The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 24, 1952 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 24, 1952
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r. PA«E SIX ?LYTHEVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 1952 TH1 BLYTHEVILL1 COUSI1* KIWI THI COURIER NEW» CO. H. W. RAINES, P«b!l«h«r KAXKT A. HAINES, Assistant Publlrfltr A. A. FREDRICKSOH, Editor O. HUMAN. Admllilnc Manager ~~"~8ol« National Advertising Representative*: W»lltce Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit AtUnU, UtmphU. Entered »s second class matter at the posl- «ffic« »t BIytheville, Arkansas, under »et 0( Congress, October », 19X1. Member of The Assocl»ted Pres* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By c»rrlet In the city ol Blylhevllle or »nj suburban town Kher» carrier service I* mainr Wined, 25o per week. J3» mail, within & radius of SO miles, 15.00 per year $2 60 (or til months, $1.25 (or three months; bj mall outside 50 mil« zone, 112.50 per re»r p»y»ble In advance, ^^ Meditations But Ihe mniel liald unto him, Feir not •Z»chu(MS lor thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elliabeth shall btar Ihte i ion, »nd thou lh»H c»ll hl> n»me John. — Luke 1:13. * * * Though I am weak, yet Clod, when prayed, Cannot withhold his conquering aid. —Emerson. Barbs A police judge says every drunken driver springs.a poor excuse. It provides a nice chance to spring » stiff (met 1 . ' ' * * * Keep jour mouth closed when «nEry, tdviwi E Jurfie. Or m»rb« h»V« «n eye closed. * * * Freshmen In an eastern college were advised 1 by V professor to get plenty of sleep. More comfortable classroom desks might help. * * + If you don't jo craiy tlEurlriir your Income tax In January, you'll have another chance In March. * * * One real way to make hard work easy — work hardl 'Faith in Christ Ends Fears Barring Way ta Brotherhood Christ, whose birthday Is tomorrow, personifies,for the,whole .western world the great binding force of Love anrl the Brotherhood of Man. Even peoples who do not live under Christianity grasp this underlying meaning in His life. Progress always has been uneven in the search for that happy state when the Brotherhood of Man should be fvilly realized. In the very best of worlds, it may never come quite within reach. Yet we must ever continue to strive for it. s With godless communism flowing across every weakly held frontier of faith, the task of moving forward to a universal understanding among men is today immeasurably more difficult. In grim necessity, the broad community of men of good will has made itself a fortress. So long ,as such tyranny- abounds, there can be no letting down the barriers nor laying down of weapons. But in tlje long interval of tension which seems to lie ahead, we still may work within the fortress for thb high goals symbolized in Christ and this day. Unhappily, even here the tension of world struggle has made men's nerves taut and their pulses pound with fear. In such a condition, friends become enemies and .the mild enemities of politics flare into bitter hatreds. Before we of the free nations can hope to dress the wounds of spirit being suffered now by millions of the'en- slaved, we must present to them minds that are cleansed of hatreds and hearts that are filled with kind concern for our own ftllows. We need not protend it is easy to confront the frustrating indecision of the struggle, nor to thread our way in the most perplexing confusion known to history. But we must not therefore crumble and yield to forcc-s of hate. In the clangor set up by our fears, we must not give away the Brotherhood of Man. Christ is our symbol. We must make Him real. We must have faith in Him, and we must act upon that fhith. If we win that victory within, then there nebd be no terror from the godless hordes without. Communist iiibversion. Since Browneli understands well that the Republicans received a mandate Nov. 4 to produce exactly this kind of renovation, his program IB an obvious sequel to that election outcome. H is comforting, at the same time, to hear that Browneli will not discharge Justice Department employes without cause. If a career man has been doing a good job, he will be kept on regardless \of his personal political ties. ' Brownell's opportunity actually is far broader than merely a chance to clean house. He can restore to his department prestige that it has not enjoyed for many years. As the top legal office of the nation, it ought to set standards for all other government law agencies. Its various devisions should be commanded by men of high legal talent and training. The attorney general himself should exercise extreme care in appointing the