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FAGK EIGHT ' <AWt.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1949 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS -: THE COURIER NEWS CO. '•'. II. W. HA1NES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Mmager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. J Atlanta, Memphis, : ~ Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ' : ' Entered as second doss matter at the post• office at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under act 0) Con" gross. October 9, 1911. .? Member of The Associated Press , SUBSCRIPTION RATf;S: . By carrier ii) the city of Blylhcvllle or any / suburban town where carrier service is malu- -• lained, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, »4.00 pet ". year, S2.00 for six months, Sl.OO for three months; by mall outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations Incline your rar, unil tomr inilo me; hour anil your sou) shall live; and I will make nil everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.—Isaiah 55:3. * ' * « Our immortal souls, while riglileous, are by Ood himself beautified with tlic title of his own image and similitude.—Sir Walter Raleigh. Barbs Tomorrow is the day that comes Just alter yon have finished figuring out today's problems. » * » Winter truck travel t.as made If so Hint we tan • stay on the riglit road and still be In n. rut. • • » Judging from some bathers seen In Florida, what this country needs urgently is form relief. * » « Some Knstor bats will be smaller. Hut, will they cut doivn the overhead expense? # * * Interest, on government bonds is so high you'll be richer—buy and buy! U. S. Reds' Pledge Really Nothing New their party leader* ar« now on trial. But the American people knew all that before two of those leaders made their latest public declaration of loyalty to Russia. So why all the excitement? "The greatest temporal power that ever existed" can certainly cope with the danger of domestic communism, which is n real menace even with virtually no popular ouppovt. It can cope with communism <.& it has coped with other dangers and menaces—by action, not by fear and hysteria. There has already been action against the Communists. But there has also been a lot of hollering, hand-writing and breast-beating. There seems little point now in any more of it. The people are now fully aware of the basic facts. Shouted denunciation of the Reds simply wastes time and energy and doesn't hurt the Reds u bit. Hut there is a need for action. And the most pressing need, il seems to us, is for a decision by the government. Shall the Communi.st Parly be outlawed, all its known officers arrested, and other strong measures taken? Or shall it be allowed (o continue, under very close surveillance, as a disgusting but minor menace which is less dangerous in the open ? Jliiny other positive measures depend on that decision. And whatever the decision may be, it can be carried out eaim- ly, confidently, firmly and without emotional fireworks. VIEWS OF OTHERS One Way to Close Bookies The sUitoincnt by two American Communist leaders Lhal they would sup- Hovt Russia in the event of war is quite different from rci:ent statements by Communist leaders in France and Italy. The words sound about the same, since Moscow announced the text. But the circumstances were not similar. Thorez and TotjliaUi spoke in countries where Communists are more numerous than here. They spoke in coun- • tries which would be in real danger of , speedy Russian occupation if war broke : out now. And they spoke to people still suffering from the horror, exhaustion i and destruction of the last war. Their appeal was based-on the assumption that many Frenchmen and ltalians.,would prefer Soviet serfdom to battle. It was not, we believe, a safe or reasonable assumption. But at the time it was the best answer that Moscow had ' for the challenge of the North Atlantic alliance. The statement of Foster and Dennis was only a faint echo of the others. These men were not silly enough to ask : Americans to welcome the Soviet armies as "liberators." They simply said that they would support Russia in any "unjust, aggressive, imperialistic war" ; brought on by "Wall Street," Well, everybody knows that's what they would do. They've said so before and they will probably say so again. Bui one ; would think that something new had been added. A Presidential t>i'css conference made quite a big thing nit of Mr. Truman's permitting a direct quote when he called these Communists "traitors." Senator Eastland indignantly proclaimed that he would ask legal provisions "to curb these traitorous agents of a foreign power and to prevent .sedition, espionage and treason." The president ;vf the National Association of Maiuil'a.Hnrers called on labor to co-operate with management in driving the Reds out of industry. William Greene said the AFI. would take no part in strikes to sabotage American defense. Even Henry Wallace got into the act by saying be was "not in accord' with the Communist statements. Apropos all the Hurry, General Eisenhower said something sensible—as is his custom;—in