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1»AOB BIGHT AH' BLYTHEVILLB COURIER TK* COURIER KZW8 OO. H. W. HAINBS, Publisher . HABBT X. HMNES, Aslant PublWwc A.A. FREDR1CKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Adrertlitn* Monas«T BL11UV&IJI THUMDAY, ,'•0. M, MM 8ol« National Advertising ReprMentatirw! Wallace Wltmtr Co, New York, Ohlciigo, Dclrorl, AtUnU, Memphis. Entered a* second class m»ltcr at th« post- effke at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under act oi Con- frets, October 9. 19V7. it, b«i tti value Mow 4ottbtf4. tkt new. administration ha» th« t»§k of either braathlng Ms into M or ktlUn« * off formally. Member of The Associated Prcsi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to .the city of BlytheYlil» or »nj •uburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles. »S.CO per war VI 50 lot sir months, 11.25 lor three months; by mall outside 50 mll« »qne, I12.M f" ? e " payable In advance. ______ Meditations .„ Set thce up waymarks, make Ihee hlfh hrans: Kt Ihlne heart toward the highway, ever (he war which ihou'wenlcst: turn again, 6 virgin of laricl, turn again to these thy cities. — Jtremlah There is no man. no woman, so small but that they cannot make their life great by high endeavor. — Carlylc. Bdrbs Wishing for things Is more Tun than having them, wye & college professor, Lower taxes and prices, for Instance? * * • Now that «lush and mow are Mttlnjr nura- wotu ieclloM of the country, you can depend •a oarteM drivers bavin* one banr-up time after another. • * * -"Traffic- Problem at i standstill" — newi headline. At lout it's keeping right up with the (rttftc dltaatlon. * * * •, ,Wbo wsnember* when the mvermfe fcetn-ige fcoy wu tickled pink to clean the walki of for BO cent*? : Pay for Services Rendered While that «ommitte« in Washing-' ton is busy looking into campaign «x- penditurcs, they might pry into »nother problem; how to finance the activities of a President-elect between tht time he is. elected and his inauguration, As a guide, General Eisenhower's pre-regime financial story should be spoiled out. In such an Inquiry there need be no sharp political overtones. The -information is desirable no matter which party holds the presidency. In this era of great problems, the incoming President can no longer just go fishing until his inaugural. He must gtt ready for his Immense tasks, naming his cabinet conferring with outgoing officers, acquiring vital information (even when it means going to Korea). This is all the nation's business, and the nation should pay for it. We cannot assume that our problems are going to lessen materially. We must unfortunately assume that today's tensions will be with us a long time. It makes perfectly: good sense, therefore, to view the present crowded agenda of the Eisenhower organization as, reasonably typical, and to put this kind of necessary activity on a strict business basis. A doctor «ays that being cheerful at break- ot 1» just * habit. How few people get Into It. " • Donee Mocobre Views of Others GOP Task is to Breathe Life • Into Wage Setup or Kill It The Republicans wisely have decided not to act one way or another on wage-price controls until they have held »ome hearings to rielcrmine' the outlook for 1953. Apparently, htrefore, present controls will continue at least until Feb. 15, by which time the OOP-controlled House and Senate committees would have had fair chance to study the matter. Whatever decision the new administration and thfc new Congress arrives at, we may properly hope that a consistent policy, will thereafter be followed. The recent turnings and twistings of t h e present government on this score are a sad display. If a formal stabilization program is continued, it ought to bt enforced without favoritism, without'yielding to the kind of pressures John L. Le\yis auccess- s fully brought to bear in the coal case. When President Truman overruled the Wage Stabilization Board and gave Lewis' miners the wage hike they demanded, Roger Putnam, the retiring director of stabilization, made a comment whose irony may not have been appreciated, by most, citizens. Said he: "I realize he (Mr. Truman) has broader considerations in mind than the mere stabilization program." Possibly Putnam did not realize how that sounded. It seems to play down quite seriously the role of the.stabiliza- tion program in our present national life. Jt suggests, too, that whenever-the President in his discretion decides that "broader considerations" are at work, the wage-price lire may be broken and the stabilizing agencies ignored. Obviously, this reduces the WSB to a frail thing, competent to judge