dozens' of district attorneys and marshals who come under his wing, fie should use all his influence lo assure that' federal judgships are filled by men of genuine judicial temperament and ample experience on the bench. In recent years department operations and appointments have sagged far below these standards. The attorney generalship itself lias come to be treated as a kind of'half-way house en route to the U. S. Supreme Court. It was part of a strange system of political reward, a way of placing deserving party heroes beyond the pain of election campaigns. Moreover, in his capacity as chief legal adviser to the President, the attorney general seems to have felt it his duty to seek support in the law for whatever a chief executive wanted to do. The ideal would appear to be to arrive at an independent judgment which reflects the best of the law, regardless of whether it supports the President's contemplated action or not. Too often in late times the attorney general has made his department look more like the Department of Justification than of Justice. All these thiiurs beckon to Browneli for improvement. He can, if he wishes to labor-hard enough, elevate the government's legal operations to a level they have not attained in at least two decades. Views of Others SO THEY SAY Sir, It's Something About Peace, Good Wit! to All Men Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — The could slop her, she told me: Year In Review: CeUulold histor- "I've never had any acting ex- ans will remember x 1953 as the perlence. ! Just take direction. It's year of the Big Changes in Holly- all I can do." vood. But there was less and less change In the pockclbooks of move stars as the major studios, hard hit by TV competition, trimmed contract lists, cut salaries and decreased film output. The trend was to new faces, hired at small salaries as big stars changed from big screens to home, screens. But as box-office attendance fell off, Hollywood decided It could use a few new faces at the box-office, All the too. dramatic queens went sexy as movies became "Hotter Than Ever," and Marilyn onroe became the No. 1, box-office star But Charles Dover, the great lover, switched his romantic "Ci Me to the Casbah" routine to "Come With Me to the Woo'dshed" as the father of a lovesick teenager in "The Happy Time." Edward G. Robin.son made a big change, too — from tough Little Caesar lo a police detective in "The Harness Bull." Janet Blair decided not to wash that man right out of her hair and married Nick Mayo, manager oil her "South Pacific" stage troupe. Walt Disney made the understatement of the year to a New York banker: "Television is giving movie producers much to think about." Prank Sinatra tried to repair his fences with Ihe press but failed. Johnnie Ray was Ihe new sensation in the singing department and cried his way lo $1,000.000, before Peter Edson's Washington Column— New Budget Scheme Impresses Ikes Savings-Minded Advisers Destructive Taxation The far -re aching and dangerous effects of excessive taxation arc being demonstrated now in' Frankfort, whuze state officials are concerned about the drastic drop In state revenues and are •putling Into eifcct a strict economy program to keep the books in balance. The. Dcpnrtment of tie venue and Finance have reported that general-fund receipts for the first four months of this fiscal year were eight per cent lower than had been estimated, 41,500.000 less than the amount needed to meet planned expenditures and commitments. The reason, the officials explained,, was a sharp ' decline In corporation income taxes and in production and import taxes on distilled spirits. Both can be attributed to unreasonably high federal taxes, which have forced corporate profits downward, and have cut drastically into the sale of whisky. The Increase In the federal liquor tax, which forced the price' of whisky 50 high the consumption decreased, not only has cut into the Commonwealth's revenues, but earlier this year produced a, financial crisis In Franklin county, where the county and the school bourd depend largely upon the distilleries for tax income. Here Is cold proof of the axiom that "the power to tax is the power to destroy." — Lexington (Ky.) Lender. By nODGLAS I.ARSKN I NEA Sta/f Correspondent (For Peter Edson) WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A brand new Idea for achieving huge savings in the cost of government has excited Ihe interest of some of President - elect Ei sen hower's key advisers. They are saying that it might be Ike's' golden chance lo delive on his campaign p r o m i s e s" of greater federal economy. Estimates ol the potential sav- ngs Involved run into hundreds of