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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 16, 1951
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r JAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 1«, 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NBWS THE COURIER NKWS OO. H W. HAINES, PublUhw MARRY A HAINES, AullUot PuMlihw A. A. FHEDRICK80N, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdT«tlsln< UanaoOT Bol* National Adrtrtlslng RcpreMnUtlVM! Wallec* Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago. DctroM, Atlanta. Ucmphli. Entered u wcond olu> mitUr tl Hit pott- efflM at Blytheville. Arkaiua*, tinder act ol Con- tr«M, October ». 1917. Member ot Tut Auoelated Preit SUBSCRIPTION RATE*: By currier In the city ot BlytheTillt or «nr •uburben town where wrrler Mrvlot !• maintained. !5e per week. By mall, within a radius ot SO miles, 15.00 per fear. »2.50 for si* months, H3t for thr« montha; by mall outside 90 mile tone, HI£9 per year payable In advance. Meditations But our God Is In th* heareni; he hath done whatsoever he bath pleased.—Psalms U5:J. * • • Thou sovereign power, whose secret will controls (ha inward bent and motion of our souls. —Prior, Barbs . The height of dumbness li having to have a reason to be happy. • • * You can always have jour own way if there aren't too many selfish IdeM In It * • * The most perfect lover* were chosen at » picnic in an Ohio town. You'd think they'd keep a thing like that in the dark. * * * Too much money matea women unhappy, »«yi an economist. Most wins an rittinf MI top o( the worlft. • ' • • The great majority of your biggest troubles are ao little other people can't see them. There Can Be No Such Thing As Semi-Honorable Citizen Americans traditionally stand up for the underdog. It's an attitude that-even gome of their most stubborn foreign critics are forced grudingly to admire. But H has its pitfalls. A nation's character, just like an Individual's, ig rooted in adherence to sturdy moral principles. They must be lived by, and applied to otheri as a •nd f0YMmment. How many times this year hav« w« heard the refrain: "I saw nothing wrong In it." Apparently even those who did don't propose to do much to correct matters. Or possibly they can't, because of public indifference. Note, too, an attitude which Hccms to penalize men who call transgressors to account, and reward those who disregard the moral code. This can be found not only in Washington and the big cities, but in smaller communities which are more concerned with "protecting their fair name" than they are with earning it. The massive evidence still mounting in this year of investigations and sordid disclosures does not indicate an America in healthy moral condition. If we are to regain the moral stature we once had as a people and a country, we had better be more careful henceforth where we place our sympathies. Views of Others If they are not so used, there does not seem much point in having them. They are intended as guides' to behavior, signposts along the way. Some of them are cast into law, while some have only the fore* of custom behind them. Thus to ignore them may mean both to flout the law and to shatter the structure of custom so vital to orderly human relations. Americans quick to give their sympathy sometimes tend to overlook this. Surely anyone who breaks, the moral code is entitled to a full measure of human compassion, even if he appears to be an incorrigible. But that compassion cannot, safely go to the extreme of undermining individual or national morals. For they are our assurance of social order, of general justice for all. For example, students at a New York college had their values out of focus last winter when they welcomed back as heroes some of the lads who admitted taking bribes in the big basketball scandal. The boys needed sympathy and understanding, but they were not heroes. They had done wrong and they deserved punishment. Here and there the same sort of feeling is being stirred on behalf of the 90 West Point cadets charged with cheating on examinations. There may indeed be over-emphasis on football at the military academy and elsewhere. The particular examination system in question may put men to too severe a temptation. Still other factors may enter. But basically you cannot escape the fact Ihat the men did wrong according to a code of honor which they knew and understood. If a code is bad, the honorable course is to work for a change, not to break it. So long as the game is being played in accord with an agreed set of rules, you cannot condone wilful violations. Any other attitude encourages complete moral laxity. We already have too much of that in 1951 America, from the national government down to the individual family. Xote the complacency that allows a man to stay in the House of Representatives after he has been convicted of accepting salary kick-backs from his staff. Note the bemused tolerance of high- placed officials toward morally improper conduct in several agencies of the fed- 'Aptitude-Test' Results With news that 38 per cent of the 165,000 college men who took the first draft aptitude test on May 26 were flunked, the pubUo has been given assurance that selective service is determined to make the' test a genuine method of conserving national brain-power rather than a way lo'dodge the draft. Scores of later tests have not yet been analyzed and publicized. But presumably the same percentage of failures can be expected. Significantly, it seems to us, the percentage of successes increased markedly with each year In college. Fifty-three per cent of the freshmen. 