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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 10, 1951
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f AGE SIX TUB BLYTHEVILI.B COURIER NbWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H W I1AINES. Publisher HAimv A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A A FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager BI.YniEVIT.LE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Solo National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmei Co.. New Yorfc, Chicago .Detroit Atlanta, Memphis Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October 8. 1911 Member of Tile Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week By malt, within a radius ot 50 miles 15.00 per year. J2.50 (or six months, S1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, |12,60 per year payable In advance. Meditations Him fhaf Is HT»* in Hie fnllh receive ye, but nof to doubtful disputatious.—Romans Mil. * » * How are we justly to determine in a world where there are no Innocent ones to judge the guilty?—Madame de Oenlis. Barbs A doctor says our noses are becoming sharper. Tthey still shouldn't be stuck In somebody else's business. * * * Every customer entering a meat shop is entitled to Ihe risht of weigh. * t * A junk dealer's horse sat down in the street of a western town and tied up traffic. Must be the nag we bet on. * * * Bus fares in numerous cities have been raked —a jolt for one of our standing armies. * * * An Interview with some job-seeking graduates indicates that colleges teach everything. Fund Surplus Won't Avert Future Increase in Taxes The people have been slightly confounded by the latest financial reports emanating from Washington. Earlier forecasts of a §2,700,000,000 deficit for the current fiscal year have been replaced by predictions that the government may wind up with ?3,000,000,000 surplus instead. The ordinary citizen might ask: "How can financial experts be §5,700,- OfXpOO off in their estimates in the space of a few months?" Without wishing 1 to apologize for the experts, one can say that in these days of mammoth sums it's easy. First of al!; Congress increased corporate and personal income taxes last fall. By the time President Truman submitted his new budget in January, only part of a year's returns at the higher rate had come into the U. S. treasury. The budgeteers had to guess what a full year would bring. They guessed too low. The January forecast was baaed also on a calculated rate of expenditure Cot- defense purposes. In actual practice, that rate has not been achieved, [expenses consequently are running well behind the estimates. Put the underestimated income side by side with over-estimated expenses and yon change a potential deficit into a prospective surplus. H would be'risky to assume, though, that this unexpectedly bright outlook is going to continue indefinitely. As Defense Charles Wilson and others have .pointed out, the government is now ordering arms and munitions at a vastly accelerated pace R2,- 000,000,000 a month, or double the defense outlays at the time of the outbreak of war in Korea. The bills for these orders have not yet come in. When they do, next fall and winter, the government's surprising surplus will in n hurry and we'll be back in the red. Xo miracle of financial sleight-of-hand is going to remove from our backs the burden of a greatly expanded arms program. When the impact of this effort really starts to hit us, (he need for more (axes once more will be strikingly apparent. Mr. Truman has scaled down his 1951 tax demands from .?l(i.500.000.000 to . $10,000,000,000, but, his lieutenants are seeking prompt action on that lower figure to assure the government's readiness to make heavier outlays in the months ahead. Congress would not have voted the larger sum this year anyway. Indeed, it may wind up giving grudging approval to pel-Imps no more than 57,000,000,000 in now levies this year. That might well prove sufficient for a while. T5ul it's hard to see how Congress can escape voting still higher taxes later, if we wish to curb inflation and keep the defense program on a pay-as-you-go basis. Maximum defense output is not expected to come until early 1952, and federal expenses certainly will rise until that peak has been reached. \Ve can all be grateful for the rosier glow thai today .surrounds the federal balance sheet. But we needn't kid ourselves into believing we've managed to achieve an effective defense without financial pain. The sacrifices have merely been deferred. TUESDAY, APRH, 19, 1981 This Is Not 'Psychological Moment' Herbert Morrison, new British foreign secretary, believes this is the "psychological moment" for a truce in Korea. He's thinking of the fact that UN forces nre now in the vicinity of the 38th parallel, where it all began last June 25. But there's good reason to doubt the wisdom of his suggestion. Chinese and North Koreans are building up north of the parallel for what looks like another .smashing drive southward. Obviously they still hope to throw UN forces into the sea. Until this