millions annually. Perhaps more than a billion. It's actually admnistrattve practically every private business in the U.S. Every public ndmtnis tration expert who has heard i has expressed amazement tha somebody hasn't come up with the plan before for the federal service Simply stated, the plan is lo giv every government supervisor a every level his own'working budg et. with adequate inducement no only to live up to it, but to cut it The details for working the plan out in practice are not 'considere* difficult. At present it is estimated thn only about 5 per cent of the ap proximately 100.000 supervisors i cderal service who have authorit o spend money have their o\v budgets. i deceptively simple device used For (he rest there Is practically i o incentive to cut costs. In many; ases there are even rewards for xtravagance. Provides Incentive To Save One of those keenly interested In ie idea is Sen. Frank Carlson R., Kan.), one of Ike's closest dvisers during the campaign, who vlll be chairman of the important enate Post Office and Civil Ser•ice Committee. He.says: "TWs could be the answer — the real answer — to government ecpnomy. It could be the thing vnlch will give government vorkable substitute for the profit motive which has made U. S. industry so efficient." Others who show similar enthusiasm for the idea Include members of the former Hoover Commission, - former federal budget director and present U. S. Civil Service Commission officials. Father of the idea is John Cramer, columnist on federal-em- ploye affairs for the Washington Daily News and other papers. He says: "In the last analysis, we'V get- true economy in government only If we make saving the day-to-day business of every^employe who has the power to spend — and that means every supervisor. A budget for the supervisor would put him on notice lhat saving is an important, major part of his job, jusl like It Is for every boss, foreman or supervisor In private industry "Such government economy as something; for every supervisor to! resist. In asking for more-money he goes on the theory. 'Maybe I can get It. Maybe I* can't. But ihere's nothing to lose by trying!' The government has given him the power to spend, but no incentive to save." No New Legislation Needed There are other advantages of the plan. It Is pointed out that its adoption would have an excellent psychological effect on both the taxpayers and federal eni- Humphrey Eogart won an Oscar for "The African Queen," bu tthe best technicolor was Jane Russell's black eye on a trip to Las Vegas and the best original story was her explanation of how she got it. Fashions changed, too. The lunging bustllne replaced the plunging neckline and there were poodle eyes for girls with poodle haircuts. ". r BIg And Little Feuds ..... Cor inns Gal vet and Zsa Zsa Gabor talked themselves tnto a lawsuit, with Corinne suing Miss Double Z for $1,000,000. But the biggest feud-of alt — between Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Haviland — was patched up over a cup* of tea as the sisters staged a happy reunion with their father. : Mickey Rooney got even with ; Uncle Sam, paying off a $61,000 I 1 income ta xdebt, then remarried. An ex-waitress made the grade I as a glamor queen — Joan Rice, who played Maid :man in "Robin Hood/' Before the press' agents taxes. Belle Davis played a fading star in "The Star" but flipped her nevl •eat lover, I fall hat over reports that movle- 'ome With goers might confuse her with a fading Btar "Look, dahling," she told me. "I'm NOT a fading star. If this worried me I wouldn't have played this role." .; One-Way Stretch The censors took one look at Joanne Dru in blue Jeans for her role in "Thunder Bay" and" decided they were ioo tight in the —er— derriere. The U-I wardrobe depart-" merit received this memo: "Please let out the seats in 'all of Joanne Dru's blue jeans." Lana Turner, Ava Gardner and Kathleen Wlnsor relaxed — Artie Shaw-, didn't ^ven mention their e^yen IT ex-wives exists, handed down from or from Congress, ends above, up ployes. It would serve notice that the nejv administration is sincerely bent on economy. In addition it would provide the government with something it has never had before. That is a yardstick for the measuring of all government operations. All the experts who have studied the plan claim that there is noth- .ng in i it which could backfire. They say that the No. 1 goal lor supervisors would continue to be the accomplishment of their basic assignment. The plan would merely add an incentive to do that basic Job in the most economical manner. The plan would require no new legislation, according to Cramer. It could be accomplished by a simple administrative order. . Further, contrary to most big government economy plans, this one will not Involve costly- studies or programs to get It under way. It is believed that administrative- funds already available - to the agencies could finance its start Congress would not have to appropriate any funds to launch it. