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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 8, 1953
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»••* BT,YTIIEVIT.LE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS ITJLLI etvuui oodtnm M*W« eo. B. W. XABiM, A. KAlMfJ), AitlttHit FuMWuc A, A. VHKHtiCVtOir, MU«r 9. •VMAN, A«r*rtWn« U*iut*r ••)• KittiMl A4vtftMnc Will*** Wltawr O», Ktw Tort, Chics**, Detroit. , Mtmpfcti. u «e««4 ttaM ButUr it ttw post- •Mtn tt »»«ht»illf, ArtoutMi, under act of Con», October ». W1. Uenbcr <X Ttw AMOcUtMt rrc» KTMOKIFTTON KATMl •r ctrrier to the utr o< Blyth«llle or »ny Mkurhtn town when corrkr Mrrlu i« maintain**, Me i»r week. •r lull, within l ndlui of SO mile*. 15.00 ptr jw*r, MM for «i* month*, »1.3S for three months; br »*• o«UM« K mU« «on«, I12.M per rear piyaW* !• adrkne*. Meditations And tht very Go* peiM ««nctlfy you wholly; »•* I pr«T God your whole spirit and soul and to*? be preserved blameless unto Ihe coming of •v L»r* J«MI ChrM. — I This. 5:23. My body, toul tnd spirit thus redeemed, Benetifled and heated I give, O Lord, to Thee, A consecrated offering, Thine evermore to be. Thst »H my powers with all their might In Thy sole glory may unite. —Henry Wilson Barbs Walking f* good for the 'health of everybody except the people ivho mre careless enough to get run down while crossing streets. ' ,,.*'••'* Prnbim Nlfht Club Racket — news headline. Any thne y« throw Jukeboxes and tecn-ajrcra to- rether, wh«i ein yea «ptc(? •; ••**'• It's dangerous to nib the eyes. >ay oculist*. How can pop help It when he geto the Chrlst- ,-.m»t bills! A Minnesota fcoy wu Injured when he hllch- ** hl« ttet to « truck. We hop* other kids catch an — hut not to irnckj. * * • Make It i point to steer clear of brain : storms and things won't look so dark. State Fiscal"P'roposaI '" May Be the Solution Governor-Elect Francis Cherry' posed changes in the financial ninnnge- mtnt of the atnte/3 business could very well b« the solution to much of Arkansas's fiscal difficulties. Simply stated, tlie Cherry plan calls for establishment of a continuous circle of responsibility for alloting, spend- in? and accounting- for the taxpayers' money. It involves the setting tip of a "State Department of Finance and Administration," something new in Arkansas' governmental structure. Absorbing the present office of state comptroller, office of purchasing agent and the Board of Fiscal Control, this new department would maintain a uni- . fied supervision of state budgets and buying. In addition to the new department, the Cherry plans calls for "watch-dog" pre-audit and post-audit groups. The cycle of fiscal responsibility thus flows from the General Assembly through the new department under tht direct control of the government and through the pre-audit group to the actual spending and then through the state auditor for payment and the post-audit group. The post-audit group, under Legislative control, thtn determines if the money has been spent strictly according to law and I how well funds have been managed throughout the fiscal cycle-. In theory, at least, this plan has much to recommend !t. The only efficient way to spend money, especially large sums whose source is more or less impersonal, is to keep strict track of it. This .the Cherry plan appears to provide for. Governor-Elect Cherry madt Arkansas' financial choice starkly clear when he said there are only two ways to obtain everything the state needs and its citizens want: impose added taxts, or "by doing a belter job with the money now being made available." Taxes in general being what they are, we don't believe there is anyone in Arkansas who wouldn't prefer a crack at the second method. The governor-elect also has recognized that there is no lasting success to bfe found in temporary . measures. "We need at this time," he said, to perfect a governmental system and an operational program with staying power, with the character and substance of THURSDAY, JAW. 8, 1958 I jXirm*n«ncy." Continuing h!» realistic view of th» aubjcct, he further recognized that there are numerous toes that will bg stepped on and stepped-on hard. In this vein, he said: "\V<= cannot do the job with magic, We cannot do it without perhaps momentarily displeasing a few peopie who would have a natural inclination to resist nnd change directly touching their personal activities. However, the larger gonl of good government ought to and will indeed, in time, attract the interest and support of all citizens." One of the. statements he made in introducing his proposal to the taxpay-> ers of Arkansas contained a bit of advice which every