The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1951 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 6, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TH1 BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. KAINZS, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES, Asglsttnt Publisher A. A. FMDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Ad»ertl»lng Manager Sol* Hattontl Advertising Representatives: Wtllto* Wltmer Co.. Kew York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- «ffic« at BlytheYlU*, Arkansas, under act oi COD- October I, 1911 Aiember of Th» Associated Press • UBSORIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cltj ol Biythevllle or «nj tuburban town * where carrier service is maintained, 3Se per week. By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles. $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, tl.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. 912.50 per vear payable In advance. Meditations What do ye I marine against the Lord? He will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up Ihe second time.—Xahum 1:9, • • * ' Ood sometimes washes the eye* of His children with teara In order that they may read aright His providence and His commandments,—T. L,. Cuyler. Barbs About the only thing a thoroughly stingy person fives away IB himself. * * * A doctor says we can't hear u well after meals as before. So mom ha« a heck of & time waking dad up from that after-dinner snooie, * * * When a gang leader has a questionable em- ploye on his payroll, it's customary to lay him out rather than off. * * * Bookkeeping would be a lot easier If the folks yoa borrow from didn't have such good memories * * * The beet picture of health Is not the hand- painted variety. Claim of Averting War Is Discredit to Artlee Party The British Labor party did little to heighten its stature in the world's eyes when it claimed that Prime Minister Attlee's 1950 visit to America averted World War III. According to a recent party policy statement, Attlce came to see President Truman at a time when it was feared the United States was considering use of the atomic bomb in Korea. The state- -. ment presumes this was so, and that Attlee dissuaded the President from that course. There was also concern, the Labor statement relates, over prospects that General MacArthur might extend the war to the Chinese mainland. Both these declarations are grossly inaccurate. Even though it is evident they are designed for domestic consumption, in expectation of a new British election soon, they reflect discredit on the Labor Party. The fact is well known that Mr. Truman's press conference comment on possible use of the A-bomb was carelessly phrased. It was not intended to convey the notion the bomb was under consideration for Korea. A corrective statement later issued by the White House made this clear. Hence, long before Attlee came to America he knew Britain's'fears were groundless. He could not have dissuaded the President, since there was nothing to dissuade him from. Admittedly, MacArtliur's goals in the Far East were less sharply defined. His frequent disgressions from declared U. S. policy were troubling Mr. Truman no less than Attlee. But it is clear from the record of the MacArthur Senate hearings this spring that plans for extension of the Korean war never reached the concrete stage. To argue, therefore, that Attlee's visit forestalled such extension is absurd. " The manufacture of foolish claims like these does more than tax credibility. It mars the integrity of the British Labor government. And it makes strongly apparent the fact that irresponsibility in politics is not a peculiarly American commoditv. We Need Technical 'Brains' At the time the furore broke over the government's controversial draft tests to determine deferments, a prime argument for the examinations was the need to assure the nation of sufficient trained scientific and medical personnel. In its latest issue, Fortune Magazine documents that need in just one field —engineering. According to Lawrenc* Leasing, one of Its editors, industry needs 30,000 engineers a year for normal growth and replacement. B«side that, it currently hae a deficit of 60,000 engineers. Leasing found that the number of engineering graduates ig expected to taper off fiom 25,000, next June to a possible low of 12,000 in 1954. Engineering enrollments are down sharply, and there appears .little that can be done about this critical shortage in the next few years. Fortune's analysis lays blame for the scarcity on: The low birth rate of the 1930's; a "national letdown" after World War II, marked by a turning away from "potentially destructive science"; the slowness of Congress in establishing a National Science Foundation to organize and direct basic research; and misleading government reports suggesting a surplus of engineers when the reverse was true. A committee of Congress has proposed a national scientific personnel board to help the President channel technical manpower into critical