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Servics By EDWIN F .JORDAN, M.D. Today's first question is one which the men don't have to worry about. Q—A group of us high school girls have been debating about shaving our legs. We have been lold that it would make the hair grow faster and coarser. Is this right? M. H. A—Shaving the legs will perhaps ot make Ihe hair grow faster, but will make it come In thicker and oarser. This concession to vanity hould be postponed as long as losslble. — such as astigmatism or nearsightedness — which might be present in another person. But Glasses cannot be expected to cor rect some of Ihe complications of high blood pressure which may in the deeper portions of the ye- Browneli Can Revive Legal Office Prestige •The incoming attorney general, Herbert Browne]] has ambitious plans for a house cleaning in the Justice Department. He is especially interested in eradicating , all suspicion of corruption or All our sports attendance has dropped. Some of the loss may be due to the (basketball) scandals but there's our old friend television ,loo. — Madison Square Garden promoter Ned Irish. * • « People have, moved more In the last ten years than ever before. — Consulting engineer Fenton B. Turck. * • * I want to 50 back where the people I know are and where I feel at home. — E\-convirt John Thomas Garson. who has spent J7 of the last 29 years In prisons. * • * * That hill <"Otd Daldy" In Korean tm changed me. I ran't even look at It any more. — pfc. Raphael J. Lelf of Omaha, Neb. * * * I am not » Communist. I am not subversive. Anything I did 1 always thought 1 did in the service of our allies during the war. — Screen star Charlie Chaplin. * * * I have been awakened to a realization thai 1 have been iireiponsible and slightly — more than slightly — slupiti labout Communist front groups) —Actre.-J Judy Holiday. Q—Please tell me what thtamlne lydrochlorlrie is generally pre- ;cribed for? Would taking 100 mil- Igrams daily be harmful to woman of 45? M. A—Thiamine Is a complicated chemical compound, also kno~r vitamin B-l. Its absence from Ihe diet causes a vilamln-deficieno disease known us berl-berl. H is given for various kinds of neuritis and a great many other things In which the doctor suspects a defi cicncy of this vitamin in Ihe natu ral diet. It would not be likely to harm a woman of 45. Q—Some time ago I read an article which said that n bab> nurses from Its own breast while inside the mother's womb. Is thii true? Mrs. E. S A—It is not true. The nourish ment of an unborn baby is obtain ed from the mother's blooi streum Q—Is it true lhat a person will high blood pressure cannot be fil ted with glasses? Render A—Glasses can be fitted for Q—Could a constant roaring in ie head be an Indication of a ;imor of the brain? R. B. C A—It could be. but it is much nore likely to reflect some dls- rdcr of the internal portion ot the :ar, or high blood pressure, than ( brain tumor. Q—Can a person have polio anc not know it? Are people with polio compelled to go to a hospital? I not. must the family be qua run tncd? Are polio and infantile paralysis tha same thing? D. U A—Yes. a person can have poll and not know It. It is believed tha good many people probably nr Infected with the virus whic causes Ihe disease, but do not gc the nerve symptoms and conse quenlly escape diagnosis. Nol all people who have poll have logo lo the hospital, and « article in one of the medical Jour nals. not long ago, suggested tha more could be treated successful! at home. Quarantine regulations vary, s the third question is difficult answer. Polio, or noltomyeiiti and infantile paralysis are th same disease THE WORLD has heard Quce Elizabeth's speech from the thron In the cases of Farouk and «om other heads of royal families, tl world hears speech from th person with high blood pressure to j thrown.