federal official, legislator and jobholder could profitably paste in his hat: ". . . We simply cannot expert to achieve the calibre of ptiblifc services we all wnnl unless we can be a great deal more ingenious with our machinery of government and a great cttal more frugal with our governmental dollars." U'ith this we strongly concur, and see in the Cherry plan the potential so- hilion to this problem. Compromise It is not particularly pleasant to have to call attention again and again to some of the accumulating deficiencies of American life. But public-spirited men concerned for their country's future are left little choice. As witness a fresh report from the U. S. Office- of Education, to the effect that the nation will -need 325,000 now public school classrooms this fall but will be short $4,900,000,000 in the effort to finance that construction. Only ?5,800,000,000 of the required tolal will be turned up. Thus we have the prospect of building for next season just a little more than half the new'schoolrooms we need to accomodate our expanding public school population. What about the, rest? Obviously, thij remaining new students will be housed in old classrooms, either by jamming classes to such size that their educational value is diminished, or by opei-ating schools in shifts (ns many now do) to get maximum advantage from available space. The shift plan may sound like a clev- • •er expedient, but possibly the psychologists and tht highway safety specialists have some important reservations about sending young children to school in the afternoon, to return bf:j3ark in the win-. ter months. Actually, it's n. limp compromise. It reflects unmistakably the fact that we are not paying sufficient attention to tht education of our growing numbers of school-age youth. \Ve can't gel away with this kind of neglect forever. IT we don't do something about it now, we'll be paid back later through the inadequate training for life we are giving future adult gfcnerations. Views of Others SO THEY SAY Corning Events GOP and The South A miracle. It seems, hns happened and the Republican Party has awakened to the significance of the South. Republican leaders are vowing to prove their appreciation of southern support In the recent election. They sny they will solidify their present position in the South nnrt will |n w a foundation for further gains. Added to the bare announcement Is a plan ,-• that is sensible. Back In the Hoover days when Republicans ninde a dent in the Democratic: South, OOP lenders playrrt the advantage wrong. They left all patronage to the southern Republicans, disregarding the Democrats who really had twung their states Into the OOP columil. The Democrat* didn't, forget the smib and, come next flection, ihey rode the traditional donkey harder than ever. This time patronage aill be handled both _by local Republicans and by southern Democrats who backed Eisenhower. This, (op. is wise. It R-ill accord the senators their Just honor and It will tend to solidfy the old nepubllcan-South- trn Democratic coalition. There Is Just one fact we'd like to pass on to the Republicans. It's fine to grant the South the promised patronage. Sut more than patronage we want participation, tat the South become a full part of the Republican government, not merely a stepchild In the party councils. Let the South become n full and respected member. That will do more to win this recjon than ajl the palronago that can be passed out. —Atlanta Journal. Peter Edson's Washington Co/umn— Capital Finds 'Hints of Policies Marion Folsom May Advocate Erskine Johnson . IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — NEA — Behind he Screen: Hollywood Is beating he drums for youth and new faces on the screen but the old laces won the awards in the year-end popularity polls! Oftry Cooper and Jane Wyman, who have ben around a long time, headed the list of the top 12 movie stars In the annual Box-office Barometer poll of Box-Office Mfig- azlne, ft leading film trade publication. Only one new face—FACE? — Marilyn Monroe, crashed the elite dozen, ' The other "old'faces" in Ihe list: Susan Hayward, Bing Crosby, June AHyson, Doris Day, Gregory Peck, Esther Williams, Cary Grant, John Wayne and Joan Crawford. The star system, the studios claim, is dead. But It's the stars — the familiar ones who have refused to fade away —who are Jingling Ihe box-office bells. Esther Williams and MO «r« oing 'round and 'round over the itJe for her next, "Easj' to Love." "ay's It sounds too much like "Easy o Wed," a flicker she did with /an Johnson back In '46. J,1vlnr Spectrum Cyd Charisse may even have hub- landwagon." She's first seen