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FACt THE BLYTHBVILU: COURIER NEWS THK OOURiBR NEWB CO B. W lUUflSS, Pubil JAMKS U VnWOHT, FACl O. SVMAfl. MttrUst&t 801* Natlonw Adverttrtnt Repr*Mntatlver Wtil»c« WitaHj Co, N»w York, Chicago, Detroit *rery Afumoon Except tuattj Entered as second clau mattej it (be post- ePet at KyUievlU*, Arkantt*, ucd*r »ct *i Con- |re*t, October I, 1*17 Mamber or Tbt A»sqci»t«d. tint SUBSCRIPTION RATES; B; carrier in the city ol BlyiWvUH at »nj •uburbin town wher* carrier service u male- Uined, 20c per week, ot Mo p«> month By mail, within a rsdltu ol 68 mile*, 14.00 p« yeer, «2.oo lor six months, il.oo for thus* mohthij bj mall ouUide 60 mile son* »io.oo per rui payable in advance. Meditations AM b* not drunk with vine, whml* U «««•»»; hut b* filM with the Spirit; SM**!n| t* roumU 1m pwlms and hyinm ani iplritwal sent*, »lBfin{ and m*klRf melody In your heart to the l«d.— Cphtaialu S:ll, 19. • • • God tent Hd. linger* upon earth With songs of sadneM and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts ol men, And bring them back to Heaven again. ! Barbs I U'< o4d that tome t»ry«r» haven't »dv«rtued, "•ults luppreised while you wait." Lata of folks being laid off are brok«— and •«• rwll» that a unall roll helm *vwt when tt»y h»v« * lo-f. • • • It means' better health to pay your bill* and lit your mind have a rest. If you aren't up whe» your hrMJUatt la jou SHOULD b* called down. KiAi toon will be going to the cirou« to have a picnic or to a picnic to have a clrcut. He Helped to Bui Id A Better Community Blj'thevillt «nd Mississippi County will feel keftnly the loas of a community leader in the death of Sam H. William*, ; whos« banking career dstes back to 1920 and included connections with financial irutitutioni in ttyo attltes. : Th« bank winch he helped organize hei'i in 1937 has shown rapid jfrowth until today it is one of the larger institution! in northeastern Arkanaai. -•-..: : His interests as a banker were linked closely with the agricultural wealth Of the community even though lie was not an owner of farm Sands. He was a student of farm problems and a pioneer in the field of crop production loans. He served his country with credit during World War I and was a factor in helping / Mississippi County to oversubscribe its quotas in war loan drive* during World War II. Sara Williams Helped to mak« Mississippi County a getter place in which to live, and many will mourn his untimely passing. >.lf Solons Value Our Esteem -They'd Better Get to Work Every Senate filibuster draws a lot of indignant response from press and public, and the present one is , 10 exception. There ha\e been lengthy discussions of the unjust, undemocratic snd downright ridiculous aspects of Uiis ancient practice. But some of the curly speeches in this filibuster seem worthy ot further comment—which ,s mort- than can be • said of the usual time-killing oratory on such occasions. For these speeches contain opinions uf the Senate's function by some O f ti lti men who have been there longest. Their conclusions may surprise some of the voters. Senator George ot Georgia held that the Senate's primary function "is not legation iu the strictest sense. Its pnmary and main function . . . partakes jf the natuyo of conference and negotiation between' guv. el-feigns." Senator Stennis of Mississippi opol .. ated in the sam. ,-arefied atmosphere. Shall the Senate abdicate its historic role," he asked, "ar.d becomt merely another legislative oody?" Senator (Jon- a»lly of T«XBB feit that more d«b*u i. n«eded in th« Sen.te to counteract tht radio propaganda put out by "special groups." Senator Russell of Georgia said he thought that Die Senate was "the last forum of free discussion on earth, the tat citadel of individual rights, the ta*t hope of j-jjhtg of free states, thfe list refuse of oppressed minorities." • Undoubtedly the wntinjental »eii- tlemen from Georgia—and the ditto from Mississippi and Texas—were giving their oratory tree rein without too much regard for the literal and ultimate meaning of what they said. Still, they must have been giving an approximation of tlieir true feelings. But do these senators, so acutely aware of their own importance, think that that importance absolves the Senate from the routine of legislation? There is nothing in the Constitution