a talk to the New York Bar Association. Speaking of Russian-American relations generally, he said he deplored Americans' tendency to view the , international situation "with doubt, fear and even hysteria." ';. "The 140,000,000 people in this great land," he said, "ars the mightiest temporal power that ever existed. Let us look on our problems like a man who knows he is strong no matter how hum, ble he is." That is sound advice. The Communists in America are traitorous agents of . a foreign power. Their aim is sedition, espionage and treason. That is why The California Crime Commission now makes a matter of record what already has been rather gene/ally known: the fact that the CaiJone syndicate's Continental Press wire service has virtually a monopoly on (tarnishing horse-racing information to betting cbtaDlishmcnts. St. Louis, for example, remembers that tlie Capnne crowd took over the Pioneer .service formerly operated here by Bev Brown and Gully Owen. And St. Louis feels as strongly as docs the California Crime Commission that this is a business which leads to "much bloodshed, violence, intimidation, bribery and corruption.' California felt that tills race-news business had suffered a real set-back when the United Slates Ninth Circuit Cuurl. last month Issued an order forbidding Western Union to make its wires available to Co.'itinenlal. But now the crime commission is forced to issue a warning that the Caponc syndicate finds telephone lines just about as useful as telegraph wires. In the effort to stop commercialized gambling in Missouri, former Gov. IXmnelly, armed svit-h the same knowledge, ordered Southwestern Bell not to provide service to bookies in St. Louis and Kansas City. Yet the St. Louis police just a few days ago discovered a new "horse-parlor" on Nortii Fourth, street, in Commission Row, which did virtually all of its business by telephone and which apparently encountered no great difficulty in having 10 telephone instruments installed. On being notified of the purpose of the phones, tlic company ordered their removal. Perhaps the telephone company feels that it has no easy wny of knowing for what purpose its Instruments are to be used Perhaps it feels Uiat it has no business to *:nd out. The fact remains, however, that bookies—and the syndicate on which they depend—would have a hard time staying in business if plume and wire services were denied them. If Southwestern Is unwilling to withhold service on its own accord, legislators and courts should make sure that it is ordered to do so. As a beginning. Gov. Smith could repeat Ills predecessors' ord-rs. Few othrr single actions on his part cwild do more to dispel Ihe notion that Ramblers have taken his election as a green liglH for sicppiilg up their activities in this state. If the Governor wants siipix>rt for such an order, he can find plenty of it in the Calllornia Crime Commission report. The story there is the story here. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Bodyguard to the Rescue New View Suggested on Thing\ Right and Left in World Politic] Tht DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Rheumatic fever, which may attack either children or grownups, Is one of the most common and serious causes of heart disease. A severe bout of the disease may damage the heart so badly that heart failure develops In later years. This Is not always the case, however, since many people pass through one or even more attacks of rheumatic fever without sustaining dangerous Injury to their hearts. Both the heart muscle and the Inner valves of the heart may be affected. The valves which lie between the heart chambers serve an important purpose In the circulation of the blood. If they are damaged in such a way as to cause the blood to flow backward into a chamber which it Is supposed to have left, the heart is subjected to extn strain. Danger Sign Streamlining to Help Republicans to Become An Effective Minority in Washington Affairs Strain of this sort may eventually produce signs of what Is called heart failure. Shortness of breath on exertion Is one of the c mmon- est signs of such heart failure. If this is noticed, the heart should be carefully examined to determine the seriousness of the difficulty. In mlkl causes extensive treatments may not be necessary. A reduction In the amount of exercise or exertion may be enough to bring back reserve strength to the heart. In more severe cases, of course not only must more rest be taken and the cause attacked by whatever appropriate measures are available, but also special treatments such as the use of digitalis, must be considered. The removal of fluid from the abdominal cavity or the legs, either through a needle or by stimulating the kidneys by drugs, are other common linns of treatment. The diagnosis and treatment of heart failure of varying causes By Peler Edsun N'1:A Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) — Gradually the Republicans in the House of Representatives .seem to be get- ling organized as an effective minority. Tliis happy change has come about pi incipally through the creation of a new type of Republican Poi'.cy Committee and a