For the first time in ihp m years of Michigan's statehood, the right O f popular initiative was Invoked. Is it not significant that It was Invoked lo strike down the nntnir ban aKamst selling colored maraginc? The initiatory petition had 109,000 signers and the Senate followed up House passage with a 21-to-l vote. Isn't this something for the dairy lobby to paste in its hat? ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Small Business Prom what the world generally hears, one might suppose that Arm-vica is made up of great corporations. Bui actually It, Is the myriad small, or at least independent, business units mat give its character to the sy.slcm. They represent, us it is phrased in a scries of articles beginning today In this newspaper, "tree enterprise in action." Enterprising Individuals still find ways of Betting in on the corners even of great integrated industries. They supply purls lo a big organization or develop a specially or new device which Is within their capacity (o produce. Or tliey Bud room to establish themselves nud perhaps even make some phenomenal expansion in one of the retail tradrs or service occupations. It is important that the opportunities lor such competition be preserved. The current Monitor scries will examine wine of the directions from which it is threatened. But a cogent lact is Hint for all the concentration that lias taken place, the total number of businesses in the United states is larger than it ever ;ias been. This inrtlcairs tlmt small enterprise lias tremendous springs of energy within itself. Many proposals currently advanced for governmental assistance to small business are conceived with good intentions. But some or them will bear close examination. Competently managed small business is. in general, able and willing to stand on Ms own foot. It rcciiiires no government whsiciics. handouts, or favors In order to survive. It does require n-oin the government Intelligent, tax policies, equitable labor laws, and protection against monopolistic practices—in short, a wholesome business atmosphere. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY Isn't th here somebody lilgri Til government places who is going to siy we must cut government spending? por goodness sake, lot's got some common sense in government.— Rep. Robert F. Rich (R) of Pennsylvania. * * * America is nirilng only those European countries which don't, have a Red scent to liicir names. — Radio comedian Jimmy DuratHc • * • fYom a nation once well defended through an isolation afforded by two mighty oceans, we have become In this atomic age only the strongest link in n still potent chain of free and freedom- loving nations, which -nay not be stronger than Us weakest link.— Sen. Irving M. Ivcs un ol New York. • • • We simply cannot afford (lie luxury of n depression and every cfto.-t must be made to avoid it.— Rep. Joseph w. Martin. Jr. (R) o! Massachusetts. * * * I'm looking for television to kick the ot Mic paiila out of radio. It's goms to hit every part ol the entertainment business.— Mark Goodson. radio producer. » # » If there is no ianct'on xof Godi (o uc ieared • • . men. like wild btasts. engage In mutual slaiishlcr. and their one py Is me base pleasure tlicy take m practicing those cruelties.— i' 0 p c PHIS » * * I don't want to bre^k Up oig business, but I want to give little business the worker, and the farmer a better bveaK. Totalitarianism in (ills world is the product of 4)10 failures ol llic capital- islic syMero.-SeH. Joseph C, O'Matumcy , U) 01 Wyoming. What Next? rr^£;oP * \ -•«&&& %^M.. '&><•»% tir' Truman's New Secretary of National Defense Proves to Be Strong Exponent of Preparedness By refer Edson NGA Washington Cm-respondent WASHINGTON (NBA)—In noin- iUing 58-ycnr-old Louis A. Johnson of West Virginia to be Secrc- >.ry of National Defense, President Truman has picked a very tough citizen. He Is one of America's leading c.