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FACE BIGrff' BLYTHKVILLE, (AK! .) COURIER NEVS THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1951 TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NZWB CO. H W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A RAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKBON, Editor PAUL D, HUMAN. Adrertijlnj Mtnsger 4ol« Natlonil Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Entered >s second cits* matter at the post- offlc* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o! Congress. October «. 1917 Member of Th» Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Slythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per Keek. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, $6.00 per year. $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile- tone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And set up fals* wllnesM*, which said, ThU man ceaselh not to speak blaipbftnnui wordi • fjilnjt (his holy place, and the l»w:—Arts 8:13. » * * Enemies carry about slander, not in the linn In which it took Us rise.—The scandal of men is everlasting: even then does it survive when you would suppose it to be dead.—Plautus. Barbs In June the girls usually look for rocks before taking the matrimonial plunge. • • • More people would amount to aomethlni if there were fewer easr ways not to. • • • A scientist says there are quantities of rubber In the human body. Hence the bouncing baby boys and girls. • • • . A Tacntlon la what usually starts •everal day* before yon leave and lasts several dayu after you fet back. • • • One look at a real pesslmlst-^and that may be why he Is one. 700 miles, depending OH their load and weather conditions. No one can be sure go early in the experiment whether the balloons will do the job they're designed to do. But they are nevertheless a symbol of the Crusade's bold attack on the problem of getting the truth over, under, and through the Iron Curtain. The Crusade will soon open a drive for more members and more money. It has earned the right to grow. Views of Others Pressure on Profits Freedom Crusade Deserves Support of All Americans The Crusade for Freedom is an organization fighting communism in highly imaginative and resourceful fashion. Its recent dispatch of 2000 propaganda balloons toward Czechoslovakia is another proof; •, . The creation of Radio Free Europe was the first evidence. The guiding principle was to have Poles broadcasting to Poles, Czechs to Czechs, and so on. The programs were designed to be more positive in offering hope to the peoples behind the Iron Curtain. They were thus to be an important supplement to the Voice of America, which as an arm of the U. S. government must operate un-" der marked restrictions. Radio Free Europe had more latitude. At Munich, Germany, a 135,000-watt radio station went on the air this spring, beamed to Czechoslovakia in direct competition with Russian-controlled Radio Prague. As usual, the Reds tried ever}' trick they knew to hamper these broadcasts. They jammed the transmitter, they exhausted their repertoire of interference devices. But the Munich station was too powerful. Finally the Czech government for«. mally appealed to the United States to shut the station down. This was the complete tribute to its .effectiveness. Naturally, we said no, and Radio Free Europe today is blaring away at the vulnerable Czechs. But with Gen. Lucius D. Clay at the helm and other enterprising Americans and Europeans lending heavy assistance, the Crusade for Freedom is not resting on its laurels. Two more powerful transmitters are planned for Germany, one to be beamed toward Poland, the other -toward Hungary. Later on the Crusade hope? to set up a similar station somewhere in Asia, to combat the spread of communism there. In the meantime. Crusade leaders decided the spoken word wasn't enough to do the job they wanted to perform. So the idea of propaganda balloons, wafted behind the Iron Curtain on the prevailing westerly winds, was born. Scientific weather studies and research into possible balloon materials followed. Eventually the plan was declared practical, and two kinds of plastic balloons were prepared. One resembles U. S. weather ballrj-ins, the other is so shaped that it is called a "plastic pillow." Both can hold a considerable number of propaganda messages. The weather balloon bursts on reaching maximum altitude, scattering its contents far and wide. The pillow slowly settles to earth with its burden. The two balloons have a range of from 100 to Rising taxes and rising costs are making It Increasingly difficult (or corporations to attract the investment capital they need lor plant expansions to serve the country's graving population. This Is true particularly of the private utilities which are confronted with unprecedented demands for service. 