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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 26, 1952
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NBWS WO. M, 1MI THB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher •ARMY A. HAINES. Assis&nt Publisher A. A. FREDR1CKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Bolt Nitton»l Adtertfslng Representatives: Wtlltce Wltmer Co.. New YorK, Chicago, TJelroU, Atlanta, Memphis. mured M wcond clast mutter at the post- off(c« »t Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Con- trt», October • 1»<7. Member of Th« Associated Prcw SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By e»rrlei In the cit< ol Bljthevllle or inj Kiburb.n town wher. carrier servlca li main- taln*d 25e per week. BT mill, within « radltn ot 50 miles, li.CO P« jear 12 » (or six months $1.26 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. H2.50 per rear payablt In advance. * Meditations I will bl«M the Lord il all times: his pratM ritall continually be In my raoulh. — I'salms 3.4:1. * + » Do not fancy, u loo many do, that thou canst prats* God by singing' hymns to Him In church once a week, and disobeying Him all llic week Inng. He asks of thee works 0.1 well as words; and more, He asks at thte work* firsi and words after. —Charles Klngsley. ' Barbs There'* many a rough neck in * stiff col- Ur. 0 * * * Burglar* In a western town, speeding away with ft grocer? »tore tiring box, *er» caught. Pinched for «af< driving! * * * A year-old tot broke an arm when It climbed over the top of a play pen. H had heard the *onu, "Don't Fence Me In." * * * People don't like U when jlvm n. nuty lo^k — but li'i belter than having oiy. * + * + Nothing i« the best thing *° do ln * great hurry. One Last Political Favor President'Truman, who hag treated the Justice Department like a nice, «aay proving ground for political faithfuls be- iiiK groomed for the iiviprtme Court, apparently was unable to resist one last gotilurc of I hat kind. As solicitor general in the department he named one Walter J. Cummings, Jr., a ac-year-old lawyer with no great It-gal fame, According to custom, this post should go only to eminent attorneys, for the solicitor general is the top practicing lawyer for the government. He represents the United States he- fore the Supreme Court on the major cases involving the federal authority. dimming!) is the son of a former treasurer of the Democratic National Committee, He seems to have won the job, for a brief few wfceks before the Republicans lake over, after personal appeals to the White House by his father. Since this is so, it is hard to draw any conclusion but thai Mr. Truman handed out a political favor, allowing the young Cummings to bask for a timt in the bright glory of an important government post. Had the President been thinking of his public responsibilities, lie would not have filled Ihe vacancy from the outside at all, since it would not be fair to expect a truly cmim-nt lawyer to serve a mere seven-week term. Tie would have permitted the work in the final days to be carried on by veteran government attorneys who have been carrying on since Philip Perlman resigned a few months ago. A Postponed Cnristrrtas Surprise Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Views of Others Nation Can 111 Afford Public Works Abuses Most pcopla are pretty well aware 1 that today I'lood-conli'ul ami river and harbor projects do for the Million's lawmakers what post-offices used to do. In-'other words, 'they supply tht pork that legislators slice off for home consumption. , Over the last decade or so, n good many abuses have grown up to aggravate a basically questionable waterways policy. The coming to power of a new administration next month provides a fitting fexcuse for reviewing this entire program with the intent of putting: it on • a sound, economical footjng. Such a review has been wisely suggested by a congressional subcommittee that has spent 15 months studying the country's public works programs. The investigators discovered that Congress has ti backlog ot 949 stparate projects which have been authorized but not even started. It would lake about 'io years to complete these, at steady increasing cost. One dates from 1917 and many from the 1950's and i'930's. Undoubtedly dozens of these projects could well be scrapped. Lawmakers play a little game. They sell their congressional brethren on the idea of merely authorizing a particular project, saying they don't intend to ask for funds right off. At home, thby may then point proudly to the authorization. Their plan actually is to follow up this step by getting a small "token" appropriation "just to get the project s.iirted." Again, the object is to impress the home folks. And also to commit Congress so it will feel compelled to keep on voting money. But, obviously, this plan often does not come off, and hundreds of authorized projects are left hanging. The whole list ought to be scanned with a cold eye by mtn concerned first with the national well-being and security, not with buttering up a lawmaker's constituents. Only the most essential .should be kept on. Around $4 billion will be needed to finish waterways jobs now under actual construction. If tht whole 919-item backlog were to be undertaken as well, its completion would cost at least another $8 billion. We ought to be able to shave at least $3 billion off that total. The absolutely indispensable costs of government art so steep nowadays that we can no longer afford the luxury of this kind ,of mutual congressional back- scratching, Know Who Has The Money To those still gullible enough to believe that the American people can pay most, or even n substantial port, of Hie cost ot government by soaking the rich," somn fivcta presented by £cnaLor Walter F. George, ot Georgia, In a recent issue of Look Magazine should come as a rude awakcn- er. If Congress confiscated all taxable income over $100,000 by Imposing B tint. 100 per cent tax nt that level, the amount ot additional revenue would be .sufficient to operate the Federal (vcrnment for four hours. . If all taxable Income over 526,000 were confiscated, the yield would run the government for three days. If evcrytliiug above 410,000 was tnken In toto by the lax collector, it would pay ttie government's bills for 16 days. Finally, If Congress "shot., the works" by imposing a 100 lier cent tax-oJF~all Income above ffl.OOO." the additional rcvenne would keep the government going for 22 duys. Tills bc^ng true, who innst pny the great bulk of the government's spending — nud who must pay almost nil of future (ax Increases If they come? The answer Is, people of small mid moderate -nieans — the people who work for wages and modest salaries, the people who have little businesses, the people who represent the majority of America's population and are the backbone of Aihericii's strength. They must pay it for the simple reason that no one else can, There Just are not enough "rich" to make a dent in the spending. —Portsmouth (Va.) Star. Peter Cdson's Washington Column >-Tl Truman Commission Opposes Presidents Own Health Plan HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)~ HOL-I LYWOOD'S 1952 HOWLS: Marilyn ,1onroe, television, Inflation and Johnnie Ray Jokes dominated Hal- ywood's 1952 Laugh Parade. Marlyn was a subject the comedians iust couldn't resist for obvious rea- ions. There was the RKO publicity man who walked dov/n one of the studio streets with Marilyn and Inter was asked: "Hey, who was that girl with you who was walking so horizontally?" And It was Jack Benny who said: "Marilyn reminds me of a telephone switchboard. When she walks all lier lines are busy." Marilyn got In a few fast lines herself. Like when she went to the hospital for an appendectomy and pinned a note on her nightie addressed to her three doctors It rend: "Please only lake whal you have to." Joseph Cotton, In the movie "Niagara," told about his firsi meeting with Marilyn. "What an eyeful," he enthused. '-'She was wearing a dress cut so low In front you could see her kneecaps/ TV Laughter There were as many TV jokes as TV aerials In Hollywood: A couple pointed out Red Skel ton walking along a Beverly Hills street to their video-minded four year-old, "Gosh, he's real," the half'pint exclaimed. "I thought he was a puppet." A movie queen suggested to her agent that he try to get her hus band on the "What's My Line' show in which experts guess at tl eprofesslons of contestants. "They'll never guess," sh snarled, "that he does nothing. Then there was this defmitio: of a baby-sitter: "Someone yo pay by the hour to watch telev! sion." Fred Alien warned an a gin western star, brought back by TV Bj- PETER TCI1SON . | NEC A Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — One of the last gasps of President Truman's outgoing administration seems to have backfired on him. This ts the essence of the five- volume report (he Frest- Connnts- t h e Health Needs of the Nation, just released by the White House. e Ihe commission admits Peter Edwn that prepaid inedlcn] en re of some kind offers Ihe best solution for protecting tlie nation's health, its report {Iocs not favor n federal, compulsory health insurance ptniv such as FvcslUcnt Truman lias been advocating for years, Instead, the commission has made compromise