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&r BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DEC. 22, 1952 ~~ • BLTTHEVILLl COUJCH* MIWi m COURIER NKWB OO. H. W. HAINHS, PublUlwr •AMIT A. HA1NES, Assistant Pubttrtef A, A. FRJEDRICKSOK, Editor D. HUMAN. Adrerti«ln« Muu«*r Sol* Nttlen») Advertising R«pre*enUtlTM: W»ll»c« Wltmtr Co., New York, Chlcifo, Detroit, AUtntt, Memphis. entered « Moond cls« m»tt«r »t the po»t~ effic* »t Blythevillt, Arkamu, under «et ot Con- ITMI, October I, 1917. Member of The Asjsocl»t«d Prew BUBSCRIPTION JIATZB: By e»rrUr In the CUT o< Blythetlllc or »ny niburbtn town where c»rrl«r Krvlw U maintained. 25« per week. »j m»H, wtthln > radlu« ol SO mllti, »5.00 per year, 12.60 for «ti months, »1 25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile *onc, 112.50 per yenr payable In advance. Meditations Who can have compassion on Ihe Ignorant, and on (hem thai are out of the way; for Dial he himself also Is compassed wllh Inflnnlly. — Hebrew* 3:!L » * * More helplul than all wisdom b one draught o( simple human pity. — George Eliot. Barbs All during the hunting zeason the good old hound dog is the Mentcr of attraction. + * + One third of Ihe hon\r. accidents occur In the kitchen, siys a safety authority. Is thai what they put on the dinlnff room lahle? * * * 1 A goiter l« a mnn who really knows ho-* to express, his thoughts to a tee. • * * Reinf pretty loir down doesn't necessarily mean (hat you're not a hlfhcr-up. * ' + * Threft teen-agers were arrested (or robbing a. blind man. Lots of lock to them! Voters Reject HT's Belief Dems Know All Answers When President Truman took office in 1945 upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, he was perhaps one of the most reluctant chief executive of nil < time. He did not want the job, nnd he was frankly frightened of its responsibilities. Slowly, however, his fears lessened and his confidence mounted ns he became' accustomed to his new role. He began to enjoy his position. Nevertheless, In his first term h» was * much cirticizeri^man and he must have felt .keenly the barbs of his attackers. "His surprise election in 1948 swept away the last vtstiges of doubt and humility in Mr. Truman. That election should have been no surprise; it was one of the most poorly analyzed in American history. But since it was unforeseen, the President, look — and was given — full personal crtdit for producing the upset. * Thereafter the President was extremely self-assured. He felt vindicated by his popular triumph, felt he had proved his superior talents ns a politicians. Mr. Truman generally was pretty happy during his second term. But like virtually all his predecessors, he became concerned with his place in history. He wanted the record of his years to read right. Thus the scandals in RFC, the Internal Revenue Bureau nnd elsewhere must have hit him hard. Yet, oddly, he could not' bring himself to deal with these matters with the bold courapt that actually misrht have, enhanced his stature in history. Dominated by his sense of party loyalty, he chose the more limited course of mininminpr the scandal nnd annlnn.e half-way measures to correct it. To him this was the better way to safeguard his position. When he took (o the hustings this fall, he was not so much promoting Governor Stevenson as he was defending his own record. And an understanding of that fact may go far toward explaining, if not excusing, the violence of ;t he President's attacks upon '' General Eisenhower and the Republican Parly. That same fact, apparently, underlies Mr. Truman's assault upon Eisenhower as having practiced demagogiifcry : in promising to visit Korea if he w a s elected. This is not, the spot to argue the matter of that campaign promise, though a perfectly good case can be ; made out that it was not demagogic. The point is Hint this attack by tht President, as is true also of all his campaign blasts, sounds like "I and my party can do no \vrong." He says in ef- f«ot th»t hi and hi* administration htv« considered every conceivable answer to the country'^ problems. How .dare any man or party suggest otherwise? In every new idea that does not originate within his governing group, Mr. Truman sees not hope for the nation but • reflection upon the performance and judgment of his own administration. Automatically, this is "riemagoguery." But ori Nov. 4 the ptopln of America indicated they hold a somewhat different view. Truman Should Think Before Laying 'Trap' In Washington the reports persist that President 'fruman may ask Congress for much less defense money than he requested last year; less, too, than anyone expected him to