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TAGS SIX L! K (AKK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVUL* COURIER KEW1 •ma COURIBM KXW8 CO. X. W. HAINM, F»b)l«h« • AMIT A. HAIKE8, AKktant PublMier A. A. rREDRICKSON. Editor D. HUMAN. Advertlilng Manager »ol« NMV>n»l Advertising Representative*: W*»»c« Wltmer Co., Ken Votk, Chlcsgo. Detrort, , Memphta, u tecond cta« m»tUr »t the postage* it Blythe»l)l*, Arknnsw. under »ct of Con, October •. 19VI. Member at Ttie AMOclktod Pre«« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj wrrkr in Ih» CUT at Blytheirllle or urj •uburban town wher« cirrWr «nlc« it maintained, 35c per wertc. Bf mail, within n radlu* ol 90 mllec. 15.00 per »««r. »2.50 tor ill month*, »1J5 for lh«» month*; mail ouUlde 50 mil* tone, 11240 per r«r tn tdvtnM. Meditations Th<re MutM no nil hip pen to Die Just: but tile • wirtra* riMM W Mb* with nhtclikf. — Proverb. M-.M. • « * Juttiee k the Idea ot Ood, the Ideal ol man, the ruU of conduct writ in the nature or man- Wnd. —• Theodore Parker. Barbs TV* lajqr man use* a cloudy morning us * od enow* for not felling up bright and early, * * * H'l * UMM-HP which *rw n»or« futile — li&s- , »re tome ch«tk. gtrte who are just rich K'« & 1*4 WH«r io *• <• the Imn with notne A Philadelphia man was arrested on a lottery charge when nwmber* slip* were found in the *ott»* of Vwo of hi* dot». Now . he's In the 4og hoiwo. Accident Shows Need ' For Fireworks Ban At HiU writing, a Southeast ilia- KMtrf mother and father xre awaiting word aoncerning their son's eyesight. Th« bor injured an eye while playing • with firework* during the Christmas Hi« »ight could b« impaired pcrnia- necitir. W* hop« not. Howfcver, hi3 plight 'polfita up the needless holiday accident* which befall many of our youthe due to fireworks. . If there is one part of our holiday celebration which nerves no useful purpose it i«. these •devilish and dangctotis which give only momcn- pleasure at most and can cause life- longr infirmities. This newspaper would lik« to see the «nl« and manufacture of fireworks for- evfcr banner! by federal legislation. Since this probably will never be the case, let us all take caution in Die inir- 'chsse and use of fireworks. New Economy Scheme Merits Test in 1953-54 A Washington Daily News columnist, John Cramer, has come up with a hard-headed plan for federal economy that might save American taxpayers more than a billion dollars. H goes like this: in the many de-. paitnients and agencies of the national government there are tens of thousands of subdivisions. In these sub-units, the power to spend appropriated funds from day to day lies in the hands of supervisors. Thus, in effect, these supervisors are the real managers of the government's operating budget. But sincfc they have the power to spend, Uiey also have the power to save. Their collective individual restraints, properly exercised, could considerably reduce the actual money outlays of the federal establishment. To encourage the supervisors to save, it would be necessary lo give each of them his own working budget, with some, sort of inducement not merely lo Jive within if, but to cut it wherever he could. Right now only about 5 per cent of federal supervisors have their own • budgets. Says Cramer of this idea: "A budget for the stlpbrvisor would put him on notice that saving is ati important, a major part of his job, just like it is for every boss, foreman or supervisor in private industry." What this plan would do, 'plainly, is to take general government economy goals from the upper administrative strata down to the cvtryday working level, where all organizational policies — eovernmeiit or private — are finally TUESDAY, DEC. 80, 1952 made or broken. It would place th« responsibility of economizing on the men and women who havt, the best chance to achieve it. The idea is so simple, ha» worked so well in many private industries, that the wonder i.s 110 one thought of ^t before. Tlie public administrators who have heard of it appear lo consider it sound. Somo legislators also have indicated their approval. Rest of all, certain o£ General Eisenhower's advisers are said lo be keenly aroused by Hie idea. If their study suggests the plan is feasible, thtf new administration may snap it up as n fine way lo make good part of its campaign promise of economy. From this distance, the idea surely aeems to have sufficient potential lo merit full investigation and perhaps a healthy tryout in the budget for the coming 1953-5'! fiscal year. The Answer To 'It Can't Be Done' During the recent peak year* of high spending and high taxing, tile ears of the burdened American people have been beset with the anti- economy cry of burcaucrajst that "It can't b« done" each time economy proposals have been made. Gov.