brand-new Committee on Public Information. This latter group is now talking about hiring a topnotch public relations man to direct a $200.COO-a- ycar campaign to tell the country just what Republican policy is on every issue that comes up, and sell the voters on it. These developments amount to almost a revolution In -the conduct of Republican affairs In Washington. When the ill Republican congressmen elected last November came back to Washington at the turn of the year, they were a pret- House side fumbled around, but finally produced a constructive suggestion to abolish the old Steering Committee and set up a new Policy Committee. Previously the Steering Committee had been selected more or less by seniority. Nolxxly ever knew exactly who was on il, and it never functioned as a policy-makin,- group. Usually the various commit tee chairmen made their own policy in their respective fields. In setting up the new GOP Policy Committee, it was decided to junk this antio.uated machinery. The new committee was based on geographical distribution. Excluding the Democratic solid South, the U. S was divided into eight regions. Republican congressmen fron each of these districts were told to meet and elect a specified numbe of members for the Policy Commit When the Polipy Committee caches an agreement on any issue nfter full discussion in minority caucus, the next job will be to make jhis policy clearly understood by the country at large. Position Not Clear to Voters • Republican congressmen now believe that one reason the GOP made such a poor showing in the last election was that the voters did not understand the party's position. Presidential candidate D e w e y ' s and degrees Is so Important that It always requires careful study by the physcian and complete cooperation between doctor and patient. • • • 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 cause of a coated tongue? * • * Answer: Many possiblitles have By DeWitt McKenzie M'j Foreign Affairs Analyit One of the most logical minds I :now is possessed by my collcagua "toward Blakeslee, science edit 'or the A. P. He is so logical as be almost terrifying to less tld mentalities. Every once In a while he brea away from" his atomic theories a)} takes a critical view of foreign ail fairs, applying the same cold reaj oning he devotes to his science. Fr< quently I get the product of h| analyses, generally In the form a note or a letter, delivered by me senger although Blakeslee's quarJ ers are only a few steps from n* desk. The latest Is the following: "Dear sir: , "May I suggest that your columl take Umc out to state the rlghl and left of things? "The Russians, for example, an farther to the right—politically an socially speaking—than any otlitJ great nation, and probably tlm any small country, even those will absolute potentates for governors. | Aristocrats Rule Russia "Russia is governed by a smal aristocracy, the Communists. B the largest estimates these Communists are not more than fou| per cent of the Russian people, "They form a tight aristocracy- tighter than the traditional aristoc^ racics that were based on Inheritl ancc. I "Their government is despotic, il is as despotic as that of the traditl lonal despots. Possibly the extrem* rightist)! of the Russians Is surprising. For generations were governed despotically by c They haven't changed. They still have the same sort of extreme righl government. "By comparison, the TJnitecl States, Britain, France, any greal nation you can name, are far to tlnl left." Does It give you a shock to bil told that what you have been call- Ing "left" is really "right?" Terms Originated Long: Ago The terms "left" and "right", a:| tee. The average was one for every ' party policy is. partly responsible. This uncertainty has carried over into ihe present Congres. For instance, on the one major issue thus far decided in the House—extension of reciprocal trade agreements —the Republicans voted almost solidly against it. But they never did make clear to the country why they voted as they did or what the campaign vagueness may have been {o fae con gj c i ere d, including smoking. drinking of alcholic beverages, general illness, and disorders of the stomach or other portions of the digestive system. ly dispirited bunch. They had lost 12 GOP congressmen. Three more n^ *i tho 9-u; wnts ih-v iirW in the members were elected by Hie Republican Committee on Committees. Then five party leaders were made members ex-officio to complete the raster of 22. This policy Committee has been In existence only a month and so far has taken definite action on only one thing. It has recommended ' a decrease in excise taxes on transportation and a few luxury items. But the plan Is to have this committee shape and state GOP ; policy on every issue that comes up. There is no intention, however, of mr.king the Policy Committee decisions binding on all Republicans in Congtess. Every congressman will have absolute freedom to vote as he sees fit. of the 246 seats they held in the 80th Congress. About BO of those seats had been held by congressmen who thought they didn't run the slightest risk of being re-elected. Their chagrin ?.t