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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLK, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST «, 1951 TM BLYTHEVILLE COURIER N1WI THE COURIER NEWS OCX H. W. HAINES, PubllBher BARRY A. RAINES, Assistant PubUjhw A. A.'FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager * Sole National Advertising Representatives: Willie* Witmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. entered is second class matter it the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o( Con- frm, October S, 1917 Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In th» city ol Blytheville or *ny suburban town where- carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, 16.00 per year. »2.50 for six months, 11.35 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per year payable In Advance. Meditations Re teeing this before spake of the- rmirrectlon of Christ, that hi* soul vr» not left In hell, neither hte flesh dirl see corruption,—Acts 2:31. * • ' * My friends, there is one spot on earth where the fear of death, of sin. and of Judgment need never trouble us, the only safe spot on earth where the sinner can stand—Calvary..—D. L. Mocdy. Barbs The tendency toward smaller autc* In the past few years has eased the strain on pedestrians. * * * A four-party line i« nol bad il all—when three Bf the parties are away on summer vacation. • • » Men are born- to cook, according to a woman writer. Apparently the great majority of wives disagree. • • • A baby girl In New York was bom with four «««4h. She's ahead? an K« to chew the r»». * * • Two-handed pinochle would be a swell gam* for all at the golfers who never lie about their scores. Congress and President Must Lick Stopgap Attitude Three years ago, when he was cam- paigniing- to stay in the White House, President Truman caller) the 80th Con- grefifi a "do-nothing" and "worst or next to the worst" in history. That was, in 1948, when Congress was controller! by the Republicans. NoW the Congress—the 82nd—is nominally Democratic, and the Republicans are smugly suggesting that the President will have to find new words with which to brand the lawmakers. Wherever the biame lies, the most appropriate title that comes to mind for the 82nd Congress is "stopgap." For more than a year, this nation hag been faced with emergencies graver than any since we hopefully wrote an ending to World War II. But in the nearly •even months it has been In action—a word that in this case is pretty academic —th« 82nd has handled nearly 7000 bills. It ha» passed less than 80. Under the whip-lash of the Korean war, it passed a new Selective Service law which gave us our first promise of Universal Military'Training. There was an important reciprocal trade agreement and, after Russian press agents had stolen some of the show, a bill to send gram to Inrlis. But these three bills could not run the nation under any conditions. There is inflation, which has been mushrooming upwards in America'. 1 ! pantry-shelf arithmetic like an economic atom bomb ever since the Korean crisis exploded. When controls expired last month, the best Congress could rlo was a stopgap extension. The bill which finally went through was a condescending bow to just about every special interest but that of the price-paying public. There are a dozen appropriation bills to operate the federal government for the fiscal year which began July 1. A stopgap extension put the government on a hand-to-mouth basis, another stopgap extension seems in the offing. There's the ,?82 billion program for aid to free countries againV further, and bigger, Koreas which threatens to become a Taft-Eisenhower debate, the |60 billion military appropriations bill, and the anti-inflationary $7.2 billion tax rise bill, which may not be thrashed out until Labor Day. Meantime, Congress has been up to its eyes—like actors making guest radio and TV appearances for publicity's sake —in countless investigations. Legislation, which should be the starring act, Is waiting in the wings. Whatever name the President coins for the do-little 82nd Congress, however, he will have to consider for himself as well. A year ego he wasn't ready to buy the emergency power Congress voted for him In th« early days of the Korean crisii, when he turned hia back on the Idea of inflation. And after having been a number one salesman for UMT for several years, he turned his back on that legislative merchandise, too, when the rest of the nation was ready for it. Such inconsistencies may account for the lack of leadership in Congress right now. But attention to realities should not permit the stopgap attitude. Stopgap legislation may well save America from foundering under the twin threats of inflation and Communist aggression in the immediate tomorrow. But what we sorely need is action, legislative and administrative, that sees to the future tomorrows. If'the only future that official Washington can see right now is the next election, the voting public will have a wonderful chance to say «'!mt it thinks about that