about "conference and negotiation between sovereigns" or a "historic role." There is nothing that defines the Senate w the last best hope on earth, which Mr; Russell seems to think it is. In fact, the Constitution divides up the job pretty evenly between the House and Senate. The House initiates revenue bills and the Senale approves or rejects treaties. The House impeaches a President and the Senate tries the impeachment. Aside from that their duties are about the same. The House hits quite as much constitutional reason to excuse itself from the bom-j^ois and bothersome chore of legislation as the Senate has. Tile voters hir*j the senator* to do u prescribed job. That job does not include conferring and n'.'ifotiatiiig like sovereigns or conducting a debating society in a vacuum. Most, oi' the members surely realize this. It *eenis to us that if the Southern senators in question really want to enhance the dignity of the Senftte, they might better pack their togas in the attic trunk try to recover from their attack of inflated occupational ego, knock off their filibustering, and get, to their job of legislating. .BLVTHEVILLE 'ARK.) COURrER NEWS VIEWS OF OTHERS Inflation Controls Now? With a break in the commodity market, a decline In food prices, Dig inventories and buyer r»tijtanc* In other consumer products, and spotty though In places severe, layoffs of workers, it would not be surprising If the administration 'bill to curb Inflation should logic bewildering to many people. If the bill called for imposition of all the control! 11 jpecifies, instead of just standby aulhor- ity for the President, it, would, of course, make no •ense at all. But the fact of the matter- li that, while a majority of economists and business ob- tervtts look for at least, a leveling off. if not a recession, there is a reputable minority who believe that the current down turn will be brief ma that inflation Is still the greater danger. Everybody knows that nobody really 'Knows. In this situation the administration sides with the minority who fear further inflation. And their reasoning can't simpiy be dismissed. It, runs Ilk* this: True, food and other expendable consumer iUnu are now plentiful and their prices slipping » bit. But certain bask materials such as steel, which go Into the products and the Industries which have always afforded long-run support to the economy are skill in short sijpply and their pric«j rising. If anything The full production, full employment, full conjunction circle could be smashed by those scarcities and high prices which block expansions as easily ns by a number of other causes. Signs do point to the American economy being in a critical phase-critical, in thai from today's pause it could heat) eitner up or down. A rapid •pinllng in either Direction would be aanteroua. But even those who nre urging these intlatlon controls say the signs will be clearer in a couple of mouths. It is cm- gui'ss that, Congress-espcctal- ly as regards anything ns touchy as higher taxes -rvill want to hold off tiiat long at least and taHe * look at, those signs iu,elt. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY It is unfortunate thai in the present posture ot world affairs, nearly three-lourth, ol our national budget is dcvolcd to paying the expense or past wars and trying to present future wars. ... it Is costing us lots of money but will be worm u tt we can bring peace, not In our generation, but to all generations, not in our nation, but to nil na- ttorts.— Vice President Barkley. • » . At. 4 time when peoples throughout the world nre being courted by an aggressive slatclsm that would nave them ntirtK-atc their personal share In government and entrust their welfare io rule by cjliigc, the American people must put their talth In n.6t less— but more— pmonul responsibility In the affairs ol their community and the nation.— Gen. Omar N. Bradley. • » • The (President's) Council ol Economic Advisers see this year »s conuining the possioiliiy ot the economy of tlic nation on a » 0 lis u becomes 4 year el r6al »h,owaown. , O. fj<mr«, chairman, Council tednomtc AdvUert. It Is becoming more and more evident ihal every family Is going to have a S5000 yearly income . . not too far in the lulurc.