recommendations which ore more in line with the ideas of President-elect Eisenhower. The commission's now idea Is for 48 separate, state-controlled hcaltl aid systems in place of a natlona plan controlled from Washington The recommended state plan, would have to meet certain mini mum federal standards But Ihe; would be supported by federa prnnts of tux money to the states for actual operations. The c'ommission recommends that the federal government spend inother billion dollars n year — in addition to the billion now being spent for hospital building, medicnl health, armed No Bargain in Used Huffs? Things, remarked Tighe Woods — the price boss — are sure In a heck of a shape. Getting harder and hnrder to stabilize; so he's quilting . . . couldn't even find a bargain-rate huft to resign in. Son^ctiling should be done about that. Between now and January 20 Uicre's going to be a big demand tor huffs, and they should be standard equipment. There's no tiling quite a.i disconcerting to a top-drawer bureaucrat as having to make his exit unhuffed. • Whatever became ol those used ones, employed by Ellis Arnall, or Michael V. DISalle — or back of that Leon Henderson and Chester Bowles? —Nashville Banner. research, public id The commission recommends a, permanent federal health commission ami n new federal department of health, headed by fin ofticer of :ab!ncL rank. All these ar'e the amilinr recommendations of every uvesUgiUive commission — more noney and more bureaucracy. Surprised By Magnitude Of Problem Perhaps the most significant paragraph in the commission's re- :xn't, however/comes near the end where it says: "None of us had nny Idea, when we started our work thai \ve would run into so many significant areas in which there were demonstrable, well-documented heaHh needs. . . . To those who assert that there Is no real health problem (in America t and therefore no need for this kind of study, we say: the thousands of pages of testimony which arc part of the commission's record refute this point o£ view." The commission hacks up this claim by citing statistics on the loss through sickness in industry aud Hie high rejection rate for draftees in the military services because of medic n I defects. It Is this big difference of state, rather than federal control over the recommended new health pro- prams that makes the President's commission believe that Us report will be given full consideration by (he incoming Eisenhower administration. This Is In line with General Elsenhower's campaign statements in which he expressed his opposition to federally operated.and controlled systems of medical care. In his Los Angeles speech. Ike called for further exploration of federal aid to local healih plans This Is the substance of whai President Truman's Commission oti Health Needs hns now come, up with. It Is expected to have considerable appeal to the more progressive Republican senators, like New York. Tn previous sessions of Congress they have introduced bills for a"id to state health plans. Three Members Of Group Dissent The Truman commission Is not (unanimous, however, in support of this idea. A. J Hayes of the machinists' union, Walter Reuther of three members of the commission (he CIO, and Elizabeth 3. Magee who, in a dissenting opinion, insist of the Consumers' League are there must be federal control. Of the other U members of the commission, Clarence H. Foe is editor of the Progressive Farmer; Reed Is vice president of Johns Marion Sheahan Is a nurse; Lowell Hopkins; Charles S. Johnson is president of Pisk University; Ches- ,er I. Barnard Is head of Ehe National Science Foundation. The other six me"mbers are all doctors repute nnd all longstanding members of the American Medical Association. ' Chairman of the commission Is Dr. Paul ,B. Magnuson, an Illinois Republican. He was formerly medical director of the Veterans Administration, He won his reputation in Washington by battling the Veterans Administrator, Maj-Gen. Carl Gray, Jr., all over the landscape, /or more medical and less bureaucratic control over veterans' health care. A number of the Magrmson Commission recommendations run counter lo 1 American Medical Association's past policy, so some objections may ue heard from that to consider a grand slam bid. He gives the North hand as example of a proper jump lo seve no-trump after South opens tt bidding with two no-trump. Hout should have R count of 22 to 2 points for the opening bid of tw no-trump, and North has a con of 17 points. Hence Norlh knows that the con blued count shduld be at least points. The defenders should ha\ at most one jack between them, and it should be easy for South to make >all 13 tricks. The