attitude, in November, 1952. Views of Others Their Test Case Defies Oppression Vivien Kellemi has never succeeded In jetting the Federal Qovernmen into court on a final test o/ the constitutionality of requiring an employer to act as an unpaid tax collector on employee Income with penalty for refusal or failure. The courageous Marshall housewives who are risking their own security on that Issue may succeed. They merit every aid and assistance In making the attempt The News believes that those phases of the internal revenue act which make an employer an unpaid agent for the Federal Government are • unconstitutional because: (1) The employer Is forced to heavy expense, properly a charge against the Federal Government IK making the collections. This I* tme of even a small concern with a few employees. The time and the money Involved are no small matter, both become in effect a tax levied on employers that Is not equal or uniform. (2) The act Is an expropriation of the services of the employer. It IB in effect slave labor for which he receives no compensation and for which he can be Jfcnalized for failure or refusal to act. The Constitution prohibits taking private property for publish use without Just compensation. A man's services are his property. Here they are taken without Just compensation. The News believes (hal the specific act which now brings the housewives under this mandatory peonage by the Federal Government is an even grosser violation of the principle of equal and uniform taxation, because the act makes permissible paymcn by tile employer of the tax levied against the employee. Congress, in «o phrasing the law, was fully awart '.hat it was dictating to ill practical effect that the employer of domestic or part-time help would either have ot pay the full tax or cease to employ auch workers. The government should face thl« issue In th» open court »ntt get a final decision from the United Btatefl Supreme Court.~~" ; V~ The government fears to invalidate its collection procedure since this infamous form of expropriation and slavery was Instituted under the blessing of the Congress of the United State*. No injustice Is cured by being covered up. To the Marshall housewives, patriotically tak- ms lh« brunt of the lest, salutcl —DALLAS MORNINO NEWS A Donkey, Remember, Doesn't Hove Tusks At first blush, it may seem a trifle incongruous that Ihe liny kingdom of Cambodia wants to give President Truman a sacred elephant, the presentation lo coincide with the arrival in this country of the first Cambodian minister. Could It be because the Cambodians know that Mr. Truman likes to tickle Ihe Ivories? —ATLANTA JOURNAL SO THEY SAY Turnabout Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Peacetime Atomic Research Promises Bright, New World Th.ink God. Margaret (Truman) had Ihe good taste to call Ireland tlip most beautiful country In the world.—John Angle. Democratic Parly official. • » . Arc we to carry through mobilization [or peace under a icontrolsi, law which treats all alike, or under a law which Invites every pressure group to put selfish interests above the national Interest? —Bernard Baruch. • * • The 1948 election so went to the President's head that he his consulted »1th no Republican leaders on foreign policy since that datt— Sen. Robert A, Taft. • * * Organized jroupj do collectively what no man in them would do personally wholesale killing by rar must be made * social crime Just »s personal killing has been made n crime.—Dr. Alva Taylor. WTien Ihe rlfht man comes along III gladly take my cadenzas Into the kitchen.—Margaret Truman • • « You may be wondering what effect a truce In Korea will have upon our defense mobilization procrAm. Tlw answer is it will have no effect.— Charles E, Wilson, mobilization director. » » » The young person today «ces . , . that the thincr that separate men from one another are lew Important than the things they have In common.—Thornton Wtidor, tuLbof. WASHINQTON (NEA) — While however, what he has received in enerals and politicians worry about ow, where, when and whether to rop atomic ^bombs, scientists and ngineers continue their research nto the mysteries of nuclear fission. >ilne years after the start of the tomlc energy project, it Is still al- lost wholly a weapon-producing uslness. Peacetime applications of tomlc energy have barely begun to e realised. But a start has been iade. This Is revealed In the new, tenth, eml-annual report of the Atomic nergy Commission. It shows what big business atomic energy has become. There are 100,000 working people at it today. Over 5500 return for this huge outlay of cash. The readiest answer is that he has obtained security—to whatever degree U. s. pnsse.vsinn of an atomic bomb stockpile has prevented war. Still In Research Stage As for the direct, peacetime benefits that will raise the standard of living, pratically everything Is still in the research stage. Atomic power production Is years away. Effort has been concentrated on the building of ship and aircraft propulsion reactors. Lessons Inarnetl in these developments will