drive has been met and contained—if it can be—the Communists are unlikely to be in any mood for negotiation. When and if they can be shown once and for all that they cannot conquer South Korea except at prohibitive cost in men and material, the Reds may be more receptive to talk of peace. That will be the real "psychological moment." Views of Others Put Santa Glaus In Deep Freeze. Are you to tighten your belt, to. cut down on your family's living, so the federal government may s|)cnd lavishly for non-tniiltary purposes? That question scowls at you, at every American, from President Truman's 11-billioli dollar budget for the next fiscal year. For if the budget li approved by Congress as it stands, IB billion dollars of new taxes must be levied to bring federal revenues up to the 11 billions of spending. A failure to levy taxes would require the government to borrov,- the money—and that would be as bad for you as stiffcr taxes, probably worse. For heavy government borrowing pumps oil Into the inflation fire that is now burning up your earnings with all-time-high living costs. Your taxes, paid to the various layers of government—but the largest hunk to Washington- are already severe. They are. severer than you may realize. For a big part of the tax burden Is laid on you in the prices you pay for everything you buy. There are scores of IKseT woven into the price of a loaf of bread, 'a" pair of shoes, your telephone bill—all of the items of your daily life. It was carefully estimated, before the two latest federal tax hikes, that those hidden taxes cost the average small-earler family about $700 a year. Do you \vant another 16 billion dollars added to this hundred-armed tax-monster that is now clawing food off many a table, little comforts ami luxuries out of millions of homes? Some additional federal taxing cannot be avoided. It Is the price of our survival—the cost of building up an armament that Russia will respect. But (he amount can be greatly reduced The way to do It is pointed out by Virginia's able Senator Byrd In 10 crisp words: "We must put Santa Clans in the deep freeze for the duration of the present emergency." President Truman's 71-blllicin-dollar budget would raise nondcfense spending to the highest level in the nation's history, it is shot' through with political projects, with extravagances and waste. Yet Mr. Truman tells the people that they must do with less. Senator Byrd shows definitely how billions can be saved. But they will not lie saved unless the people demand it. If taxes and their pal. high prices, are giving you a rough time, write your senators nnd congressmen that you want the federal Santa Clous put in rtccp freeze. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY It still remains true that the untreated cold will last about seven days, while with careful treatment it can be cured In a week.— Dr. Christopher Howard Annrcwcs, ol Salisbury, Eng. » » » A boy becomes an adult about three years before nis pnrcnis think he docs— and about two years after he thinks he does.— Lewis B. Hershey. draft director. * * * We have only one objective. Kill Chinese an<l save ourselves.— Lt.-Gcn. Matthew B. uidg- There is otic lluni; worse Hun having Truman in the White House, and that's having a mus- laulicrt midget by the name of Tom Dcwcy.— Rep. John Dell Williams (D., Miss.) * * * I went up with the Airborne people and wanted to jump out. But I almost got arrested. I still have that anticipation, and 1 hope- some day to do it.— President Truman, on parachute Jumping. The_Sixty-Four Dollar Question •as*-? Peter Edson's Washington Column- France Offering an Agricultural 'Schuman Plan for West Europe WASHINGTON—(NBA) - PIan u for a West European "agricultural were revealed during the Washington visit of French President Vincent Auriol ami Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. The new plan would do for the food resources of West Europe what the new Schuman plan is attempting to do for its coal, iron nnd steel. This is to create ;i free inter national market for these commodities. It S'eter Ktlson would remove restrictive trade barriers,' remove the curbs of the old industrial cartels, ind so increase production and lower prices. With the Schumnn plan and a food pool in operation, it is jelieved that western European unity will be brought much closer to realization. Thies is by no means an immediate project .Beneficial results of :he Schuman plan may not be felt Before the end of this year or the aeginning of the next. Representatives of France, Italy, Belgium, Ihe Netherlands, Luxemburg and western Germany will meet in Paris April 12 to sign the agreement their experts have now initialed. After that will come ratification by the parliaments of the six countries. This may take months. The French elections may nitervene. If these elections can be held in June, ratification might come soon thereafter, nut if Ihe elections cannot be held in June, they would be delayed until October. Ratification would lien he delayed until the neu - Chamber of Deputies is seated in Paris, rlan Expected to Build New Trade I'atlrrrn The