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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1951 THB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS . TOT COURIER NKWS CO. H W KAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK8ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Adrcrtlsini Man«g«T Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wsllice Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter it the post- offict at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October », 1911. Member of Thfl Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In th« city oi Blytheville or anj euburban town wher» carrier service is malii- ' talned. 25c pei week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 16.00 per year, $2.50 for sli months. I1.2S for three months; by mall outside 50 mile tone. 112.50 per fear payable- In advance. Meditations Because of the house of (he Lord our God I will seek thy food,—Psalms IZZ-.9. * * • A lazy, indolent church tends toward unbelief; an earnest, busy church, in hand-to-hand conflict with sin and misery, grows stronger in faith. —John Hall. Barbs An Indiana man retired from a laundry route alter 34 years. Maybe the work Just took the starch out of him. * • * . Charity never weroa sweeter than when you enter it In the exemptions column of your Income tax return. * * * A married man who 3ho**s a lot of brass at the office may Just be playing the eecond fiddle at home. * * • Stitches are what are taken In the heads that are not lued by Uttle kids when diving. * • • You'd think some new drivers took lessons running amuck Instead of an auto. mud denial of redren by a Britiih kin?. We submit Mr. Ewing, and others of hie ilk, are today guilty of 'spending without information,' * crime as bad, or worse, than taxation without representation. "Today's need is non-partisan leadership rather than cheap politics. We need to repair our national foundations from the same material that built the greatest nation on earth . . ." To which we can all add,'"Amen." Timely Lesson for Iran While Britain and Iran are sparring away over the bitter Iranian oil dispute, it ought to be noted that neighboring Iraq has quietly come to a satisfactory agreement with foreign firms over its own oil. Under terms of the new pact, Iraq will get 50 per cent of the profits from oil taken from its soil. Three companies representing American, French and Dutch interests share jointly in exploitation of Iraq's oil resources. Credit should go to the men who concluded this agreement in an atmosphere of great tension. There was fear that Iraq would follow Iran's lead, or at least delay action until final settlement of the Iranian problem, in the hope of perhaps getting a better deal. This was genuine economic statesmanship. It has for a time at least, wiped out the prospect of a new trouble spot developing in the Middle East. I Ammunition Found Here To Combat Socialism Blytheville last week saw an excellent example of the kind of practical, citi7.en-at-\vork action "which could easily aiipply our democracy with the red corpuscles necessary to fend off the anemia of creeping socialism. Attorney .lamea Roy read where the state of Indiana was to receive no more federal welfare funds as of July 31. The story related that Indiana's legislature had passed a law to the effect that welfare rolls would be made a matter of public record. Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewinf, a- liberal even by Fair Deal standards, held that this piece of state legislation was in violation of a federal regulation which requires the names of welfare recipients to remain undisclosed. The whole thing struck Mr. Roy (and doubtless thousands of other citizens) as being a revolting display of big government tyranny. Mr. Roy preceded to do something about it (unlike most of the other thousands who disliked Ewing's action as much). Appearing before the Blytheville Rotary Club, of which he is a member, Mr. Roy reported on the incident as a mat; ter of interest to his friends in the club. Realizing that, by its constitution, the club could pass no resolution on the matter, Mr. Roy drew up a mimeographed letter and distributed it to the members so they could express themselves as individuals to the Arkansas delegation in Congress. Thus, with little effort, a segment of the citizenry was given the ammunition to "do something" about their government. Any conscientious politician welcomes an expression from his constituents, so a service was rendered the lawmakers, also. Here are excerpts from the letter, ' which this newspaper enthusiastically endorses: "We recognize (Ewing's action in stopping the flow of welfare funds to Indiana) Cor what it is—it is not to protect those receiving checks from 'embarrassment.' Honest need is not ashamed. This is political bribery pure and simple. It is illegal and secretative purchase of votes. It is federal tyranny over the states. Fear of reprisal . . prevented other stales from enacting such