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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVIU,E, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1W THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher BARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, FxMor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Willax* Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis. Entered M second clast matter at the posl- oftic* at Bl)'thevil!e, Arkannu, under act ot Con- treu. October », 1917 Member of The Associated • Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Br carrier In the city nt Blythevllle or «nj auburban town where carrier aervlc« IB main* lalned, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per year, $2,50 (or six months, S1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per tear payable In advance. Meditations Happy are thy men ,happy »re these ih> »er- ranl>, which sUnd continually before Ihrf, and that hear thy wisdom.—I Kings 10:8. * * * The mojt manifest .sign of wisdom ts a continual cheerfulness; her state is like that of things in th» regions above the moon, always clear and aerene.—Montaigne. Barbs The X-ray now determines the size of the heart. In the-old days we used .to Judge it by the amount of a contribution. * • * You're a lot safer If, when wanting to lilt the hiffh spote, you just play.pool. > + * • The one eon.solatlon for the harassed husband who has to eat out is that he has an opportunity to gtvi an order. * * • rauH ha* never been M easy to find that peefta tiopfti looking (or It, * • • Why do chlggere have to bite during vacation Mme? It'e hard enough now to get the country out ot the red. lows aren't sharing the burden the way they should. Consequently, the public isn't likely to be ag complacent about revenue bureau shenanigans as it seems to be toward laxity in other; departments. People will want action when this story i« spelled out to them. With more than R little justice, tlfey may feel that if wo ai'e to have honesty in government, let it begirt with the money handlers. Moscow Planned It That Way It's Time for Strict Check On Internal Revenue Bureau Th« U. S. Internal Revenue Bureau U an «gency which was designed originally to handle about f5,000,000,000 In tax collection! annually. But today It finds itself in th» business of collecting 160,000,000,000. How has the bureau stood the strain of a 12-fold increase In lt» operations? Apparently not too well, If we may the »vidcnce of corruption now amassed in many parts of the In New York, Boston, Wash- Louis, San .Francisco and otherjWeitiea, investigations are under already has been uncovered, •nd mora probably will b« within the month when a special House Ways and Means subcommittee starts delving into the bureau's activities. It'i R sad story of collectors taking bribes, revenue agents extorting money, tax cases being settled through political influence, gangsters getting ensy tax treatment. With moral laxity in and out of government a dangerously common affnir these days, perhaps we should not bo surprised.that it has infected so vulnerable an agency as a tax biireiui. Billions are a great temptation. But any sound injuiry into the bureau's oporntions should not stop with the uncovering of sensational criminal scandal. This is the moment for sober review of all phases of bureau policy and practice. The agency is fnr-flung, with branches everywhere. Is Washington's authority over this organization ton (irent or ton little? How uniformly arc the tax laws applied from one district to the next? Is bureau personnel adequately paid or not? How is it recruited? This Inst query is especially acute. The lop posts in the Internal Kcvunue Bureau are .seldom filled on merit. They are political plums, highly prized. The Hoover Commission, in its exhaustive study of governmental reorganization, recommended thai all officials of the bureau be appointed from the career service, with no Senate confirmation involved. Congress has not seen fit to act on this recommendation, for evident reasons. And so a system inherently weak is being perpetuated. Indeed, the pressures upon the system have mounted as government grew and the tax take