-Elect Prank Clement has an answer for that kind of alibi — nn answer which undoubtedly will be an effective one. In calling tor economy In state government, Mr. Cle/npjit asserted, "I can only suggest that those who do not find themselves in accord with my program of administration economy have an alternate course to follow'. "If they cannot bring In reduced figures, they can bring in their resignations and 1 shall attempt lo fill their places wilh qualified people who are willing to adjust Ilir-iruelves to a less costly overhead at the laxpaycrs' expense." Mr. Clement's statement gives (he people of Tennessee an Indication of how Important it is to have the chief executive of any government In sympathy with governmental economy. , The cries against economy have been loudest of all in Washington during recent years. But If (he President had wially wanted economy, he could have given his department heads the same kind of suggestion that Gov.-Elcct Clement has given his. And if bureaucrats on any level are told to bring In scaled-down budgets or to bring in their resignations, there Is little doubt which will be brought In. — Chattanooga News-Free Presa. Views of Others Man's Workshop A man's irtcas of housekeeping are basically difleient from those oMiis helpmate. WE road recently tiia't" a learned psychologist with an impressive string of capital letters after Ills name, has announced Hint men's and women's nervous systems me different. The psychologist arrived nt this epochal conclusion after hundred] ot carefully controlled experiments; bul any married man could have saved him all hli work and trouble. A man does not pul his foot riwvn very often, but when Ills wire or teen-ngc daughters volunteer to hoitscclcan the Workshop or (he Oarage, he musters his coura K e and lays ilown the Inw. As long as the Shop is left alone, a man can find anything he wants when he wants it. The Shop is admittedly a cluttered, dusty place. The workbench ts a tangle jungle; the tvnll shelves are crowded with bottles. Jars, paint cans, broken tools and a thousand and one bits of material a man saves against a future time of need. Corners arc filled with tools, sacks ot this nml that, cans of creosote and paint. From spikes in the wall uprighls, hang old burlap bag», coils of rope. wire, baskets and pnlb. The floor is deep In litter and debris; windows are gray and grimy auri old cobtvebs make gray-black futuristic patterns agalust the glass. Sonielime.<; a man just putters along, cntchlnn up on mending tools. Sometimes he sits in his big. battered nondescript chair and looks over old Journals, mail order catalogs and the books he bought at auctions last summer. A Shop is not. an example of housekeeping; It Is much more than tluij.. u is a sanctuary where a man can get off by lilmself for « fen' hours and catch tin with life. Too much is happening too fast these days. We wish all political leaders had Workshops. U they had such a place to do a little thinking, the Ship of State might roll more gently. — Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. SO THEY SAY Bringing Along His Own Guessing Game Pefer fdson'j Washington Columr Book Sheds an Important Light On Early Dickerings with Spain Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)-Close- ups and Longshols: Prances Bergen, who's making her film debut In "Nearer My God (o Thee" (she was a New York model before her marriage to Edgar Bergen seven year* ago), la giggling about th« message Bergen relayed to her through an electrician when he came on the set and wasn't noticed by her. "He told the electrician to tell me that he didn't come lo make trouble, but Just to get lunch money," Frances howled. Rlcardo Montalbtn'i career blu- prinls? "I let other people decide about me. I do what I'm told. Actors have all kinds of conceptions about themselves. Most of the time the conceptions are wrong." Mala Powers, who was afraid ot being stamped as nn nil-sweet ness-and-llght girl after "Cyrana de Dergerac," plays a babyfaced burlesque stripper in her new pic ture, "The City That Never Sleeps." The censors won't let her take off so much as a glove, but "Im very pleased about it," Mala tells it. "It's a change of pace for me. I'm not fond of sweetgirl parts." It will be the fall of 1853 before Bob Hope starls his next Paramount movie, "Road to (he Moon, a science-fiction lampoon with Sing Crosby and Dorothy Lamdur. He's had no word of the studio purchasing "Guys and Dolls" for him. but "There's talk about it all the time. I'd love to do it." One Never Knows Dick Powell made his directorial debut on RKO's suspense thriller, "Split Second," but he's not retiring as an actor. He told me, "An actor Is a fool to give up what name he has as an actor. Besides, I'm not rich enough to Just direct. 