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U SLYTHKVJLLE COURIER NfcWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO ..„ J*' W HA 'N£S. Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A.. A, rREDRICKSON, Editor U.VL D. HUMAN. AdrertHIng Manager i5,V onl1 Ad " rtuln S Representatives^ • u 'wu 00 ' 1 Ne " York ' Chlc »so .Detroit uempniA. . Entered u second cla«« matter at the Dost- offic* .t Hlylheville. Arkansas. under ac ol Cfc, . artM. October », 1917. _ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: , hfh""?"' '" the clty Ol B1 »hovi]|« or anj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, JSc per week- Bj mail, within » radius of 50 miles js.00 per year, 1250 (or sir months, JI.35 for three momhsi by mall outside 50 mile «me, 113.30 per year payable In advance. Meditations Barbs It's not against the Jaw to think that the kids next door are awful— just an awful waste of time, * * * An Indiana barber was slightly Injured H-l.ien his own car rolled liack Into him. Vnii're next— to hear all about HI * • * * Perfume is what wins men, says a college pro- Ma>be he means the kl "d 'hat comes the kitchen. * "'« all rlsM to ,ct important: In your own y^K jo« don't get in Ihe way of others. ' * * t The Easter parades reminded us of that old aying, "In the spring • young man's fancy." Need a 'Code of Conduct' For Congressional Hearings A lot of argument is being .stirred up about whether it's » good thing- to televise such a/fairs as the Ke/nuver Committee's celebrated New York, hearings. A pretty fair answer would be: Yes, if proper safeguards can be erected to protect the rights of'witnesses and prevent the debasing of the proceedings. This would seem to be also the idea of Senator Kefanver, who has just declared that Congress should draft,a '"code of conduct" to govern its hearings. By how everyone knows the video version of the crime hearings hit the viewing public with the impact of a piledriver. Probably at no time in history have so many people become so thoroughly aroused over the sordid side of a. S. life as were the millions whose eyes popped at the committee-room doings of Frank Costello, Joe Adonis, Frank Erickson and company. If the steam pressure generated by those hearings had been sustained long enough to direct several jets toward the polling booths, every politician with the slightest smirch on his record might well have been blasted sky-high. This high pitch couldn't be maintained, of course. But even as it is, many a politician may rue the day TV was invented. For what the people see they , apparently remember longer than what i! they hear. . Who can doubt this j.s a tremendously healthful thing f or a democratic c.tizenry? The popular response to the crime hearings was So great il seems possible the force of public opinion might almost gain a new dimension if lclovi-=- mg of such events were to continue. To I, those who believe public opinion is the |jweJlsprm t , of democracy, this outcome '' could only be viewed as desirable. i Vet there's another side to the issue—an important side. To begin with, the very decision to televise one event ami not. another inevitably amounts to an editing of what the people shall know, or at least know by immediate visual experience. Unless extreme care is taken to present a balanced picture of government, the public will not in the long run be well served by TV broad- jCiisls of major events. Who should ex- jerc.se I he vital power O f deciding what line public shall see? , | Complete stress on the obviously dra- jjmatic investigations into wrong-doing .or other official failures can only give ; he citizen a distorted image of his na] 'ion s public affairs. Moreover, if congressional inquiries are to he televised frequently, ihen long overdue reforms in committee practice plight to he institute,! f 0 ,thwilh The investigative power of Congress is a S, I.AKK.) COURIER NEWS V they sin against the*, |f OT there Is no man which slnneth not), »nrt them be an*ry Bill, them, and deliver them over before Ihrir encmirs, «nd they carry them away raplivcs unto a land far off or near.—n Chronicles 6:M. * » ' » We are all sinful. Therefore whatever we blame in another we shall find in our own bosoms.