seek. This could turn out to be the neatest ' political trap of the decade for the new Republican administration. During the presidential campaign, the Democratic spokesmen decried all of defense economy by their opponents as-cheap tactics. They intimated economy could bo achieved only at cost of national safety. Mr. Truman was one of the most vociferous in advancing this point of view. In the meantime, no official in government has announced that the peak of defense activity is about to be reached and passed. Presumably, maximum output is a goal still well ahead of us. Trite, expenditures lag substantially behind appropriations, and monty . voted earlier by Congress could he intended to push production to its peak At'some future date; while, new appropriations now might forecast a later production drop-off. But rumor says Mr. Tru'man may recommend a $12 billion slash in de. fenst appropriations. That would suggest a pretty sharp decline from -any projected peak. If such deep cuts actually are urged in the President's January budget message, it. will be fair to suspect that he is trying consciously to embarrass his successor. General Eisenhower. Since reductions of that size this year would be totally unrealistic, .Eisenhower naturally would ( .have to request higher sums. Then Mr. Truman would have the GOP trapped into asking Congress for more money than did their lately departed Democratic cousins. And the Republicans'^economy talk would be made to sound-quite hollow. No one'really knows, of course, that the President will do this. Rut in his present bitterness over the Nov. 4 election he might try. If the new budget does show these drastic reductions, it ought to he measured carefully in public. First, against tbt Democrats' own statements that such sweeping slashes were impossible. Second, against the government's previously announcer! defense production goals. If it becomes readily apparent those goals cannot be attained without heavier outlays, if it is evident ns well that Mr. Truman has suggested cuts which would halt the rise in output short of the projected levels, then the President will be clearly shown to have resorted to political trickery. Mr. Truman ought to think twice before employing a device that would make it exceedingly difficult for his party to engage in honorable debate on the vital economy issue. Views of Others A New Lobby? SO THEY SAY "Everything's Ship. (Ha! Ha!) Shape' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— The .Vomen: A movie cutie who hails ran nierrle old England is con- :essing that she's about to become he first British actress in Hollywood to deliberately comb the beefsteak pie nnd Yorkshire pudding out of her voice. Until now most London Imports 1 \e rushed back to the Old Vic in a huff at the' suggestion that thei tones d ms MG s ture shelve the Stratford-on-Avon But not pretty Dawn Ad- who plays FrisciUa in 'The Plymouth Adven- Says Dawnl small featured roles care If I ever get Peter Edson'js Washington Column — •> Ikes Goal Is to Improve Law On Federal Firing Protect Vets By DOUGLAS LAKSEN* NBA Staff Correspondent (For I'eter Erfson) WASHINGTON — '<r*EAt — President-elect ELsenhov/er has already taken stops to cut the red tape Involved In firing federal em- ployes. He has said ninny limes that he rtoes not plan the mnss sacking of present government wbfk'nrs to make roorri for Republicans. He thinks that the present firing process is one of the most Douglas Larseti costly and cumbersome operations of the government and should be overhauled. This opinion Is shared by all students of puhlic administration. When Ike set up his special committee to streamline government! functions, he told the members to i give this matter No. 1 priority. . Members of the group are his brother Milton Eisenhower, Arthur S. Flemmtng nnrt Nelson Rockefeller. They have all had wide experience In government work and are informed students on the subject. H is believed thai some of the committees recommendations will bq able to be put into effect by presidential order as soon as Ike is sworn Into the job. This will help, but not eliminate the trouble.. According to present U. S. Civil Service Commission officials, the law, particularly as It affects vet- erans, will have to be changed to make t\ basic improvement in the firing process. And thfvts where Ike Is likely to get into trouble with the big veterans organizations \vith his plan. They are sure to fight any recommendations for reducing veterans preference for fedora 1 employment. More than half of all federal employes are veterans. . Discourages Firing: i Inefficient Worker; -. The present law .seUy 1 ~uji .'