'ivy, I still go home and practice saxophone just in case." My I'ETKK K!>SON' NL'A Washinlon Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— A n end to the'long-drawn-out negotiations with El Cnudflllo Francisco Franco for American naval and nir base rights in Spain ts now author natively said lo be In sight. But - the wind-'.lp may not come before the Eisenhower nd- minis Ira I ion takes over in Washington. These negoti- EdMB ations in Madrid bnve been going off and on for over a year and a half. The time has seemed unnecessarily • long. But it Is pointed out that other similar negotiations have laken. even longer. The- arrangements for I North Atlantic Treaty air bases In France are still incomplete, after some three years of dickering. Negotiations with General FVan- co's government really began when the late Adm. Forrest Shermnii visited Spain in July, 1051. Admiral Sherman was able to dictate his report before he died of a heart attack soon afier, in Nnples. The content of Admiral Sherman's report has been n closely guarded military and diplomatic secret. It occasioned considerable surprise, therefore, when the substance of this report turned up in ex - Ambassador stanton Gritfis' book, "Lying In State." This was an angle overlooked by most of the book reviewers. As ambasador to Madrid. Mr, Griffis attended the Interview between Franco nmi Sherman. The only other person present was the d Prat. Franco wis Willing to Negotiate According lo Griffis, Franco said "directly and without reserve" that he would be willing to negotiate for American use of Spanish naval and air bases. Franco pointed out, however, that there would bo little use in granting these privileges unless there wos parallel American economic- assistance to mnke these bases more efficient. This first important point Is now being taken as an indication that the Spaniards have been driving a hard bargain on American financing of Spanish harbor and nir base modernization. Just how the work has to be done here is indicated by Ambassador Griffis' revelation lhat when he first came to Spain, a deeper channel had to be dredged in Its best harbor at Cadiz to adm tlhe liner "Independence." The second point Ambassador Griffis makes is that Franco told Admiral Sherman that "while Spain did not desire lo be a member ot the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, she would be willing with proper American assistance lo take upon herself all the responsibilities ot a NATO nation In case of attack." Ambassador Griffis explains this attitude of Franco's as the natural attitude for any man to take if he were a candidate for a good club and knew that he was going to be blacfcaballed. He would say, "I do not want to join the club." . Spain Agreed lo Aid In Defense This report from Mr. Griffis puts a different light on the Franco negotinlions. as carried on by the new American ambassador, Lincoln MacVengh. There have been no official progress reports on these negotiations. But Ihe unofficial leaks from Madrid have been largely to the effect lhat there was difficulty in getting Spain to agree to assume any responsibilities for European defense, in exchange for nid given to Spain by the United states. According to Ambassador Griffis. however. France voluntarily told Admiral Sherman that "there would be no question of a properly armed Spanish Army's refusal to fight north of the Pyrenees, or anywhere else, if the occasion demanded." The only reservation which Franco made to Admiral Sherman, writes Griffis, ts that the modernized bases and harbors would at all times be considered Spanish property, and would remain Spanish property after any war. Remembering Spain's long effort to get back possession of the British- controlled harbor and fortifications at Gibraltar, this would be a nat- u r a 1 reservation for Franco to make. This spilling of the beans on the Franco-Sherman ialks may provide the most important tip yet on what to expect in the new U. S.- Spanish agreement. Or, if the Icons come out dilferent from what Ambassador Griffis had in dicated, it will be damning evidence of a drastic change of mine somewhere along' the way in the past year and a half. the Doctor Says- 1 - Written for NEA Service, By EDWIN P .JORDAN, M.I). As you know, despite war, peace anrt television, the boy-meets-girl tradition remains hon-- ored in Hollywood. — Hollywood script writer, Don Matshman, Jr. * « * Make no mistake about It, we are subjected today lo RU attack from within wlilch could, If successful, bring about the domination of the nation by' communism without the firing of «. single shot In our defense. — Sen. PRt McCarran of N'evada. t » + Our budget is determined..more by thr Russians than Ihc "bureaucrats." — Oov. Attlai