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BLYTHEV1LLE <ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 21,1949 THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS nun raws oo. ' H. W. MAHOC8, Fublkfat* JAMZ8 L. VERHOETF. Utter FACT. D. HOTUN, AdretHtnf ant* Miflnrit Adratutoc MpntatUttnt: WtUu* WttBH Oo, Ntw York. OhkMO, Drtntt. Imj Aft*rnoon Except SuixUf blind M wooed elu« matter at UM pott- a0k» *t BJytfcetlll*, Aikaiuu. undw t*t ot Coo- tno. Ootobv I, Uir Mcmbtr of Tb* AwocUtcd Pna SUBSCRIPTION RATES: «T curt* to tb» ettj o» BlytbOTUU or uv NbuitaB town wber* curler terrto* ti maintained, Xto ptr week, or Wo per month. By •"•". within a radius ot SO miles, M-00 pw jtu, (240 lor six months, $1.00 for three months; by null outside M milt lone. $10.00 per jtu ptytbte In advanot. Meditations Or even when we were with yon, thU we immeiUril jo«, that If any would not work, auttfccr dXMUd be eat.—II Theualonlan*. . • • . It 1* good to dream, but it Is better to dream and worlc. Faith is mighty, but action with faith i* mightier. De«lring li helpful, but work and de- mire an Invincible.—Thomu R. Gainci. Barbs Silence tent golden to the person who dtstrvti a pat on the back. coaehea nn wild In IlllnoU— Just like la UM bateball ir.lninj eampa, A dealer predicts real activity in tlraw hata thU aumrntr. Especially by those who can't keep them on. • • • We Uke lununer better than winter because ftafi when trerjbodj «Ue It lair, too. • • • When being introduced to a bill collector the popular greeting Is, "Can you come back next week?" Cripps' Plan to Handle Marshall Funds Rejected Put and Take President Truman favor* * bill to raise military pay. But he also thinks that the higher pay. including allowances, should be subject to income tax. The proposed bill carries an average increase of 14 per cent, ranging from 3 per cent for the sixth enlisted grade to nearly 60 per cent for generals and admirals. The President says the bill ought to contain a provision that no serviceman should suffer a pay cut. Without such a provision a lot of men would lose money on the increuse-and-tax arrangement. For exumple, a single soldier making $9GO a year would get a f 28.80 increase and pay a tax of $48. It doesn't look from here as if the average serviceman would get much benefit from putting a pay increase in his pocket and then taking it-out again to pay to his employer, Uncle Sam. About the most tangible gain we can see for him is some experience in the delightful pastime of filling out the income tax form. VIEWS OF OTHERS When Congres's first considered the Marshall Plan, some members asked for a provision that would prohibit participating countries from using aid funds to nationalize their industries. Enemies of the Plan charged that this request meant that America would insist on a Europe-wide adoption of private capitalism as the price of assistance. The charge was not true. No such strings were attached to the aid program. But a few duys ago a member of one of the participating governments tried to fasten some strings of bis own. At the Intel-national Marshall Plan conference of cabinet members in Paris, Britain's Sir Stafford Cripps proposed & strict British-type program of internal economic controls in administering the funds. He also insisted that the Marshall Plan countries agree to cut their dollar- zone imports by 10 per cent. But the other representatives, led by Foreign Minister Schuman of France, did not buy .this austerely socialistic bill of goods. Their reported reaction was that »n extension of austerity was not advisable or necessary, and that reducing dollar imports was neither a complete solution of their problems nor a particularly gracious gesture toward America. Great Britain has made a remarkable recovery, but so have some of the other Marshall Plan countries. And the sacrifice and effort involved in the British comeback scarcely recommended the Labor government's program as & magic formula. It would appear from this distance that the Britishers' patience and co-operation in carrying out the Socialist government's economic theories had as much to do with recovery as the'theories themselves. Yet Sir Stafford seems to give full credit to the theories alone. The American people, through their government, have sent billions to Europe to speed recovery. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved over $6,000,000,000 more for the next IB months. Sir Stafford knows that this assistance involves considerable effort and sacrifice. Yet he urges Europe to increase this burden by cutting down on the return of American dollars by reducing importa. This country's aid to Europe is not wholly unselfish. But it is real generosity—life-saving, freedom-saving gene- ro»ity. ; Americans we not being unreasonable when they ask that their contribution be matched\hy vigorous and practical s«lf-help in Europe. It was not American capitalism but members of European governments well to the left of ours who turned down the Grippe plan. It is encouraging to learn that they favor a more active co-opera- tion instead of more planning. The Legislature's Record The 51th General Aisembly's