be application, to production- .of commercial power from atomic energy. Four pairs of companies—one a public utility, the other a manufacturing or engineering chemical firm —VIRVP been eivon contracts to study work for the gov-jthe feasibility of private industrial ernment AEC It- production of power and fissionable self. Some 41.000) materials. work for private Industry contrac- operate plants. tors who the AEC Construction has been completed on the new breeder reactor at AEC's new testing center, Arco, Idaho. But Lawrence R. Hafstad. director Peler Ed»n Over 26.501) are j of reactor development, says it will onstruction workers building new be many months before it can lants, and this number will In- " irease t« over 47.000. Nearly S5 billion have been spent >n atomic energy projects thus (ar. Another $25 billion have been ap- iropriated or requested for the, com- ng year. Plant and equipment of AEC today inventory at nearly S2 billion. The difference between this equity and the total cash outlay—S3 bil- lon—Is said AEC Chairman Gordon Dean not to represent the value of atomic bombs manufactured nor the itockpile of fissionable materials. Figures on such things are careful- concealed In AEC accounting methods and reports. The taxpayer is entitled to ask. ..... be determined that the theory of "breeding" fissionable material, creating faster than it is consumed in reactors, is workable. As for the production of fissionable materials by mining operations, AEC now announces the U. s, in second place in the free world. The Belgian Congo is first, with Canada third. What Soviet Russia produces behind the Iron curtain is of course unknown. It is In the laboratories that the real promise of the atomic-age-to- come still lies. Most of the research to date has been with Isotopes— the radioactive atoms that can be traced. Radioactive cobalt Is now being widely-used in place of X-rays to detect flaws in metals. Use of radioactive materials to sterilize foods and drugs already in containers, without the use of heat is considered possible. Advances Made by Research Accurate measurement of the water-content, of snowfall, through automatically - transmitted signals rom radio-cobalt rays, has been proved practical in California. Ohio State University is experimenting with the properties of matter within one one-thousandth of a degree of absolute zero, which is minus <59.7 "Fahrenheit. .• At Argonne laboratory. Chicago, a rare form of helium was solidified undfcr 600 pounds per square inch pressure at minus 457 degrees Fahrenheit, in a tubing no thicker than a human hair. This is the new : microscopic physics and chemistry which-opens the door to exploration of whole new worlds; how meUls wear out under friction; how cows make milk; how plants absorb fertilizers. In the field of medicine, there is the widest atomic research. A thousand cases of leukemia, treated with radio-phosphorus were not cured, but suffering was reduced. A thousand cases of over-active thyroid have been controlled by radio-Iodine. Mice whose spleens were shielded with lead were found to survive otherwise lethal doses of atomic radiation. At New England's Deaconess Hos- iptal. rats exposed to lethal radiation were Joined artificially by Siamese twin surgery to unexposed rats, resulting in saving the life of the exposed rat. That's how science tries to find cures for the evils of atomic bombs. Gratitude Not Purpose Of U.S. Foreign Aid (EDITOR'S NOTE: After a thorough se^ch of the office scratch pads, desk drawers and waste baskets, no column for today by A. A, Fredrickson could be found. After an equally thorough search of local poolrooms, retail beer outlets and street corners, Fredrickson could not be found. Later, a message was found carved on his desk top to the effect that he had headed north for a two-week Inspection tour of corn-borer damage In Nebraska. Consequently, for the ensuing fortnight, this space will bt occupied by the offerings of various AP writers. Fredrickson claims he will resume his column Tuesday, Aug. 21. Hi« employer had no comment). By RELMAN MORIN (For Hal Boyle) NEW YORK, Aug. 6. (AP)—About two months ago, In Europe. I met a man who was deeply puzzled and a little bit hurt. He was an American on vacation. He said: "You know. I've been over here two weeks and nobody has said a word to me about all th» money we've been giving l.hese countries." * And he added, with a kind of small-boy bewilderment: "You'd think they'd be sort of grateful after all we've done for them." There are about * half-million Americans on holiday in Europe this summer, and manv of Ihem are coins; to c~t"» hack with itomcn-hat the same feeling. Anparently they went over expecting to be met with dewy-eyed srntiturte from a* so often happens in a reaction set in. Some The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Can an abscessed tooth, infected tonsils, cr a sinusitis cause symptoms or inllammations in other parts of (he body? This question comes up every now and then and from an individual point of view la most difficult to answer. In medicine