fundamental aim of the Schuman plan is to build up a thrse- coincrcd trade pattern between North and South Europe and the western hemisphere. They are in a sense complementary. The new world can supply the ra wmaterials which the ok! world lacks. But the big advantage will be to get North and South Europe trading more with each other, it will take time to establish this commerce on a free trade basis. There was hope, when Great Britain was taken off the Marshall Plan aid list, that other European countries could immediately follow this yeacl. France has made great progress. Her Marshall plan assistance is down 30 per cent this year from last year. Her ai dfor nexl year will be further reduced, but Ulc amount required was not disclosed during the Washington visit of the French President and his foreign Minister. But the dollar gap in French an.l British trade is closing. French exports, particularly in textiles, have, increased materially. Further increases in French exports to the United States are expected after the new tariff agreements between the two countries, just concluded at Torquay. England, are announced early in May. Offsetting these favorable developments, however, the French find themselves facet) with demands for ^renter arms production, rising prices and scarcity of raw materials. Again, the amount ot military aid Prance will require from the United Stales was not disclosed during the official visit. The entire Ame'rican program of economic and military aid for next year remains a great Washington mvstrry, for that matter. Propose One His Aid Program One hint dropped by the visiting Frenchmen was on the advisability of putting all aid projects in one program — Marshall Plan, military assistance and the Point Four aid for underdeveloped, countries. This was not In the nature of an enlarged and easier "piinme." The French statesmen made clear that they wanted to contribute their share on mutual aid bases, as soon as they were able. President Auriol laid it on" the line that the French would fight. Minister Schuman recmphasized that France would have her 20 divisions by 1953, and would take care of her riido-Chinii commitments, too. On the whole, the visit of these two plus the visit two months ago of the now ex-Premier of France, Rene Pleven, did official Washington a lot of good, more so than most of these official visits. It did Prance some good. too. They put over the Idea that not all of the 40 million Frenchmen were defeated, downhearted and decadent. They were confident they would lick the daylights out of the Communists in the all-important coming elections. "Why, the French president broke his crackers in his soup, just like nn ordinary guy!" as one banquet- attending politician exclaimed. It was not a profound observation, exactly. But it carried a lot more weight than a more studied compliment might have done. Foreign Minister Schuman, appearing at the third-birthday party held for the 1000 Marshall Plan em- ployes, made a tremendous hit by delivering a short "Thank You!" talk in English. It was his first. Paul Hoffman, first Marshall Plan administrator, said that two and a half years ago Mr, Schumiin couldn't speak a word of English. "But," sairt Mr. Hoffman, "after a hall- hour's conversation with him'in the fall of 1043, I was convinced France would come out all right." The DOCTOR SAYS Wrlllen for NBA Service By EDWIN f. JORDAN, M. I). "My nve-year-old daughter," writes Mrs. L., "had a bad cold, about two weeks ago, and for the last 10 days has had a little pus coming out of her right ear. Will this clear up to Itself or is there something which should ba done about It?" Mrs. L. should lose no time In taking her little girl to (he doctor since there is danger of the child's developing a chronic running car or even a mastold infection. There are probably hundreds of thousands of people who cither have or have onco had an ear Infcct'on similar to that of Mrs. L's daughter. The reason Is simple: the middle portion of the ear connects by a tube or passageway with the nose, and Infections from the latter easily pass up this tube'to the car. Children are particularly liable to such infections and quite often this produces earache and requires a little slit to be made In the drum membrane so that the pus can escape, thus relieving the pressure which is causing the pain. But the present generation of children is luckier than we were. Many of these middle ear infections can be nipped in the bud by giving the sulfa drugs or penicillin. And even more Important these drugs have almost wiped out one of the common and serious complications of such infections namely masioiditis. This complication Is a spread of the infection to the bone lying just back of the ear and it, used to require a delicate and costly operation. Today the number of these operations lias shrunk almost to the vanishing point. ACT ON ACHE Nevertheless it is important not to neglect c an earache or a running ear. The ache usually comes first nnd this Is the time to act by getting professional help. The development of a perforated ear drum or or a chronic running ear