wholesome laws. "Recently (the U. S.) subscribed to high-sounding phrases in the United Nations charter. In the beginning of our national history similar ideals were incorporated in the Bill of Rights. Vet today 'lip service' has replaced practice of these virtues. "The Declaration of Independence , , . condemned similar usurpation . , , v'iews of Others Consumer Protection It Ls not apparent now In what way a- Senate committee on consumer protection would accomplish Its purposes, but It it clear that the Intervention of «ome congressional agency to take » stand Eor the consumers and for a more stable economy, is n need oi the time,s. Directly or Indirectly most of the work of the Important committees in congres* contributes to the Inflation and the diminution of the purchasing power of the dollar. The agricultural committees cdncern themselves In general with a "better break" for the farmers, which meaiu hlph prices and "parities." The labor committees think in terms of better working conditions, pay and pensions. Banking committees ot both houses have been making it their business to fight strong controls-on business and see that credit is not drastically restricted. The concern of most of the Washington legislators with the Interests of special groups Is responsible for the current legislative tendencies which have resulted in the frequent description of Ihts as an "inflationary Congress." The general policy t» inflation.ruther than itablllzatlan. Consiimers include everybody, and as such they are hurt by the steady recession in the purchasing value of the dollar^ They should be abl« to command some attention in Congress. They are entitled to a "fair break" too, but they probably won't get It unless they are devoted enough to their own protection to makes themselves heard. They will find at least one open door in Washington if the Senate sets up the proposed committee. ' — NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Is This Trip Necessary? once over lightly- By A. A. Across the page from this pallid prose is an editorial on an Interesting bit of bureau cratic Americana: the relief roll. "Twasn't always thus, for time was when the penniless were wards of the state and/^to federal government wasn't trying to pick up the tab just to b« sociab^ Federal handouts to the states to Calvin Coolidge, help them meet, dole expenses were more or less excusable as a depression measure althcugh (.he intelligence in even this maneuver distills out pretty thin when one rieparu the field of theory. As a long-range program, it is for the birds as present circumstances show. Lawyer Roy is correct in his indignation at heavy-handed, federal control of state matters and he couldn't, have a better target than Oscar En-ing, a liberal's liberal who makes Clement Attlee Icok like Peter Ed son's Washington Column — // Is Sometimes Best to Fight Battles in Washington in Pairs WASHINGTON <NBA)—To get a i as he can for public works In his; are to be the rule, let's have them Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. OSLROY, D.D. Some years ago, whpn 1 was writing editorials for THE CONGREGATIONALIST, the paper begun on Boston's Beacon Hill over a hun- clrert-and-twenty-jTive years ago Lliat has never missed a single weekly issue, I wrote an editorial on the question, "Is Mr. Ford Too Rich?" . The Mr. Ford of the editorial u-as the famous Henry, but the reference was personal only as Mr. Ford ty pif i ed the 1 nven tor, who had made a great and almost revolutionary contribution to society and amassed a great fortune Into that editorial I put all that I had learned in nine year* academic study or economics anc Yet I had the humiliation of discovering that .so far as I knew, not a single individua from the Atlantic to the Pacific had read it. Less Important things that I hat proper perspective on some of the state and district. -This has been battle* of Washington, it Is sometime. 1 ; useful to look at Issues in pairs. For instance: Consider tr« so-called tidelands' oil legislation now befcre Congress. It is Intended to give the States, control over all submerged mineral righto. Consider this >roposition for a ey both against the bacl guments of Sta Federal governi versus the free oC the demand taxes against t) duct ion of gove This Is purelj that won't lead cept into deepe: none of these c noment In Its elation to new lemanris for ad- liUonal Federal ventlon work . in souri and tribu- ystcrrus. hese propositions round of the s 1 rights against int, of socialism mterprise system, or higher Federal demand for n ;ment spending. & mental exercise •ou anywhere ex- confusion. But In iparlsons will you extended into flood prevention work. Must Foot Bill find any theo* or policy of (zov- lakejs complete sense. Spreading the News The United 3tat« Government It spending more than (100,000,000 a year to pay for the work of 4,ins publicity men and distribute to the public the product of their labors. The hundred million comes out of a budget, let us say. of about, fifty billion. A calculation shows that $1 out of every 1500 spent by Uncle Sam is spent for publicity. On that scale, the County of Dallas, out of Its regular budget of about $8.000.000 a year would be spending $16.000 on publicity men to tell us what Cine people we have in county government. And the StMe of Texas would be spending, out of Its 4100,000,000 budget, say about $800.000 for typewriter pounders, ghost writers and tub- thumpers lo tell us how fine Austin authorities are. With all these newspapers going out of business on account, of high taxes, the ex-newspapermen need Jobs. Maybe there is poetic Justice in feeding them out of the tax trough which they can no longer fill. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS ernment tha It has wholeheartec yress. that should foot ble fiver an This slemm determlnatl Department over naviga River an have prowi barrel" in every law- been the policy, approved by Con- Federal government e bill for all naviga- larbor improvements, originally [rom the that the US. War uould have control streams, arbcr appropriations IN HC SO THEY SAY One of the acutely felt dissatisfactions amongst Asian members of tile UN is ... Inadequate representation . . . irrespective of population, size or geographic importance ... a carry-over of the Western nations discriminatory attitude toward the Asian nations.—Sirdar Jagjit Singh, president. India League of America. • « • Stalm is known ,the world over for his mustache, but not lor his wisdom.—Marshall flto. of Yugoslavia. « • « 1 always sit on my old hats, throw them around and punch them lo see if I can give them a different look.—Mrs. John Davis Lodge, wjfe ot Connecticut governor. • * • \\c must not extend brotherhood only (o those with the point of view we like, but to all. We must uncitrslanri even hardened criminals.—Marlln Niemoller, famous German Protestant pas lor. (EDITOR scries of v by Hollywi [for NEA I Erskine Jo n.v FR I For who HOLLY W don't send daughter t thai, he movies, Se ass. Or if that. Because over, in Ih at prclty or listen voices nf Instead. spoors of I as it si ere | T.'.t mil • tours, of arp what ' !ors iin'.v. • limited to jThe civl in drama capped. enough So unit rtuck-bille- a wombat domestic raiser! [lit Three tarnation: was mak pie. The-i Sue roorr shovels states. II and for t Then, his ark It is now national policy that the taxpayers of the country as a whole must foot the bill for river, harbor and flood control work which is primarily oi benefit to local com.- '' munitics. In that all these improvements contribute to promotion of commerce and general welfare of the whole nation, this Ls defensible doctrine. What happens, though r /,when the question of control over ttdelands oil rights comes up? This Issue has now been broadened to cover all submerged mineral rights. By this legali.=m, states not on tidewater have been brought in to demand ownership and control over oil and otru*r, mineral rights under lakes and fresh water streams. Do you find the states coming to the Federal government and saying in effect, "Look, Uncle Sam! Since you fcot the bill on flood control work, ib's only fair that you should also have first right on whatever royalties may be collected from submerged mineral right&l" Not on your life you don't. Yet rhy isn't that logical? if the Federal government must pay the cost of all river and harbor improvements, why shouldn't the Federal government be given submerged and tidelands oil receipts? Or put it the other way around: If the State,? are to be given clear title to tldelanris oil rights, why shouldn't the states also finance river and harbor and It ha* always been somewhat of a mystery to me that the public's right to 'icnow how public funds are spent is vigilantly guarded In part but not in whole. It U not only a matter of principle, but about the only form of prelection the wrung- out taxpayer ha-s these dayo. God knows how fast and futiley the money would go if all public expenditures were known only to the spender. Even knowing where the public oin is going is little consolation i'hen the reasons for its departure re vague, uncomprehendable, ri- iiculouE and even dishonest. Of the jillion gimmicks created by ntcrprising officials to spend a dab more, the hush-hush relief rolls >rovide the most fertile ground for mooching by the undeserving. As rtr. Roy points out, a man in "hon- need" has no cause to be embarrassed by the revelation that his name is on the relief rolls.. That much undoubtedly is obvious to the neighbors, anyway. If t Isn't, then some welfare worker should get off her swivel chair and re-investigate a claimant. As it is. a large number of relief cases over the country can't be told from tfe^t working neighbors. flR.