it is called the problem of focal Injection. The theory that, chronic Infection in one/ part of the body could cause difficulties elsewhere is quite old. However,-about the turn of the century, work on this subject received a big push, largely through the studies and stimulating personality of the late Dr. Prank Billings of Chicago. For a. while a large number of ailments were attacked by instituting a careful search for some source of chronic infection in the body- gallbladder, tonsils, prostate, U:eth or sinuses. If anything could' be found these focal 'areas were re moved, drained, or treated in any way possible. Then medicine, patients had had all their teeth removed without any improvement in the condition fcr which this had been performed. Some had serious operations or treatments for focal infections and were worse than before, The result was that many careful physicians swung away from the idea of focal infection altogether and nearly all began to take a much more conservative attitude toward the subject. But occasionally someone who .was almost desperate with- some form of neuritis, muscular rheumatism, iritis or similar condition received.relief from the removal ol an infe.ctc.cl - tooth, bad ^tqnsils. or other -"focus of infection." This cannot be ignored even though exactly how this happens Is hard to figure cut. , CHANGE ATTITUDE At any rate there is now a' pretty wholesome attitude toward the removal or treatment of these foci. No longer are they removed wholesale but neither do most physicians disregard really-diseased and infected tissue. The principles are fairly well agreed on now but it is no easy matter to decide what to do in an individual case. No one can guarantee that taking out an abscessed tooth will relieve the symptoms somewhere else in the body. Both patient and physician have to add up the arguments for and against treatment ot an infected focus and then take their chsncei on whether the treatment will accomplish the desired results. There will be disappointments as well as successes. French concierge and to find IN HOLLYWOOD Bq ERSKINE JOHNSON VKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — 'NEAJ— Guys* and Dolls: Evelyn Varden, thn . Broadway actrej-s who replaced > Ethel Barrymore in 'Finders Keep- J rs" slipped me the backstage low- | down on Olivia de HaviHand and \ Marcus Goodrich, J5 Years Ago In Blythevftle Fourlern years apo Rodney Ban- i.slor, a-?IMr.nt cashier of the Farj mer.s Bank and Trust Company, re- a box of dears as a gift frnm A Lynch( pl - es i ren t O f the bank. Blonde, crisp - spoften Eveiyn | played the nurse in Olivia's "Ro- ' meo and Juliet" and rushed out to I but it was'noV unlTl'yeisierciay'that Hollywood when (ha linal curtain j he 201 to Miicike any of them, was lowered. Danced if she can re- | For s;,fc keeping Banislcr entrust member being told to turn her I cd thr risars to a rhcsc In the bang back to the audience by Marcus so | sale. When he wtnt lo get them (hat audiences could concentrate on i the, chrst had been, locked and the loosing at Olivia, she wasnt- asked j combination lost. Yesterday ihe to address Olivia as Mrs. Goodtlrh. I combination, scribbled on a cither. w ""s discovered, the chest opened "Heavens, no." Evelyn prntcMed. I cnti !lle cigars were passed. "All those awful things thai were | said about Mr. Goodrich—all un- ' kind and horrible, He's a very nice \ man. He's Just not used 'o the; theater, that's all," • • • RT OSWALD .1ACOBT Aly Khan Is shopping (or a press \ _ Written for NBA Service ajent To improve his public rela-jThis Double Hand j Scared Rival Away Fred Clark said It aftrr string; "A big dispute a t> 0 u t penalty three new movies In wbtch the j doubles has split our bridge club JACOBY ON BRIDGE tions where? feminine, stars do out-and-mil (ml- j r 'B^t down the middle." relates Utlan.i nf Bettf Davis' nervous act-1 a Pittsburgh correspondent. "One Ing- style: j ?ronp MVS that a penalty double "Hmmmmm, movies »re Uette \ ls n »t lo be monkeyed with. Yoi Iban ever." j double uhnn you can surely bea REBUTTAL Ronald ReacAn is steammc over a motion picture mag.~z.ne ola.st, ? against his blast en fan n:a? about stars' private live.-. smucly point out that he Mrv*i still for family photos and [f.iUitcs when he was married to Jr\nc Wy- luan ,owcr horse in the thief. psdes doubled. West opened Ihe :ing of hearts, shifted to a spade, nd got a heart return. West ron- inued hearts, and East discarded a club on Ihe fourth round. This imited South to two club tricks and four trump tricks. "Nobody T had any complaint .bout the play of the cards or about Smith's third-hand opening bid of one spade. Tap argument wa.: about North's double of two diamonds and South's run out to two spades. "Should N'nrth double two diamonds? If not. why not? If he does double, should Smith accept it or run out to two -spades?" N o expert would double two diamonds. Such a double warns hesitatingly bid two spades. If North is a poor enough player to double on a hand that's worthless except against diamonds. South may pass. Even so he might be orgiven for bidding two spades. The subject of penalty doubles -annot be cleared up In a single day. so I intend to discussion in other \vpek. Ihe contract, and a partner who ! takes out your penalty double i ' one rtfcvec „,„,,.,! wal' "iiu a M l( , r \ I "The nthrr group says that most "in,., : ...,>.