\|»ncnls of nil-out prc-imred- ncf.s, of universal military training, of takint; the profits out of war Johnson was Assistant Set-rotary ot War from July, 1931, to July. 1910 Hurry Woodring of Kansas was Secretary of War, but he was ill and away from his office much of that ime. Johnson filled In as acting .ecretary. As such he wns in full cii.'i-ge or prewar industrial mo- )ilization planning, with Acting Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison of New Jersey helping. In October. 1317, Mr. Johnson limsclf reviewed all this early and fumbling before the j Senate War Investigating Cominit- ee. The chairman then was Sen. Oven Brewstor of Maine. The record makes culighteumg rereading low because it indicates clearer han anjlhing possibly could what •:ind of a Secretary of National Dc- cnse Lou; Johnson may make. Two mobilization reports were completed in the fall ol 1939. Tho irst was prepared by the War Resources Committee, headed by Edvard S. Slcltinius. Jr. It was a confidential report to the President md wns not made public. Second wns tlie real industrial mobilization plan of 1939. It was a lull revision of the original mobilization plan of 1031. as further re- •ised In 1933 and 1838. Louts John- son worked two full years on that 1039 plan. ArtTOrafod Strong Air Force Johnson says he made over 400 speeches, trying to sell this plan to the country, in one speech he advocated R U. S. Air Force of 10,000 planes. HP was criticized from one end of the country to the other, and in speeches on the floor of Congress. President Roosevelt told him to take the punishment and then go make some more speeches, which he did. Later. Roosevelt raised it to 50.000 planes. Secretary of War Woodring war, against heavy aviation, which John| son favored. Secretary of Labor • Frances Perkins opposed him on making the Civilian Conservation Covps into military training camps. Congrcis and the Budget Bureau cu. his 5100,020.000 stockpiling plan to S40,COO,COO and then $10,000.000. Congress also bucked him on rais- iii5 the arms embargo. Finally, as Mr. Johnson told it to ihe Senate War Committee, "This program was, I think, without the President's knowledge, ditched by the brass hats, because it did not servo the ambitions of General iQrehon B.) Somervell. General SomciTcll started the reorganization of the war Department, and the pre.-s snid he wns getting rid of oven General Marshall. "This thing got involved In that conlllcl, and in the meantime the war was pushing, and people ran helter-fkelter without the knowledge of the President." What actually happened *-as that the playinjj of politics in the War and Navy Departments got so bart that the President had to clean out both their houses. Henry L. Stini- son was named Secretary of War and the late Prank Knox Secretary of the Navy. Continued Reports to FDR But even after he had been eased out of the War Department, Johnson kept reporting to the President. "There were times when things were so. bad." Johnson told the Senate committee, "that as an outsider I went to the President and complained. . . . Once after the President listened to a story from me he said, 'Go down lo the War Department with those facts and give them to Mr. X. and unless he can disprove them, we want him transferred tout do suite.' He was transferred the next day." "In the next war. If it comes, and God forbid, we are not going to have any Pearl Harbor," snid Johnson, "we are going to have 50 Hiro- shimns. . . . Washington will he one of the 30 and one of the first. What we ought to plan Is to get ready, whether some one country in the world likes it or not, and be so strong that, no nations dare start a war to ir.volve \is." In speaking ol universal military service, Johnson said that in 1939 American public opinion was not ready to accept it. "But let me say lo you that It is not ahead of its time JXHV," he added. When Sen. Owen Brewster of Maine asked Johnson what he 'bought about one M.COO.OOO company that made 85,000.000—HQ per cent profit—in one year, Johnson replied. "There should be no profit In war for anyone, sir." IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Johnson