Stevenson. * + » Dictators never get their money's worth of th» theater when lliey subject It to censorship and thought control. — Playwright Maro Connelly. Many hearing difficulties slart with an earnche or a' running car acquired during childhood. The neglect of symptoms related to the \sar can have disastrous effects In later life. Particularly disturbing, therefore, are letters from parents such as one which came in not long ngo from the mother of a four- year-old boy. She wrote that her child hnd had a bad cold and that this was followed by pus coming out of tlie left ear. "will this clear up by itself," asks the correspondent, "or should something be done about U?" Cerlatntv, something should have; been done about it long ago. There' are too many chances that this might (urn Into a chronic disease of the ejir, developing into difficulty of hearing or even leading to mastold Infection. There is good reason why an ordinary cold sometimes loads to ear infection. There is a tube or passageway leading from the nose to Ihe middle portion of the ear, and it is easy for germs to pass up Ihis tube and cause infection in the middle portion of the ear. This situation is particularly likely lo occur jti small children ami often leads to earache. To infrequently the earache Is the result of- pus accumulating back of the eardrum, and proper treat- men^ consists of making a little slit in Ihe drum membrane so that the pus ran escape and relieve thi> prossuio which is causing the pnin. But tiie present B-encrnUon of children are luckier than we were. Many of these mlddle-enr infections can be nipped in the bud by giving Die sulfa drues or penicillin. And, «vcn rnora Important, these drugs have almost wiped out one of the common and serious complications of such Infections, namely rnastolrtitis. Infection Enters Bone This complication Is a spread of Ihe infection to Ihe bone lying just back of Ihe cur and It usually required a delicate and costly operation. Today, the number of these operations has shrunk almost to the vanishing point. The development of a perforated eardrum or a chronic running ear which may be hard to cure is best avoided by prompt treatment. However, even In the long-lasting cases of ear Infection, more can be done now than in Ihe past. But tiarcnls have a real responsibility in seeing that any early signs of ear infeclion are not neglected. "MO.VEY Isn't everything." lectured the philosophy teacher. "H cannot produce great art. great music, great literature. It cannot buy true love or rebuild the foundations of n broken home. It cannot- shape a dream or buy real happiness." He paused before he added. "I refer of course, to Confederate money." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. A TRAFFIC-SAFETY analyst is critical of the Lexington police court because no American flag displayed there. It has been realized for some lime that there were too many traffic accident here, bul until we got an expert to come here and analyze conditions, nobody had suspected the real cause.—Lexington <Ky.) Leader. JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Servif* Dpening Lead Can Decide Bridge Hand "It's an old story that many lands are decided by the opening cad." writes Robert Willman, o New York City. "The accompany 'ng hand is especially interesting NORTH AQ52 » J83 + None WEST A J 10 8 3 V None » AQ97 5 + K1082 EAST *7« f 10 9 8 5 4106 *Q7t43 SOUTH (D) * AK84 » AK » K42 Piper Laurie, the shapely red- ead, Is bristling at a fan maga- ne article titled "Piper Fears (o /ed," The story alleges that only er concern with losinjr her /an Mowing is preventing her from arrying Fox Producer Leonard oldstein. "I'll marry any man I fall in }ve with," Piper snapped. "I'm ot in love with Leonard. He's the ummy saved > spade and two iamonds. while South saved two Jades and the'jack of clubs. Wes ad (o save two spades and coult fford to keep only one other card f West kept a club, dummy's jack t diamonds would be high; and f West kept a diamond, South's ack of clubs would be good. "West wns correct in choosing a lub opening, but he didn't think ar enough ahead. The club lead •as useless unless his partner had he queen, and if East haxl the ueen of clubs it was vital for Vest lo lead the king of clubs sther than i low club. "If West opens the king of clubs he can Inter discard al! of hi, hlbs and save protection In dla monds and spades " A very interesting and a very unusual opening lead Indeed, don't think that many players vould find this opening lead in ac ual play. I must- comment nlso on the am )itious bidding. It's hard to quar el wilh success, but the slam a no-trump was a rather poor con ract. I wouldn't quarrel with anybody who reached a contrac of six hearts, but In this case Ihi slam at hearts would have beei defeated by an opening diamond ead. esl friend I've ever had. But I'm s'OT going to marry him." Vic Mature on his new, swanky ome after living In a' tiny tract ouse for years: "I can't get over aving Ihree bathrooms Instead of ne." i Barbara Stanwyck, the ex-Mrs. •> tobert Taylor, about romance ru- " nors: .