~i... j-..,.,,. . _ ,-, i..j- social Vanessa Brown. John Ireland and Marshall Thompson are huddle with Director Felix FJ en the set of "The B.ifkrUnll FIX. S« UOLL1 \\OOD on Tage 10 i penalty doubles are merely bid Like other bids, they arf olfcred without ab.-olute assurance and m.ive be taken out fearlessly even by nice rcsneclablc maiden ladies "The aicument started as a re- -ult ot this hand. Nothing very m . " ; terrible Happened on ,^eist y. oll w ,u not(1> |,i,t, th the hsrui. as the argument is NORTH (D) 6 *K ¥987 • Q J 10 9 3 S + Q52 WEST EAST » 1 * AQ843 VAKJ2 ¥1065 #A876+ ' «K5 + S 8 7 + J 10 4 SOOTH A J 10976 5 ¥ Q 13 » None J. AX 6} Neither side \-iil. North Ea.il Snuth Pass Pass Double 1th every - - -d the London cabbie humbly pulling his forelock and saying, "Thank'ee kindly, sir." Well It Just Isn't that way. The nriniary purpose of our foreign aid nrogram was to Influence people. Winning friends was a secondary consideration. The money was intended to be used as a weapon, just as the ComA munfstj! were using propaganda ar a weapon. They expected to capitalize on the poverty and misery that- stemmed from the war. We countered with dollars, hoping to remove these conditions so that neople would be less susceptible to Communist sales-talk, double-talk and promises. Whether we have succeeded in this, or will succeed. Is much too long and complicated a story to b» attempted here. In any case, a very large measure of Plain self-interest went Into the action. Whether the theory was right or wrong. It was nevertheless designed to improve the position o! the United Slates while Imoroving those of the people In Europe. It was not charity primarily, nor th« giving of alms .to the poor.. This Is the noint tnat.o'ur compatriots, travelling over there no\r, tend to overlook. Americans : are'a friendly neonle snd they have an almost, childish desire to be likp.rl on -=itrht. Mt.hmit nuestlon. But you can't buy friends 'with money."and we haven't-bought any. , , . And sn. "after all wp,'ve done for thern.'^the. average .Frenchman nr Hollander, even today, goes rleht on acMn<? like a human beine. Th^/jiv Is, he likp.s some Americans be m""'-*' inrt dislikes others, just as you and \ do. "Moreover, friendshio. as such, seldom exists between nations. Two countries, when drawn together for mutual support during a xar against a common enemv. mav become friendly. But when the war pnds. each tends to go its own way, following the naths of self-interest. You. as ah individual, will stklt with a friend even wh»n you think he is wrong, and even If standlns by him means sacrificing your own'- best interests. N-> government could or would do that for another nation. Hence, the man who comes homa this summer and (ells you that European nations do not "like" the United States Is being fairly accurate. But Is there a nation, anywhere In the world, that "likes" another nation? Are the Chinese helping North Korea because they love the North Koreans? Are there any bosom pals anywhere, among countries? Name two, and the olgars are, on me. And finally, there Is this to con-A slder: W It takes an awful lot of tact to play Lady Bountiful. Nobody likes to be the poor relation who comes to dinner on Sunday. continue the articles this Read Courier News Classified Ada. Insect Answer to H A rs U s 1 ^ 1 Y fa Previ 1 _lg Pass Double Pas-s Pa.v; Opening lead—V K 1 2 * Pass West 2 » Pass Pass the t-nfin> (o 'ina A better spot. If they do so. the North hand is worthless both offensively and defensively. For example, i! West runs lo two hearts, he will make it. Even if West slays, at two diamonds. I'.e will probably be set only one trick. If North does double, SoullVs .correct course depends on what he fierrp jus! the same. i thinks of North's game If r'orth "South was set t«o Utcki >l two it • good player, South should un- HORIZONTAt, 1.7 Depicted insect 10 Shaded walk 11 Constellation 13 Ignited H Bound 16 Caress 17 Hypothetical force 18 Twisted cord 20 Presiding elder (ab.) 21 Title 23 Bewildered 25 Paradise V6 Stagger =7 Finish 28 Army officer (ab.) 20 Down 30 Belongs to il 32 Koman road 34 Dash 36 Was borne 37 Withered 38 Mystic ejaculation 39 Wettest 45Dislrict attorney (ab.) 46 Pile 48 Extend 4!> Courtesy title 50 Gaze fixedly 52 Boring tools ' 54 Poem 55 Confused crowd VERTICAL 1 Surveying instrument 2 Small rug 3 Part oi "b»" 4 Nothing 5 Scent 6 Short sleeps 7 Measure of area 8 Bite fi Wigwam lOSolilary 11 Augment 12 II will •young of other species 15 Babylonian deity 18 Offered 19 Soonest 22 Repaired 24 Arrange 31 Pilchard 32 Presses 33 Fruit 35 Approaches •JO Exist 41 Pronoun 42 Narrow \vayi 43 Unbleached I 1 4 Drop off 47Stu(T 49 Sail ; 51 Concerning 53 Paid (ab.) 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