appropriations ot 1320.000,000 for the coming biennium set a new record. Just how high the all-time mark will be it not now known, because even State Comptroller Lee Roy Beailey, unable to keep pace with the Uwmakern, ha» yet to compute a final tabulation. The legislature's appropriation of funds corning within the stabilization law alone was al- moit (12,000,000 a year higher than for any previous year In history. But it must be recognized that the 57th Assembly also, on paper at least, managed to provide sufficient new revenue' to match iti appropriation Increases. In so doing It enacted only one completely new levy—a watered down use tax. The other additional funds are expected to come from revamping of the state income lax, more efficient collection of the sales tax and its extension U> alcoholic beverages, and minor changes In various excise levies. Additional highway revenues—not Included In the stabilization plan—are anticipated from »n increase in truck license fees. This legislature, like most of those before it which met concurrently with the inauguration ol a new governor, enacted for the most pert the program of the administration, or something more than 90 per cent of the major administration bills. Governor McMath's set-backs came on his poll tax, voter registration and antl-lynching proposals, and on his sweeping revision or the election code, although several major provisions or the latter were enacted a» separate bills. There are many accomplishments to the credit of the 57th General Assembly. With the people's direct endorsement of the program, it made provision for carrying out Governor McMath's »80,000,000 four-year highway construction plan by authorizing Issuance ot (28,000,000 In bonds. It provided funds and enabling legislation for a new state medical center—and did so without re-enactment ol the stale property lax, leaving lhat revenue source open to local governmental units. It provided for major increases in old age pensions and in appropriations for schools, colleges and other state Institutions. There were other enactments of significance and importance. The legislature provided tor the purchase of certain properly adjacent to the capltol antl It preserved the historic old ttate house as an Arkansas shrine It voted to continue the Legislative Council, to establish the State Tax Commission to wrestle with the problem of property assessment, and to create a new nonpolitical eomrniEsion to handle claims against the state. On some major proposals trie assembly refused to meet the Issue squarely by filibustering them to death or by simple refusal to call them up for a vote. Included In this category were the proposed election code, a state employe retirement system, authorization of group insurance plans for state departments, and tile measure which would have made the state Its own liquor wholesaler. Final minutes of the House session were occupied by a filibuster to assure death of state aid to medical students willing lo practice in rural areas now pleading for physicians. The legislature has finished Its Job—»nd in so doing has left Governor McMath with the heavy burden of executing one of the most comprehensive programs Arkansas has yet seen. —ARKANSAS GAZZ7TTE. SO THEY SAY Br-r-r-r ^o/i/i Atlantic Pact is Certain To Arouse Communist Susp/c/oJ After Two Weeks of Filibustering in Senate The Antis Sw/ng Into Action and End the Show By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON. (NEA)— The scene in the u. S. Senate as the lirst two weeks of filibustering over the resolution to limit debate neared their end was something extra special. The senators who opposed this Senate Resolution 15 lind had a part of their say. This was to be the big day for the senators in favor of limiting debate and the day for filing the petition to limit debate on the resolution to limit deUate. Sen. Claude Pepper of Florida. one of the two Southern senators in favor of limitation of debate, opened up with a speech that ran over an hour. Then he took the chair as Vice president Efarkley wandered through the cloakrooms and on the floor. He huddled first with Senator Tuft, then with a lew Democrats. Sen. Francis J. Myers of Pennsylvania began a 45-mlnute speech. He is majority whip and was chairman of the Resolutions Committee that drafted the Democratic platform endorsing president Truman's Civil Rights Program last summer. Myers called the battle to end filibusters round one in the .fight over civil rights, which It b. He accused his fellow Democrats — the Southern ones — of tielng the Sen- stt In knots, preventing the passage of «ven the most routine businss, which they have done. Off To A Dull Start At about 3:30 Republican Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon began a two-and-a-half-hour speech. The Saltonstall and Hendrickson—and seven Democrats—Lucas, Hayden, Eastland. Russell. Byrd, Magnuson and Thomas of Utah. Nobody was paying any attention to what Morse was saying, which was. "I don't think we're going to win this fight." Bv 4 o'clock Senators George, Neely, Fiilbright, Murray Maybank, Taylor and Thomas of Oklahoma had drifted In, bringing Democratic attendance to