—Dave Beck, executive vice president, AFL-TeamsWrs Union. • • • An ojitlmtst ts a jus who Mts In the last TOW *n« winks »t the chorus—Radio comedian jimmy Dunntt. Much of Republican Senator's Health Plan Found In Administration's Public Welfare Act for 1949 Out of a Bureau Drawer TUESDAY, MARCH IB, I949-J By I'eier Edson NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, <NEA> - Not m-ich attention ha» been paid to it, jut a laiec part of Sen. Hotert A. Taft'Ji plan to provide better medical care for the needy has been absorbed in the new Truman administration "Public Welfare Act of M." ]us«_ presented to Congress. The importance of this development cannot bt minimized. If Congress should pass this new bill to establish a mow adequate public welfare plan, it would knock the ground out from under Senator Taft't health plan .Insofar as the Taft plan would cover poor people not able to pay their own doctor illlj. It might also knock the props from under the administration's national health insurance plan. *r!nw on the administrationV new public welfare and expanded vjcUl security program are now be- ng held by Chairman Robert L. Joughton'A House Ways and Means Committee. One short, section ot the proposed 'ublic Welfare Act covers this mater of providing more federal aid or slate medical care to the aged, the indigent, dependent children And the blind. It reads iw fellows: "Definition of 'Assistance.' Sec, .403. As used In this title, the term assistance' means cash assistance and, where the state plan so pro- dea, medical assistance." A later section defines medical ' «ststaaice us medical services foi ! need.}* individuals—including tin 1 )ayment of Insurance premiums-- 1 by a state welfare agency to per- ; sons or institutions. Patients in institutions for tubercular or mental ] diseases would not be included, but [ patients in other private or public medical institutions would be covered. Clauses Art Significant These sections may look simple enough, but they have considerable importance In future consideration of th» national health insurance programs. Every state now has a plan for providing some assistance to th<} poor. About 12.000,000.000 are now being spent under these programs. The federal government Is now proposing to increase tbL» amount by direct contributions to the states. For the first year the amount would be about SIOO.OOO.OCO a year more Later, about twice that. • More than 5.000,000 people me now receiving such public assistance. About hajf of them are' old people, i,703,<XX> are persons in faniiliei receiving aid for dependent children, 86.COO are blind, and 800,000 are other needy persons. Those fipures were given to the Doujhton committee by Commissioner Arthur J. Altmeycv of the U. S. Social Security Board.Un explaining the proposed new bills. • The amounts which these peoph receive if public assistance vary from state to st.ite. Roughly, tlv; federal government pay's from three-tilths to three-fourths ol this af.iislance. Payments are usually made by the states to the individuals In cash and they spend it for what they need—food, clothing and shelter. Some medical assistance 15 now provided. In a recent survey of 20 states now co-operaling with the federal aid program, medical payment* to the aged varied from lew Ulan one dollar a month in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Caroiinas. to $5 a month In Michigan and $12 a mouth in Connecticut. Federal aid for medical care l£ now possible only when an 'amount for such payment is included in the state's money payment direct to the individual. As maximum limits are set on the amount of federal aid. the needy often don't get enough to pay their bills for medical sei vices. Also, some state welfare agencies prefer to make payments direct to the doctor or the hospital. Gavfrnment Plans More Aid Whnt the federal government I* now proposing is to change these conditions and enlarge the amount of federal aid to the states, so that ireater medical care can be given to tho needy. Senior Taft's original plan would also have provided grants to the states for subsidizing voluntary lth Insurance plans, like (tin Blue Crus.s. The administration'? new bill, it will be noted, It no substitute lor any such voluntary or compulsory health insurance plans In fact. Commissioner Altmeyer anticipates that if national health insurance were adopted, the amount of federal aid to the slates tor