areas of industry, government research, teaching and military service. These seem sound proposals to deal with the immediate dearth of engineers. But attention must be given to the longer range problem of luring more American youths into engineering as a lifetime career. Reader's Views To the Editor: Having lived In Blythevllle for some 22 years, I have s"een quite some changes. Our town has grown Into K small city, thus bringing, along with it larger and different kinds of problems. One of the problenn now facing us is th» traffic problem. With more and more »utomobile« and trucks going on the roads and streets every day, this is something for some one to think about. Traffic, on busy days and nlghta here, Is practically stymied on Main Street from the Intersection of Highway (H and Main Street an the way to the intersection of Lilly and Main. Yes, we have a traffic light at every Intersection, but try to get down the street. The Hghta are not synchronized, thus you are forced to stop at every intersection. What would happen If a serious fire brokn out at one of these busy limes when traffic was blocked all the way from Highway 61 to Lilly on Main street—with cars and trucks lined up bumper to bumper all along? How would any kind of fire apparatus get through? How could an ambulance possibly get through? Why not have traffic policemen at these busy Intersections and turn 'off the traffic lights? Traffic being considerably heavier on Main, th« officers could keep traffic moving on both Main and the side streets. Traffic lights, being only a mechanical de- vlcB, can not keep traffic- regulated when ont atreet carries ten times the traffic thai a cross street carries. We have traffic lights Installed In our city where they serve one purpose only— that is to hinder the movement of traffic. Take the light at Park Street »nd Highway 61. Any lime you care to check this place, you will find traffic "tied up" from Chickasawbs to Park Street. Stop signs on the east and west sides of the highway are all that are necessary at any tltne. There is no logical reason why traffic on a U. S. highway should be made to stop at this intersection with a little-used side street. I have visited neighboring towns and find that the traffic lights are so timed that when the green or "go" signal comes on, you are able to travel six to eight blocks before having to stop again for a traffic light. Who is responsible for the situation in Blytheville? Is it the police department? Whoever it is, they should get busy and do something before something serious happens. I am not and dn not mean to be critical of the city administration, but this Is a serlons problem that can and should be remedied. Name withheld by request. SO THEY SAY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1951 Don't Let Anybody Fool You, Son! You see HOW <T is? VVOBBV^aojT/ — •HE RAV$ MOST OF If/" CONSUME!? THE OS'LV REAL ' 5OL1ECE OF TA\ MONEY P *: 'eter fdson's Washington Cofum Gamblers Are Targets of Five Proposed Tax Bill Amendments (Second of a serif* un new laws proposed to beat the crime wave.) WASHINGTON (NEA) — The Senate's Kefauvpr - O'Conor Crime Investigating Committee, in its 23 refcrm measures now before Con- gres's, aims to break up the rackets' by plugging a lot of legal loop- hoi e.s. One make it a crime to run any lottery based on the reportol any Federal govern- m e n t agency. This Is aimed at ths numbers racket based on the daily Treasury statement. Another proposal would revise the old anti-lottery laws hy adding ban on "gambling enterprises or scheme* of any kind." It would bar use of the mails and interstate commerce for transmission of lottery Information. It would also ban punch boards. Crime Inve.stlgntors have found that even the legitimate juke box eignret vending machine business tenets to mushroom into punch board operations. The idea is to block this sideline. would make it a federal crime for anyone to use telephone or telegram for transmission of gambling information. This would not, however, bar the use of wire* lor placing bets by individuals. The Crime Committee's legal staff tried to write a definition of a gambler, and outlaw them. But the task has so far been impossible, so a new approach has been taken. It would make illegal the transmission across state lines of information used for gambling purposes. What it is hoped this will do Is stop organized layoff and comeback betting by gambling syndicates. StiH another proposal Is to revise the slot machine act of 1950 t banning their shipment In interstate commerce. Definition of what a slot machine is has proved difficult. Also opposition of some 40U carnival companies who run (ta of chance for lodges and church fairs watered down effectiveness of the law. The Crime Committee now proposes a broader, prosecuting attorney's definition to ban from interstate commerce any device that pays off anything of value through an element of chance. It would exempt drug store pin-baH machines that pay off tn a free game. But it would ban the one-ball