H. Republicans Knowland. Langer. Baldwin. Ives, Wherry and Flanders brought GOP attendance to 10. Total 24, or Just one- fourth of the Senate present to listen to more of what they had been arguing about furtively for two weeks aiici not listening to that. The 1917 clntwft rule was adopted y a rote of 87 to three. Morse was shouting. "Where were the Southern senators that day when states' riphts were challenged. being invaded?" he Swlnp Into Acatlon Now it was Democratic Majoril Leader Scott Lucas's move to In troduce his petition, signed by 1 Democrats and 16 Republicans, t limit debate. He had known he was going to have to do this for two weeks. But all the preceding nonsense had been allowed to go on until this psychological moment had arrived. All of a sudden senators began to crawl out of the cloakroom like bees from tlie hive . Sen. Richard B. Russell of Georgia, leader of the filibusters, argued that the Lucas petition could not be admitted under Senate rules. Republican Sen. Leverett Salton| slall of Massachusetts argued that it could. This was the moment at which the Senate was supposed to recess, putting off its final arguments and Barkley's ruling until the next day. Instead of which, Barkley fooled 'em ail and announced that previous Th« DOCTOR SAYS •r Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service The modern spotless operating room, the white-robed and masked octons and nurses, and the shining nd sterilized Instruments which veryone recoynlees as part of mod- rn surgery, la new. Much of the redlt for these Improvements can traced to Joseph Lister who was »rn In Essex In 1821. From the work of Pasteur In ranee, which established the germ tieory of disease, Lister quickly rasped the possible meaning of erms to surgical Infections. He hen developed what was called the .ntlseptlc system. The picture of Lister at his surgical work during the last years of ils practice (at the turn of the entury) Is interesting. His Instruments were washed, but not ster- lized, and placed in a tray of ear- »llc acid lotion lor about a half hour before being used. Soap Not Used The part of the body to be operated on was not cleaned with soap and water, but a small amount of carbolic acid solution was placed on the skin a few minutes before the operation was to begin. Lister then look off his coat, turned up his ilcevcs, pinned on an unstcrilize'J iowcl over hi? waist coat (to pro- ;ect himself rather than the pa. tienl) Bnd washed his 'hands in carbolic acid solution. It did no^ take long to 'realize that if germs could be killed at the time of operation, they could be killed beforehand. Tills Idea has developed into modern methods of aseptic surgery in which everything which comes near the patient is freed of germs by sterilization. Heat, thorough cleansing with soap and water, and anliscptics are all used to bring this about. Without eliminating germs the delicate operations on the brain, the heart, and other organs which can not be done would be utterly Impossible. • * • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from renders. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. At 5 p.m. attendance had dwind- - — . led to clelit Dems and five GOE>'s. \ decisions did not apply in this case, QUESTION: Will It shorten life or harm the body If sodium amytal is injected into a vein to make a person talk freely? ANSWER: So far as -I know, the injection would not do any permanent harm. The drug is eliminated rather rapidly and completely from the body. BT DeWItt MaeKende AP Foreign Affa!r» Analyst Woitd reaction to the terms the projected North Atlantic d| (ense alliance Ls clearly defined, pi and con, u one would expect. On the one hand we have claim by the Western pariiclpan that the pact is purely delciiji) and is designed as insurance again war. On the other side Russia and hi satellites charge in violent terrj that the treaty Is an move by the United States to"lay tl groundwork for a Ihtrd world coJ flict. The Communists of all couJ tries echo this. We of the West of course knoL that neither the United States nl her allies have agresslvc designs, is difficult to believe that the leai ing statesmen of the Soviet bll actually think the Western nalio arc impelled by ulterior molhT.s. However, I for one am preparJ to admit lna t 'he Comunist stall may indeed be suspicious. After al thercs a very nasty cold war goirf on and at times It doesn't lack inn to make it "hot." Therefore any inl porlant concerted move by cilhf fide is a malU-r for grave censidej ation—and perhaps of suspicion. Must Show Peaceful Intentions | Maybe the moral of this observ lion Li that it behooves the men bcr.s of lhi> alliance to emphasize every opportunity the truth ol peaceful intentions. That Is, thr| are prepaied to defend theniselv against, any aggression but have : aggre.ssive designs themselves. This Is a historic moment for i United States. It la the lirst tin she has Joined in a peace time a| liance with European nations- fact which recalls President Was Ington's farewell address in whlc' he warned against- European a| liances. Still, in its essence this propose] alliance isn't such a far reach froil