issues only when great considerations are not involved. With steel, coal, copper and such industries affecting the whole economy, when is that the case? Any time a president chooses to fall back upon the indisputable fact that the defense pro• gram is hurt by work stoppages, he can, under Mr. Truman's reasoning just pretend the wage board doesn't exist. Well, if it does not exist in fact, why preserve the fiction? If, on the other hand, the board is meant to function effectively, then \vhy not let it carry out its duties under broad policy lines set at high administrative level and firmly held? x The existing stabilization setup, as it affects major wage-price controversies, is largely a fancy. It may be politically • unwise . for the Democrats to scrap Capacity Not Yet Felt • It It true, but almost beyond belief that this country has lost In strikes almost three tlmei a* much steel as ths industry has added to its capacity during Its period ot unprecedented growth fiinci the war. . Benjamin F. Fairle&s, president of United States Steel, refers \p the tact that the Industry since the war haa been expanding Its capacity by an average of about 2,500.000 tons annually. During the snme period, however, strikes have cost the country about seven million Ingot tons a year. The vast new plant United States Steel is building at'Morrlsville, Pa., would have to'oper- ate for ten years to produce the tonnage lost In eight weeks during last summer'sjBtrlke. Industry-wide strikes, .-of, course,--'would,'not have occurred with trie same frequency''!? there had not been an Insistent demand for st*el during the last sj.ven years. In the absence of sustained demand the problem of finding A NEC .for-existing capacity might have seemed more important than any need lor additional capacity., ;^;^k:. Opening, therefore, Israri interesting field for speculation concerning the ities that will be found for (ho 120 million tons of capacity the steel Industry Is generating. During the last seven years much of that capacity has gone toward making good the losses suffered In strikes. Without strikes the problem oi keeping the new mills engaged would seem more complicated. -' '. " . ' —Oklahoma City oklahoman. Ertkin* Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Bxclu- 1 Ively Youri: Big bun to Holly- wood'i loftiest piltcM U that George Murphy Is being (roomed o succeed Eric Johnston »i preil- .ent of the Motion Picture Pro- iucers AsspcUtion. Murphy's diplomacy minion* for {ollywood have far overshadowed his acting career during tht last ew years. Johnston,! It's auld, U eager to step down » movie cor. Jean Simmons and Stewart Gran' ger are denying the stork flash rom New York. But Jean Isn't denying that she'll skip seeing hubby's celluloid emoting with Rita Hayworth In "Salome.'* VI don't care," she told me, "to see my husband making love to Rita." • i«ned to co-star with Clark Cable,; In "»omewher« I'll Tlnd You." then backed out when l»wyer» advised her she might endanger h«* relatives behind the Iron Curtain. The role was that of a Russian girl who gives aw»y Stalin's secret*. : Cowboy'* Five-ShooUr OLENN FORD will stir In "Fiv« Bulletf," .» Technicolor, western, for Producer Alex Gottlieb, Alex also penned the yarn—the story of a man who enters a western town with five bullets and plans to kill five enemies. Alex brushes off the " Why-no t-1 he-usual - six-bullets?" query with: "Six makes It routine, rive makes it a novelty." Adele Mara and'writer-director Roy Hugglns will tie the knot after next April—when Roy's divorce Is final. Here's how salaries have nose- dived in Hollywood. A top feminine star who commanded $75.000 per flicker a few years ago asked $50,000 for a current film stint. Her. agent grabbed the job when they offered $10,000 cash and 110,000 deferred. - P«i«r Cdson's Washington Columr Scholar, Politician .Now Agree Campaigners Spend Too Much Casting suggestion to Columbia: Aldo Ray for the Sergeant O'Hara role opposite Rita Hayworth in 'Sadie Thompson." And while you're at it, fellows, check on Bob r.ficthum for the part of Reverend Davdison. His party bit as the character has been a Hollywood howl for vears. Starlet Jody Lawrence's mother, Eleanor, is divorcing he ilhird husband — Col. Stephen Nero. Korean r hero. . .Columbia just signed Roberta Haynes, Gary Cooper's costar in "Return to Paradise," to. a long-term contract. She's ahead in the running for the rote of the lady of easy virtue in "From Here to Eternity.".'.