1 ; at a time when rising taxes and rising costs are narrowing thpfr profit margins and are making their securities less attractive to Investors. The electric utilities alone need an estimated $2 billions tor additional generating and distribution facilities, and they are looking to rate Increases for the bulk of the nesv money. Rates, however, are subject to review by the regulatory agencies of the various states, and the utilities' taxes and operating costs usually rise ahead of any increases that are authorized. Other businesses are having similar experiences In trying to keep Income ahcarl of outgo, although not many are exposed as directly to public pressures In pricing their products or services. 'I"he story everywhere is the same. Business volume still Is running near record levels, but ne.t profits are turning "downward BA a result of higher taxes and higher operating cojts. tinder the new tax bill which has passed the House, the regular rale on corporal* earnings would rise to 55 cents on the dollar. Added to this regular rate Is »n excess profits levy which would boost the total take In some cases to 70 cents on the dollar. Out ol the JO cent* remaining, corporations would have to pay state and local taxes which also are rising stendlly. Additionally, they would have to meet payroll Increasfi which are In the sixth round In some Industries, anrt they would have to pay higher prices for whatever materials they use. All this spreads that remaining 30 cents exceedingly fine, particularly in view of the fact that public demand for goods and services Is rising constantly and corporations have to put aside some money for plant expansion. In this furloui scramble for corporate profits, 11 U the stockholder who loses his shirt. As dividend payment! decline ,he has less. Incentive to Invest money In corporal* securities. The government will lose its shirt too. If investment capital drlen up completely as a result of unconscionable taxation. —THE DAILY OKLAHOMAM No Interference If your premises were Invaded by a thug, It Is unlikely that you would reject th« «id of > neighbor whose morals wer« dubloui and of whose way of life you disapproved. You might go on disapproving, but you would b« pretty thankful that he came along to help you get rid of the thug.- That Is the case with economic aid to Franco In return for agreement on mutual defenie against an outside aggressor. The Senate's foreign relations committee uses smind reasoning In rejecting either strings to the »400,000,000 economic aid or Rratullons accompanying criticism. It Isn't a« If we sre-glvlng something (or nothing. This !• a business deal, Even a gift should be graciously ' made. But sensible- businesses do not insult U\eir customers. In the first place we neither can nor should dictate the political philosophy of Spain. Franco perhaps dislikes democracy as much as we dislike the authoritarian state. But Franco Is confining his theories to Spain and we need not hunt trouble outside of this country, where we hnve plenty. The two of us are Interested in effective measures against a nation that does believe very strongly In extending ito political theories over the world. It we attempt to direct Spain, we would be doing exactly what we oppose in the case of Stalin. The Senate's foreign relations committee Is exactly right. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY 'Doesn't Look Bad at Air once over lightly- By A. Getting- along In this day and age requires enough gall to b« divided into three parts. If you'll forgive a stolen Idiom. The timid and the industrious are becoming akin to the naked and the dead, for tlflj^ man who goes around with his hands In his own pockets IB going t« get nothing except sweaty palms. —: •— • + Mistake me not; I am neither .Sliding the moccher nor comrnend- jig & pasture that involves thi constant extension of a hand. But such are the rude facts of current life and to ignore them is Th» DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Thousands of. people when they first learn that they have tuberculosis wonder whether their chances would be improved Jf they /noved to a different climate and if so, where would be best. — What help does climate give a slight case of tuberculosis? Are Arizona and New Mexico good? —Mrs. C. R. A—It was formerly thought thai high, dry, sunn.v regions such as of those. In Arizona, Ne 1 only to propagate them, for they thrive fungi-like In the cold, dank corners of public silence. Along with the unsurleiied appetite for public lucre as displayjed by our governmental officials and the deviously casual way it is dispensed, I am chafed no end by the post-war trend in Individual attitudes toward hacking out a living. Never before have so many wanted so much for so little. And In such a hurry. Perhaps it's because Mexico. Colorado, and man >' feel tnat tomorrow may find Peter tdson'i Washington Cofymn— Chinese Nationalists Depending On the U.S. to Balance Budget were particularly hcyeMcial for a person suffering with tuberculosis. .Many have sought «ur.h climates and have recovered their healths. -Nevertheless (here are other aspects of the care of tuberculous which are probahly more Important