In the Bandwagon." She's first sen in the llm as a blond, then as a. redhead nd then as a Brunei. Mary Anderson Is consulting lawyers on E .lawsuit that will charge Mrs. King Vidor with defamation of character .... Final Navy approval of the film version of "The Calne Mutiny" requires a foreword making it clear 'that the story Is pure fiction and ihal the Navy has never had a mutiny .... Debbie Reynolds and Bob Warner won't tell the reason for their breakup. But are her Initials Deb'ra Paget? . . . . Look who's buying property in Las Vegas — Gertrude (Moly Goldberg) Berg! Howling Storm Gale Storm's taking a rlblng because a local .burlesque queen bills herself as Tempest Slorm. "I say we're sisters," Gale blushes, "so I won't be accused of stripping on my nights off." U—I's "Apache River" screenplay vas given a rewrite before the cameras started turning and Steve Me- Nally said to Hugh Marlowe, "It's letter since they rewrote It." Replied Marlowe: "You don't rewrite a western. You reload It!" Want ad spotted by comentennB Rose Marie: "Bulldog for sale. lale, 10 months, honsB-hrolcen, eats, anything — especially fond of chil- Iren." Aldo Ray's 'brother, Dante, !B back from Navy duty In Korean WASHINGTON — NEA '— Greater interest has been , aroused In Washington by the naming of Marion B: Folsom ns the next under- of the than created by President - elect Elsenhower's selection of George M. Humphrey to be the top money man In government, succcding John Snyder. The reasons are Peter Edxm several. Humphrey, Cleveland Industrialist. Is relatively unknown In government circles. Folsom, as treasurer of East- Kodak, has been doing -Jobs for the government ever since the 1930'B. He helped set up the U.S. social security system. After the war he wng director of the House Committee on Postwar Planning, which did a little-publicized but outstanding Job In drafting.legislation for shifting the U.S. economy back to a pence-time basis. More recently, Mr. Folsom has neen coming to Washington as chairman of the private business Committee on Economic Development, of which he was a founder. CED policy statements of the past year and Mr. Folsom's own statements before congressional commutes have therefore been getting a thorough re-study in Washington to see if they give any clues to the policies he may advocate in the Eisenhower administration. Most revcaline document In this connection ts t'.: CED tsu; and expenditure policy statement for 1052, Issued last spring. Incidentally, Mr. Humphrey Is a member of the CED board of trustees. So was Dwight Eisenhower, when he was president of Columbia. In general,.CED Is made up of the U. S. business leaders. CED reports hnve been characterized by more liberal views than are found in U.S. Chamber of Commerce or National Association of Manufacturers programs. Sales Tai government expenditure policy recommendations for the current fiscal year made three main points: " ' , I—The cash budget should be bal- Recomends General The CED tax and anced. 2 •— Government expenditures should be held down to the amount of taxes collected. 3 — "If expenditures are not held down to the revenue from present taxes, the budget should be balanced by enacting a temporary tax on retail sales except sales of food, housing and items already subject to direct federal taxes.'. 1 This last is probably the most interesting of the CED recommendations. There has been widespread opposition to the general sales tax idea in the post, on the theory that it was R heavier tax on the lower income groups. Exempting food and housing might reduce a great deal of this curse. It Is notable, however, that Congress didn't buy the general sales tax idea last year, even though the federal budget was out'of balance. Whether a Republican-controlled Congress would buy the idea for next year is a p'roblem for interesting speculation. Going beyond these recommendations, Mr. Folsom gave his personal views on government fiscal policy in a statement before the Joint Congressional Economic Committee last March. He talked then about, monetary policy as a means for indirect control of inflation. This is a subject over the heads the idea of • general sales tax, and of direct price and wage controls. They can see and feel them work. Monetary policy doesn't touch their everyday lives, except a limited way. Oversimplifying, the theory of monetary policy Is that by reduc- "ng the supply of money available, the demand for goods and services vvll be reduced, and that this will tend to keep prices down. This does not mean reducing wages and salaries. The money supply - would be controlled, RE . Mr. Folsom explained, by use