—Seneca. cardinal feature of its law-making process; it cannot be hedged about with seriously hampering restrictions. Without full information, wise laws cannot be made. ttut. Congress has almost always allowed itself considerably more latitude than necessary to this purpose, Us committees' rules am extremely flexible, leaving broad room for discretion—and abuse. Only roughly do they resemble the careful procedure of the courtroom. Since communism h'as stirred so much fear in the nation, reckless charges have become commonplace. The character and reputation and livelihood of many innocent persons ;tre often hurt by irresponsible lawmakers disdainful of individual "ghts. Good investigations are not as- siii-cd by the rules; they arc dependent upon the investigators having high motives. With TV bringing these in<|iiiries into anyone's living room, the ncccssUv for protecting ;, witness again the buckshot of wild charges is vastly niiiltipljed. Lastly, the mere technical problem of televising public proceedings raises a grave point. TV equipment involves huge, glaring- lights and other fncilitius which on occasion may produce not only discomfort but actual annoyance among participants in an inquiry. If televising is to become common, ways must he found to assure that the transmission of the event does not interfere with the achiove- mejit of the sound public purpose for which the event w:i s staged in the first place. The reconlhi K of history cannot take precedence over the proper unfolding of history. • . — r — — Views of Others . Look to the Cost Of Seeking Office In 1025, Congress passed what is known HS the Corrupt Practices Act and President Cool- idse's signature made it law. II., hHent was to expo.se to official and public scrutiny the expenditures in campaigning for federal office and thereby lo prevent candidates from trying , to win by outstanding their opponents. Most slates, including Georgia, passed laws "ml arc generally similar, affecting primaries as well as elections within slate Jurisdiction. The end sought Uvas worthy, but none ol the laws is worth the price of a waslcbasket Into which | 0 to.,., (hcni . Arbitrary linl(u are ^ on the amounts candidate* may expend, but there are loopholes through which a six-mute team could slip. Furthermore, what's to prevent an Corporation or a devoted friend or a. contributing gen- group of zealous idealist., fro... ., 16 Be n- erously to a statesman's candidacy, without 'im- couthly putting the money Into his hands? H ls campaign committee will know what to do with «. and its members don't have to certify to anything. Hence, it is a matter of piffilfc. knowledge that there l s little Yclationshtp between *hat a candidate reports officially that, he spent and the amount that actually was disbursed. There i a equally a lack of identity between the admitte-I names of contributors and the actual donors o the campaign chest. This is as true of race, 'or, say, governor of Georgia as it | S for contest, tor mayor or New York city or Congtcs, So ihe federal „,,« slate, corrupt Dractires act* have become a jest, and one that is rar rrom merry. They prevent- nothing, achieve nothing- except smiles from the knowing, when 'the candidates make their formal reports Behind the fragmentary testimony which the , auver Comn "»ee has heard concerning the relationship between public officials and gan*s,er- doni lies this disturbing fact. Running for offlc e has „„„„„,_ |n , h oughout the land. » cos(ly a pnctimt ' contribution,, direct, or indirect, must be sought or accepted from many ,o, lra , s „„„ somc(lmcs m large amounts. The mast of those who contribute such monevs «pect recompense in some practical form H they don't get the favors they desire, or thc immunities they seek, they „-,„ , lot be llnmj , lrt , u , office "" co -° nc ' : " iv >! victor again offers for Messrs. Kefauver and FMIbright well may «rry over the moral blindness, the low ethical standards, they perceive in American official- donv Well may they lament the myopia of the great American public. But codes o, clhta 3|ld corrupt are not hkely to be of much avail. At the bottom o! the trouble lies „ situation for which no specillc remedy offers itself ,,„? mediately. That situation is the mormon* cost of runni for office, and the enln t «lii lg commitments which w many officials feel they wore forced bv cir- >,miManccs to make. The price to be paid pre<-'«<1« the candidacy or many a man who would -ene ins I)COI)|L . wmi „„, |lonmji ^ ^^ manstnp O f a Washington or a Jelfcr.son. -ATLANTA JOURNAL, SO THEY SAY 1- uinons are to continue t 9 grow and prosper hry uu, st ac.