-. very elaborate firing machinery. The heart of Die matter is; that It is so complicated it discourages supervisors from trying to fire anybody. Instead, H is easier to promote an objectionable employe out of an office. First, the employe Is served with a noUce thai ha is going to be fired and given "ample time to reply. If the employe doesnt leave quietly—and almost none .of them do — he asks for a civil service hearing. The first hearing is held in clvi! service regional offices. If tha< hearing, which Is an elaborate affair, conies up with a ruling 1 which upholds -the firing, he takes his case to the Board of. Appeals and Review in Washington, another long process. If (he authorities still think the man should go, he can take his case to the three civil service com missioners. And after that he can go to the courts for more'UUgaUon Statistics show that the first tw appeals take an average of 14 days. Witnesses have to be called. Testimony has to be recorded. Convenient limes have to be ar- anged for all persons concerned. After the first notice is given, he employe goes off the' payroll. But it anywhere Mong the line his discharge Is'overruled, he has to get full back meantime, of vorking. There are no I don't think England will turn against me for trying to overcome my accent. Hollywood isn't making as many pictures calling for British backgrounds and casts. Actors from Prance and Italy work to overcome their accents. What's wrong with a British actress try- Ins it?' Worried nol at all about the London press barbecuing her if ihe's caught with a trace of Ohio. Kansas or Alabama In her voice, Dawn says 'Really, I'd like to be able to talk like Judy Holllrtay and Jean Arthur if the parts call for It. I'm trying to get nn American voice — and my career will be the better for it." - Rolls and Tosses It's going to be a blow to male moviegoers who watched her roll- Ing gait in "Ten Tall Men" and "Willie and Joe Back Up Front," but U-I is putting the kibosh on Marl Blanchard's super-sexy body movements in "The. Prince of Bagdad." Mari, possessor of the swingifKt, switchiest walk since Mae West undulated before the cameras, is being slowed down to a few rolls . and tosses in the film that's I launching her as the No. 1 glamor > girl on the lot. "And it's tough for me to hold back," she said. "I have to stiffen up before I take a step. I just naturally walk that way. It's perfect posture and it's not deliberate. I don't swing my hips. That's vulgar. I lead with my shoulders and the walk just happens." Handsome Angela of the classlo features was unknown to movie- ' goers and even to most Hollywood stars until Warners looked at her performance in "The Miracle of Fatlma" and gave her five- pointed billing with Gilbert Roland. But now she's back playing 'and 1 don't star billing again/' she tolti me on the set of "Jamaica Seas." Nearer fo,Home Other movie queens can s'cream for time off to gad about in Europe float in their swimming pools— Barbara Stanwyck's skipping ths vacations. Now working in "Nearer My God to Thee," Barbara has more films to do in 1953 than Marilyn Monroe has calls to fell her true life story to the fan magazines. "I kept okaying slorieSj they were so good, and I didn't realize what I was getting into," Barbara wailed. "I suppose I'm greedy*. Not for money, but for acting. I hale to give up a good picture. I'm stage struck, anyhow. I get restless when I'm not working." pay, A.nd in the course, he Isnt statistics on the Billie Burke hasn't found a, movie buyer for her life story, "With a Feather on-My Nose," but she's discovered the one Hollywood actress who fills the bill as her .perfect' counterpart. She's MG's Debbie Reynolds who, says Billie, "is perfect. She certainly reminds me of me. I'd like that_ little thing to play me on the screen." Meet Hollywood's Star Day — Angela Clarke. average length of time it takes for the procedure after the first two appeals. But it has beeri'ifigured hat one case'which \\ent,up-ilo the courts cost the' U, 'S. taxpayers more than $500,000. It would have been cheaper to have kept the em- ploye on the payroll and let him stay home for the rest of his life. In another instance, the Navy decided that the cheapest way to handle-one hearing was to fly a cargo plane full ol employes from Norfolk. Va., to Washington for proceedings before the CSC. Its no exaggeration to say that, the firing of inefficient workers costs Uncle Sam millions of dollars s year. And it is far broader than the firing of persons with veterans preference. On top of the civil service regulations many agencies have their own complicated appeals to procedures