64 per cent of the sophomores, 72 per cent of the Juniors, and 77 per cent of the seniors made scores of 70 or better. This suggests colleges rfo succeed in weeding out numbers of poorer students and those lewi qualified tor higher and professional education. Unfortunately It will appear to many that with 38 per cent of the men taking that first test flunking It., the colleges have failed to do enough weeding out. Selective service has asked local draft boards to consider for deferment college students making a score of 10 or more In the aptitude'tut, or those ranking In the higher parti of their classes. Either of these rankings is possible grounds for deferment. Freshmen must rank In the top half of their classes, sophomores the top two- thirds, and juniors the top three-quarters. Although the service has not made public any correlation between grades In the aptitude test and academic standing, the test should provide an interesting check of standards at different col- . Jeges In ihe country. The agency did announce.that * 40 per cent of the students who would not have v been eligible for deferment because their academic ranking was not high enough did succeed in making scores of 70 or better on the aptitude test. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Steve And Early Was an Able Loyal Public Servant Many Georgians remember Steve Early best from his visits la Warm Springs. There, as the President's press secretary, he accompanied Frank- Hn D. Roosevelt on frequent visits to the pine- clad- Georgia hillsides. Official business followed Hie president and his staff wherever they might be; but at Warm Springs there was R relaxed manner about the handling of this business. Steve Early had time to get acquainted with FDR's Georgia neighbors and with some ol our local newspapermen who joined the group of regular white House correspondents for the duration of the Warm Springs visit. All found Steve a warm and helpful friend. He was a man ol great ability, who understood well the role he played as liaison man between the President and the press. He was loyal to his chief but always ready lo stand up and argue for the proper claims nf his former colleagues, the newspaper reporters, who also represent the public. More recently he served as undersecretary of Defense, where he contributed greatly to the strengthening of our national security. His death at the relatively early age of 61 is another reminder of the terrific pressure under which our public servants and our businessmen work In these hectic days. —ATLANTA JOURNAL SO THEY SAY Chip Off the Old Block US. Would Arm Japs, Russia Screams The DOCTOR SAYS Any number of people have asked what can be done for bags or circles under the eyes, but the question Is BO hard to answer that I have kept postponing it. Now these things can come from disease such as that of the heart, kidneys, or liver but most of the correspondents state ihat they are In good health. Some times bags or circles vun In families—why no one knows. In many, If'not most, cases they are simply the result of growing older. Unless bags or circles are the result of disease, no one seems to know of anything particular which can be done about them. Perhaps a few can be treated by plastic surgery. Q—Please enlighten me on a mor removed two years ago. It was larger than a football and consisted ol teeth, hair, bone and other things. Where in the world did that come from?—Mrs. C. A. G. A—The tumor described Is knnwn as a dermold cysl. It is classified as "developmental" tumor and was present at birth althoilfh II pre- umably enlarged laler. Bf JAMES MABLCW WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. <«V- Should Japan be allowed to rearm? This country says yes. Russia says no. Each has an ax of lk> own to grind. There are many points of dU- pute between this country and/ Russia over the Japanese pe«c« treaty proposed by the U. S. but th» question of re-armament Is th* main one. The treaty not only will let Ja»an re-arm but will allow the U. t. keep military bases there Indefinitely. The U.S. thinks that's the best policy for It to follow at this time. Japan is the key point' in this country's outer defenses in the Pacific. It faces armed China and armed Russia, both on the move, across a short stretch of water. An armed Japan, backed by American planes and ships, will discourage communism from venturing into the Pacific. No one will argue that communism doesnt want to take over Japan. And unarmed Japan would be easier to Peter Cdson't Washington Column — Pennsylvania GOP in Usual Presidential Election Row WASHINGTON (NEA>—It Is almost traditional that presidential election politics get hot and come to a boil over a big Republican row in Pennsylvania. This year Is no exception. Anything can happen; At this early date, a year ahead of the national conventions, even a sure-shot, never-miss political seer would be foolish to try predicting the outcome. But here's what's cooking In the Keystone- state political stew; Sen. James H. Duff, ex-governor of Pennsylvania, is now pp'cnly plugging for.Gen. Dwicht D. Eisenhower as Republican nominee for the presidency. Rep. Flugh D. Scott, Jr., campaign chairman ot the Re publican , national committee, has Rone to Europe Peter Edson on Congresslon- a business. But while in Paris, Representative Scott hopes to sounc! out Elsenhower. Just whom Representative Scotl spends Tor is not clear. As Governor Dewey's campaign manager in the 1348 presidential race, Scot could be scouting for what's let of the Dewey forces In the GOP Governor DCwcy is o( course lo Eisenhower. Representative Scott got ins job as Republican national chairman, however, witli Ihe approval of th& Old Guard Grundy-Owtelt machine icrhaps Representative Scott is dong a little advance sounding out those tried and true friends of he Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association. Duff Now Opposes Taft Thus far, aging ex-Sen. Joseph R. Grundy and his faithlul main Friday, G. Mason Owlett, have made no official statement on vhora they were backing for the Republican presidential nomina- ion. It has been generally assumed -hey were for Ohio Sen. Robert A. Taft, ... ^ . -l r But ui 1948 they were against Taft and for Dewey. And in 194S Senator Duff, after vainly backing :he late Sen. Arthur H. Vaiidenburg of Michigan for the presidential nomination, switched his delegates to Taft, Today Senator Duff is known to be dead set "against Taft, believing that if the Ohio senator is the nominee, the Republicans might well Pennsylvania, • What all this switching around seems to prove, if anything, is that old saw about "politics making strange beti-Iellows." But in Pennsylvania, to bah up the metaphor completely, they seem to swap Q—Is these nny way of away with a case of chronic Indigestion?— S. M. A—Chronic Indigestion is a term used now far less frequently than ihe past. Most disorders which are called by this name are really something else such as spastic colon or nicer of the stomach. • • • Q—When T am working in my gardan I have terrible itching from hives. They are big bumps, mostly on my legs but- sometimes all over. What could cause this?—L. G. A—This sounds like a pretty dear ed. case of sensitivity to some plant the garden. * Would Be Pushover If we withdrew and Japan waft kept disarmed, it would b« a pushover for direct attack. Even fear doing of attack might weaken its will to resist so that it could be taken over internally, without • outside shooting. Whichever happened Lo Japan— conquest from without or from within--the result for the U. a, would be the same: loss of an ally-. and its greatest pacific outpost. { During the war, when Russia was an ally, and for some time after he war, while there was still hope f getting along with Russia, this :ountry's stated policy was differnt: it wanted Japan kept disarm* Ancient Foes May Merge Forces If the Grundy-Owlett leaders should decide that General Eisen- riower is the only candidate who can win, Pennsylvania might be treated to a rare spectacle. It would be Grundy-Owlett joining forces with Senator Duff lor the same objective—Eisenhower. That might come either through the scouting of Representative Scott, or the simple logic of political developments. There are at present no indica- tions'that any such strange alliance in the making- Duff and the Old Guard are at war to the death. The objectives are three: l—Election of a chairman for the Pennsylvania delegation to the 1952 Republican convention in Chicago. 2— Control over the 70 delegates themselves, to be elected next April. 3— Dominance over Pennsylvania's Internal affairs. Q—My husband has high blood pressure. Would the drinking of alcoholic liquors have any eflect? Does anger and excitement' bring the blood pressure up or is that just a superstition? A—Heavy drinking nf alcoholic beverages would certainly be unwise. Some doctors do allow moderate quantities for those with high blood pressure, however. The e( (ett of anger and excitement Is not a superstition; these emotions often cause ^he pressure to rise 30 or 40 points In a few minutes. Q—What Is the value, if any, of gargling the throat daily?—H. H. A—None that I know of If a p«r son Is in normal health. Q—If an ovary from one woman was transplanted 'into another could the second bear a baby from that ovary?