soared to unprecedented levels. More and more, bureau workers have been tempted by taxpayers to connive at evasion. Now if there is one thing an average taxpayer dislikes more than hearing the government is wasting his mon- cf, it's learning that »om« of hU i»i- Tbe day Korean truce talks resumed after a five-day break, General Nam Jl of North Korea sat for two hours and eleven rninuteu in stony silence. In the Communist world, this is known as negotiating. / Wonder what a Communist thinks about at a time like that. He probably worries about what would happen to him back home if he opened his mouth before the planned period of strategic silence was up. Views of Others Top Officials'Talk Now Helps Reds. Naturally, the reds are holding out Tor a cease- lire in Korea on the 38th parallel. II this v.ere granted by General nidgwny's negotiators, his troops would have to yield ground nearly all the way across Korea. ' They'd have to give up about 30 miles of hard- won gaina at one point on their central front —where they fought the bloody battle of the "Iron triangle." And you know what would happen when the withdrawal started. The communist radio and presa would shriek and gloat over the "retreat" of th* Americans. They'd picture the withdrawal as a surrender to the "Invincible" red forces. General Rklgway U holding against such a concession. His troops now stand On a clefensibls line, which has cost thousands of American cas- uiOEles. The J8th parallel Is a poor line for defense. But Rlclgway'.s effort* are weakened by pasb statements from top officials In the U. N. and Washington. Lust June, Trygve Lie, head of the C. N , declared that 1U "military objective" in Korea would be won If • reliable settlement were made on thft 38th parallel. Secretary of State Acheson said »tr- tually the «nme thing during the Senate probe Into the firing of General MacArthur. And that view was expressed by otner top figure*, Including Oencral Rldgwny himself. You can bet these statements have been cited repent- edly by the reds In the Korean parleys. There'-i been far too much loose talking by nigh officials. Now It echoes from the record, to bedevil RldRway's negotiations, But he has two powerful nrguements forrhis demands: an army which has shcllncked the best of China's troops, and the military custom and tradition that a truce freezes the opposing armies In their track* —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT The Sound of Corn University ot Wisconsin experts ,%AJ they have heard corn growing, by the use of microphones And sound tape recordings. They say they hoard snapping, crackliiiR noises and if It WRS not corn growing they sure would like to know wlinl U was. We think they have got popcorn on their subconscious. And that Is why they think simps mid crackles arc signs of corn growing. Our own guess would be Hint It thinps can bft heard growing, snaps and crflcklc.s would he more npt to turn out to be green be tins growing, or lettuce. Corn would be more of n crunching noise; thnl Is, coin on the cob .which ts. the way It grows. A sort of 007} ngr sound would be okrn, We can't in.fliOnc hew n potato would sound growing, unless It would br a solid, mushy kind ot sound, like one brnt on n DEISS drum. What tmthrr.s us mnstly Is why a scientist should think any kind of nofce Is n plnnt growing lust liocnUfc lie rau't figure out wlmt else It might be. Wr nre reminded of the story In which the Lord wn.i n.Tivuiip the animals In Eden with Adam ns nn iiHercstrd spectator. "ThrU one's a Riraffe." said the L<nd. "Hnld on there. Lord." siUrt Adam, "how (In you know if? a Riraffc?" "Wrll." sold the Lord. "It looks like a giraffe." The scientists don't hnve that Advantage About the sound of corn growing, If any. They don't know what It sounds like In advance, So far a$ wo are concerned, we are skeptical. It. probably wasn't corn growing at all. More likely Just the slight nickus made by ft honeysuckle vine working up Hie last Inch to the top of the garden fence; or a nise bush st-trring in Us sleep. -ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH SO THEY SAY West Point Is by No Means an Isolated Case Russia Gets Stiff-Arm On Jap Peace Treaty By JAMES MAR1.OW