than climate alone so that It la by no means always necessary lo move elsewhere in order to obtain excellent treatment of the disease. In general it seems lo be the. fwl- Inj (hat climate Is not as important as was formerly considered the case. • * • Q—Please tell me If cleansing and lubricating cream containing mineral oil grows hair on the face. —M. C. no reason why It WASHINGTON <NEA1 — New of the island,and at a naval train- light on the Chinese Nationalist; Ing center niartay, ore reported to army on Formosa has been provided after a first-hand survey ny Robert Fallow, special Investigator 'or Nevada Semtor Pat McCarran's Marshall Plan watchdog subcommittee. Invest 1 g a tor went to to get to the questions: How troops do Nationalists really have? Are hey good troops? j they being icld on Formosa gainst their will? ;nt of Nationalist really need mo- have millions of •ny all over the army—which has high as a million de and reconquer s nailed down to 200.000 In the Na- civilinn activities .litary. th Fleet has been ce June. 1950. to e Communist in- Chinese on For- loueht of rematn- relcr Does tbe govern China on Formo ney? Or dries It dollars cached world? • The sire of th ben estimated a; men, eager to in the mainland—w +00.000 men. plus vy, Air Force o supporting the The U. S. Sev under orders si prevent a Chin vaslon of Formo The National! mosa abhor the ing i government tn exile. They talk Incessantly ahom. returning to the mainland. Mr. Fallow reports, however, that "thl Chinese realize nt Ihis time than they are In no position to do anf more about return- Ing to the mainland than talk abon it." The Irnopsl at the Feng-shan army training center at the south be in excellent physical condition They put on £ spirited show. But the Chinese do rot pretend that these samples a're typical of their inventory. They show only potentialities. The troops are poorly paid by western standards. But they are now being paid, one reform finally put over is the elimination of "pS- per armies" which did not exist but for which commanding generals drew pay and subsistence. The soldiers drew a generous ration of rice, but generally must use heir own ingenuity to supplement heir diet with other essential foods 'Both officers and men spend much ime raising vegetables," Fallow reports. Even Generalissimo Chiang Ksi- lick has admitted that If the army got all the supplies It needed—arms :rainlng. pay, diet and proper medical care H would take six months to "start rolling" and even more time than that to make a good de. fensive force. For one thing, the army will havi to be taken out .of pol'Mcs and com pletely reorganized. It Is now bur dened by a system of political com mlssars on which there have been no previous reports. There are an estimated 25,000 o these political commissars. The occupy posts from general office down lo company levels. They re port not through chain of com mand, but through their .politic superiors. At. the head of this sys tern Is Chiang Kai-shek's eldest son Justification for the commissa system is given as the need to cor rect Inefficiency and stamp out sub verslves. Army officers declare. 1 ever, that subversives have Ion nee been stamped out and that the ommissars demoralize command. Commluars Are. a Major Aid Problem 'If our (American) military rep- esentattves on Formosa decide that A—There's should. olltical commissars should oe bolished, they will come face to ace with the major problem con- ected with our aid," reports Mr. Fallow."The much smaller Marshal] Plan ilsslon under Dr. Raymond T. Moyer, now In Washington, has nade Important economic reforms. t has reduced tenant rents from iO to 37 per cent of the crop. Mar- ihall plan funds for last year totaled $9R million and a similar sum has been aeked for the present year. Aside from the Marshall Plan, Mr. Tallow reports. "The United States on the whole Is beating around In a wilderness of Indecision as to Interference in Nationalist Chinese affairs." Nearly TO per cent of the Nationalist budget goes to support the military force*, but the Chinese government taken In about S80 million to IBS million less than It spends, each year. Q—How can a person get (Imaginary illness off his mind?—L. B. A—This is an extremely Interesting question. Some people have more Imagination than others and are constantly thinking that they have every disease they read or hear about. One famous scientist remarked that when he studied medicine he thought he had every divas* he studied except housemaid's kne«. I don't know how to cure a hypo- chomlrtac which Is the medclal name for those who imagine themselves sick all the time, but they probably should not read loo much about diseases. : ' • * * Q—Is.Jt possible to have kidney stones dissolved or* have them passed through the bile or must they be removed by an operation?—J.J. A—This it really a mlx-np. KM- ney stones could not pasc through the bile. Are you thinking of gallstone*? An a matter of fatt there i« yet no practical method of dissolving either kind. A fe-ir paw bj themselves so an : operation I* not always necessary in either variety. Q—Do people get lung cancer from moth balls?