—J. S. A—Almost certainly not; the whole Idea seems entirely Imprac- ical. Q—I had a stye on my eye about horses in the middle llttcal dreams. of their po- As a second choice after Taft, it has been rumored that Grundy, Owlet t and Co. might take ex-Gov. Harold E- atassen of Minnesota, n o w president of University o f Pennsylvania. But at the 1948 Re publican convention in Philadelphia, Governor Stassen got just one in Pennsylvania. So there has ris- Ivole out of the Pennsylvania dele- en the interesting speculation that Igatlon. Normally the chairman Pennsylvania delegation governor. That would Fine. He was backed nis successor for the governorship last-year. With the departure of Senator fluff for Washington, Grundy- Owlett forces have tried to regain their position of power over state affairs. And they have also been working to drive a wedge between Governor Fine and Senator Duff. Duff has now taken up this challenge. He has told the Old Guard that if they want R. fight, they can have tt. Since coming to Washington, he 1ft' said to have kept his hands out of purely Pennsylvania affairs, He has not interfered with Governor Fine's Administration. IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent The position of Italy as a member of the North Atlantic treaty is Inconsistent with Ihe military clauses of the peace treaty, (which limit Italy's armed forces to 300.000 men). The Italian government asks for International action which would sanction Ihe extinction of the spirit of the treaty and harmonize it with the present situation.—Mario Luciolli, Italian charge d'affalrs. * * * It is very Important (for both labor and political organisations) to foster and maintain Independent thinking among their memhers. There is a deplorable tendency for the leaders of groups, as Ihey grow powerful, to want only y?s men In their organization.—Sen. Paul H. Douglas (D., III.) * * * It may be months before you see me in the well of the House again. I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.—Rep. Usher L. Burdolck iR . N. D.), who rarely makes House speech, at end of short talk In July. * • > • They're iseH r lmportant Government officials^ like aJl the ants caught on a log that's floating down a river. Every one of those ants thinks he's steering.—John A. McCone. Air Force undersecretary. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville WASHINGTON — dent. Truman and daughter Margaret. 1 can perscnally report today, could do mighty well in Hollywood teaching movie stflro the ABC's of a press conference. I've seen them both in aclion— Margaret In Hollywood a couple ot months ago and the President] here in Washington. They're a couple of smoothies, oozing charm, wit, and fast thinking. With the exception of Carole Lombard. I've never seen a nuivie star more at ease tlian li.irry and Margnrcl vhlle facing a press mob. Bill privately, 1 can tell you. Harry S.TVS Margaret handles herself better In a press conference than her old man. And now (hat I've met sml chatted with Mr. President—I wa:, introduced to him lollowiiK his weekly press conference—! ve OT; a flash for Hollywood talent scouts. Meeting him informally, he his the personality of Clark Gable and the | charm o( Errol Flynn. Or. M the | This Hand Prove* Washington news boys like to put II. "The guy hns political sf.x ap- j peal." ! TV INVADES MT. VKRNON I The et!ect of television, I'm un- hapry to report Is casting It; shadow acrcw the Potomac and over the home of George Washing Announcement of Ihe marriage of Mary Alice Taylor, only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Taylor, to Samuel Jones Malhews, of St. Louis and Columbia. Mo., has been made The wedding was solemnized Saturday, May 16, at Macon. Mo. Mrs. Edwena Adams and daughter, Beatrice, and son. H. T.. of Charlottesville. and Mrs. Sallie Wetsel and brother, Cecil, of Burn leys, va, left today after having been Ihe guesls of Mr. and Mrs. S E. Vail since Tuesday. JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALT? JACOBY \Vriltcn for NEA Service Even is changed the policy: communism gobbled up eastern Europe, ;ook over Czechoslovakia from within; tried to take over Greece with guns. Then communism took over China, tried to take over Korea. The last two evente tipped the scales: the conquestion of China meant Japan, if kept unarmed, would be helpless against its two enormous and armed neighbor?, China and Russia; and the invasion of south Korea showed communism would try to win by force what it couldn't take by persuasion, Rtfssfa Accuses U.S. Russia accuses the U.S. of being hypocritical of this change in policy, playing down, of course, its own reasons for wanting to keep Japan unarmed. But in the case nf Japan It seems hardly likely that Russia can block a peace treaty as it did in Germany and Austria. ' ' Since the war those two countries not only have been occupied by troops of the western powers bub Russian troops, too. The \Vest powers could not slsn treaties with G?rminy and Austria. cov.ertng all rf both countries, so lonpc as Rus'™ JP "' bump on my eyelid which is sore be John S. from time to time. Can anything be by Duff as done?