of the Federal Reserve powers to control bank loans and credit, proper management of the federal debt to reduce the money supply, and other steps taken by the government to promote saving instead of spending. ' The objections to the use of monetary restraint as a curb on Inflation, as given by Mr. Folsom, are three: There Is a disagreement among experts as to how effective it Is. It may have an unsettling effect on banking. It might raise the Interest rate, on the federal debt. The alternatives to the use of monetary control as a curb on inflation, as given by Mr. Folsom, are also three in number: Raise all taxes. Cut government expenses. Use direct government controls over prices, wage rates, Investment and production. The first is unpopular, the second has been difficult if not impossible to the extent of balancing the budget and the third Is likely to break down If unrestricted credit expansion is permitted. _, .. ...-.Tor all these reasons, and In spite of the objections, the new undersecretary of the Treasury is on record as favoring'a greater-use of indirect, monetary controls to check inflation. Virginia Grey is back In the big. screen league for the first time in year in "Perilous Voyage" after making eight telefilms. Her cry: I can't get accustomed to -this lowing down. I'm rushing when 1 lon't have to rush." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P .JORDAN, M.D. If today's first question really i In other words, one cannot disos- lells the true story, it Is certainty sociate (he hair from the body as extraordinary, probably the result of R misunderstanding. Q—The teachers at the school ny chiMrcn attend insist that Ihe youngsters drink Ice water for A - No germ has been found unch because they say it cuts! which can be incriminated as a down the number of (lies In the] cause of cancer. Some interesting Eisenhower's relations with labor will be very fine. Labor want* to see him make good snd will Blve him every assistance. — Martin Dunkin, new Secretary of Labor. a whole. Q—Has It been proved that cancer is not Infectious? Mrs. J.A. schoolroom. I - don't mind giving he children ice water, but then they do not drink their milk. Please advise If Ice water is helpful in ;ecplng flics out of a schoolroom— wouldn't a good spraying do? Parent A—It is Impossible for me to see how there could be any difference between ice water and ordinary work, however, has been done with viruses In this connection, though it would be a brave man who claimed that viruses were the cause of cancer. It can be stated that cancer Is not contagious—that is catching—but that whether a germ or virus may play some part in the disease has not yet been seltleri. Q—I have read that the carbohydrates a person cats digest in the mouth if .chewed and mixerl with saliva, that they do not digest much In the stomach, and finish in the small Intestine. Is this correct? R. B. water in keeping flies out of a schoolroom. No doubt the teacher feels that empty milk bottles attract flies. Certainly, ice water should not be substituted for milk in school lunches: there is some reason to believe llut ice water is not loo do- sirable because of its effect on the stomach. If flies are a source of ... „.„„ trouble In the schoolroom, some nile or childish In old age? other method should be sought to Mrs. 5. D. get rid of them or keep them out.] A—Unfortunately, there are no [Vitamins or other substances Q—Please say something about which forestall the senile changes A—It is Q—Is there a vitamin that will help-older folks when growing se- of old age. nourishment for the hair and what foods are good for the hair. I have read that iodine Is good, 'is this true?—Reader. A—So far as is known there Is ' " viut -~ iL * >»uir. »:> i no particular food, vitamin, or mln-' E'i^bethtown (Ky.) News, cral which acts particularly on h.ilr! nourishment. It Is inie that the 1 general borly condition influences AN AGRICULTURIST ts a farmer who doesn't work as hard. — the growth of hair, and "conse- THE KOREAN WAR seems as endless as the old ditty, "They're fislltin s »U the while a( the battle UACOBY ON BRIDGE Get o Bridge .Treat; •« Watch Great Play B/ OSWALD JACOBY " Written for NEA Service , Sidney Siloclor ts known far and wide as one of the best bridge players America ever produced. Hence when Sidney recently brought out. a new book, "Silodor Says," serious NORTH 4542 V 42 » A J 10 7 3 * A Q 2 WEST (D) A 6 VKQJ86 » 986 + 9753 EAST AKQJ 109 W53 * K 2 +J108S SOUTH A A873 ¥ A 1097 West Pass ' Pass Pass *K4 [Corth-South vul. North East South 1 « I * 2 N.T. 3 N.T. Double Past Pass Opening lead— 4 « There's a picture of Clark Gabie the Rome office of Italian Alr- ines — painted by "Else Gardinl in airline hostess he dated* there . . . Jack Warner's daughter, Bar- iara. Is hitting the New York night ipols with Cesare Siepl. the Me >asso .