-cpt their responsibilities a. s well as thc.r righ(.s. -Edward A. Ta,,,,,, , cdcra , judge . * « » In , mi ch prefer to ,M,| a hair rfozen divisions '» Etii-,,j, c for ten or twenty yc.irs than semi sixty nver thcie lo t, s |,l a war.-Gen. Omar Bradley, MONDAY/APRIL », West Must Defend Europe and Asia Peter Edson't Washington Column— This Difficult Job of Moral Reform Belon 8 in g to All the People *!." ._ U ' S .,* of Co »Biess In refnsinc to answer i hm nil -;.,i,> .- -,._ •*- .. --- -(NEAI— It's » man who knows when to quit. This is as (rue of politicians as it Is ol pnxe fighters. And that perhaps, is why two smart Democratic senators — J. William Fulbright of Arkonsas and Estes Kefauver or Tennessee — want to step out or the ring, to quit Ihcir current rights as' champions. 'Iliey have delivered some Jar-| - — . —— ring punches lo Peter Kdson racketeers and cJiLselers .in Iheir investigations of Reconstruction Finance Corporation and organized crime. There Is a (,-rent public clamor ror them to continue indefinitely. But knowing the fickleness or public Interest Fulbright and Knfauver would like to step aside. They have proved whal they started out to prove—that there was monkey-business in high places l-et the proper local authorities clean up their own situations as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover recommends. Citing 30 racketeers tor contempt of Congress In refusing to answer Kefjiuver. questions Isn't going 10 clean up U.S. crime. Convicting a few Fulbright committee witnesses of perjury or income tax evasion won't end political influence peddling Today's indifference to the outcome of Sen. R. Hoey's ' "Five Percenter" investigation cf two summers ago Is evidence and proof or that. but all right to orfcr one if can get away with it. Senator Fulbright's proposal ror •I,"" ,""? '" rs '' J " '"''"tigatlon of * , - . . co]ldl]cl . -i ... not just a reform government that's called for —though that would be desirable as a first step. It's a moral reform of tho whole people that's needed For eth.cal M f- to tins standards of ""'IT ° ffl; problem. ! t ^£^l ; 2S=»i»s.a«s,= same nlH C|<,T,H». .... _ . .. J same old stands as soon shouting dies and as the public interest turns out some new craze. Smart Operators Will be Out Or Hibernation Attendance at the race tracks and gambling spas this summer will probably be . greater than ever Book-making business will flourish' Patrons of ihe numbers racket will' be just as numerous. Politicians will continue to-be politicians. Those m.iy be cynical conclusions, but they're drawn from human nature! When it becomes smart instead of Just illegal to' evade income taxes buy on the black market, chisel'on government anti-inflation regulations, lobby lor special interest Icr- islation, profiteer on sales of government surpluses, fix parking tickets, break speed laws and beat every federal, state and local rap—then there is something basically wrong with the whole farm system of so-i cicty. ' Th« DOCTOR SAYS B.v EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. B. Written /or .VKA S«rVJe* It used to he more common than it is now to rave against the evils of strong drink. Certainly alcoho has a lot to answer for and its abuse has brought miser)' int. thousands of home*. Here Is a letter sent me not long ago' "please help ;ne. My husband drinks so heavily that he will He and stenl for drinking. Just ia.st week he took some bonds on Ihe sly and cash ed them. I am working to make ends meet." This is pathological or abnormal drinking, and sad to relate this sort of thing and worse goes on all :he time. Many are the desperate wives, children and parent,, who are face to face with this terrible situation, some Inquire whether there isn't some drug they can slip nto the coffee or food which will cure the craving. No, there is no drug which will cure alcoholism, the term used to describe either the acute occasional cravings or the chronic addle- Ion to alcohol. There appears to be >nly one answer for person., of this ort. namely, the complete removal mm any alcoholic drink forever ncluding- even the milrfest ones. Everyone seems agreed