- -J.r,.F. A—I have never heard o* this them dodging A-bombs or' first, sergeants. Maybe they fear that th* shrinking dollar and the- crumbling world and the Potomac ipend-, thrifts leave them no time to become millionaires In a leisurely But not entirely. It also to th* natural Inclination of the American public to follow an example, fa emulate a fashion, to ape a fad. ,<JJ N is not only a of "he did it; so can I." A more current version ti that "he got away with it; I'll finagle It, too." Even more attractive than th* fast buck Is th< free buck, and the line of seekers after the latter is long and Impatient. Their motives are varied and some ar« wondrous to behold. An exampl* of tht btn-fa*e4 and unashamed quest for sweeties* remuneration Is found in a want- ad I clipped from my homertown newspaper, it Is enough to send cold chills down a banker's spine. The Rd reads: "Who can help a family with I children to build a home. 815,000 ti needed. . . " The free-wheeling grammar ta not the only thing amiss ner«. I'v* seen a lot of fancy pan-handling in my brief existence, but attempt-- ing to put the. bite on fellow citizens for $12.000 worth of shelter takes more crust than a restaurant While the Tallow report does not say It In »o many words, the Implication 15 clear that the only outlook for the United States Is to keep on making up the difference for the indefinite future. .For the present year. President Truman has asked 5307 million to aid Formosa. -With seven million inhabitant* on the island, this figures out to nearly 141 per capita. It Is probably more than the average Formosan earns In a year. And it is probably the most generous aid program the O. S. now provides to any country. and' would think ft rn/wt unlikely. » * • • Q—My granddaughter sucks her thumb and sometimes her fingers when she is sleepy. She will be two years old soon. She seldom does this during the day. Should we try to prevent her or pay no attention?—Mrs. H.S.S. A—I understand that opinion among children's specialists l« somewhat divided on whether It Is best to leave thumb-sucking a!< or try lo prevent II. Perhap* If it lasts to the age of two or later an effort should be made. (« break <he habit. pie. Five young'uhs doubtlessly pos* » housing problem and I will con— cede' that^charlty begins at home, but this i« only one step removed from..writing your congressman BBife ' asking him to pay your rent. '" There's no telling what sort of replies this want-ad will draw, and I-doubt that my curiosity will ever b« utUfted on this gcore. Should I find, however, that such a variation on the "Brother, can you spare a dime?" theme works, I.shall be tempted to eat thes« tastelee* words and try sn ad or two of mf own. Such as: "Who can help columnist quench burning desire for 14-room bungalow with two til« baths and gams room *Uh bar? Something In the$35,000 class; let'a not be niggardly about this. Also reed set of whits side-wall tires for nearly-new Bulcx, sable, stole for wife and pound of T-bone steak for class-conscious cocker spaniel." IN HOLLYWOOD By F.KSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent By Dl (For Erjkii S'NIS O'KEEFE " *- Jnhnson, who Is on L HOLLVwqon <NEA> — Pity the] poor actor fho goes to New York I to tackle T7 (and maybe pick up 1 » little side illation in h 15 Years Ago In Blythevillt — Miss Elizabeth Crews, of Mem- honor "live" trier dramatic sh He arrtvej had hart mltments on several sts. both variety and ws. on Sunday. Brfore i and family. ! Mrs. Sam Reeves and two sons, of Lake Village, Ark., returned home been bids one no-trump or if he raises to two clubs. Q—I am suffering from enlarge- What does North show when he ment of . the Prostrate and have been aovued to have an operation. What operation is the most modern and least serious?—K.D.W. A—Exactly which of several kind! of surgery ahoold be performed 4e» pends on the degree of enlargement, the condition of the patient and (he experience and judgmenk of the particular mrgeon. ThiF choice of what method That television screen in the living room tells you more about a man's Inside than the X-r«y machine In a doctor's office. When you've o«en tested in television's lube, mister, you've had It. — Eddie Cantor, comedian. * * * We have In our voluntary competitive society that meet fruitful of nil forms of competition— the competition of ideas. Every ides or concept. nen or old. must constantly justify its existence .. .in Ihe Moonlight of competition with other Ideas and concepts.—Roger M. Blough. vice president. U. S Steel Corp. * • • Americans look good kissing on the screen because of the beautiful shape of their profile. Sharp noses, big eyes and mouth. Orientals nave small noses and different face structure and It dwsn't look Ihe same.—Shirley Yamaguchl. Japanese actress. In thf dark days of forty it was you (Brlttslo who . . by your steadfastness saved Europe. Why don't you complete tt? Why refuse, after being Europe's leader in the war, lo go on with It in peate?