* Those.who claim that tender feelings will be hurt and neuroses created by the constant threat of em- barra-ssing exposure if relief rolls become public records are whistling only half the tune. The average newspaper has no desire to use precious newsprint to print long list* of relief recipients, nor dw* it- some guilty consclencen notwithstanding—publish anything purely consistently. President Vetoed Similar Bill Such a rational appeal could never be put over in Congress. The Supreme Court ha* decided the marginal oil right* belong to the Federal government. The Waiter bill now before Congress would upset i this decision by giving title to the' State. 1 ;. A similar bill was previously passed by Congress, but vetoed by the President, and the veto was sustained. This time, the state.s'- rifrhter.s believe they have the necessary two-thirds majority to override a veto. The proposition that the Federal government should have title to submerged mineral rights Ls called ''socialism'* by Its opponents. Well, if 'that ts socialism, why isn't It also socialism for the paternalistic Federal government to build all the flood walls and dredge all the navigable rivers and harbors? Why not let private enterprise do all this. Let the cities and towns, the farmers and factory-owners whose lands would be directly bene- fltted ,by such improvements pay all the costs If less zovernment in business is d&sired, let's get it out completely. Such aji idea is of course an surdity. The direct beneficiaries of such projects couldn't afford such outlays In the first place. And It is nob socialism for the Federal government to finance such project: promoting the general welfare o: wr itt en h ad occas ion e<i plenty o comment and controversy, and an occasional article, written chiefl to fill space, I had found rathe widely copied and quoted, I3u later I found that the "Mr. Ford editorial had not gone altogethe unread, or missed Its mark. Us mark was not Mr. Ford, bu you and I. Its point was this: With out that great organization we call "society," Mr. Ford's Invention would have been as usele-ss as if it had been concocted in the depths if some far-off desert. So, though LG relized it, or not, Mr. Ford iwed more to society, than soc- ety owed to .him. And you and I owe : more, to soc- ety than society owes to us. It s riot only that "we are members me of another.but we are units in a vast and complicated organization upon which we depend "or the very life, liberty, and the lursuit of happiness, that we choose :o regard as our helUge. Last week I suggested the pro- lems and comfusions with which we are confronted under the pressures, possible perils, and changed their flood control improvements? The Federal taxpayer could be conditions, in which our liberties have been restricted. What Is our Christian duty in relation to the tense issues of today? And how are Christian leaders meeting these marked with bitter controversies, conflicts, accusations ant See SUNDAY SCHOOL Page 10 to the biggest ''pork j saved a lot of money by such a pol- tigress. The aim of icy. And it would help mightily to the people. This whole discussion of course contributes no constructive thought towards solution of the tidelands and flood control problems, Yet it may serve to show how ridiculous are some of the arguments foisted on the people bv politicians with «r Is to get as much balance the-budget. H states' rights 1 Mich dead-pan seriousness. 75 Years Ago In BlythfYillt Mrs. S. J. Cohen and son, Jerry have returned home from an ex tended trip to New York city an points of Canada. Mrs. L. N. Henbest and daughte: Lady Ruth, formerly of here an now of Joncsboro, have arrived t spend a week with Mr. and Ml William Wright. Dr. and Mrs. John McDaniel HI two sons. John and Jimmie. former ly of here and now nf Boulder Git Nev.. are visiting relatives here an LLYWOOD By EKSMNE JOHNSON NEA St-iff Correspondent ,..,..,., , . ». at ,Ione.iboro and Stccle. Mrs. Me- to having the ,« P ir,^« k .TM • EJ£', «• '°™»* «* «*•• •' '««««' """V moment's hesitation. This play elim- Bro ° x? ' . gerously lo port. This is one of a studio wall and sent a snake m- tion columns written I side to Infiltrate and make a few- stars pinrh-lilttmc ] suscesiinn.v No anti-hKs-tamine wood Correspondent [bpin? available, the studio bosses Save ear. Title Rolf, Noah's first order was tor me. Francis, the t silting mule. They even named my first picture tor me. After the producers saw the film, they began to view human actors with distaste, Hastily They Sec HDU.VWOOP on P*£r 10 on.) I CIS, Tin; MULE sklne Johnson, on vacation) D iNEAi - Folks. ur talented t-on or o! ly wood In t he hope she will crash the our dog. cat or jack- have a skunk, send an! ma 1 5 have taken 1m studios. No longer uls peer appraisingly and sh.inol.v Iimh5. chilly to the singing nleH ymi Hosiers. ry're Collcnvins the Id ' and rtomc-Micateci in? • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Dy OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Shrewd Deception down the talent. < Won This Hond inated the spade loser. How did South know that had the ace. of spades? Ele didn't have to peck. East had passed originally and had already shown up with the ace and king of clubs. If East also held tfce ace