that this if the only solution for the abnormal drinker. Another thing Is that no one can tell in advance whether the drinker will be able to follow' w ihe treatment through. The difficult thing is how to accomplish it 'since the flesh ts weak even when the mind is willing. Scientists and physicians are working on the problem and have succeeded In some cases In helping the drinker overcome his habit. Active A. A. But to date one of the most .suc cessful methods has been establish group of former heavy ed 'ay drinkers who have adopted In narrie Alcoholics Anonymous. The; have offices In many cities (often listed in the telephone book) and have done a great deal to help each other become assets Instead o burdens to society. But no one can do anything ro: the drinker unless he or she O'es there are she's tco) want to get ric of the tragic habit. . By DeKITT MuKEMZDI Af Forttfn Aff.in Analy* CKmer.l MacArthur'j |ett«r fa Congressman Joseph w. Mortlfc, house Republican leader, endorsini Ihe • latter's demand that' Chmw* Nationalist troops be used «gaJn*t the Chinese Reds, reopen* an explosive Issue over which the Washington administration and th< general are tt loggerheads. MacArthur'j statement reiterate* •he position he took publicly » loni ago at last summer when General- ^slmo Chiang Kai-shek offered 3.1 WO of his half million Formos. troops for employment in Korea MscArthur said yes, but Washlng- ton-which Is official agent for the N., in Korea—turned thumb* doa-n hare! on the proposition. Many members of the peace organization, especially the Asiatic countries, all along have taken n dim view o( using Chiang's forces. IMx has applied not only to Korea out to any other area, and the »en- erahss.mo has been kept under wraps by America's edict that he ± ," l ", Uack lhc Chi ""«' "«in- Jand from his Island fastness World War Scare Goes On • .u reason for refusing to util- the vast Nationalist reservoir of nanpower iias been thai such a move Chin, mC ?", "" R "- OLlt war with t-hina, and (his might easily result n another world conflict Mas™« S S o! B ," rCd that at »>e best a war with China would mean beating th, hinese on their own home grounds With Russia giving them every W sible aid short of declaring war her self. Such t conflict 'lew of pe$slmisli( would, in observers, the ve 15 Years Ago In Thomas U.ntl Co.. has purchased the interest of C. J. Evrard in the BIytheville Insurance Aeency. Miss Margaret Shave'r, who attends Christian College. Columbia Mo. .is home for the weekend. J. T. Phillips has been named manager of thc BIytheville Water Company. Hal Moore is here on spring vacation from the University of Mississippi. and human behavior. So the bigger question how raised is ase s to make people stop gambling and grafting? The public miml Is now in the curious position of think- that a bribe What's the difference between White House aide 'who accepts deep-freeze from a fj xcr who has something to gain by it and a senator who sends out personal publicity telegrams at taxpayers expense? What's the difference between an Sec KDSON on Page i IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD' INBA)-Ouys am Dolls L IVc got some news for make her Betle Davis "that will eyes really pop. Betfe 1, stripper I.ul St. cyr's inspiration on the screen. Not Ava Oardner. Betty Grable - Paillette Goddard, mind you but Bette herself. "She has such an expressive way of handling her body," confided frosty-eyed Ull, who, having wowed night club customers, is heading for a movie career. "Other actresses flpat around but the wav Bctte controls her body makes me feel what she does." I.ili isn't sure that Bclte could succeed on the runways—matter of fact she wouldn't hire any movie queen as her understudy—but sh rates Ijina Turner and'Hcdy La marr as the Sheba* most likely tc score a mild hi; in burlesque. I.ili ilocsn't know why movie pro flucrrs persist In offering her svce slrl roles—"I W ant to 'play sultr women"—and they ran ,.„'„„, hr oul if Uicy want her for i plrtur about tiurlcsqnt. Says the stripper: "It's thc roughest, part of sho* business. 