games Another Committee proposal I that have a cash payoff. once over lightly- Bj A A. fredrlckwD There's a piece of the current tax bill stuck in Congress' craw hat I think .should be coughed up before it brings on a legal bellv* ache for Uncle Samuel's levy lifters.'K it isn't. I would enjoy being pi^jk sent when the Internal Revenoors try to pry loose some tax dollari rom a coy gambling tycoon. The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. It seems that no Inattsr how of- en I discuss serious conditions, here are some who rlo not recog- Ilicm when they see them. The first letter today is from a lady who ought to know what to do, but eems not to. Q—I am bothered with a gnaw- ng feeling In the pit of my stomach, as though I were hungry. I lave to eat often to quiet this feeing, but after I eat my stomach iurts. and in half an hour after eating, the same feeling returns. What could this trouble be? Is it lervousness, since I am terribly lervous all the lime? Should I go • I refer to the portion of the proposed lax Increase legislation which would put a 10 per cent bite on Ihe gross take of Individuals engaged in bookmaking and allied professions. The'Sen- ate finance Committee yesterday completed a legislative wake oi this matter and It already has the blessing of our House of Representatives. Such a levy, its proponents have louted. would net Uncle some $400,000.000 lax coin, admittedly a mesi of money. Said proponents also have allowed as how this sort of tax would help alleviate tlie pain to ± be inflicted on the more honest and consequently less well-heeled taxpayer. Several columns back, I teed off i the oft-proposed legalizing of gambling and i :o see a good doctor? Mrs. P. C, K.' A—B> all means you should no So see your doclnr. In all probability lift will want to make several test's Including X-rays, sfnce the symptoms you describe would flt those of an ulcer of the stnmarh. Of course, one cannot 1*11 unlil the et- aruinations have been made. AB F have *ald many times, nervousness Iocs influence stomach ulcer. the symptoms of Five tax bill amendments ai at gamblers are proposed. One would Impose new penaltie for violating slot machine and re tail liquor registration regulations Occupational tax returns by ret a vendors have in the past been UH« with false statements because ther was no penalty. Another tax bill would require' legalized gambling casinos — like Nevada's—to keep books and report daily totals. Illegal casinos would be required to keep records of every bet. This would either put th«m out of business or provide one more law for them to break and be prosecuted for. All tax" payers would be required to keep their tax returns for seven years, under another proposal. Treasury regulations now requirn records for six years in fraud cases only. Other bills would prohibit, deductions from income a.=t a business expense, any claims for- losses on wagers. And ' they would seek to prohibit, as claims for deductions, any loses from illegal wagers. This would hit- even poker playing, if it was illegal in any state. Would Double Check Criminal Income In prosecuting big eamblers like Frank Costello and Frank Erick- Se* EDSON page 14 Q—For the past two years, every time I go into the basement to wash or come in contact with any dampness, my feet and hands swell and itch. Couki you tell me If this Is serious nnd what I should do about it?—Mrs. H. S. A—The symptoms sound though yon were sensitive or allergic to something with which jna come In contact in the basement. This could he some form of mold which crows only In dark moist places. An allergist could test for substances which might be causing the difficulty. CerUinlr swell- Ing and Itching of the feet mil hands Is nothing to • » Q—Is it true that if one drinks a great deal of liquid it will cause one to become heavy and fleshy? —Mrs, R. G. A—Pliiln water does not Ipad to the production of fat. OF course. If j there Is siipar or other nutriment 1 n the liquid, It can cause fat production. In a person who has Insufficiency of the heart ^or of the kidneys, the bnfly may retain «me fluid and cause swelling, bat this Is not true or normal flesh. In the henlthy person, excess water Is rap- Idly eliminated and will not cause heaviness or fat. L—I am 32 years old and since last baby was born, my hair has been coming out continuously until now it Is so thin I can hardly do anything with it. What can b« done for falling hair?—Mrs. F IN HOLLYWOOD By ETISKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent left the house, with Ellie giving me one of those I-may-never-see- you-again hugs to make the scene more valid In Pete's mind was, "I'll sure fun those Injuns today!" This fiction came a cropper suddenly. Forgetting all about it one day and dressed in my eoin'-to- Sce HOLLYWOOD I'age 12 If you are married to a rich woman, you are accused of seeking her money. And if you ar« mean to her . . . yon are also & dead duck.— Prince Igor Troubetzkoy. * * • Every well-dressed man should have at least 30 pairs of shoes in his closet.