WASHINGTON, Aug, 17. dfi— II we tried to horn In on a deal between Russia aiui one of its partners, the Soviets would tell as, to mind our own business fast, especially if our only purpose was U> talk the deal to death. Now the U.S. has given the Russians a tough tasle of their own Peter fdion's Washington Column— Private Builders Need Lures To Provide Defense Housing WASHINGTON tNKA) —Th e i surveys, and did. In the Savannahi American Trailer Coach Assocla- Atomtc Energy Commission has hnd River aren. his agency reported 3600 plenty of troubles in providing housing at Us two huge plants near Aiken, S. C., nnd Pachicnh, Ky. This fact Uhislrnte.s the need for government defense housing legislator)! now before Congress, For the private home builders— In spite of nil protests against government housing—have completely Tailed to do the Job at these two sites. Atomic Energy Commission Is an old hand EV'. this public housing business, AEC JIBS three "company towns"—Los Alamos, New Mexico, Richland (Hanford). Wash., and Oak Ridge, Term. It •will probably have (o hang of to the (ration Alamos, because of security controls. housing mills might be needed. At Faducnh, the figure was 1000. The Housing agency relaxed credit curbs for new housing for sale on these areas. Rental housing credits were relaxed to a degree, on lower priced units. It was thought this would provide the proper Incentives for private housing. But nothing happened. Establish $350.000,000 Reserve Early in July, AEC field offices began to get rumblings about housing shortages for construction workers. So n second stick of candy was dnngled before the home building Industry. A $350 million reserve was established In Federal National Mortgage A.«n. This was for the purchase of mortgflfre.s from Incrvl admtnts-; banks for programmed housing In Los! defense production nreas. Even this didn't do the trick. The excuse given by the building Industry wns that the banks wouldn't But seven years i loan them money unless they—the ot headaches the other two Peler have made the AEO commi.s.slon- er» most anxious to net nut of the lamllording. sewer, school, fire nnd police department business In ord™r to rio vote full lime to the much I AFC banks—could get advance commitments from FNMA. But the law specifically prohibits PNMA from making advance commitments. Hie sum and substance of this wns that private Industry wouldn't take the risk. and still is anxious to simpler business of making nloiulc \ avoid ^ovcinment towns on government property. It wants a tempo- hombs. When South Carolina and Kentucky expansions were planned, AEC decided It wouldn't get caught this Hme by company towns, it would leave to others the problems of homing construction" workers and permanent plant operations force. First Housing and Home Finance rary construction workers and permanent labor force to find homes In the neighboring towns like Ajken S. C.. Augusta. On., and Puducah Ky. But the problems of added schools, hospitals, fire and police protection were acute in nil. Something had to be done. At Pa- Aseucy Administrator Raymond M.lducnh, AEC authorised the McGrtuv Folcy \vfts nskcd what IIP could do] company, genera! contractors to tion was asked to see If it could i anything to stimulate establishment of trailer parks. The DuPont company, general contractors at Savannah River, worked out a. plan by which they would guarantee to pay rentals on vacancies in return for control over tenants. Need Defense Housing Acl What this experience proves, II anything, Is what men like Senator Sparkman of Alabama, Mr. Foley, and H Tew rugged Individuals still left tn the building game, like William J. Levitt of New York, have been Instating-all along, While the total, need for defense housing has been estimated at 50.000 units, the' Senate-passed bill now before the House of Representatives will meet only about half of this demand. Tt would provide 41.3 billion wforth of mortgage Insurance for defense housing. It would provide $150 million in direct housing loans to vet- orans. It would provide a S75 million authorization for government housing In critical areas, but only after private Industry had had time to refuse to build needed housing. A $10 