North hand was not chosen by accident. It was actually held In a' recent rubber bridge game, and South caused some difficulty by opening with two no-trump even though he held only 21 points instead of the orthodox 22 points. The missing point gave South a little trouble in the making of his contract. With only _12 tricks in top cards (if South hart'held one more Jack he .would have had 13 tricks in top -cards),' South had to "find" the Jack of clubs in order to make his grand slam. The problem, was: which opponent might possibly hold four clubs to the jack? South found the solution by running all of his side tricks before touching the clubs. He discovered that West could follow to three rounds of spades and three rounds of diamonds in addition to opening a heart suit that was presumably fairly long. It was therefore clear that West couldn't have length in clubs. It was possible, . however* that East had as many as four ot to make another picture "or Indians'll GET YOU/' The summer season came to TV mi video alley laughed at: "He looks like a summer r«- acemcnt for a test pattern." A movie star's tot turned down n Invitation to spend the night at nother child's house with: "I have i fitrty at home and see an old- ovie on television. Mania's third usband Is In It." On the Inflation subject was th» ousewives' lament: Too much tonth left over after the end of le money. This sign appeared In a Bever- r Hills meat market: "Please ion'1 Ask Prices. Let's Remain 'rtends." At the Mocambo somebody said: Money doesn't talk these days- goes without saying." IL was Bob Hope who noticed ^e first sign of spring in Holly- ood—"those little green things larled poking their heads out of Bing Crosby's wallet " People refused, to believe that ollar bills carry germs on the heory that a germ couldn't live n a dollar bill today. By the Gallon JOHNNIE RAY cried and peopl* aughed at: A newsreel theater marque* vhich read: "Latest Flood 1 Pictures — Also Johnnie Uay." A bobby-soxer walked Into a nusic store and asked for some Ray records. The clerk beamed and said: "A quart or a gallon?" And these lines competed with Marilyn Monroe's lines: The best way for her to keep ler youth Is not to introduce him :o anybody-." • "Clothes can make a girl into a social success if they allow her to be seen in the best places." ' t Science - fiction movies hit the box-office Jackpot in 1952 and a writer went to a movie producer with this novel Idea: "It's t romance. Boy meets girl. Boy lose§ Girl. Boy Builds Girl." And it was'Red Skellon, talking about a new movie sto rlet, who snid: "She graduated from high school lost year and was voted "The Girl Most Likely'to " A JUDGE ordered a man who hit his wife to take her.with him every time he went fishing for the next IS months, or. else, serve 60 days in jail. Now there's a hard choice for you.—Grecnvilla (S.C.) Piedmont. Flanders of Vermont and Ives of doctor source. One of the main points here. Is the commission's recommendation for more "group medical' care r " by teams of doctors working hi clinics, as opposed to the traditional AMA - reliance on the general practitioner, or family 15 Years Ago > In BlytheYtlle — The government is to spend $50,000 within the next two years on the Big Lake game reservation. Ben K. Butler has been elected president of Osceola's Civic Club. Whooping cough proved fatal to . an 18-month old Blytheville child. clubs. Having arrived at this conclusion, declarer began the clubs by taking dummy's ace and queen. On the second roimd of clubs West showed out, and South was able Bj \V E. Gllroj. D. O, Sunday School Lesson — wn«« ro, J NEA Servlci The Christmas story In Mat- There was a prophecy of Balaam, thew's Gospel says that "there came recorded in Numbers 24:17. that SO THEY SAY The voters are entitled to know the Income of nil elected officials so they can Judge whether there's ft relationship between the sources of income and their voting record. — Sen. Wayne Morse. * + » When I speak of brains and will-power I am speaking of the two most essential, utterly In-, dispensable needs of our government in the winning ol the peace. — Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. + » + The United Europe timetable is now in motion and It cannot stop. (1 urge all European nations to leave) the ivory lower of nationalism. — Robert Schuman, French foreign minister. * t + Naturally, I might uot be as mellow (in an on- thc-fteld baseball Argument) ns I would be if I had been sitting In a parlor discussing the situation. —Baseball umpire, Charlie Berry. * + + I have no hesitation about dealing in personalities. — Sen. Robert A. Tall. men from the east to