—W- Mnxsy Jarman, shoe manufacturer. » * * How could anyone expect us to go back to the same damn line again? We do not intend to attempt it.—Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway. on Red true talkers' insistence on 33th parallel. » ^ * * I (eel that I can best make people understand these boys and do the proper thing for our Tine institution if I remain.—West Point Coach Earl Blaik. « » * After 18 long lean years the Republicans are in a sllghlly desperate condition. They want to pick a winner. Just a "winner." regardless of who he is or what, his party Is. if any.—Sen. Robert Kcrr iD., Okla.). . • • Put it Hinting men's hair> on an economic basis. If two men apply for a Job, and they're eo.v:slly skilled, both 40 years old and one is gray- haired, which would an employer hire? The younger men, of course.—Albert, oi Fifth Ave, hilr slyliil. By GLENN FQTID (Snbhtng for Erskine Johnson, NEA Staff Correspondent) HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Like everyone else I'm convinced television has unlimited possibilities. And like everyone else, I suppose, I have a grievance concerning TV, 1'tn looking for the guy who Introduced westerns to television. My Rrirvnnre is has? (I upon I he tact thrsr wrstrrn pirtnrrs on TV havpi hern rrrntinp chaos In my honip life for the paM years. My wtfr, Eleanor Powell, and I li.ivc a son, Frtrr, a friendly, likeable .six-year nhl. Until this character who merged TV and western pictures came on ihe scene. Peter and I had a crwd, irmal father-anri-son relntK'iir-hip. And I was doing very imp. until we cot ourselves a television "fit. Tnat did it. I found myself ompetins with all these western stars for prestige in my son's eye?. The pictures. I've been making nave rarely been of the "western" type, lately. The fact I was also | an actor and appeared in picture.- • n Rita Hay worthy Evelyn Keycs. Belte Davis, Anne Baxter, and others, made no impression on him at all. Their name* weren't as be- tchtne to him as Topper. Ch.nnp. Silver, Tony. etc. Prior Not Impressed | Breakfasts at our hon?p used \ to be say. friendly affairs, full of plans (or the day Bui after tel?- MMin, Peter's: interest phmirnterf to ?ero \vhen 1 started to talk about I T- m n my pictures. Peter would always i ' OWrney P/O/ May set back t<i what the western stars ' Call for were rioinc on television, and how crrat they were. Thinqs reached such a rlcsprrale s'atr 1 was forced lo come to hrr.ik- (ast complete wllh chaps. Runs, and tan^f talk. NVlien I $ol to I IIP Ktudin, everyone figured 1 going drouth one of Uiosr "dnf Ey" statrs. and were txcreriinjjly kind and uentlc. Tlte nmrlty of h.ivtne ir.e rircss *o?trrn wore off for Pete in a lew weeks. I had lo resort to another rand. I carefully built'up the fiction vf were having n peck of trouble *['h Indians. M> paning shot each dav a.^ I 75 Years Ago In BiythcYiiie — Horace Scrape, who has been attending Draushn's BnsineF."; college. Memphis, has accepted a position with t>.e Roberts Cotton Company as bookkeeper. He was head of his graduating class. Ralph Farrar ha.> returned from a month's trip to points of the west and Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. R- A. Copeland had as their week enri guests Mr. and Mrs. L- A, Waters and daughter. Mary Louise. Mr^, C. R. Waters, Mr. and Mrs. W, C. Phelan and Mr- atid Mrs. E. Chiiton Young, r.U of Memphis. Mr.*. Phelan and Mrs.. Young were formerly Misses Mary and Martha Coppland of Bly- theviile. sisters of Mr. Copeland. JACOBY ON BRIDGE n>- OSWALD JACOUY \VHIlcn for NEA Servlr* . . — Filing; hair «fter childbirth Is not particul»r!y uncommon, thonjh the cause is somewhat ob- raised to only two no-trnmp, show- ng that he lacked the strength to bid all the way U) game. But South also knew that he needed a better than average result, 50 he bid the mpossible game. Incidentally, i should point otil :hat North's response ol two clubs was the Stay man Convention, asking South to show a major suit if he had one. South showed t h« hearts, thereby denying that he had biddable <spades. Hence North went back to no-trump. West led the four of diamonds, and South won with the Jack. Declarer next cashed the king of diamonds, followed by the ace ol hearts, and a low he.irt towards dummy. West allowed dummy's jack' of heart* to win the second round of that suit, but hari to take his king when declarer led a third round of hearts. The scure. The hair almost always STOWS back in lime. About the only thing which can or needs tn be done Is Ui keep the circulation of the scalp In as gnod shape as possible by massage and frequent brushing. Of rourse.,allenllon should be flT also to the general health. Q- -The cartilage in my nose .