which apply lo all employes. It is the opinion of most of the experts, including spokesmen for the veterans organizations, that the law can be changed in such n way as to Improve the situation and at trie same time keep intact the basic idea of veterans preference in federal service. Tills is the goal of Ikes special committee. ly to get a maketible contract and partly to prevent the opponents from entering the auction. In this case East is effectively shut out. East cannot afford ; to bid five clubs"-singlehsnderi, but he might have been tempted to enter the auction if iie had been given a cheaper chance. At five clubs East would be set only one trick, a paying sacrifice. There is a good lesson likewise in the play of the cards. When West opens the Jack of clubs, declarer must not ruff'in the dummy. Instead dummy must discard a low heart. East wins with the ace of clubs and returns a heart, which South wins with the ace. Delcarer draws one round of trumps, cashes" the king of 'hearts, and leads the- ten of.^ hearts through West. When West plays low (his best play), declarer simply discards a diamond from the, dummy. When this play succeeds, the , Marie Windsor's shooting at th« for ever-blonde goal. Not because gentlemen prefer 'cm, but because with tresses tho color of corn silk, she can play dolls who haven't thoughts ot murder or blackmail. "I want to play H. few nice women for a change." the tall beauty, now a brunette, wailed on the set of "Trouble Along the Way." But every time a good heavy rola conies' along. It's 'Windsor, dye your hair black and get to work.' " Belated Flood Report Comes HONO KONG UP)T-The Chines* Communist news agency belatedly announced recently that a storm on Sept. 24 hit the Central Yangtse area, flooding 40,000 acres, collapsing 28 -dams and affecting 100,000 persons. • f: -' The report raised speculation here because this is the vulnerable mld-Yangtse-Tungting Lake region where the Chinese Reds claimed they had . eliminated ficod danger by an elaborate system of dikes* dams and impoudtng basins. When the' Reds announced completion of the project, last spring, engineers here said the type of flood-control Job described 'would require up to five years to complete. The Reds said they did it In three month^ using "improved Russian methods." the Doctor Says— Written (or NEA Service By ED1VIN P .JORDAN, M.O. Each year many parents come ^ support themselves in simple oc- U. S. school children have* hoarded some 560,000.000 from their allowances In school savings programs, according to a national survey. The educators who conceived this thrift program may have created a Frankenstein monster. What are the small fry going to do with all the dough? With a lobbying fund that 'size, they might be meeting in gum-filled rooms to draw up legislation outlawing schools altogether. —Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser. If (Russia^ has solved the problpm of firing an atomic weapon from the deck of a submarine, this fleet creates a serious threat lo our port cities. •— Gen. ,Iames Doolittle. * * * Like smooth brandy, sex appeal improves with age. — Screen star Charles Coburn. * * * \Ve (unionists' have political and industrial en- emivs who would tear us down, sap our strength and conquer If they could. — Jacob S. Potofsky, CIO Clothing Workers' president. to the reluctant conclusion that one of their children la "slow." Perhaps the youngster does not learn to talk as soon ns others of Ihe same nge, or shows some other unmistakable signs of retarded mental development. This Is a tragic situation to be in, hut such parents should realize that about one person in every hundred is mentally deficient, so hey have company, and the prob- em should be faced and the best iossible solution worked out. The first thing to recognize Is hat mental development of criil- ircn at different apes can be measured by fairly reliable tests. The common term for the results f these tests is the "I. Q.". which stands for intelligence quotient. This is a measure of the child's Ability to learn rather than of what he child actually knows. The dif- erence of a few points, however, docs not mean much. Also.'there are several kinds of such tests and he "scoring" of them Is not always the same. The 11 T. Q." 1$ figured by dividing the mental ape as calcu- ,ated by one of the intelligence tests In common use by Ihe nctua age of The child in years, and multiplying the result by 100, Thus, if six-year-old child has a mental age of three, the intelligence qvio- tient would be expressed ns 50. If the "I. Q." is far below normal, the child must be. considered n true idiot cannot Vie