which may be hnrcl to cure can thus often be avoided. However, even in the lonp lasting cases of ear Infection .more can be done now than In the past In some of the most difficult ones an ingenious operation usually proves successful where other methods have failed. But a little care at the start Is likely to save a lot of trouble later on. IN HOLLYWOOD Hy EKSKIN'i; JOHNSON NKA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEA> — People tiave been yawning too long over :iull. con.scrvative movie slars. "But I've found Just the doll to :mt rootln' tootln' explosive color back into the celluloid whirl. She's a dark-hnircd glamorous goulash from Hungary named Lisa Fmaday, who says she's ready to cut :hc minufe they tack a stnr on her dressing room dour. That should happen any day nou. And when it happens Lisa says she'll be rendy to lead a tiger ilown Hollywood boulevard, Irim •icr p.inlies with mink, dive into backyard swimming pools in her new Dior gown and bathe in whip- peri cream. All Lisa asks is lhat the flash bulb boys are around to record her didoes. Publicity? Lisa wouldn't go to all that trouble just tu pet her name in the papers. Oh. no. She'll be doing it. she says, to five the public laughs. Lisa, who's got the burningesl eyes since Thcda Uara. explains: "I'm going 10 rio it the way of Gloria S\v ; inson and Pola Negri. I'll be a real circus. While horses, bearskin rugs, the whole works. I want to amuse people. Lite's drab enough. t want lo put some color into it," N'ot that Lisa, who's whooshing these days in "Flame of d using Teem Stamboul.'' "Show float" "Chuck-a-Luck." has been dull greys and jvaslicd-om I on her paint brush to far. I" Krlef . . . She adni[; s that she's always the fiiit lo don a tYciich bathing suit w.-cn the lenders ask for volunteers. Once she fhinnied up a cacius tree wearing something that wouldn't make a lull-sized, hair-ribbon for Marjaret O'Brien. And she's not the one to keep a mink stole over she shoulders when she has a chance lo drag It carelessly on the door behind her at parties. "But." says Lisa. "I'm saving the big things, when I get lo be somebody iu Hollywood, we'll have fun. I'll keep my motor running every minute." Siic'.s over it now. but when Lisa arrived in Hollywood from Europe she worried because stars, like Olivia tic Havilland and Anne Baxter weren't hep enough to drop Uieir .shoulder straps accldental- ; like for the cameramen. I Movie queens who carried books under their arms alter working hours knitted her eyebrows. "I was disappointed," she slgcd. "The stars looked like frumps They didn't behave like stars, cither. He- licve me. the public doesn't want that. Slacks. Ugh. Blue jeans. I'liooey Fur me. Bette Davis is a real movie queen. She acts the part to the hilt, Cr.iwford Is an- o;hcr. Even in the beauty parlor Joan is every inch the star, i know because we go to the same beauty parlor. "Stars ought lo think all the time about handing people laughs and shocking them. A star should al- way think before going to bed al night: What can I do tomorrow lo nmufc the people? Actors are too serious doe days." Magyar Mala llaii Lisa was a flasliinq-cycd Danube Ijeilc in the laud of violin music and chicken paprika until the Cicr- man invasion, with seven othei | .Magyar debutantes, she did under- Kswind work for her country and laler joined Ihe o. S. S. ns a modern-day Main Harl. Al the war's end, she in.inirrt ami American of- Sce HOLLYWOOD P»»c I *JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for N'KA Service 'Miracle' Turns Out to Be Luck Sometimes the play of a haml looks miraculous, almost as though declarer could see through the backs of the cards. The answer usually is that there is no other hcpe, so that declarer must assume that the cards will lie favorably. For ex- NORTH (D) 4 1084 V A Q.4 » KQ83 10 WEST A965 ' A 1094 b 1097 EAST 473 VKJ109S3 »762 North 1 + . 1 N.T. Pass SOUTH A AKQJ2 * J5 #86532 Bolh vul. East South IV 14 Pass 4 * Pass West Pass Pass Opening lead—V 8 ample, we might take the hand shown today, played In the Regency Club recently by my friend, Alfred Sheinwold, who seems to specialize on weird plays. West's opening heart lead was taken by dummy's ace, and B low diamond was returned at once. Sheinwold put up the Jack from his own rand, and West won with Can Reds Co-Operate With Democracies? the ace. The reason for this apparently useless play was that declarer wanted to find out who hacj the ace of clubs. East surely had one of the missing aces for his vulnerable overcall. When West showed up with the ace of diamonds. Sheinwold could feel sure that the ace of clubs was in the East Hand. West returned another heart, and South ruffed. He then led a club and finessed dummy's jack. This lost to East's queen, and South ruffed the heart continuation. Declarer now led another club. West played the nine, and dummy played low. E?st had to take his ace anyway, much to his disgust. This play was not, of course, difficult. East was marked with the ace of clubs, so it couldn't do any good to put up dummy's king. The only hope was that East would have to play his ace on