—Little Rock Arkansas G correct thi same detects of vision I zctM. JACOBY ON BRIDGE ofety Play Was eal Successful By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Most players would find It easy o mlsplay the South hand shown iday, giving the defenders a hrtstmas present of 100 points. Vhen David Carter, well-known t. Louis expert, played the South and, however, he preferred to Ive the Christmas present to his artner by playing the hand with rllliance and care. Dave won ithe first trick with hand. The safety play was a huge success. If declarer had taken the first trump .trick'* with dummy's ace he would have lost two trump tricks to West. West saw which way the wind was blowing, so he put up the ten of hearts/when declarer continued with a tow heart towards dummy's ace-eight. Dummy won with the ace of hearts, and South now had his second chance, to lose the contract. A trump continuation would have been fatal. I Note how the play goes if declarer leads a third round of trumps at once. West wins with the o.ueen of hearts and leads diamonds, forcing declarer to ruff the third round. South can now draw the last trump, but only by using up his own last trump. West must regain the lead with the king of clubs in time to set the contract by leading his last diamond. Dave Carter avoided this trap by abandoning trumps temporarily. After* winning the second ] round of trumps in dummy with' the ace of hearts, declarer switched to clubs, finessing the ten around Uj West. West took the queen of diamonds and led another diamond ,but declarer was able to ruff in dummy, thus preserving his own trump length. He re-entered his hand with the ace of spades in order to lead the jack of hearts, forcing out West's queen. South stiH had one trump more than West at this moment so that he could afford to ruff the diamond continuation and still draw West's last trump. The rest was just a matter of cashing good tricks. names as his ex-wives In his "soul-^ searching" biography, "The Trou-^ ble With Cinderella." Dorothy Lamour went back to sarong after eight years for "Tha Road to Bali" and I revealed that Marilyn onroe's mother Is alive and that Marilyn !s helping with her support. Mrs. James Mason's expose of Hollywood social cliques left Hollywood wailing and a producer who said he'd go through anything for a certain movie queen did — her six bank accounts. Lucille: Ball became Queen of television but plans for Mae West's film comeback went sour: Two married couples, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, and Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons, had celluloid romances, and directors told them how to make love. The comedians invaded TV and a. Hollywood poet wrote: "If I die from a comic's joka Just giv eme a simple burial, And kindly mark my grave With a half-mast TV aerial." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — BIytheville plpays its first "big time" football schedule next year with North Little Rock, Pine Bluff. and Little Rock appearing on the slate. Herschel Bobo was rushed to BIytheville Hospital last night for an emergency appendectomy. i Russell Mosley and Dan War- ringington have been named co- captains for the 1938 Chickasaws. One of the surest ways of get- ing something you really want r or Christmas is to buy it your;elf and sneak it in among the packages. Food for Thought Answer to Previous Puzzle WEST * 102 VQ 1064 + K87 South 1 * 4 » N. / 24, AKS743 » AB3 » S2 +.109J EAST AQJ95 V9 • K J 1094 East Pass Pass SOUTH (D) ill AS V K.J7S2 • AS + A Q J 6 North-South vul. West North Pass 2V Pass Pass Opening lead—• 3 Ihe ace of diamonds, noting that he could afford to lose one dia-l mond. one club, and only one 1 trump trick. In order lo have (he best chance to hold the trump loss to one trick. Carter laid down the king of hearts at the second trick. The idea was to lead a low heart and finesse dummy's eight if East happened to drop Ihe nine or ten of hearts on the first round of that suit. This would provide Against four trumps to the r,ucen-ten o* to Uu queen-nin« in th» West HORIZONTAL 1 Popular dessert 4 Cured meats 8 iVeck of veal 12 Finish 13 Revise U Musical instrument 15 Consumed food ' 16 Languor 18 Cylinders 20 Communion plate 21 Achieved .22 Fruit drinks 24 Pedal digits 26 Political group 27 Wager 30 Each 32 Uncivilized 34 Moral 35 Habilal plant adjustment 36 Abstract being 37 Oriental coins 39 For fear that 40 Get up 41 Small lump of butter 42 Color 45 Sacred beetles 49 Remarked 51 Allow 52 Chills and fever 53 Medley 54 Meadow , 55 Places to drink 56 Solidifies 57 Pigpen VERTICAL 1 Fruit SPrepositioix 3 Alpine herb 4 Cause of Trojan War 5 Hebrew month 6 Prayer book 7 Thoroughfares (ab.) 8 Hosiers 9 Be adjacent 10 Cipher 11 Sharp 17 Emetic 19 Mislays . 23 Prescribed portions 24 Story 25 Unclosed 26 President of Czechoslovakia 27 Sports 41 Pedestal par Is equipment 42Strike- 28 Shield breaker 29 Try 43 Roman 31 Trigonometric garment function 44 River in Asia 33 Of the palate 46 Line 38 Cuddle 47 Vegetable 40 Covers with 48 Remain hoarfrost 50 Egg IZ If « M p 3H 3f> « « SI 5 s ;i <rs Z) Vi 9 m w ^. 1 57 m t m 50 14 '.* • i m w, M H5 m \ T. 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