„ hrokcn through. It bleeds and gets few - hundred Tastily-chosen words concluded that it a'as (or the birds in the •ame sense that legalized homicide would do little to shrink mortality rates. I can see no essential difference n removing gambling from the field of legal sin and putting on tha books H law which levies a tax on i. bookie's prosperings or a craoi| shooter's luck. -^* Such a tax law legally recognizes the existence of gaming fm kecp» and, by making the financial results a taxable commodity, condones it. By dangling before th» non-wagering taxpayer the proposition that a. levy on gambling revenues will lighten his tax load, Uncle Sam automatically invites an Increased interest in gambling. The non-combatanLs would b« less disposed to holler for the sheriff or the D. A. when- they stumbled onto professional wagering operations, for to do so would be to deprive Uncle of s. ripe tax source that is carrying B load they would have to tote otherwise. At the risk of becoming • known as an old fuddy-duddy, I wish to point out that I do not. favor gambling that surpasses the cent-a-chip limit and that I have no desire to up the professional wager's take . by shooting off any efforts to cut into It. However, the criminality that urrounris major league gambline is something to be dusted off and stepped on by the local law and is hardly an Item for our lawgivers to be enshrining as a legitimate source of rederal Income. Under such legislation, the profgj cution of gambling would becolJP' hopelessly choked between federal and local laws deeming it felonious and i tax law that blesses It as an honorable source of grist for the Treasury's mills. Such a situation would make it obvious that either the tax law needed amend- in? or gambling must be sanctified to preserve it for purposes of taxation. However, SB long as Congress would rather cast about for more ways to feed the Treasury than trim the tons of fat from federal spendthrifttng, the solons may aj well cover the whole field of doubtful endeavor. The next logical step would be taxes on pickpockets, brothel operators and kidnap ransoms. I wouldn't want, to see the gamblers discriminated against. Now declarer took the ace of spades, cashed the last heart to discard the ten ol diamonds from dummv. and then put East in with a third spade. East had to lead a club, giving dummy Ihe king of club.!. That card was the entry for the ace of diamonds and the last spade, both of which would have withered on the vine if anybody but East had led clubs. dry with mucous. I wash the nose with warm salt water and use vase- line. Is this a serious matter? —Mrs. L. L. A—II seenu probable that yon will continue to have some trou'JlM with yonr nose If Ihe cartilage HV septum between the two nostrils'is broken through. In all prnbubllily permanent relief ran be obtained only by an operation in repair the rtamajrerl area- Pretty Posy In rubber bridge you seldom deliberately overbid against silent opponents. In tournament bridge. rm\\s-vpr. you sometimes kno\v that you need unusual i mills In produce a '.vinninp score, and In that rasp yo;i soiriPtime^ hid contract could be defeated | NORTH S A97J 2 VJ32 « A 1083 *K7 EAST 4 K 108 V 976 « 95 J.AJ1054 SOUTH (D) * A65 V A Q 8 5 « K.I WEST * QJ.l VKI04 « Q764! + 9J Sonlh 1 N.-T 2 V 3 N.-T. Both sides vul \Vrsl N'orth Pasi 2 * Pass 2 N -T Pass Pass East Pass Past Pass Opening lead — • 4 II West ever Ifcl clubs, but he had no way of knonme that. It seemed sale to load the queen of spaces, as Indeed it «as. East, knowing ?hat he needed a cluh lead from the cards! llle Wcst hand, should have put up HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depicted posy 13 Hero's lover (myth.) H Lubricator 15 Auricle 16 Mountain nvmph 18 Fruit drink 19 Doctor (ab.) l rapid 4 Symbol for manganese 5 Kalss god 6 Roman emperor 7 Thrived 8 Turfs 9 Wrought iron (ab.) 10 Palm leaf 11 Communist* 12 Sketched ; for a little more, than they're really | the kinc nf vor;h. trust in er 'loci risht arm 'cl home. to luck and your j that would not to make sure eventually be to brine the con- stuck in the lead with a high spade. As it h.apppneri. Knst made the fatal Today's hand was of that niiure.' error „[ playing the eight of spaces, j South kno\v he didn't belon? in aj South dropped the six of spades! csme contract. To bcsin with, his i to make the f.i?ht look like an'cn-] liand was a slightly doubtful no- ! courafrinc signal. West therefore) Urumper. Moreover, his partner continued, with the Jack of spades. 22 Compass point 17 An (Scot.) 23 Mixed type 20 Courtesy tiU 24 Bone 26 Mix 28 Gudrun's husband 31 Paving substance 32 Act 33 Arabian 35 Scottish sheepfold 36 Evaluate 37 Weight ol India (pi.) 38 Eye (Scot.) 39 Hawaiian bird 40 Pronoun 42 These arc a delicate red 48 Hebrew letter SO Artificial language 52 Musical drama 53Winslike part 54 Dispatches 56 Cove Is 58 Play the part of host 59 Asylum VERTICAL 1 Vanished 2 Shakespearean king 3 Swiss rivir 27 Ancient Irish capital 29 Sly look 30 Roman date 34 Flesh food 45 Have on 46 Gaelic 47EnthraJIed 48 Entreaty 49 Direction 21 Garden amphibian 37 Distress signa! 51 Individual 23 Freebooter 40Haz« 53 Exist 2i Solid body 41 German river SSAmbary (comb, form) 43 Misplaced 57 Symbol for S6 Heavenly body 44 Opera (sb.) iridium

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