—Mrs. A. K. A—Styes are the direct result of germ Infection, though eytstrain and other things may play a part. They can generally be cured promptly or prevented from torn- Ing by suitable ointment* applied to the Hd. Attention to the possibility of eyeslrain and raising the general resistance are also In order. Weot ruffed with ths U,n of clubs, and everything fell Into place neat- y for the declarer, Leo Seewald of 61, Paul. It was obvious that West had good hearts and diamonds since he :iad doubled those suit*. He had -\lreariy shown out of spade*, and his ten of clubs was an obvious singleton. Seewald therefore had the advantage of knowing the location of every card a* early u the third trick- West returned a low heart, and dummy won with the queen. Declarer next cashed the ace of hearts, discarding the six of dia'monds, and entered his hand by rutting dum- Q—Would taking potassium indide have any effect on A metabolism test?—Reader, A—If (he melabolbm was raised because of a toxic goiter, potassium Iodide might well lover the rate, at least temporarily, • * * Q—What do you advise for a 40- year-old man who has to walk on cement 10 hours a day and g*ts muscle palna In the calvee of both legs?—E. G. A—Get another job, persuade the company to put in softer Room, or wear some extreoely soft ratota on the bottom of the shoe*. U.R i c -ole '-nc'.'^-intr power. Tt can I sisn a t r ^Rty_ with Japan. If Rus| s!a doesn't want fn eo t»!on<r. It can I sign a r ^T"-^e irea'-v with. Japan, I later or re"cr The most R"-^ ran hope to olo is try lo delay n U.S.-Japanese treaty in the hope f. h al re-armament of Japan will be dehycd and that per| hap. 1 ; the? Japanese will grow angry at the continued occupation which would be necessary if no treaty were slpned. Russia probably will try lo. delay the whole business when It Bends representatives to the treaty conference at San Francisco Sept. 4 between the U.S. and 50 of its wartime Allies. . Jn the end, B re-armed Japan may not prove an unmixed blessing for the U.S.—If it means a re-j- viva! of Japanese militarism anifl Japan once more w : antc to expand- and throw its weight around. That's for the future. Right now American planners are worried about Russia. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Little Rodent Answer to Previous Puzzl* Experts Arc Slick These days most of the good bridge players in SI. Paul are busy polishin; up their bidding and play in preparation for the All-Amerl- can regional tournament to be held there in the middle of October. In NORTH *K373 ¥ AQ8753 * None *J65 WEST '(D) t« »K1042 » KQ97J t EAST • AQ1081 ¥98 • 83 + A94S SOUTH As hundreds of tourists swarmed j my opinion some of them are »\-\ all over historic Ml. Vcrnon. I [ol-1 r(); , rtv tm sli( . k [o ncc rt any pollsh- lowed young couple with * six- year-old daughter in tow to Wash- i Incton's roach house. The young lady, dressed m blue Jeans, a co\vboy shirt and a paper 1 Indian hat. obviously was * horse ! oriera fan. Immediately upon see| Ing Washington's fancy 18th Cen- in:r. as today's hand proves. Wesi Pass Double Kouble Pass Puss * AJ 1052 4KQS72 Neither side vul. North E*M 1 * PasR Pass Double Ploi 2 ¥ Pass Pass Pass Past 3* Paw H— 4 J West's penalty doubles were a bltj my's last spade, pcewald's next step on the hungry side, but he could i was to cash the ace of diamonds have set either two diamonds or and ruff the ten of diamonds In two hear!*. East's double of three clubs were probably Influenced by- dummy. When a low heart was returuei from dummy, Easl could do noth the fart that his partner had al • ready doubled both red suits. This Ing belter lhan discard his las lury coach, she said: 1 double turned out lo be a little loo I spicle, and South was able to rut "Look. Daddy, this Is where f hungry, however, since declarer; with the seven of clubs. Declare; Washington caught the STAOE( managed to make the contract. continued by ruffing his last dla mord with dummy's Jsck of clubs East could over-rulf with the nc of clubs but then had to return trump, allowing South to finess the eight »nd win the rest of th tricks. West opened Ihe Jack of spades, dummy covered with the kin?, and COACH!" As a aide-eyed citizen, making [ East to.ik his ace and then the Ihe tourist rounds in Washington.; queen of spades. When East con- I\e tot i complain', and ! intend i tinued with a low spade. South Se* UOLLVM'OOD Fafe 11 I properly discarded » low diamond. HORIZONTAL. 1,0 Depicted rodent, the footed U Withdraw 13 Hearken 14 Suffix 15 Ideas 17 Symbol for niton 3 is a tmaU rodent 4 Metal 5 God of love 6 Aromatic plant 7 Office of Strategic Services (ab.) 8 Not* in Guide's tcalt 9 Sentinel 18 Negative word 10 Ledger item 20 Wooden shoe 12 Greek letter 21 Steamer (ab.) 13 Card game 22 Forefather 16 Ibidem {»b.) 24 Asquint ig Cavalrymen 25 Penis* 21 Struts 26 Beam 53 AH 27 The ear (comb, form) 28 Football position (ab.) Z9 Jumbled type 30 Exempli gratia (ab.) 31 Pronoun 32 Observe 34 Withered 35 Horse's Rail 37 Art (Latin) 38 Heeded 43 It is a creature 44 Behold! 45 Flags 47 Symbol for indium 48 Penetrates 50 Important farm crop 52 Sacred song 53 Narrow wsys VERTICAL 1 Songbirdi . 3 Epic 24 Take into custody SI Wading birds 33 Rude stone implement 34 Dried tuber 36 Beginners 38 Injure 40 Article 41 Corded fabrH 42 Let fall 45 Babylonian deity 46 Station (ab.) 49 Symbol for tantalum \ 39 Abstract b*lng 31 Near 36

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