* . "I have no social life. I just dar« omebody to say that they saw m* flth so-and-so at such-and-such a place.' One Glr)'« Opinion Marie Windsor is Hollywood's !o. 1 bachelor girl but. she doesn't wry about it one bit. "I live alone and like It," >h« iragged. "I've developed so many hobbies and become so sclf-suffi- "lent 1 that I'd probably make some nan a very disagreeable wife." Marl Blanchard's getting the tlamor-girl buildup at U-I, but two •ears ago she was dropped by Par- imount and admits that she's in it laze over the upswing in her luck chart. "I couldn't have been lower vhen Paramount let me go," she ells it. "I'm grateful to the studio * training me, but every role hat came up was either too big or oo small for me to do. I'd have gone back to. New York and modeling if it hadn't been for my agent, Bob Schwartz. He wouldn't el me get discouraged. I figure hat a girl has until 35 to use her race and figure. I wanted to use up those years left to me con-4B struciively." - * Barbara "Whiting, sister of Mar- raret, on the darkness lhat came aefore Ihe dawn of her being cast 'n MG's "Dangerous When iVet": "For the last year I haven't cared about my career. I've been depressed. All of a sudden this pic- :ure came up with a part as Esther Williams' sister. Me. I'm the best sister actress in the country." 75 '^Yeors Ago In Blythevilte Fifty-five - books were added to the shelves of the Blytheville Library during th* month of December. A son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boyett. U. S. Branson, 'who is teaching at. Edinburg, Ark., haj been' home for the holiday*. TWO MEN In Memphis, Tenn., fought a duel over whether passenger cars can travel faster than trucks. It was probably a safer way to settle the question than » race down the highway might haT» been.—Portsmouth (Va.) Star. With the head of the Plumbers' union established as Secretary of Labor, Arch Nearbrit* hopes Mr. Durkin won't have to have as 'many assistants and helpers standing around to hand him tools as the union rules re- fiuire to repair a busted pine. On the Silver Screen Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Screen actress 1 Distraint Michaels 7 Sha is a blue-eyed 13 Small spact H Condemn anew 15Home (Fr.) 16 Sanctified Persons 17 Cut off short 18 Fish eggs 19 She is a Hollywood "See?" said the husband, "and all the while you thought- T w.i having n good time)"—Fort Myers tPU.) News-Presj. North-South vul. Soolli West North •»«* 2 N.T. Pass 1 * Pass •1 N.T. PASS S « Past SN.T. Pass Has» Pass \ Opening Icsd— A 1 how-avcr, because the correct lea Is very unusual and is limited t only one card. "When the hand was actually played, West led the deuce of tlubs, dummy lhre\v > low diamond, and East's queen was captured by tlie ace. Now declarer needed only to run his sure tricks and let nature take Sts course. "Ho cashed thl ace of spades and the top hearts, and led a low spade to dummy's queen in order to run the rest nf trie hearts. "When th« last heart was led, (var.) 1 British moneys of account 3 Check 4 DyestufT 5 r.un away to marry « Girl's nirkname 7 Exclamations of cold 8 Gain knowledge 9 Haleful 21 Babylonian |?p 0t - a ? y god o! the sky}' ' eriods 22 Indolent 12 &'««««* of S5 Grain beard „. ' ype . 27 Let U stand M Squander* • 31 Oriental porgy 21 Beast 32 Capuchin monkey 33 Mineral rock 34 Make a mistake 35 Diminutive of Timothy 38 Be indisposed .37 Genuine 39 Japancs* outcast 40 Notion 41 Measure* o( cloth 43 She wai born in Angeles. California 45 Icelandic lal< 47 Scheme 50 Comfort 52 Parcher 54 Horn blower 55 Embellished 56 Chargers 57 Dipj with • A L. M A A M «. A e i_ E7 E e S F A A R IA VJ > H ' M ^ -T l^ T A & T i_ fe e H E 1_ 1) fc£ ^ u: fc ty E R E P A A rvj t A K, E G •i A R M O A H o P T R O KlSl^ O [^ u fc o f> T 1 A ^L K A -5 * 3 A T O <; T r* i R & \ v ^ V F 9 U T A IS T E A T E N 0 V E N <£ C A « T E M <3 E M E T E R N e 5 T* -£i£J 22 Passage in the brain 23 Challenge 24 Threadlike ridge (zoo.) 28 Stay 28 Leaping amphibian 29 Iroquoian Indian 30 Tissue 38 Ambassador 40 Body of land 12 Intoxicated (slang) 44 Musical play 45 "arbany powiter 48 Century plant 48 Verbal 49 Head <Fr.) 50 Thoroughfares (ab.) 51 Bitter vetch ' 52 Sun 53 Legal point cuplikc spoon 1 IJ 1? IT. X " ft 5» H % I ) ft *• * 3 3T * t** W, f » % n ^ ^ * t z> & A li » ii / H * sift i? s ts ^ m. ^ m "H *} 7 m % to ap a *• 4 zT" d z *> 5) V

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