million revolving fund would be created to acquire sites near defense plants and avoid land s|)ect]tation like that in South Carolina. For construction of needed community facilities—streets, sewers, schools and hospitals—$100 million in grants and loans would be provided. A new Title IX—like Title VI in World War II—would give builders 90 per cent mortgage Insurance instead of the customary 80 per cent. All these lures are considered nee- Th« DOCTOR SAYS ' By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.»Written for NKA Service Aug. 14 Is the traditional day lor the start of fall hay /ever. Actually, symptoms o[ this miserable affliction may begin several days earlier or later, depending on the particular region and the sensitivity of the victim. This kind of hay fever, which Is the most widespread and probably the most unpleasant, comes principally from ragweed and at the time when this plant starts to pollinate. The wiser victims of ragweed hay fever have taken shots or Injections .and should get some relief If they have. Others have planned their vacations for this time of the year and may escape a lot of trouble by being In areas were there ts little or no ragweed. Both of these measures have been discussed earlier this year. But there remain many who for one reason or another have to stick it out in some place where ragweed pollen clouds the atmosphere What can they do to get at least some relief from their sneezing stuffy noses and irritated eyes. Actually there is a good deal. Air conditioning Is often quite helpfuj In many air conditioned public buildings, the air going in IE wash< ed as well as cooled BO that all 01 most of the pollen Is removed. Even for the private home something car be done. 'Several small conditionin units are on the market which car be used to filter out the pollen fo individual room*. I know peopl who use them who never ventnr outelde their rooms during the "sea son" unle.=s they have tol DRUGS HELP Then there are drugs both new and old. The ones which have th most dramatic effects are the antl histamine.s which have now bee available for several, years. Thes are taken by mouth and while the do riot In any sense constitute permanent cure they often brin striking relief of symptom's. But the use of these drugs ts little complicated. It is hard choose which one to use since there are so many. Actually some seem to work better for some people and others for others. It Isn't entirely safe to take these anti-hlstamlnes without direction. Unpleasant side effects have been found; some people ore made sleepy by some of the preparations and this can be dangerous in driving m car or a locomotive. Nevertheless a great many people are tremendously helped by drugs and air conditioning and the hay fever season ts not as feared as it used to be. edlclne by telling them In effect o keep their ncse out of the J»p- nese peace treaty unless they •ant to sign It. The U.S., which took the lead in rawing up .the treaty, invited 50 f Jts wartime Allies to'San Franisco early in September to jlgn. 'he Russians oppose the treaty vhlch, among other things, will lj|K he Japanese re-arm. ^^ But this week they said they'd end a delegation anyway. The pur. ose was clear: to try to block It y talk. Yesterday the U.S. tola Russia she can sign If she want* o but won't get a chance to block This shows how passage of Just a ew years—the six years since the war's end—has twisted the world round so much that if a man died n that war could come alive U>- norrow he'd be bewildered. In the war the U.S. and Russia were allied against Germany and 'apan, the two nations which the Russians feared more than any .ther on the face of the earth, and had feared for generations. 