a small club. East returned a spade, and declarer drew only two rounds of trumps. Then he led a club to dummy's king even though there was a trump out and East was known to be out of clubs. Once again, the play looked harder than it really was. Sheinwold could not make the hand unless he could clear the clubs and then gel back to his hand (with a trump as the cnly possible entry) to cash the remaining clubs. The h?nd was hnposible unless West had the last trump. Luck was with him. so he made his contract. By neWITT MacKEN/.IK AP Foreign Affairs Analfji Britain's new foreign secretary, Herbert Morrison, during a speech In London supported Ihe thesis that "International cooperation c a n flourish despite differences of political systems." As a generality that undoubtedly is true, but the question Inune- . dialely ariscd whether It can be stretched to cover the outsider of (he Ideologies — communism, I« there any possibility of cooperation between communism and democracy? That's a mighty; important question In these dangerous times of political turmoil. Upon the answer must depend our attitude towards the Red ism. The answer is, I think, that there may be cooperation on some lines between Communist stales and non-Communist states. There can be no real cooperation between communism and any other Ideology within the borders of one nation. Slrange Bed Fellows As to partial cooperation between Communist nnd non-Communist states, we had an excellent cxnui- plc In the alliance during (he list war. However, that was a matter of life and death—and danger makes strange bed fel'ows. No such partnership is likely among Red and lion Red elements within one nation. Why? Because if a Communist party gets a foothold In a largely democratic country, the Reds give their allegiance, not to their national government, but to Moscow This Is so true that when a serious difference arises between Red Russia and a democracy the Communist citizens of the democracy will side with the Soviet Union. Indeed, nils fact provides Moscow with one of ils most useful weapons in waging its world revluUun for the spread of communism. Every non-Russian Communist tj a subject first of Moscow, and after that is a citizen of his own country. One only has to look at Europe (o see numerous examples of this truth. Take countries like Italy nnd France, which have large Communist parties. The Reds arc in constant conflict with the non-Communist governments. The communist leaders are indoctrinalcd in Moscow. They take their orders from Moscow. And they frequently nre called to Moscow to get fresh orders or. where they have failed In their task, to receive chastisement. Scheme Was Failure We had an unforgettable (and perhaps unforgivable) example of trying to force nationalism to mix with communism In China during the late world war. The scheme was a rtismal failure and the outcome, as was to be expected, was that the Communists finally took over. In such fashion did Moscow become the overlord of a nation of 500 million. The moral would seem to be that no democracy can afford to be tol- enint towards a Communist party within Its borders. Communism Is the cuckoo In (he next of democracy. However, this doesn't preclude the cultivalion of cooperation belween Communist and democratic nations in matters which adapt themselves to such treatment. Probably the opportunities for cooperation will be limited, but they may help lessen the dangers o'f armed strife, pending the day when the . Ideological melting-pot has made the "one world" we hear about. 15 Years Ago In Blyiheville — A son was born this week to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Lewis, formerly of here and now living in Walnut nidge. Mrs. Lewis is the former Miss Madge Sanders. Easter sunrise services, sponsored by the Blytheville Ministerial Association, will bs held tomorrow morning at 6:15 o'clock in the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. W. V. Womack. pastor of First Methodist Chinch, will conduct the .services. Comedienne Answer to Previous Puzzle 1,5 Depicted comedien.-.i 10 Promulgate 12 Prayer H In a line 15 Rowing implement HORIZONTAL 5 Harbor 6 Symbol for indium 7 Point 8 African flies 9 Rail bird 10 College "hccr 11 Spinnhi., toy ., -_-••---••.-••. 13Louse egg fairy ] 6 Sloth B bwme 22 She often is 33 Cily in The 10 Deep hoe the radio " '' ' ' 20 Make a lace 23 Brazilian edging macaw 21 Daybreak u Bucket (comb, form) 25 Otherwise 23 Preposition 2 7 Sidelong look 24 Hammer head 28 College 20 Depend 32 Devices j or f; 29 Indian mulberry 30 On the ocean 31 Small island 34 Measure of cloth 35 Conduct 36 Weary 38 From 39 Within 40 Crimson 42 Fish •15 Twitching 48 Greek god of war 50 Unit of weight 51 Go by plane 52 Precbooler 5>1 Meal 56 Compound ether 57 youths VERTICAL 1 Nothing 2 Culmination 3 Seed 4 Abraham's boroi (Bib.I scaling Netherlands 3G Palm lily 37 Me.nn 40 Knock 41 Iroquoian Indian 42 Passage of the brain 43 Accomplish 44 Terminus 46 Angers * 47 Heart 4Q Pcrclied 51 Collection oi sayings 53 Symbol for tellurium 55 Symbol for illinium

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