- -The .Nan Bachler on XJ-I's contract list Is Piper Laurie's" cousin, They Get Around The "Willie and Joe" films will become a' series, with adventures ot the pair In the Navy, the Air I Force, the Marines and at Oxford. Brrrl The chlH between Jean HersYiolt, whose definHe translation of Hans Christian Andersen's stories has just been published, and Sam Ooldwyn, who produced the wonderful Danny Kaye film, "Hans Christian Andersen." Jean refuses to comment'on the movie despite the fact it's a big hit. Thanks For The Reminder SUlin. has -re-emphasized the International aspect of the Communist party. Addressing the party congress n Moscow, he defined the solidarity of (he party everywhere, and pledged the support of the Kremlin to all brothers In the bond, whelheri in Europe,'or America, or Asia. Russia, he said, wants the co-operation of foreign Communists, and Russia, he promised, will support the Communist party everywhere. In the event of war with the Soviet Urijon the Communist citizens of the warring nations naturally will place party alms above their own country. Stalin's speech contains no fresh news. But it is a vivid reminder to us of ths Intent of those who use the liberty guaranteed by the Constitution'to undermine the liberty of others. Thank you sir. We need to be reminded of. this paradox occasionally. —Atlanta Journal. By DOUGLAS LARSEN NBA Staff Correspondent (For Peter F.dsonJ .WASHINGTON — '(NBA) — There's now complete agreement, between the political scientists and the practical politicians on the sub- J e c t of ' excess campaign expenditures. Too much money 'Is spent over and nbove the present limit. It's not all spent properly and llclently. And there's not much that present law "™* n can do about It. Furthermore, the laws will prob- bly not be changed to correct the tuallon. . , . ' This agreement was reached in esltmony before the House com- ilttee investigating the matter. Dr. James K. Pollock of the Un- versity of Michigan spoke for the olilical scientists. And the prac cal politician's point of view was dvancwi by Thomas E. Whitten heriff of Allegheny County, Pa. vhlch Includes Pittsburgh. Pollock didn't mince words wher t camo to predicting that the com iiittea was probably wasting it. ime and his. He said: "I have found In looking ove he books I wrote on the subjec ome 20 years ago, and In previous testimony before congres sional committees, that the situa :ion has not changed very much no finds a constant- repetition of he same ideas and recommenda- ions, arrived at by various corn- litlces at various times and then ever acted upon by Congress." He went on to say that he had eveloped a "geologic sense of me" about corrective election egislation. irl e a n I n g that he nought of the subject in terms 1 periods of thousands of years. Important To Fix esnonsibilily Sheriff Whitten withheld comment until, later he left the hearing room. "After, all. I'm a poll- sii; and ; U>e's/a professor." he snld. '"Professors 1 can' get "away vith things like that before'con- gressional- committees. But he's right about nothing being done." When Pollock got through tell- g off the committee he said he'd have to go. back lo.'^he report of similar committee presented to 'ongress two years ago: ' "f still feel that the most Important point requiring altention is :he fixing of responsibility for political campaign expenditures. Furthermore, I still believe trial the second most Important point is to provide adequate publicity of campaign expenditures. Third, I think close attention must be given to a provision for more effective enforcement of all the laws regulating campaign expenditures." The committee then asked Wnit- ten what he thought of Pollock's views. Ho replied: "It's not easy to fix responsibility, but it absolutely should be done if possible. The state chair- man could probably do that job best. Trouble is, when somebody gives a lot of money he also wants Alan Wilson's definition of Clne- ramarA new movie process that will make Katherine Hepburn look like Jane Russell. Good new for makers "of feminine headgear. Lana Turner will wear 17 chapeaux in "Latin Lovers." the biggest ad for hats in a long time. . .Mickey Rooney has written a film play, "The Gravy Train." It's a comedy with a race track background—NOT a story about all the alimony collected by his ex- wives. to tell you bow to spend it." individual Contributions Only Pollock also told the committee that the .amount of money spent was not as important as where it came from. Sheriff Whitten was most eager to sustain that point: "If the law Is changed it should make it so you get money only from indviiduals, and not from groups or-corporatlons. In my opinion a lot of 50-cent or dollar con- trlbutldns';/'ar'4^better than the^blg lunip sum from some outfits With each 50-cent contribution you know