1 do It for the money.' Spencer Trar.y and Pal o'Briei arc Irading lines like "Remcmbei the old swimming hole?" on thi set of^ MGM's "The people vs. O'. Hara" and they're not in the script either. • They were boyhood pals before they started looking in the mirror for chin Itm,. Last time Spencer and pat worked together was in a Baltimore stock company back 1928. "lean da.vs." pat rrminlsrfr). "On Christmas. \\e dined on balonc\ and rye bread. Talkies hadn't come >n thru and actors were afraid to gamble on Hollywood." Has Spencer changed since then? Said pat: "We've known each other •18 years, m my book, he hasn't changed since he was 12 years old " live and t.rarn t think I svas a jittle stupid'. But vou lean:. Ym make mistakes and pay tor iliein vourself " Viieca Linrtfws talking about the lltronc shr- abdicated at Warners In jrner to frre-)ance. currently n s a girl wilh Sterling Hayden In By F.RSKIN'K JOHNSON •NEA Stair Correspondent : do things and (o be able to choose she smiled, "i 8et , more pleasure out of lire this way. One makes a lot or mistakes, but who knows what a mistake is?" j The Swedish star, once heralded as a threat to Ingriri Bergman heads for the Broadway stage soon to^ star at Jacques Deval's ' Sam- She'll play a tiger train- arkaud. er. • -. n Skid now. flul evert hcbintl hrr nlilmut a hi r studio lmmini; her quccnrtom nice not to be pressed, to Hie Paris critics may have said t-nooey ; 0 Orson Welles' production of "The Unthinking Lobster." but Joseph Cotten is still roaring over the play. •H was a terribly funny plav about Hollywood," Cotten told me on the set "The critics were "Tile Third Man' ten's long contract „.,„ u,, vla Sclraiick. hut he's still hopping to Europe for pictures like "September of "Peking Express." wrong." wound up cot- •'ith David O. Differences in picture-making in Hollywood and Europe? "The only difrerence." Gotten said, are the decorations In the producers' offices." Dvorak's Best The true life story of Claire Phillips, filmed- bv Allied Artist- as "I Was an American Spj'." is rated by Ann Dvorak as one of the best roles of her career. Savs the bla- e.vrd bruuet: ' "I used to plar parts lhat had •> beginning or ending. This one lias a brginnln.c and railing." Ann does a fan dance a la sally Hand m one sequence for the picture. She laughed: "You won't be able to see ativ- Ihmg but my head, my feel and two fans. Al least, t hope you wont. The fans were improvised from bamboo and tissue paper 1 got ready tc do the dance and the orchewra started playing -.\ij cc Bhte Gown.' j was hysterical."' Robert. Newton, who played thc pirate In "Treasure Island," made lollvwofid eyebrows go up when he accepted a minor role in RKQ'S Thc Blue veil." Mike Counnllv as the first lo ask him how come Explained the British star: "I'd rather excite an audience >r 15 minutes in a small cood ,irt than bore them for two hours i a big bad part." OVERHEARD: Reaction at a howiiig or "Three Guys Named tike when Jane Wyi»,in first ap. ears In her airline stewardess uniform: "Hmmni, the air hostess with the mostest." •JAGOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD .MfJOIlY Written Tor NE,\ Service Don't Pray — Act On Knowledge Sometimes you see a bridge player staring up at the ceillne while everybody wait fi for him to make a play. What is he looking for? In- spiratlon.'What should he be doing? Acting on the bails of knowledge Instead of waiting for a sudden flash from a kindly Providence For example, the hand shown today would find many average players scanning the ceiling or scratching their heads. The expert acts as though there were nothing to think about. monds, and four clubs The actual West player, an expert, put up the ace of diamonds without hesitation because on the first round of diamonds East had played the three. This was the lowest diamond that East could hold and East would have played his' higher diamond if he had held only two diamonds. From East's failure to play a high diamond it was clear that he had exactly three diamonds. Hence West could count the entire suit and C01 i!d know that South hnd starter! the hand with only two diamonds. With this knowledge lo guide him. West needed no Inspiration- he could take the ace of diamonds on the second rouiid of the suit West then returned a heart (although even a club return would have been safel. South could not develop nine tricks without trying , " r"T""" ••' m; \Ji(.