-Paul-Henri Spaak, president, Consultative Assembly of Council of Europ*. .. . chance to un^ck and °< »"• »<"< " rs ' E ' B ' W ° ocis ° n ' air hi? rejmuUion. he is whisked off; | lo begin renearafOs. J ! HP hears for Ihe first tlmr .if ; j manj- times! "Don't worry. It'll hf ! all rljcht! 1 ' He rchfar^cs l«o, three, four rtnys. rffcausc a star like Mil- Ion Rrrlr Is j also prnrlncer, director. I choreographer and >vrUtr. thr HrtU JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written (or NEA Service rais«s to two clubs? CerlninJy than an average hand in high cards. What's more. North indicates that he haa no biddable suit and probably not, even a four-card length ol any description in diamonds, hearts, or spades. However, North guarantees four-card support for clubs: anrt the chances are that North has at least five clubs. ! If North has that kind of hand, what should South hoSd to hope for gime? South should have the sort of hand that was not quite good enough for an opening bid of two no-trump but that ..was too good for an opening bid of one no- trump His message is. "I know Pretty Posy I lywooti actor Hurt* Mrmelf r^rtinj : fy crc ' s an Example \ llnp^ ivllh trrlmicl.ins. m m^r-tnim.' ^. . .... . ,. • . , n wHtrrs or ativnnr cUr kind enough : \ to rMrt hark tine*. j j If he is working on thp B^rle 5hcnv ' What Not to Do rase tell us who the criminal request; a Rupirt City iSouth ihanrtiri a new script vilh the terrc comment: *'There have hrcn some i cuts made.* Then all H.irifs breaks rump And what happened to South j •honltint happen to « do?. j "West led the jack o! spades. ] lumniv played the kin?, and East '"Berate ''- of Ihe unamwmrrd' w " n * lth lne ncc ' ^? sl *™ lllA lo i script. ch,uwes. the soundman fires:'"<• i lrtt ot diamonds, whereupon .br \ vn in me .rone place. ,|, r ;nTe defenders ran nnnvedamonds telelrpe sUrt* to BO a , W5 r ahrtj""'' <""r fl«des «™'f South »as , half ahe«d of time, the c.imen- "'» ""»* '" " tcl \ his br " lh ' tn • men franltccll" rrarrance setups » ''""' whll<1 Sout , h «uglU more. ! BcheArols | lnan ' lls breath, since North was , On telecast clay, there resins H 11 j n(lt "jctly pleased with the result. • ; in thr moniln* a round of rehears-! "I" 'his sort of thing supposed to • ^ IMS. One Mr the prop men One '.ir: happen every once tn a while, or | j •the cameras one for thr smm.1-.dirt somebody roek the boat? II i mun. one for * run lluousli. Mav-''thf latter, »hn was guilty?" , you have KORTH 13 AKS1 VQ4 * 53 4QJ10983 TTEST EAST AJ1095 *AQ7 »J9853 V72 » K»« « A.I 1096 *7 South 2N. T. Pat AK54 SOUTH (D) » AK 1(16 »Q72 + A82 North-South vul. West North East PaW 2 t, Pass Pass 3 N". T. Double Pass Pass Opening lead—4 J for weak hand, hut we can an ; still make a eatnr it your hand ho a couple for Ihe =ms«is. if '• Evidently South writ they're leavlus and ran'! <rr 'he! HOtiSpotnt ride. Tills sort o( Ihinp ! small claim to merit.' aen'ial telecast And finally the i' not supposed to happen. The, Obviously South didn't have tha "Timliir Rehearsal." ' , bvenrl and water diet is for South, i kind of hand. He should havi This hrines nut Hie f.irt th,u Ilir It's all rlcht lo open the bid- i passed at two cluhs, on the theor; shnw ts three minutes nvcrtim'. In- nine \vith s three-card club suit to [that it was as sood a spot as any I <lead of rutlinf mil an entire scene. : provide yourself with n convenient., play the hand. A player who Is ad ihe director takes fiendish rtrlipM ' reblri. Rrmember. however, that Ivanced enouph to open with wha in rllpiiln? » sentence from a srirtrh the rct>irt is necc.ssary only if your J Is called Ihe "short club" should t herr and there. Mow. etervine Is pirtner bids a new suit. You're; advanced enough to pass » slnipl »*« HOULVWOOD »n i'»te II j allowed to pass SI your partner i rals« to two clubj. HORIZONTAL 1,7 Depicted posy, and —.11 Repair 12 It is as 26 Solicitude 28 Greek portico 44 UndulaU 3 Size of shot 4 Bull (Sp.) 5 "Emerald lilt" 6 Lease 7 Pieces out 8 Guinea (ab.) owl's clover In 8Obtained California 10 Large aquatic 14 Compass point bird 15 Wash lightly 11 Legal 17 Oriental porgy 13 Clamp 18 Thoroughfare 18 Symbol for (ab.) selenium 19 Dispute 19 Canadian ZI Notary public hillside (ab.) 20 Fox 22 Negative reply 22 Spotted 23 Mystic syllable 24 M «dulla 25 Highlander 25 Imposture 27 Shatter 30 Detest 31 Route (ab.) 32 Brazilian macaw 33 In a line 34 Distribute 36 Lend 37 Measure of cloth 38 Prisoner ol war (ab.) 39 Exclamation of satisfaction 41 These have two shades of yellow 47 Myself 49 Observe 51 Papal cape 52 Container 53 Peel! 55 Bondmen 57 Horse's gait 53 All VERTICAL 1 Finest 29 Felled with «n 45 Enlhuilattic axe >3 High mountains 35 Sprite 39 Snake 40 Warmth 42 Misplaced ardor 46 Pause 47 Unit of length 48 Abstract being < SO Make a mistake) 52 Barrier 43 Correlative of 54 Dtybreak either (comb, fcrmjl^ 56 Y« (Sp.)

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