you've also got a vote. And that's what you're really after anyway." As'far as Whittcn Is concerned, Pollock, is .also dead right on publicity and campaign funds. He says: "All you have to have are a couple of newspaper stories on some smelly contribution and that's the end of it." Whitten is moVe" liberal than the chairman of the committee. Rep. Hale Boggs (D.' La.) on the subject of how much each party should be limited to spending S21,- OOO.OQO for a national campaign. "If you're pareful and don't waste the money that'll pay for plenty of television and everything," the sheriff claims. Boggs would make n limit of a little less than half that. He .thinks agree, as does Pollock, that th present $3,000,000 limit is unreal. Dick Degner is quipping that he's going to take stereo-realist photographs of the three-dimensional "Bwana Devil" so he can see what six-dimension looks like. , Balaban and Katz theaters are nfter Nick - Schenck to loan them Van Johnson for Chr'rstmas. They'd like him to do a singing-dancing ct during the holiday season at plenty of moola. . .Francis, the mxile, grazing in vacaUon pastures |hese davs/ls putting online poundage to'U-i's alarm.. One ^nundr^d and fifty pounds overweight already. . .Helen Hayes Is finishing an Inspirational ;book about her daughter, Mary MacArthur, who died of polio. Random House will publish. Oh, no! r ln the Broadway musical. "Hazel Flagg," Benay Venuta win pfay the role that Walter Connolly made famous Sn the Carolo Lombard movfe, "Nothing Sacred. 4 . . .There's a movie waiting for Barbara Payton'in Paris, but she's insisting on f being paid in American dollars—not francs. Marl Blanchard on marriage to movie lawyer Greg Bautzer: "I've known him for years and T think he's wonde r f ul, but you k now Greg. I'd like to S£e someone nail him down, to marriage, but I don't think I : 'can." . 75 Years Ago Next big-time ballerina to be imported by Hollywood will, be Violetta Elvin of the Sadler Wells bal- 1 ejt. Gorgeous Violctta was all Ground will be broken this week on construction of Blytheville High School's new stadium and gymnasium. No action Will be taken Immediately /on consummating purchase of Blytheville Water Co., Mayor Marlon Williams said today* . Robert Johnston, owner of the water company, has aereed to the Doctor Says — Written for NBA Service By EDWIN" P .JORDAN, MB. An Interesting subject Is brought up by D. W. T.. who writes: "Please tell me what causes pur- pura. Is there a cure lor this disease?" . • First, for the benefit renders who have never beard of purpura, this Is a condition In which purple patches, usually small, appear on the skin or mucous membranes, resuftin? from leakage of blood Into these areas. removing all of the spleen may be the answer, REMOVAL DOES NO HARM It is a curious fact that the spleen, which lies in the abdominal SO THEY SAY When a human being cannot work In freedom he no longer is the master of his labor, but the slave of It. — German Evangelical Bishop Otto Dtbelius. * * * v We'must produce an Air Force which no coalition of powers on earth could hope to profit by challenging. — Gen. Curtis LcMay, Strategic Air Command chief. * * * They line Finns) say there 1* only one. re»son to drink and that is to get «« drunk as possible. — Danish Dr. Olul Mirtenaen-L&rsen. * * * The glamor girls with, their fourth husb«nd« or eighth romance are always more glamorous In the minds of the public. — Movli star Jeanne Craln. » * * Only tn this country (the United St»ks> do you find people going to operas and listening to something they cannol understand. — Musician Dr. Herbert Graf. of those cavity, and the (unctions of which are not yet fully understood, can be removed not only without harmful effects, but also with great benefit In a few 1 conditions. Purpura is sometimes one of [hem. Although most readers of this column will fortunately never have JACOBY ON BRIDGE Opening Lead Ideas Opens Some Talk By OS^VALD JACOBY Written for SEA Service WHEN today's slam hand was played, quite a discussion arose about the best opening lead and about how the hand should be layed. Declarer had an answer r two of (be three suggestions. West actually opened the six of moment and then found an answer. "If you take the ace of hearts and then lead a spade," he pointed out, "I can put up the ace of spades, draw trumps, and run the diamonds to discard three spades from, the dummy. "That leaves me in position to ruff one spade In dummy and discard my other spade on the king of hearts." This silenced West (or a moment, but he returned to the attack. "How would you play the hand," he demanded, "if I opened a low heart?" "If you were smart