NTA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (TEA— A lot of film stars who think they own 1 their own television rights because •" isn't mentioned in . their contracts will be sadly disappointed. Studios legal eagles will point out to them that the studios havo exclusive rights to "project their And that, kiddles, means television. Hollywood's confusion over tv has reached the stage where home still photographs now carry the fine-print notation: 'No! for use on television except willl written permission." Hollywood's restaurants are doing terrific lunch business these a street and disappearing Into an open manhole Talented Producer Three prop men and half a dozen extras couldn't hit a street lump with a rock for a scene In Alan Ladrt's new movie "Alter Midnight." * < « "Mere, give me thai rock," snid liroilurrr Richard afalbaum. He broke the lump on Ills first Ilirniv 1'irrctor Mitch I.clscn beamed 11 ml snirl: "Now we know what producers are good for." • * * » Feud Dcpl.: Lawrence Tlcruey's brother, Scott Brady, cracked that S,s T very"S fl^nXg ^itVS5,i«t: W r«£rr ^ ^uix^^H"™ 1 ^ ol:,Hollywood Is inviting the other! B nl ,-ers m"df T f as t reply When Brady learns to handle a McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Servlc. Plays It Safe and Makes an Overtrick As youngsters we were taught to count 10 before saying something we might be sorry for. Here is » good rule for every bridge player to adopt—before playing to the first trick, stop at least long enough to count 10. I have seen experts take 20 min- and half of Hollywood to 'lunch hitting 'cm up for Jobs 1-ne li-o Odds on Oscar, ,' clad „„„ oookle tells me, ',^ r T i , lyiWrlter ' he's petting a nico play of bets on tlie Oscar race. His current odds: Best picture L "The Snake Pit"i 8-5. and "Johnny Belinda" 3-1. j Best actor: Lawrence Olivier 2-1,' and Dan Daily 3-1. j Best BcD-e.w: Jane W.vman 2-1 mid Olivin rtc. Hnvillnnd 4-1. i Walter Huston Is even money fnr best supporting actor, with Clnirc Trevor fi-4 and Barbara Bol C'Oddrx V-a o\s best supporting act-! i ess. j * * * I P'i* Mams nun Lancaster tor' High \ooii." He'll do it If Fox; will relc.isc one of his indeucdeiH-; l.v produced films. . . JJocI McCrcn 1 is raviiijj about Virginia Mayo's nerforivmnce with him in "Colo-) vad.n Territory." She plays a half i breed and Joel says it's her best wnrd Hushes may cot Ihe rights to Andle Murphy's "To Hell and Back" '5 Years Ago In wirk since Our Lives." "The Best Years of Hollywood's hottest radio agent. ?'iank Cooper, Is now representing Dick Haymcs and Martha Tilton. . . .Mario Wilson gets an introduction you'd expect In the film version of "Mv Frlonrt Irma." Her first scene . ' her walking down Rc A vaican, "The LJslvt of Dawn" «•!! bo presented by Ihe Woman's •>lK.-ionary Union of the Pirst Ban;i *' Church this evening at the Mrs. Russell F.irr U Dip dirccto.- • l -h tho following taking pan: M..-SC.S Martha Winburn. Martha fii.imbor!:, Beulah Elizabeth MMl- yi- L.iNolle Smart, Jean Carlock. Hovorly Plyiin, jottyo cliiirc Huff- win. i.i,,i Mines. Lloyd Sttcktnon, ^ M Williams. A. C. Bluylock, R. I'- fttvdci. Robert Oitmes, Ray- : j:ond Schmuck. Raymond Zachery •film Tyrant, W. J. Rogers. J. P I-'aond, O. W. Mulllns. f, p. nio. "leyor, John Buchanan. T. H Maynp.s Thocdorc Logan, c. H. |l"n ,ind Alvin Holly. Mrs. l:i>'oii will be soloist and Mrs. Murray Smar' organist. A special ie.uuie will be spiritual selections ' by negroes from the Pilgrim BiiptUt Church. Jiek Kilty 4 AQ J I04Z V6 4K942 493 46 VK83 « Q J 10 8 6 4 K 1054 Opening—* Q MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1941! Scots Renew Home Rule Fighi But^Kilties Not Really Serious Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M D Written for NBA Service The term "nervous breakdown" nay mean anything from a mild h n l,° r . ncrvous exhaustion brought about by overwork to a hrnftrf - case ° f '"sanity. Nervous breakdown Is. therefore, not a meaningful medical term a ,,d Is merely used generally i o describe someone who Is suffering from any Tllf* nf cr>ira>-nl .