- . . . Orson Welles Is.paging ^ina Foch for a movie based or he life of the fabulous Queen Fred, The Rlcharc Hollywood .TV ictor — he's starred In "The Death Valley Kid" — Is the son of Ella Hall, the famous silent star. erlka of Greece Emery worknig as a Billboards for U-I's "City Beneath he Sea" will show Mala Powers In i bathing suit. But It's Mala's head iuperlmposed on another chick's urnlshed by East's audacious double. After hearing the double, West 1. compelled to lead his singleton nix of spades. (The only excuses for no eading a spade In this situation ar< a void spade suit and sudden death.) This opening lead forces out declarers' ace of spades. South mus go after the diamonds to have an. chance at all for his contract, and East gets In with the king of diamonds In time to defeat the con tract with the rest of his spade suit. • . • - • If left to his own devices, Wes would have opened the- king o hearts instead of . his singleton spade. South would hasten'•to-'win :he first trick -with' thei sc«'. o icarts. and would'then fktesse th diamonds, ^forcing out East's king South would then-have A .secon stopper In hearts, and 'couid not b prevented-from winning a spade, a least -tme hea'ft, four-diamonds, an three clubs. • • • ody. Mala was struck Just before wind-up of the film and couldn't o the cheesecake Job. waters Move over, Ida Lupino. England has its first woman movie director — pretty Wendy Toye, who has Just ben 'signed to a three-year contract by Sir Alexander Korda .... The studios are already biding for Ihe five beau- ies who surround songwriter Jimmy McHugh in his new night-club act. A movie starlet, filling out a studio publicity questionnaire, chewed her pencil over the question, 'Church preference?" ind then wrote: "Gothic." GEORGIA TECH to get 1150,000 to play In the Sugar Bowl. So that'i why they call It the Sugar Bowll— Kingsport (Tenn.) Times-News. "CHRISTMAS BUSINESS This Year Will be the Largest In History" —Wall Street Journal. And we hav» always heard that an election year was an off-business year. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. "IT IS WORK that gives flavor to life." Amiel. Uh, huh. Makes it pretty bitter, doesn't It? — Bristol ITenn.-Va.) Herald-Courier. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Hale Jackson of Osceols today made formal announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination to a second term as sheriff and collector of Mississippi County. O. O. McKee, Blylhevllle High School science Instructor. Is in Little Rock attending a special school of traffic safety Instruction. Mr. and Mrs, Ben White have «• their guest, Mr. White's sister, Mr*. Kenneth Morris, of Maiden, Mo. Wintry Blasts ft.oswer to Previbus Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Wintry I Pace precipitations 2 Nymph of Ihf 6 Wintry rain , ocean 11 Occupant ." 3 Beast of 13 Mariner burden 14 Expunger 4 Once existed 15 Wintry blasts 5 Dirk summery , 6 Enervates breezes 7 Mouth part 25 Presently 16 Plug in a cask 8 Runs away to 28 Noise mnrry 9 DyestiirT 10 Large plant 12 Malayan pewttr coin 13 Foot part 18 Legal point gct of !he - at the buttle of the it ,v * ,h > " a « * s, the hair will suffer. ! — Elizabcthtown (Ky.) News, bridge students prepared themselve; for an enjoyable and Instnictlvi treat. One of the point.'; discussed by Stlodor In his new book Is the meaning of A double of a no-trump contract when the doubler has previously bid a suit. Such a double. Sllodor points out, means: "Lead my suit, and I guarantee that this contract will be defeated." In the hand shoivn toda.v, as Sll- odor observes. Yv^st would surely go *rong except for the guidance 17 Noblemen 15 Pastry 20 Noun suffix- 22 Eye (Scot.) 23 Writing implement 24 Views with apprehension 2) Peruser 17 Get up 23 Guides 28 Blackbird erf cuckoo family 29 Diminutive of Lillian 30 Put on 31 Bustle 32 At that time ' 34 Braying implement 37 Rivtr in ' Switzerland 38 Medical suffix 33 Diminutive o< Samuel 10 Bitter vetch H Performed on a stage 14 Scottish shcepfold 16 Wintry blasts give nature a while •—18 Planter 50 Swerved 51 Penetrates 52 Sea eagles &3 Succinct 27 Disencumbers 29 New Guinea port 32 More caustic 33 Speed 34 Light touch 35 Panlry 36 Arabian princes 38 Roads may become from wintry blasts 40 Roof edge 41 Greek war god 42 Compass point 43 Depression 45 Gaelic 47 Anger 49 Summer (Fr.)

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