Jerusalem." saying thnt they had seen the inue of Bethlehem's slur in the ast, and had come to worship him. The Christmas story in Luke's Gospel tells of the shepherds In the irlds (Luke 2:8-18), to whom an ngel appearing ' announced die irth of "a Savior, which Is Christ lie Lord." with nn accompanying lost, "praising C.od and saying": Glory to God in the highest, and earth peace, goodwill toward ncti" (King James Version), Who were "Itic wise men from he east" nnd 'What was the star hey saw? About this there has been nuch speculation and explanation, but little positive knowledge. Literalists who feel It necessary to support Scripture with external proof, tave niaile much of conjunctions of the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn In B.C. 6. More Interestine evidence is vol- iminous, bilt not easy lo .summarize, regarding the Magi, or "wise men." The Maidnn rcltsion. with deeply woclaled elements of astrology nnd the interpretation of rircnms (tee Matthrm 2:12) had great vogue in the enst. especially in Persia. It should not be forgotton thai while some Jews returned from the Exile In Babylon to rebuild Jerusalem, and restore Israel In the homeland, miuty Jews remained in Babylon. There docs not soem to be an> indication that tlie wise men fron the east were ,Te\\s but the vigo and religion of tlie Jewish power ii Babylon and in Persia probably hiv considerable Influence on thu Magls "there shall come forth a star out of Jacob," To those deeply versed in astrology n star of unusual benuty [night \vcll have signified a new. great Irth, and have been a guiding star. But, for us. the wisdom of the-wise best, exemplified in the vorshipful homage they gave to the lew-born babe. / So. I .would end by a Christmas Ish: That, as anew we go to Bethlehem, May llsht attend us, as is guided them, That we may have the vision undefined To see a Savior In a new - born child: The faith that in a lowly manger stall, Can tind God's prescense, and can hear His call, Where Saint and King were yesterday unknown. To raise today an alt-ar and a tlvrone. "Why shouldn't he? His lathe wns fl tobacco auctioneer »ud hi mother was a woman."—Wall Strce Journal. WITH tills new cinerama the mo vies will have three dimension Some of them need depth.—Llttl Rock Arkansas Gazette. IN this air age, no person on cart Is more than 24 hours from any otl' Doc Smithers had several calll yesterday to look after fathers injured in electric train wrecks, or suffering from sprains due to to finesse through East's jack ofi thinking they remembered how clubs to take the rest of the tricks. I to ride n bicycle. » JACOBY OH BRIDGE undamentols Pay )ff in Bridge' Gam* By OSWALD JACOBT Wriltcn for NEA Service PROBABLY every bridge player emembers the thrill he got when :e bid his first grand slam. The .verage beginner appoaaches the [rand slam either too^imirily or oo aggressively, depending on his ir her temperament. The player vho is well grounded In the fundamentals oT the point-count, how- ;ver, can bid a grand slam with Animal Fair Answer to Previous Puzzls NORTH 4K JSi V AJ * K75 4 AQ9S WEST * 8-1 2 VJ 10974 • 9863 CAST V R«52 '# 1042 A J fl 4 2 SOUTH <D) 4 AQ109 2N.T. Pass • AQ J *K lOflT North-South vul. Wea* North Pass 7 N.T. Pass Opening lead—V J HORIZONTAL ! "Blind as a 4 "The birds and the- - " 8 War god of Greece 12 French coin 13 What a cat does with her back HImpolitt L5 Exclamation! of satisfaction 16 Jeeringt 18 Repeals 205-shaped worms 21 Animal that mimics 22 Untmployed 24 Rugged peak« 26 Continent 27St»te (»b.) SO About 32 Purloined 34 Analyzad • grammatically 35 Waxy ointment 36 Winglflce p»rl 37 Sad cry 39 Become larger 40Paisage In the brain 4 L Miss West VERTICAL. 1 Polar 2 Pa in 3 Indian tribe 4 Sew loosely 5 Sea eagla 6 Habitat plant adjustment 7 Pronoun 8 Get'up 25 Spoken 9 Operate! 26 Muddle 10 Rim 27 Stormy 11 Soap-making recurrence Ira ma M Mother of 17 Tell Apollo 19 Ancient Asia 29 Again Mjnor town 31 Tidier 23 Phonograph records 24 Polynesian cloth 41 Bishop's headdress 42 Food container 43 Alop 44 Elevator inventor 48 Playing cardi 33 Part of an 47 Musical aniinnl'a body inslrumen^ 33 Come 48 Cautious 40 Inactive. 50 Split puls« great assurance. The main principle is very clearly explained tor tne teen-age reader In Alfred Sheinwold's brandnew "First Bool; of Bridge." There nre only 40 high-card points in the or prr.ion, which ts a great pity.—[deck, he points out. and you need Cincinnati Enquirer. combined count of at l««st 37 45 Iris •S3 Prohibit 51 Arabian garment 52 Mix 53 State 54 With (prefix) 55 Consecrated wafer 56 - Majesty 57 Opener for lock*

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