-,_,. . *1 Court Silence* Chlmn ENID, Okla. —The Christmas spirit has run afoul of the law in Enid. District Judge Tom R. Elaine ruled that a test-playing of Christmas carol chimes Intcrlcrred with a trial in his courtroom. The chimes were -silenced. Since the term covers a great many different medical conditions, t is not surprising that not all pco- Pie who are supposed to have a nervous breakdown get along in :ne same way. Those who suffer irom a mild case of nervous exhaus- Hon from overwork may need only to get away from the cause of their difficulty and have a good rest. Those with a really severe mental nness may require sanatorium care tor many years. No matter how severe, it is Important that a person who begins to show mental or nervous symptoms should not long remain without attention. A mental or nervous ailment or disease can become rapidly worse, and as time goes on it is likely to become more and more difficult to cure. Cause Not Understood Tlie causes of most mental and nervous conditions are not thoroughly understood. Some of thorn may come from the heavy strain of modern living a nd the great nental tension produced by the vorld today. Others-doctors strenuously debate how many—may be In some way related to heredity Treatment Includes such meas- ircs as psychotherapy (treatment 'f the mind by specialists), rest Miysleal therapy which may Include lot baths, hand work, and shock rentmcnts. Although much has to be learned about causes, prevention and treatment of the nervous and mental diseases, progress Is aa- 'anced'and more Is practically cer- ain, It is high time that people stopped being ashamed of a nervous or mental disease in members of their amily or their friends; they are no more responsible for them than hey would be for a broken bone >r a sinus Infection. 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 Is the mean- Ing of an X-ray which shows a "non-functioning pathological gallbladder?" ANSWER: This means that the dye given to show the gallbladder up In an X-ray film has not filled this organ us Is generally the case. It raises the_ question of a diseased gallbladder, 'and if other symptoms warrant it may be advisable to remove it. By DeWftt Mackenzie •*P Foreign Affair* Analyst Ever since the union of Scotia and England In 1707 the Sc . periodically have demanded hoi run lor their kingdom. (Yes s3 land still Is officially a "kingdom) Now they're at It again. To the unitlated that »J seem mighty tough on mo t,l Ensland-ivhat with the com™" "vely recent loss of Eire an^ l^ut^twouw^toug™-!',/, Kilties were In dead earnest i »nce the blood ol (to H&iir ™»s In my own veins I speak wi S 8u ?ar2U ) 'S" Ifvo Intent. ™i»ness or t is I'ough'ng up"the C |ai a il c °h5 e fEn •em In" .IV 01 "' largd y to k« .he t, i - heir .?""• ° { — When the jack of diamonds was led, would you go right up with the ace in order to discard a losing club from your hand? That would be the wrong play. In order to make the contract, you have to find the king of clubs on your right, or you must get rid of both your small clubs. Therefore you must play the queen of diamonds from dummy on trick one, and discard the three of clubs from the South hnnd, when the queen holds the trick. Then cash the ace of diamonds and discard the eight of clubs. You concede a heart trick and you have no problem. But if you go up with the ace of diamonds at trick one, and the club Unease loses, you will lose a club and a heart. donoo r deuce, they cou ld , ake |( Wo u u- ' Olk - The CermanT *me d iTVu 1 "" 1 B0nd rcMon "HI ^ kllted !Ii e»'and trot the ladies from hell". The Kaf" ««• were (C rr(fied when the Sr, o the V™- thc lop lhc the * or the bagpipe. Scots Cnnlii win S'ure the Scots could walk out ""Ion with EngUnd-Jf £ev °™ ed lo But they don't wanTto „ ' nn' ; wano oi a Jolly good reason In the' n h", C r ° f Scolland - a^ that's poun shillings and pence , Y ,f U u SCe ' whllc Sou'-hern See