defeat was terrible. Those who came back realized fully that something was wrong and that something had to be done. In the Senate, a small group of self-styled liberal Republicans trie:l to stage a protest against the old guard by nominating Henry Cabcjt !x)dge, Jr., to run against Robert A. Taft for the minority leadership. That proved to be a futile gesture. Also, it split the party. House Republican leaders decided the Job had to be done some other way. Policy Committee Suggested First Republican caucuses on the To carry out this assignment on future issues that arise, the Republican Committee on Public Information has been appointed. On It are Republican leader Martin, Auchincloss of New Jersey, Boggs of Delaware. Brown' of Ohio, Case of South Dakota, Ellsworth of Oregon. Hall of New York, Halleck of Inoiana, Jensen of Iowa. Thus far the committee has been concentrating on trying to find the right man to run its public relations program. But the naming of this new-type Policy Committee and the Public Information Committee to publicize policy decisions are probably the best political news In Washington, where the need for a strong and vocal opposition to the majority has long been felt. TMeat Prices Blamed ST. LOUIS. (UP)—A dermatologist believes high meat prices are a major factor in the Increase of diseases of the skin. Dr. Joseph Grindon. Jr., St. lams University skin specialist, says he has encountered a 25 per cent rise in the number of patients afflicted with pellagra. He blames it on a vitamin B deficiency stemming from less meat eating because of high prices. used politically, originated long In Europe. In many parliament 1 ! the designation of "right" was ap-l pHed to the coscrvatives and inon archists who sat at the right of th(| presiding officer. Their opposition! the so-called liberals, sat on tln other side of the officer, and sc| were termed the "left." On this basis we see, as Blakesle Indicates, that the further we | to the right, the closer we come despotism. The further we swing to the left the nearer we approach "democracy", which Is ruled by the] majority. Bolshevism, which is the! modern Russian version of Com-| immism, is a rule by a small min ority, although the term "bolsoj? ism" actually means majority. Thus we arrive at the conclu-l ion that the greater the restric-l tlons placed upon the Individual by| the government, the further swing to the right and the further] away we get from democracy. The preater our democracy the more we| swing to the left. And the moral of all this? Well,I '. should say it is to exercise care! n employing the terms "left" and! 'right". The safest way is to be I supecific and say "democracy" or! 'absolutism." IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, (NEA>— Recently, Bill Demurest heard about a nag paying off $T9 at Santa Anita. So he sent a telegram to Alan Ladd through the studio Western Union office telling him it was a sure thing and signed the name of Ladd's horse trainer. Then Bill had W. U. time the telegram ns being sent three hours before the race. Ladd got the wire "How's that?" Lewis laughed and said: "I saw him in vaudeville years ago and I should have killed him." Columbia's music boss, Morris Stoloff, says he recently hired a new secretary. One day from lunch and asked If there were any messages. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Uy William E. McKcnnej America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Be Slow in Playing To the First Trick the diamond queen In dummy with the ace, then cashed the ace of hearts. When he led a small heart form dummy, I wondered why he was not bothering' to pick up the trumps, but he played it safe. He trumped the four of hearts will the ten of spades and went back over to dummy's king of spades When both opponents followed Jack led the five of hearts from dummy and trumped it with the jack of spades. Another small spade was led to dummy, picking up the opponents' last trump. Then Jack ruffled the seven of hearts In his own hand. Thus he established the ten of hearts so that he could discard his losing club. He still had two trumps In dummy to ruff his losing diamonds, so he made seven- odd. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Miss Belle Whltsltt who has been I Quite ill is recuperating at the home I of her sister In Paragould. The Calvary Baptist Church wo-1 men will have a chicken supper I Saturday night for the benefit of I the church. Dinner will be served | for 25 cents. Boyd Godwin who has been in I Pasadena, Los Angeles and other I points in California for the past I ten months, returned home last | night. Miss Hallie Mcllaney who has I been spending the last few weeks I with her sister Mrs. L, H. Moore, | returned to her home In Kennett, Mo., last night Birds have the highest body temperature of any creature. "Yes," replied the secretary, "there's one from some violinist— probably some chap looking for a he returned ! Have you ever listened to one of ' the stars on the radio, and wondered what type of person he or she Is? Having heard Jack Kilty Delicate Insect on the air many times I had the SO THEY SAY Young Republicans should run for every available office from dog calchcr up. or give their active support to some worthy Republican candidate. . . . Our party has better leaders and belter principles, but we have absolutely failed to present thpin to the grass roots and precinct level.