medical care of the poor could, be reduced. The new Truman administration plan would proride that every state would have to submit an approved welfare plan before it could get federal aid. states with smallest economic resources would get 75 per cent help rrom the federal government. Richer states would get only 40 per cent federal help. N HOLLYWOOD By Eriklnc Johnson NEA Staff Corrtspondtnt HOLLYWOOD. I NEA) — Holly-| ton eiici-k °° d . ha ,f, ^-discovered wl.at ill At. only 41. McCarthy is one ol limits will be the secret weapon to! those self-made guys Seventeen •ct people tack into movie theaters, j years njo lie dirtul have a d-ne I Its movie stars in tBe flesh. His rather was a $3-a-Uny la' v er ' »-ay from their natural haunts. iu Houston. In 1S32 McCarthy vas "Movie stars today have to be working In a gasoline station 'for alrsmen as well as entertainers," fccynotcd William Goetz of UI. So coming nn and underway arc itnr junkets to cities nil over the and with stars selling their new films to Ihe fans in person. It's lothing new — Warner Brothers tarted It before the wur. But it ells tickets. The most pretentious of the lot s a Hollywood migration to Houson. Tex.. March 16-17, in which even a hotel is getting into I lie act. Multi-millionaire Glenn iUcCar- hy is paying for this one (nn es- inialcd $350.000 party! to launch ils first movie. "The Green Prom- sc" and his new S4.000.000 Hous- lon hotel. The Shamrock. McCarthy ts doing things hc- mtiiifr a fellow with a $160,000.- 0W> fortune. (In Houston he's known as the rich man's Howard Hufhri.) There will be a special 15-car Santa Fc streamliner and three chartered DC 6's to transport stars and press to Houston. In case you're Interested In chartering n train some time, the cost for the Houston trip was $30.000. The planes came at a^ mere S8000 each. EXPENSIVE GUESTS McCarthy also is paying the bills for half a dozen radio shows. Including Dorbthy Lsmour's, to travel to Houston. Tlie whole affair. Including trains, planes, eiitertnln- nient, meals, etc., for a mob of week. He went to four different universities lo piny football Set In HOLLYWOOD nn Page 7 75 Years Ago In Btythevillt, — All uiiSRare of the excitement he v.i* causing, c. J. Evrard. elderly appraiser lor the Home Loan corporation, gave housewivef In the 1000 west Main street block a big thrill yesterday afternoon. I'atroimeii John roster and C. B. I H<:K W crc at polite, headquarters when the telephone rang. An excited 'emmine voice urged them to rash '" a cert.im house where an iu- 'iudcr had been seen entering. As the officers sped to the scene lhey found women In the vicinity, Mlthough well away (rom the house. The woman, whose house the intruder wai believed to be ran- .lacking, waved them to hall and ! implored (lie officers to save her Jewrlrv. She had arrived shortly before the ofllcers. One policeman rushed to the renv door, another to a side entrance. As the later entered he met the in- iruder. pencil and notebook In hiuid, coming downstairs from the second floor. Mr. Evrard explitncd to the officers that usually hoiue- wu-e.s didn't want him in.spocthifr the>ir houses in the morning when McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Rv William E. McK.crmrj America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Declarer Outsmarts Himself Gets Set When you look today's hand over, yon may say that it is very simple, yet I think I could write scv- crnl nrtlclos about it. It was played by four of the gronte.it players in the country. The defenders were Samuel Stnyman of New York City in the West, and George Rapee, also of Now York City, In the East. Ranee had just won lite wr championship masters lndlvidu»I tounmmenr. Tlie bidding shown Is exactly the way it occurred »t the Uble. West cashed tht klmi »nd see f lie»rts. nearly 40 Ofor a wfelt will cost Ihe ] Him?