land has great Industries the r sources of the country as a whc are not all that a Scot could wis Of course, there is (he worlrtv gcst shipyard on the civde- tV are the big Scolch whiskey' disti lerics and the Loch Ness monstt though one doesn't couple the two things for any special reason. The Loch Ness sea serpent ("Ne sic" the native call ft> I» one Die great drawing cars In Scotlan It was first seen In 1033 and h I amwarect numerous times sl m . I Mussolini's wartime propagani staff clnfmcd that an Italian destroyed the monster with a bomb hit. but that was a He. J. V I McKillop. of Inverness, cmm clerk for Inverness-Shire, report, sighting the sei-peanl as late April g. ion. At lh , t lime Nes was proposed for membership the county council, but the idc was dropped. „ But to Ret back to our miitton.< Scotland Is far from wealthy costs a lot to maintain a povr-rr i mant for a countrv like that Ar so. unitv with riche'r Britain is ecr nominally much more sound, i least so It seems to a Scotsman. Opinion Is Sampled Tile latest home-rule flurry i this: The "Scottish plebiscite' Sri I clety" has taken a samole of ori' Ion In ons district. Bightv-slx cent of the reeistcred electors vo^ i with (his result; In favor of a par I liament independent of England-, 1 1 539; In favor of a Scottish 'parlis I ment to handle purely home al ! | fairs— 1.595; not in favor ot ar : f Scottish parliament— 122. j On the basis of this vote th advocates of a Scotlish parliamer'J for home affairs may try to pi" that Idea across. However, t seems small likelihood that an« great number of Scots will demand] separation entirely from Englaru' It doesn't make sense In pound: shillincs and pence. So Scotland will continue to sen her 14 members to the ImperiE Parliament In London. And the BrI tish, recognizing the shrewdness c , the Scots, will continue to emplo ' Highland brains In economic mat ters. I'm reminded or the late Andrei Bonar Law. Scotch chancellor o j the exchequer and afterward prim minister. He was a financial wizarc , I was In London during the firs ] world war when, on one occasion (a I recall it without any mcmol Bo . nar Law presented the national budget to parliament in a speed! lasting Uo hours— without refcrrinil to notes. On the whole the English-Scot . 1 tish partnership seems very profit I I able for both parties. J And, of course, the Queen <yl\ England is a Scot. • '?' 'i Read Courier News Want Ads. Mammal utcs for thought be lore playing to the rust trick In an important tournament match, \ct the newcomer «ften calls out immediately the card to be played from dummy to the first trick. When (he dummy goes down. review the biddiiiR In your mind. It will help you to place mis.^Ing ht|>h cards. Then start lo count your ti'icks. Yon may find that with a contract (or 10 tricks, you ] can count only nine. Thr-n you | must look for a \v«y to develop the 1 10th (rick. Today's play will look very easy to you because you can see all the hands. But suppose that you were looking only at the South cards »nd at the dummy in the North. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted South American mammal 9 It likes a climate 13 Concur H Pen name of Charles Lamb 15 Large cask 16 Warms 18 Dance step 19 Giant king of Bashan 20 Yeast 22 Lieutenant (ab.) 23 Seaport in Norway 25 Ceremony 27 Asterisk 28 Scent 29 Pronoun SO Whirlwind 31 "Smallest State" (ab.) .12 Parent 33 To the sheltered side 35 Sicilian volcano 38 Lease .19 Pipe 40 Bone 41 Is friendly 47 Depart 48 Employ SO Well done! 5! Damage S2 Vend 54 Intersticcd 55 Man's name 57 »re its principal food VERTICAL 1 Players 2 Kind of candy 3 Metal 4 Half an em 5 Pain 6 Row 7 Kind of cheese 8 N'etwork 9 Us 10 High mountain 11 Mart 12 Conquer "Tin (symbol) 20 Ordinal number 21 Soldiers 24 Chinese seaport 2B Think 33 Waken 34 Inferior 36 Nullify 3 < Worships 42 Arctic gulf 43 Rude child 44 Nostril 45 Above 46 Spar 49 High priest SI Tangle 53 Lower case fab.) 55 Chinese measure

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