—Ralph K. Becker, chairman, Young Rfc- publican National Federation. * * • It is apparent to Bll that the United States economy has been functioning quite well—not perfectly, by any meaus, but quite well. For a- number of years, in tact, we have operated at more than usual capacity more than our plant . . . was designed to carry.—Assistant Secretary of Stale Willarti L. Thorp, « » * I have a hundred more novels that I would 'like to write (but) the Business details of my firs 1 , book still take all my lime. Nobody believes that, but it is true.—Margaret Mitchell, author ot 'Gone With the Wind." America is not finished any more than the •Automobile is finished. Great advances are always possible . . . There is a big job for young men to do. Progress Is always unfinished In America.—Benson Ford, vice president, Ford Motor Co. cb." "Who was It?" asked Stoloff. "Oil, I have i. written right lirre," she replied, and handed Mm n slip of paper which rc.ld: "Ilv Fit/." I on the set, immediately called a bookie and said he wanted to bet | $200 on the pony's nose. "Sorry," said the bookie, "but the | race is over—and she paid 519." Ladd was going crazy trying to I find out wliy the wire had been 1 delayed so long when Demarcst 1 confessed. Kd Gardner, talking about a certain Holly woodsman: "He's had his back to the wall j sr) long the handwriting Is on HIM." I Fashion Note | \1 Jolson bought his wife a new hat. He commented: "It's a very mui.sual model. It has no flowers. ! j no feathers, no veil. In fact, it has A studio stenographer, reports 1 110 material at all—she just wears Lynn Bari: "Current social cus- I torn makes it possible to determine almost Immediately when someone I has forgotten your name. They call you 'darling'." pleasure of meeting him the other day, and found him very interesting. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted butterfly, the swallowtail 5 Italian capital 6 Twisted 7 Leave (ab.) 8 Aerial (comb. form) Irving Hoffman, was explaining to I the typewriter repairman what was wrong with the machine. The man a-sked her specifically what keys I would not work. "Oh." she answered, "all those | little swear words In the top row." Reno Regular A movie doll was applying for a I passport. "Unmarried?" said the clerk. Replied the doll: "Occasionally." Brooklyn mama to a friend: "My son wrllcs from Hollywood I that, he's going to marry one ol I those Goldwyn girls." "Con^ralulalioiis," said the friend. "It's a very wealthy family." price tag over her car." .lamcs Mason walked into a Hoi- ' ivwnod restaurant and a tourist turned lo a friend and said: ' Gollv, I never expected ^son to look like that. He looks Just lik» Jnmes Mason. 1 ' * • • C.racic Allen, after having lunch wi;h Ulchnrd Wldimrk: "I was eating chicken livers and lui\ing goose flesh." Andy Russell says the tunes from i Cole Porter's nwc Broadway hit are being played so often thai the show should be rctitlcd "Kiss Me Dupll- Katc," Joe E. Lewis to a friend: "I'm responsible for ;.lickcy Roo- | ney's success in pictures." Now-born blue whales are larger than full grown elephants. Read Courier News Want Ads. + 375 * AK1085 V Q10875 * None + A83 Lesson Hand—Neither wl. South West Norti EM* 2 » 2* Pass 4 * Pass 3¥ 5 A 6* Pass Opening—* J Pas* 3 » Pass Pass Pass 17 He started out In 193D with Varncr Brothers in "The Desert Song" He was in a road show of Oklahoma" and then took the he lead in Ihe New York coin- xrnv in 1946. They tell me that 'was the first television disc ockcy. He is heard every Sunday ftcrnoon on "The Jane Pickens 6 The female is 9 Blood money sometimes 10 Lock opener with a 12 Pole row of yellow 13 sinbad's bird spots 16 Egyptian 11 Speaker sun god 13 Venerate 18 17th Greek H Scatter letter 15 Stupid person igpjgpen 17 Boy's name 20 Fanciful 18F,dits 21 Bullfighter 20 Western state 22 Part of "be" 23 Snare 24 Scottish 27 Usage (comb. sheepfold form) 25 Changes 28 Shout 29 Railroad (ab.) 30 Greek letter 31 Ever (contr.) 33 Half-em 34 Operatic solo 36 Harbor 38 Lend 39 Not as much 40His one of the world's pretty 26 Factories ^45 Former 32 Narrow inlet Eussian ruler 35 Blackbird of 46 Courtesy title cuckoo family 47 Compass point 36 Places (ab.) 48 Onager 37 Whirlwind 41 Bird's home 42 Was seated 43 Unit of electricity 44 Century <ab.) 50 Assist 51 Kxtincl bird 52 Girl's name 54 Id est (ab.) 56 Symbol for tellurium Show" over NBC, and he thinks that the best thing he has done so far is his recent M-G-M recording of "Sunflower." Jack is a careful and deliberate bridge player. Many players would be content Just to make six-odd on oday's hand and forget H. but not Jack. He won the opening lead of 46 Ocean 49 Facilitates 50 Eucharistic wine vessel 53 Refuse to give way 55 Country 57 Set anew 58 Fortification VERTICAL 1 Small child 2 Anger 3 Wander idly 4 And (Latin) 35 33

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