* were torn up Hnd that when Texas tycoon alx>\il $350,000. I he got around in the afternoon Ihsj But It's a deductible income tax «*r« usually gone, so if thcic was item, nnd the picture and the hotel! any way to enter he did so and « A5 + KQ 1073 , Tournament — K-W v»l. South w»t N»rU Rut 1* IV 2* 2V * * ln|^» X U Britain's Socialist Government Confident of Winning Electioi Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I> Written for NBA Service Sciatica means only that pain Is present along some part of the sciatic nerve which passes down the back of the leg from the buttocks to the heel. True sciatica can come from many causes, such as diabetes certain kinds of vitamin deficiency or in connection with other rheumatic conditions. An infection elsewhere In the oody, like an abscessed tooth, can cause sciatica. Whenever the cause can be discovered and removed, Improvement usually results Controlling diabetes, remedying vitamin deficiency or removing an abscessed tooth often brings about complete relief from the symptoms. However, sometimes the cause cannot be found at all Prwsure Affects Nerve When the sciatic nerve Is subjected to pressure, either where it conies out of the spine or lower oown. sciatic pain develops. The cause of the pressure may be In the spin itself, from some "diseased condition there, or from Inflammations In the neighborhood of the nerve, such as a muscular rheumatism or even some inflammation or disease within the abdominal cavity Itself. Tumors can produce sciatic pain. Some doctors claim that most "sciatic neuritis" is caused by a hernia of a cartilage-like substance lying between the vertebrae. This is called the nucleus pulposus and good results have ' been reported Irom the surgical treatment of this condition. In cases in which the cause cannot be discovered, the injection of a local anesthetic or salt solution may relieve the pain. Manipulation, together with other measures of physical therapy, are also often useful. Special exercises and X-ray treatments have been employed with success in some of the more difficult cases. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to enswer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. Question: My husband moves his feet and legs constantly in sleep, waking each morning with aching muscles. Answer: This condition could be what has been called "restless legs." According to published reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the most charac- eristic symptoms are a feeling of weeklies* in the legs and a sensa- ,lon of cold in the feet. Disturbance of sleep is common. For relief. 3Sople move their feet constantly or ret up and move about. Massage las no effect. The unnleasant sensations appear only when the person is at rest, as In sleep or at •he movies. The cause is not understood Jose that the* spades were divided -2—that is what the expert figures on. If the spades had been divided 4-2. declarer would have made his contract; but as It was, it took one )f the greatest defensive plays it las been my privilege to see to set 'hs contract. South did not take the third •ound of trumps. Instead, he led a club to dummy's ace. came back to ils hand with a club, then led the king of clubs. At this point neither of the defenders had a club, but f either one ot them had ruffed ;hls trick, the contract would have n made. SUyman discarded the seven of diamonds, having played the three of diamonds at trick four on dummy's king. Believe It or not. Rapce discarded the deuce of diamonds. Now declarer KHS sure that Stsy- nlan had held four spades, so he led another club, on which Stayman discarded the ten of dlamojitis. Rupee trumped this trick, and led a diamond which Stayman trumped, thus defeating the contract one trick. get national publicity, so who cares? Maybe jou'd like to know sflmclhlns about a (ellow who c»n ho« , 5350,000 parly with the samr. wild abandon with which »o» would pick » p , , 3i5() lunr .li- complete'! his appraisal. The alarm of the neighborhood women s*v* way io lauflittr *s the officers emerged with their "prts- oner" and drove away, Mr. Evrard accepting the oiler ot a "lift" to the buMn«« district. then led the third heart which declarer ruffed with the three 01 spades. South then led a small diamond to dummy's king, led the Jack or spades and Rapec covered with ;>if king. Declarer won the trick with the ace and cashed the queen of snad.cs. Now you mil hi say that all <Je- cMrer had to do wa« to cash t,H< ten ot spades, picking up both o • the defenders' remaining trumps I and you would b« right. But tup Songstress HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted linger 11 Dishearten 12 Inlertticet 14 Peer Gynl't molher IbCode 17 Immtrw 18 Pint (ab.) 19 Elaborate spectacle 21 Chinese unit of weight J2 Symbol for samarium 