educated in school subjects; such children usually are best cared for In an institution. .The next lowest group are imbeciles, who can learn lo perform simple household duties bnl do not go far in school sub- cupations, but are not likely tc-*, go beyonrt the elementary grades of school I. Q. Can't Be Raised It Is not possible to drill or train a youngster with a low "I. Q," into n definitely higher group. Neither cnn this be done by punishment or praise. This may be a hard thing for parents to realize, but it should be faced. Parents .of mentally retarded children cnn save themselves nnd their children much grief by consulting school supervisors, qualified physicians, or mental health experts concerning the future which may be expected for their children and what they can do about H. Some retarded children 'Can gc farther than others, and all should be sVurtted to find out what Is the best way to raise them and hou they can be fitter! to take part in life to the highest degree which their abilities allow. jects. Above these two the less seriously low groups iu"o retarded chil- JACOBY ON BRIDGE Dbject of This Bid hias Double Purpose BT OSWALD JACOBY' \Vritlcn for NEA Service Monday Is ta^dge lesson day, and as usual I will riiscuss bidding according to the point-count method so thnt beginners and average players can see ho\v the experts bid. Just in case you're not fa- contrnct Is home, for declarer ca.n lose only two diamond tricks. Even if the cnrds are so placed that East can win the third round- of hearts with the queen, declarer still makes the contract. East Is then endplayed, since a diamond return gives dummy ' a diamond trick while a club return gives declarer a ruff and discard. Declarer loses his contract if he ruffs the first club trick in the dummy. He will eventually lose a henrt trick to West, and then a shift to diamonds will give the defenders three diamond tricks. Lew Cash, our banker, says he has an investment prospect who can't make up his mind whether lo buy an interest in a movie theater or jusl popcorn stand. open a © HEA Paying the Piper HE WAS s famous college athlete and hart Just returned from the Olympics with i\ tarrelful of medals when he fell 111. At the hospital. Ihe doctor took the sportsman's temperature. Fhook his head doubtfully and snid "H-m-m. you're running a temperature of 103." "Oh. yeah?" answered the ath weakly, and then suddenly Interested, ho asked, "What's the world record, doer—Shflby \N.C.) Star. THE B R O A 13 W A Y PLAY was Ion-say, The audience knew it- Even the critics did. When one of them burped, a veteran colleague turned to him and asked. "Why don't you wait until you roach your office be- NORTH 2?. A Q.I 9 7 & 4 2 ¥ .1 9 5 ' » K 6 5 , + None EAST A B V 63 * Q 109 » A J84 A K J 109. A A 87 632 S(, . .il (D> A A K 103 V AK. 108 ' • 732 + Q4 East-West vul. West North Pass 4 A Pass South 1* Pass East Pass Opening lead—* J HORIZONTAL 1 Copper coin 5 The pound is used to pay in OFor 12 Si.ite 13 Killer (suffix) 14 Pole 15 Seclusions 17 First woman to pay piper 18 Salutation 19 Latin cases 21 Italian coins 23 Musical direction 3 Girl's nickname 4 Warble 5 French coin 6 Had been borne 7 Notion 8 Birds' homes S Predominated 10 Wander 11 Poims 16 Labored 20 Passages i the brain 22 More impolite Atjswer to Previous Puzzle 28 Intense 30 Marsh grass 31 Sea eagles 33 Baseball teams 24 Vein of metal 35 Rip apart »...^.. w , 25 Imitated 40 Musical 24 Coin of Latvia26 Turpentine dramas 27 Moon lrce , 29 "Emerald Isle' 32 Unclosed 34 Used on girls' hair 35 Mock 37 Hidden 1S 45 Enlrcatiei •16 Volcano 47 Pastries. 48 Remove 50 Of the ear 51 Roman „ emperor 52 Formerly 43 Drank heavily 55 Writing fluid 38 Paradise 33 Decays . 41 Dentist (ab.) 18 mtllar with the point-count, here it is: count 4 points for each ace in your hand; 3 for each kins: 2 for each queen: I for each Jack. There are 10 points in each suit, and 40 points in the entire deck. You and your partner usually need 25 points to make a game: 33 points for a small slam; 37 for a grand slam. In today's hand Ihe bidding lesson is furnished by" North's Jump lo four spsdes. This shows very strong trump support (usually five or more trumps) in a hand with distributional strength but not drea who can often ba taught to | vitle (Tcnn.) Sun. fore giving your review?"—Greene-1 more than 8 points in high cards I The object of such a bid Is part- A 44 Look slyly 46 Event 43 Solitary 53 Metal 51 Circumference 5G Seine 57 Dash 58 Melodies 59 Trtc 60 Writing desk 61 He pays with a shilling VERTICAL 1 Xccded lo pay the piper 2 Cry ot . Bacchanals

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