'And ihina was In th« war against Ja>an. Russia Builds Circle Since the war Russia has built a circle of guns and steel around It- .elf by lining up the nations of eastern Europe under Communism, all now armed. And China, which 'ell to Communism, is lined up with Russia against the U-S In turn the U.S. has been trying ,o build a circle of men and arms around the Inner e,lrcle of armed Communism, The world ha« becom* ike a great wheel. At the hub, facing outward In tdB \ directions, is armed communlxrnF* The VS. and the Allies it can find are the outer rim, not yet lull? armed, but arming, and facing Inward toward the hub. So by the twist of eventi, Russia's two ancient enemies, Japan and Germany, (meaning Western Germany, since the Russians occupy the eastern part) are being lined up a* Allies of the U.S. against Russia. Further, the U.3. h« built In* Atlantic Pact with countrUi ot Western Europe, all arming now with our help against a Russian attack, and all pledged to come to one another's assistance If any one of them is attacked. And now the U.S. U building "a similar pact in the Pacific. Just before the Japanese treaty Is signed In San Francisco the US. expect* to sign defense pacts with Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. And it will work out a de- Tense pact with the Japanese. U.S. Shrni Facts Unlike the Atlantic Pact, where all tht signers pledge to come .to one another's assistance, the U.S. is signing Individual pacts with New Zealand and Australia, with the Philippines, and with the essary to get the private home nholll. It. By law. he reported. ntailniiM 1000 barrncks units for si £le [ building Industry to house the dc- powers were limited. lie could make I men, half on government property. I tense workers. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Mrs- Helen Tale left today for her home In Filnt, Mich., after spending three weeks with her mother, Mrs. Joe Tanner. Ross Stevens was elected commander of Dud Cason post of the American "Legion at a meeting held at the Hut last night. Mr. and Mrs. R, J. Dodson and son, Joe Bob. spent the weekend with Miss Cllffie Webb. Former residents of Blythevllle, they' have recently established store In Camrten, Ark. **' IN HOLLYWOOD H.r KHSK1NE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOI.LVWOOU (NE/li — GilDcrt | ncf.s of empty lots and trees. A Hohnd tightened the b?H around jthe Apollo wnlstlinc thut most movie profile boys would give their j liest to mvn, nnd paid t mt he would be ylnrt to talk about the old days In Hollywood. "And why not. my friend?" he shtuiigcd. "Those were wondrifnt rtny.s. "1 dfl not know how this .story bcy.:in that I do not wish to j n y to loot speak of the I have ht-.ird it JFomethin?! half hour would pnv; before automobile would conic by. "I wns an extra when Rudolph Vnlrntlno was making 'Blood and Snnd.' We extras worshiped this mnn. Brcaiise my father had been n InilUi^Her. they permitted me. an e.vtrii. to help Valentino dres.s j In Ins (orrro costume. It »ss my k at this man. He was [s;u(l liy people, of course, lhat tj ; must be 95 years old. I "PrrlKiiw tills had >'<".' has; JMimctlilni; tn do with Illf <|ucsll«n ] of inv aRC. My friend. I (In not I r.irc how old people think I am. I t will lell you. My true nee Is 15. i I «ns less ilian '20, a hoy very • mature for his .15C, wlirn 1 pUyed Tamillr on the screen with Nurnw ! t'.ilmadcc 1 ." ! The star who threw mom. Aunt i Mattle and Cousin Mnmic i:ito j tt77v buck In the era of Charleston and Michaol Allen's "The (Sreen Hat," nnd ivlu)'-. doing lit a 1 "One tla-- at Ihf l.ajttv ralleh See IIOI.I.YVVOOII on r*gc 8 JACOBY ON BRIDGE left—the ten. West had the nine of trumps, and dummy still had the six of trumps. Somehow or other George foVgot to draw West's last trump. The heat jomettmfs geU him that way, Instead, George led out the ace, king, nnd queen of spades. This gave West a chance to ruff with his forgotten nine of hearts. While West wns thinking, George discarded a club from dummy. " The trouble was that if West ruffed he would have to Jose i trick no matter whaf he led back. Thus, if he returned a club. South would have two natural club tricks and could ruff his lust club in dummy. And If West returned the ten of diamonds. South would ruff, cash his last good spade, and 'hen win the last two tricks In dummy with a trump and » good diamond. West couldn't swe himself By (The New Zealanders. Australian* nnd people of the Philippines ar» still wary of Japan, particularly ft, re-armed Japan. So the point hasn't be*n reached yet where all th« Pacific nations can sign one agreement, as in the Atlantic.) But the U.S. has arranged not only to have bases and men in tht