of spades he would, have bid instead of passing. South ruffed i low spade in his ot bedevil or embarrass.' It Is seemingly Impossible to d«- termine with 100 per cent accuracy a. person's true need. Witness the case of the elderly gent found dead on * New York street. He was dressed In rags, and his name was on the relief roll. Hto home and bank account, however, yielded ft coo! alt-million clams. A relief payment* record op*n to ublic Inspection would throw ths of God and detection into ome of the hums now chipping way »t the public treasury. Over all these mundane consid- rations, however, looms the ever- resent "principle of the thing." It oes back to how much control a ederal official should have over a unction that Is the responsibility •yf a state in the first place. Which s none, and now we have come i^- m the rub. '"T 1 ' Despite their propensity for dls- ributing cash like it was campaign, iterature, the federal lads are no different from the jovial banker or warmhearted gentlemen at the neighborhood finance company. You may get the dough, hut you walk iway leaving lone strings dangling "rom it. Federal aid, (and . state aid), whether It Is for schools, roads, airports, reli&f payments OT just for the hell of .it, has a way of making state and city governments peculiarly unwilling-to do anything to Irritate their benefactors. It Is an ingenious method of weaving the v a Ions attached strings Into an unbreakable web with the gent In the tall hat and spade whiskers smack in the center. And like puppets, local governments dance when the strings are pulled- I will jo a^tep further than Mr. Roy and say (hat this and other types of federal aid should be cut off and these Jobs tossed back to the states. Since the state* would need : __ money to do their work, it probabiy wouldn't cut our total personal tax bill much. But I would prefer this to having the say-so In the hands .cians who list dan- Antelope Answjr to Previous Puzzl* r, und not the con- -prelive star's leg- 5 vc5t thr r.isunc riirec- e human titprn. being 15 at a du-rirtvanl^e lias spent lier youth sses abn is hsndi- rars aren't long i Today's hand was passed out. at i iv.sny tables of a recent tournament. ! I \Vhfn South felt ambitious niouah j ; to npcn the bidding. ho*?vrr, he ! -*as pretty sure to get to game. As' tnieht be expected, ihe game con- i tra-t was far from solid, but there : vv^s n reasonable play, for it '. At one lable the South player \ NORTH * K86 VF.652 » A J 10 8 WEST 4 A954; • Q73 4 Jfl52 EAST <D> 4 Q 1072 « 1094 • 85 * AK87 SOUTH *J V AQ873 « K942 4>Q104 North-South vol. South We* North 1 * Pass 3 V * V Past Pau EMI Pass Pali Piss Opening lead—42 you have lalypus, an odder, ^^ r(l ,v. land, much to West's annoyance, r,,r.rt . • m^f hi^samTwit'irBn ovfrlrirk"'by ] trcw three rounds of Irumps. cncl- rt, rt ? a romblna'non nf deceptive play anrt >"« '" dummy, and then ruffed an'^ reasoning. At this lable. West: nth" f P atl!> - By this time led ilw dfure of clubs, and look j !hp lop clubs and returned a third ] club. . I South ivon ttie third club niih Studio, for example. , be qufc ,,, dlscarrtine a small dl«- piciures .M imne «eo- j mrarl [rom rtumm y. He then im- re no bars ra drc-^s- | m( . ( ;T : , (( ,|j. i c d the jack of spades and no dnionis and : ( tfm hi s " nand. West i)tilckly slaved ] therefore held only two diamonds ,erc« up the »ound ' „ | ow jpjtte. thinking Ilia) South j The odds wnrc:3 to' ; that West held as a business ' people. r;} variety of vou haven't ot HORIZONTAL I Depicted antelope 6U Is an animal 13 Expunge 14 Part of lace 15 Boy 16 Approaches 2 Component ot the atom bomb 3 Evil 4 While 5 Unasplrated € Distant 7 Flowerless plant 8 Demolish 9 Pronoun IB Scottish river 10 Rumen other spade. Bv this time Solltf kncu- the spadr situation. would not have rturkfri the first sparie if | he hart held the qxiren as well as the ice. ! South therefore kne'v lhat E.isl'5 original hand included four clubs, four spades, and three tnimps East ircntly.No.ih backed up polng to let lli« Jack ride as a j the queen of diamonds. South there- ] fore took the fines* through West As it happened thif was farthest j and easily made the rest ot the . ... ...... „ ____ insl a breach in the i from Scuth's mind. He kne» : lh»t trick*. 19 Atop 20 Wise 22 Hypothetical force 23 Australian river 25 Unemployed 27 South American bird 28 Burden 29 Self-satisfied 30 Type measure 31 Army officer (ab.) 32 Cham 35 Narrow way 37 Bearing 38 Otherwise 39 Opposed •(0 Hebrew deity 41 Dispositions 47 Higher 48 Operate 50 Entrance in fences 51 Unit 52 Deletion 54 Lowest point 56 Stages 57 Icelandic sagas VERTICAL . 1 H to the harieheest erouo 11 Interstice 12 Required 17 Babylonian deity 20 Make longer 21 Difficult choice! 24 Leaps 26 Realm 33 Flower 34 Sharpshooters 35 Looked 36 Entice 44Shoshonean Indians 45 Anent 46 Domestic slave « Scold 42 Malarial fever 51 Peculiar 43 Allowance for 53 Older (ab.) waste 55 To (prefix)

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