previous American commitment^ Twice, we have been part of an lied fighting machine In world war! In both cases we were forced without previous commitment, a from those experiences it has t come clear that we must be ill volved In any world war, whethq we like it or not. The Atlantic liance Is a tacit admission of th| fact. One hastens to add, however, tl the pact doesn't commit any of signatories to go to war. Tile year alliance pledges the allied nn| tions to resist automatically 'armed attack" agaiast any one . thorn. But its left for each natiol An idea cnme to mtnd that one way to end filibusters would be to require every senator to listen to all of every other senator's long-winded and dull speeches: That would darn soon limit debate. Vice President Barkley drifted In Rgain ancl resumed the chair. World came up to the press gallery that he and Lucas had agreed to presentation of the petition to limit debate, but that Barklcy's ruling on the petition would be hela over till next day. At 5:21 Morse split an Infinitive: so the Lucas petition to limit debate was admissible. Russell Immediately appealed Barkley's decision which put the question up for majority vote of the Senate. But It was now after 8 o'clock and everybody was pretty hungry. So they didn't decide the matter then and there and get it over with but put it over for another a typical, historic eight- day. This is hour day In the Senate. Six hours of jawing which convinced no one and changed no votes. Then the | galleries were only about 10 per ' able to overnight put into effect" cent filled and the visitors there i something or other. Shortly after were bored. On the floor were only 1 6 he was through. four Republicans — Morse, Taft, • Antl-Fllibmters "I don't believe it would be advis- | important business, which was cut and dried in advance, all done In the last two hours and a delay, even, for the final outcome on that, IN HOLLYWOOD B; Eriklne Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent Hollywood —(NEA)— Hollywood jaid to have cracked: Is about to make another attempt to convince Uncle Sam that Income tax rates, as applied to film stars, directors and writers, are unfair. It's long been Hollywood's argument that talent depreciates like automobiles and there's no trade in value on an cs-star. Earning power New moral pow»r U our most crucial need today. It is a task for the home and the church.— Gov. Luther W. Youngdahl of Minnesota. • • * Over the nation as a whole, (here Is an increasing tendency for management and labor to look upon another general wage increase as contrary to the best Interests •>( both.—John S. Bugas, vice president, Ford Motor Co. » • • King Cotton has done more to ruin the South agriculturally and economically llian anything else. Cotton has done more d image lo Georgia than General Sherman ever did.—Novelist Louis Bromritld. • • * If the imperialistic nations should start a wir against the Soviet Union, the duty ol Communists, »nd all peace-levin? people Is to fight against them.—Ville Pe.ssl, Finnish Communist leader. » • • I'm not golnj to let 'hese old soldiers go to the poor house If I can help it—Rep. John E. Rankln ID) of Mississippi, defending his vets' pension 1U11. "Well, at least I had my own hair then.'* * * « Paillette Godciard spent eight hours at an ironing board for a srqucncc in "Anna Lucasta." "And I'm the little girl," she moaned, became an actress because in Hollywood lasts an average ofl t nat( .cl housework."... James Ma- only seven years. A star can earn son an( j J0au Bennett are working (100,000 one year and $3000 the next. A. Pam Blunienthal, film production expert and liaison man between film-makers and New York Banks, will go to Washington to argue the point. Hollywood Is backing his theory that Income taxes on talent should be based on a 10- year period instead of annually. • » • Stan Kaplan says he knows a movie doll who Is so padded her studio Insured her against Injury, illness and moths. * • • Benny Fields, at the yiamlngc In Las Vegas, Is still talking about the California snow. He says Las Vegas was the only place where in "The Blank Wall." Mason likes lo bring cats to the set. Joan likes Jo bring her French poodle. Thctr portable dressing rooms are at opposite sides ot the sound stage Jean fiersholt's son. Allan, will play role In RKO's "Arson, Inc." * • • Someone asked Eve Arden, who just started work in "Curtain Cat at Cactus Creek," what kind of t picture it is. Well." said Eve. "It's a techni- color western romance comedy melodrama with the U. S. cavalry.' Happy note for television per you could raise the wndow and hear the birds cough. Frankte Lalnc Is up for a singing role in an RKO musical co-starring Dottle Lamour and Kay Kyser Tcmpus fugit department: Roddy McDowull is sprouting a mustache . . . .aside to Mickey Rooncy: Martha Vlckers Is filling a new cedar chest with trousseau and domestic thlngj. TV Possibility Paramount Is blowing a techni- color fuse over Mack Bennett's offer to sell a series of short subjects starring Blng Crosby to the highest television bidder. They were Blngs first movies, made In the early '30's and by modern standards they're