-iCi VetS, glV Russia an unprecedented opportun- ty to bleed the Western rtemocra- ctes and so render Western Europe ulnerable to Communist attack. Apropos of these views MacArthur inly a fortnight ag ? expressed belief hat the Chinese Communists' can « defeated by expanding the war o Include Allied air attacks and •hinese Nationalist amphibious M- aiilts on thc Chinese mainland. He Iso ha., said that neither side can nil if the combat Is restricted to the Korean peninsula. Then in his letter to Congressman Martin Mac- tru's- 1 "' s " ramcd " p the Position like "If Seems Dirflcull" It seems strangely difficult for some to realize Hint here in Asia is where the Communist conspirators have elected to make their play for global conquest, and that we have joined the Issue thus raised on the battlefield;, that here w. fight Europe's war with arms while the diplomats there still fi E ht It' with words: lhat if we lose the war to communism in Asia the fall of Europe is Inevitable, win it and fcuropc most probably would avoid war and yet preserve freedom. As you point out. 'ive must win. There is no substitute for victory." Few there are who would be Inclined- to argue with one of the world's greatest military men over the importance or the Asiatic theatre. This column more than once has ventured the belter that Asia might be the armageddon of the conflict with communism However. In adopting that viewpoint we mustn't-underestimate ths obvious Importance of the European theatre. Europe is the present fountainhead of Bolshevist power It k the seat or thc Red empire, ajid within II lie the Immediate defenses of the Western democracies. This stage setting may one dav be transferred to Asia, but for the present ft Is in Europe. It must be lerended, and the diplomats must _)lay their part—a most vital part indeed. ' Thus we must adapt ourselves to the grim necessity of defending both he Asiatic and the European the*, tres at the same. time. That is th« reason, r. take it, why so many nb- ervers feel that America and her Allies shouldn't commit' themselves h* ?",, L~f!" w " r witn » Russian- backed China without the most earcnmg consideration. . ' low-card trick In hearts, but ln with of hearts he returned a spade Thi gave West Ihree spade tricks t. defeat the contract. Although hundreds of deer KT« n the Aberdeen Proving Ground i Maryland where U.S. military weapons are tested few are ever killed by the flying explosives Sfafje flag NORTH 4742 V7-U WEST AK |08» + 106 » AIDS + S54 South 14 3 N.T. QJ 10 V 8-1 3 + 3732 SOUTH <D> *AJ9 V A K 8 5 * 72 * AKQJ Neither vul. West .v or ih Pass I + Pass Pass Opening lead—* 6 East Pass Pass When the hand was actually n]ay- 'd. West opened the six of "spades aM put up ihe nucen. and South' won with thc ace. Expert West knew at. once that South had the jack of spades, shirr East, would have plav- rd the j.irk rat-hcr than the queen if he had been able to do ho. South led a diamond. West played low. and dummy won with the! king. Dummy returned a heart, and South won with the klne South ted' another riinmimd. and West made the right play without a thought or a care In the wnrlri The average West' would fret and stew about whether to put up the »fp of diamonds or whether to hold off a second time. If he decided to "play safe" by holdins off, declarer would romp home with nine tricks: one spade, two hearts, two dli- HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted is 1 Ocean the slaie flag mammals „ ° f " -.2 Milk Prodi 8 Its official stata 3 UniJed flower is the < "Show M« Stale" (ab.) Stress 6 Italian saint 7 Valise 8 Window part 9 Measure of area 10 Mountain on , Crete •11 Observed 12 Lock's ol hair Indian brush 13 Respecter H Zeal 15 Era 16 Constellation 18 Goddess of infatuation 19 Lutecium {ab.} 20 Clipped 22 Exists 23 Gaelic 17 Opera (ab.) 25 Fabulous birds 20 NJ 8hl song 27 Asterisk 21 Dullnes> 28 To tho sheltered side 29 French article 30 Resting places 31 Diving bird 33 Sodium (symbol) 34 Feminine appellation 35 Volcano in Sicily 38 Marsh grasj 39 Fasten •10 To (prefix) 41 Church festivals 47 Thallium (symbol) 48 Wrong (prefix) 50 Tropical beast 51 So (Scot.) 52 Habituate 54 Weaving 56 Anglo-Saxon slaves *7 UndersUnrUnj 2< Opera by Strauss 28 Ester of ' oleicacid 31 Its slate university ti in 32 Alkanes 36 Swimming 37 Aver 42 High cardu 43 Thus ^t Story 45 Famous English school 46 Tumult 49 Source of light 51 Misdeed 53 Anent 55 Pronoun ill

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