23 Within 25 Couple 27 Pillar 30 Row 31 Pedal digit 32 Unit of enerjy 33 Ireland 3* On the ocean 36 Decays 37 Symbol ior ruthenium 38 She is heard the air waves 39 Laughter sound 41 Retainers 47 H«br*» letter 49 Brazilian macaw 51 Rock 52 Eternity 53 Territory 55 Nostrils 57 River 58 Filth VCM1CAL 1 JcXe 2 Indian 3 Compass point 4 Girl'a mm* Bashjn 19 Peel 20 Point 22 She Is ftmate o!a popular quartet 2-1 Idea 25 Entreaty 26 Ventilates ' By DdVIlt MaeKenile W; Foreign Affalri Analyst Britain's first Socialist gov< ment has been favored with many smiles by fortune that party now feels able to claln will be returned to power In general election scheduled for r year, As things stand It would be t ficult to controvert this predic Certainly It's clear that John B famous Winston Churchill will h to perform the hat trick It he ms a come-back and regains the pr mlnlstershlp for the Conserva Party. The Soclalsts felt they had t, ed the corner a foilniglvt ago w they won the by-election in strategic constituency of So Hammersmith, London, and t retained the seat In parliami This election was considered to tal that Churchill went all-out campaigning for the Conserval candidate. The old maestro ca) . on the voters to lead the "way I of the Socialist quagmire"— but f I couldn't deliver the goods. This was the thirty-first seat Socialists had defended successful since they defeated the Conscrval I Party under Churchill as the f\ was ending. Now they have art.i another to this formidable list 1 capturing the St. Pancras Disti of London. This long winn|| streak is a record for Britain. Atlee Ailvijor Confident Francis Williams, former pull relations advisor to Prime Minis! Atllee, told some ot us here In N*l York the other day that the.J election figures make it practit certain that labor (the Socialiil will be returned In the next gene] election. He thought that perh.'l the party would have a slightly I duced majority, but that it wo I be large enough for working opl ations. I Williams Is a shrewd observer nl knows his British politics. I fi| met him while visiting Britain 1945. shortly after the Social)! came to power. He then was advi to the prime minister, with whj I had a long conservation. Dur!| the talk Mr. Attlee told me of plans for socialism. It Is worthy of note, by the wl that the program which Attlee trj outlined to me has been follow! closely. In other words, the Socil ists knew what they were shooti] for. That program, of course, has presented a tremendous turn&'l for England, since a very considil able degree of nationalization rl been carried out, communicatlof and transportation. The all impo:l ant steel industry is In process I being nationalized. Most controvi| siai of all has been the socializaV of medicine, covering all sort.* treatment. Much at Stake !n Britain So the public has had a compil heuslve sample of Socialist war! And the government figures thl since a majority of the voters col tinue to express approval In b| elections, they must be willing carry on. Whether that Is true remains be demonstrated. There are indicl lions that a wholesale continuati! of nationalization might produce adverse reaction. In this connection Mr. WHliatl says he believes the next five-yel plan will include much less natiol alization than has been carried ol in the first period. He thinks t:l new program will center on Indul trial democracy. Hint Is. with worf crs having more Importance In rl lation to mnnngcment. I Naturally events might produl a sharp change In political trenJ before the next general electiol However, this much we can sal That election bids fair to be oil of the most volcanic England evl has known, it will determiil whether socialism, as demonstratJ m the trial. Is to be formally ai| proved or whether there is to be I reversion to u more conservatr| form of government. Tn short. Britain's very way life will be at stake. Read Courier News Want Ads. 1 5 Rabbit <Bear constellation 7 Year between 12 and 20 8 Preposition 9 Aged 10 Brad 11 Dibble 28 Kind 29 Golf devices 33 God Cf lovt J5 Sea bird 33 Possessed 40 Greek god of war 42 Essential being 43 Sicilian volcano 44 Composition in verst 45 Half-em 4«Cleave « 7 Writer el poetry 4» Abstra 59 Amount (ab.)| 5! M»k* * nniitik* 54 Symbol for erbium S6 T!ire«-to«d sloth

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