awlul. Bine doesn't seem lo be disturbed formers being toasted under thos hot TV lights. GE will soon intro rHtcc its "cold llghl." developed ex ciiisivcly for television. Sam amount of light, but no heat. Turns Columnist Mae Murray, the ex-silent sta is \vrltintt a column about the mov in the new magazine. Holly \\ood Preview Bob Young Is re turning to playboy parts after Sec IN HOLLYWOOD on Page 1 The Years Ago In BlythevHie March 21, 1934 First Assembly of G McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service Try Working This '{and Out Yourself Among the kibitzers at the re- cnt Vanderbllt Cup tournament in !c\v York City. I saw Sidney Lenz. "bridged" it to his partner, in which case his partner had to name the trump. Sidney was an active member of the American Whist League. He served as its president at one time, and is a member of the original "Thirteen Cranks." In 1909 he won the pair championship at whist. During the next 25 years he won It four or five times more, but just 25 years later he had the distinction of winning it again. In his younger days he was interested in lumber mills in Michigan. At one time he was vice president and editor of Judge Magazine, in which his famous bridge problems appeared for years. His problems also appeared in New York theater programs for two or three year*. Few knew Sidney -Lenz as a table tennis expert. Nevertheless he won the national championship about 45 years ago, and tod«y is honorary vice-president of the United States Table Tennis Association, and president of the American Ping Pong Associalton. Here Is one of Sidney's interesting hands. I am going to let you work it out for yourself, but I will give you a few tips. You cannot make the contract if you try to ruff the diamonds out. East will throw the king of spades away. To make It you can establish the fifth sr. v and later you can ruff one diamond. to decide how it shall resist an| whether armed resistance is nee sary. So the United States isn't c4 ; mitted to war before the even] Moreover the pact recognizes thai in the United States only ConE can declare war. Other Moves Anticipated The Washington administraliol has madu It clear that this treatj is only the first of several foreign policy moves. The next on! projected is a billion dollar progran of arms assistance to Western Euri opean nations. It is emphaized however, that the arms prosram isl n't to interfere with the Eupopea recovery program, which has priori •y- I Eight nations have negotiated Oil North Atlantic alliance, which ll due to be signed in Washington about April 4. These are America! Britain. Canada, France, Belgium! the Netherlands, Luxembourg ami Norway. Four other countries havl been Invited to sign: Iceland, Denl mark and Portugal—all controllinf military strategic islands—and It| aly which has agreed. There Is one other salient poln| which this treaty has brought the surface. Communist leaders irl non-Communist countries have del dared in efleot thai if a conflicl comes with Russia they will stan wU.h the soviet Union. President Truman, when asked by newsmeif for comment regarding a statemenj by American Red leaders, replied' "I have no comment to makeV| a statement made by traitors." Read Courier News Want Ads. A873 « AJ *J8 Rubber—Both vul. Sooth W«* North »w« 1 4i Pass 2 V P»ss 3V Past 4V p »" Opening—* K " Wading Bird AiiH'vrr fo Prtvloua PUBK'V One does not realize that this famous bridge personality Is 16 years old. He was born in Chicago, and away back in 1902 he started to play bridge in India. In those days the dealer named the trump, or he have tiled petitions for candidacy for the second Ward Aldcrmanic Post now held by John Roncy. Mother may see copies ot the Best Books for Children In an exhibit held at the Lange School with Miss 5J Australian Wlnnlw Virgil Turner in charge. ostrich HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted wadirur. bird S Donkey a It lives in regions 12 Simple 13 Hint 14 Notion 15 High card 18 Most are and black 18 Time measure 19 Depart 20 Boiled 22 Thus 23 Give forth 25 Love god 27 Withered 28 Operates 29That li (ab.) 30 Lieutenant (ab.) 31 Township <ab.) 32 Pronoun 33 Earth 35 Cape 38 Rfcess in I church 39 Sand 10 Court (ab.) 41 Hails 47 Northeast (ab.) 4 8 Tear 50 Division of the calyx 51 Unit VERTICAL 1 Likenesses 2 Suit ) Anger 4 Compass point 5 Pain « Petition 7 Adam's son (Bib.) 8 West Indies (ab.) 9 Augment 11 City officials 16 Us 17 Eye (Scot.) 20 Spires 21 Deart S.&. 24 Eye inflammation 26 Grumble 33 U is a bird in Egypt 34 Best points 36 Wrongdoer 37 Guides 42 While 43Unaspirated 44 Atop 45 Makes edging of lace 46 Hebrew deity 49 Church seat SI Eggs S3 We 55 Arctic gulf Church. 500 South Lily Street w fetroyeri nrght by a ,r< ! of unknown origin. The loss including the buildings was estimated at H.OOO there wns $1.500 Insurance carvlrd on the buiidinp. thouih, Wh«n told tbout U, h» li Harold Sternberj and Jim Hall T, J. M»han. books for the school library. Mrs W. B. Tanner and son Jimmy of Helena arc the guests tills week if Mrs. Tanners mother Mr«. 56 Black birds 57 Abstract being 51 Barriers H 41 57 St

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