Philippines but will do the «m» In Japan. U supplies the Philippine* with arms. It is also supplying arms to countries of eastern and southeast Aslai Indo-China, Thailand. Burma, and the Chinese Nationalist* oh Formosa. The State Department says ther* are no present plans for helping Australia and New Zealand arm. That may be done, of course, If evenU in the Pacific turn bad. There has been some talk that eventually there would be one vast drawing the last trump. Your good memory will cost you the -entrant. furniture j Pacific pftcti j lwt lantic Pact, with all the nation* of eastern Asia but China Hned up Conine Breed with the U.S. That may happen the future. It's not close now. Antwor to Praviout Puu!« Written tor SEA Service Poor in Math, but the i Who* o Bridge Player pit's f e Green Hat," nnd win)'-, doing i We havrn't heard from Oenerous II over aaain almost a iu:n(er Ge;>;c,- in quite a !nne time, but hc'r } o! a cculury later in I fishier, and (lie Lady It 1* plain women—like me—who know atinnt love. The beautiful arc usually too busy being fascinating.—KatticTlnfi Hepburn, actress. * « * 1 haven't ktmvi-n this country without a crisis. The abnormal Is our normal.—President Clmini Wemnan, of Israel, i * * * Girls with sturdy legs let thctr heads rule Ihfir hearts.—Clarence Bull, Hollywood cameraman. « * * \V».-lilii s ton Mivols would look like llicy were decorated w,th tninches of bananas Sen. Homer }%rgu.M-m (R.. Mich.I on suggestion that govern- B:«ul can tx punwd > p *Uow. illlll to 'quietly, almost reverently, of yesterday's Hollywood. "1 remember the days when 1 • wns an CKtrn. Now ex!in« arc | diffoienl. They \vntk and cull i( i a day. Hut we hnd [n^pu.uion! j Tho cxlr-vs I remember were t:lnrk (.lable. Chnrles Kanrll, J^nel Gny; nor. HU-hald Arleu. Lorctta Young ; j and Don AU ftracto i "I remember a beautiful C\IM ' with platmum hair who u.ilk;-rt | 1 around so gracefully. Her name j was Jean Harlovv. \Ycrc "M still around givin? unearned tricks tn Ins opponents. His favorite sf.inl Is ••forsetilng" to count the trumps.; and he has convinced all Ihe kiblt- i i-crs that he'd be n pretty fair play- i er if he could only count. In toti.iv's hand. West opened the seven of diamonds Knst won with the nre nnd then continued with the klu* of diamonds, thus show- ins that he hail only t"(l cards in the suit, cieiierc-us Genrse. playing ihr Pfvith hand, nifted the second tt-iiiMnrt with the two of hearts • H'-'pin,; for the best. George next led tl-.e four of hearts to djmimy's • refusing to ruff. George could just- ace snd returned a low trump, head another top spade to discard East's jack was a welcome sight, j another club from dummy. If West with the queen otj still held off. George would cash -NORTH 18 A63 4 J109 WEST EAST »96 *85<32 ¥ K31 »J8 « Q 10873 » AK 45532 SOUTH (D) * AKQ10 VQ10S42 » J + AQ7 North-South vul. West North Cut Pass 2 V Pass Pass Pass Pass Owning lead—t T South 1 V "We had to make our own wav-j oeorgp covered with tl and we didn't know a«uts j hearts, and West won with the kin?. up;o ,\h. how we tried M •>,-". "<ir ; West's nnlv rhanco was to rillf face* inut the eaiuei-.i wliru tiio ' ( \ f ,-] ur! - dovii. so he led the queen star Wiis belns; pliotoaraplv.i! We ; O f cli\iv,mids, and Oeovge ruffed ictened £3 a day and luncli. Hoi-: with vhe five of hearts. At this: li'tood Boul«v&rd WM A ?.tlder-i state George had only one trump i the ace of clubs and ruff a club tn liutnmy. after which the len of '.•p.uts would supply hi.- tenth trick. Tn short, the contract couldn't i>ei defeated. Now. Just for the fun nf| it, uy to nuke th< oonu-act alter HORIZONTAL I Depleted dog. the Italian 8 It Is a of canine 13 Aerial H Papal cape 15 Born IBShrink quivering 18 Light brown 19 Accomplish 20 Going by 22 "Empire State" (sb.) 23 Sun god of Egypt 24 Indian mulberry 28Westphalian river 28 Communists 31 Outburst 32 Female horse 33 Broad smile 34 Paradise 35 Let it Hand 38 Triton 37 Ambary 3 8 Transpose (ab.) 39 Spain (ab.) 41 Pantries 47 King's bench <ab.) 49 Small child 51 Lariat 52 Lubricant 53 Irregular 55 Eyeglass lor one «y» 57 Iron SB New member VERTICAL IGrit 2 To breathe (comb. 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