enough to open a low heart away from your ace," South replied modestly, I'd be smart enough to play the king from the dummy." Harold Stassen r^s been running for something cr other tor so long, he must have been.pr:'- *.y well out of breau: by i^e 'ime General Ike told him he'd :ave a job after Jan. 20. © K-* ... In the Bible Answer to rrevious P.uzz'e. t Is similar, therefore, to an ordt- arv bruise and Indeed in the occasion to become personally con- rnsence of purpura, black and crncd about purpnra, they should - • eallze that the development of hcse bluish spots In the mucous membrane or on the skin are signs lue bruises are likely to appear .uch more readily. There are many complicated as- ccts of purpura: It can develop as result of a large number of m- ections. Including measles, mcn- ngitis. or pneumonia; It can follow dministration of drugs In those vVio are sensUVve to certain ot hem. In many cases it Is related o malfunctioning of the spleen. In some the cause cannot be discovered at all. In a more general way, It may be related to changes In the capll- ary bloodvessels which allow the )lood to sweep through more cas- ,ly than usual, or to changes In the various Itself. Whenever parts of the blood purpura occurs number of tests must be taken to find out what kind of purpura Is present, what treatment offers the best chances of Improvement, and what the outlook Is (or recovery If the condition, for example. 13 the result of an Infection which Is likely to Improve, little may need to be done: If It Is the rcsul of taking some drug, perhaps dls continuing the drug alone will be enough. On the other hand, if it is the kind of purpura resulting from malfunctioning of the spleen, serious consideration will have to be giveh to removing thai organ, In fact, In the splenic kind of purpura 1 something which should Involve mmcdiale and careful mvcstiga- Ion. THE fEDERAlj BUREAU Of Prisons reports that the mimnei of people In the nation's Jalts Is decreasing. That would be good news, but for the fact that a lot of people who ought to go to Jail aren't ; o 1 n g there. — Orcenville (5,C.) Piedmont. • • • CANE JUICE If a. wonderful thing. The fresh Juice is delicious K you want syrup all you do-is bol' It down, or if you want candy you Just cook the syrup, and If you ever take a notion to get stinking dfunk Just leave a little of the fresh Juice In the jug for a few weeks and gulp It down.—Omegi tQa.) News. A SMALL OIRt, wss Ufcen ti church lor the first, time. When cv eryone knelt down, she whispered "What are they going to do." Her mother whispered back "They are going to say their pray ers." Little Girl (looking up In amaze nwnt. then In » loud voice): "What, with all their clothes on? —Punta Gorda (Fla.) Herald. 18 WEST A6S2 V A 84 3 • 653 South I » 3 *• 6 + N'ORTir A A J 107 ¥ K .17 » J 10 ' *Q 1035 EAST * A K43 ' V Q 10652 » 7-1 ! + 74 SOUTH <D> A Q38 » A K Q 9 8 * AKJ9 . North-South vul West North Pass 1 A Pass 5 + Pass Pass Eui Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A 8 HORIZONTAL 57 She' 59 Dibbles VERTICAL 1 Judy 2 Indians ' 3 Recognizes 4 Penetrates : I Book of the 1 New ' Testament 5 Biblical patriarch 8 Gosptl of — 12 Solar disk 13 First woman (Bib.) ' • 14 Century plant ! 15 The Ark was = housed in a spades, and declarer very properly put up dummy's ace at once. He then drew three rounds of trumps, and ran all five diamonds In order lo discard the three hearts from dummy. Now he could afford to lead the queen of spades and give' up a trlclt to East's king, Dummy could then win the rest of the tricks with good spades and * trump. After the hand had been played, West was full of regret over his opening lead. "If I had led the ace of hearts to begin with," he said, "you wouldn't have made the slam." South thought this over for > ! 16 Small mass !17 Rant J18 Hebrew i ascetic ISOPredpltoui 21 Unit of reluctance •22 Fifth month •23 Wave top :26Disparagt ' 30 Hawaiian wreath 31 Heap '32M05M the Israelites through the Red Sea 33 Swiss rivtr 34 Craving •JS BlacXblrd el cuckoo family' 36 Make ready 38 Doctrine 40 Individual 41 Slack 42 Remain erect 45Skelcher 49 Dry 50 Steal 52 Volcano In Sicily J3 Bt borne 54 Bustle 55 Kind of tid< SSMimlckcr 5 Gem 6 Eggs 7 Couch 8 Rcligiout sufferer 9 Wings 10 Wander 11 Retain 19 Seine 20 Wise one. 12 Dissolve 13 Applaud J4 Erect 21 26 Eat 27 Wolfhound 28 Low sand hill S9 Redact 31 Peel 34 Baton 37 Consider attentively 38 Sailor 39 Stretch Emtnlrt lsl*"41 Toil 12 Wife of Abraham (var.) ' 43 Journey 44 Military assistant • 46 Genus of i shrubs , 47 Fillip W Bugle call 50 College cheer 51 Poem

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