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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 6, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1951 TH1 BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO, K. W. HAINIS. Publisher BARMY A- RAtNEfl, Asalfttint Publlshe» A. A. FREDRICKSON, editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdT«rtllln| U«nag«c Col* N»«on«l Admttalng Rtpresentattvti: WttltM Wltmcr Co- New York. Chicago, Detroit, AtUntt, UtmphlB. Entered « second class matter at the post- affic* tt Bljthevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- treu, October *. 1917. Member of The Associated Press •UBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot BlyihevlllB or any •uburban town' where carrier service Is maintained. 3Se per week. ' By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles, J5.00 per year, 12.50 tor six months. $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. (12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations What do ye Imagine icalmt the Lord? He will make an utter end: affliction thall not rise up the second time.—Nahum 1:9. « « * ' Ood sometimes washes the eyes of His children with tears In order that they may read aright His providence >nd His commandments.—T. L. Cuyler. Barbs About the only thing a thoroughly stingy p«r- con fives away ig himself. * • * A doctor saya we can't hear u well after meali is before. So mom hu a heck of a time waking dad up from that after-dinner snooz*. * * * When a gang leader has a questionable em- ploye on his payroll, it's customary to lay him aut rather than off. * * * Bookkeeplnr would be a !ol easier If the folks foe borrow from didn't hjive tuch good memories. * * • The best picture of health is not the hand- painttd variety. Claim of Averting War Is Discredit to Attlee Party The British Labor party did little to heighten its stature in the world's ej-es when it claimed that Prime Minister Attlee's 1950 visit to America averted World War III. ' ; According to a recent party policy statement, Attlee came to see President Truman at a time when it was feared the United States was considering nne 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, MacArthur'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 commodity. Lessing, one of Hi editors, Industry needs 30,000 engineers a year for normal growth and replacement. Beside that, it currently has a deficit of 60,000 engineers. Lessing found that the number of engineering graduates is expected to taper off from 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 11, 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. leader's Views 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 Lawrence To the Editor: Having lived in Btythcville for some 22 years, I have 6een quHe some changes. Our town has grown Into a small city, thus bringing along with It larger and different kinds of problems. One of the problems now facing us Is tha traffic problem. With more and more automobilea and trucks going on the roads and streets every day, this Is something' for some one to think about. Traffic, on busy days and nights here, la practically stymied on Main street from the Intersection of Highway 81 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 lights are not synchronized, thus you are forced to stop at every Intersection. Whnt would happen If a serious fire broke out »t one of these busy times when traffic was blocked all the way from Tllghway 61 to Lilly on Main Street—with cars anri trucks lined up bumper to bumper all along? How would any klnrl of fire apparatus get through? How could »n ambulance possibly get through? Why not have traffic policemen at these busy Intersections and turn 'o(J the traffic lights? Traffic being conislrtcrnbly heavier on Main, th« officers could keep traffic -moving on both Main and the side streets. / ... Traffic llghU, being only a mechanical device, can not keep traffic regulated when ona street carries ten times the traffic thai a crosa street carries. We have traffic lights installed tn our city where they serve one purpose only— thai Is to hinder the movement of traffic.. Take the light at Park Street and Highway 61. Any time you care to check this place, you will find traffic "tied up" from Chlckasawba to Park Street.. Stop signs on Lhe east and west sides of the highwny arc nil that are necessary at any time. There is no logical reason why (raffle 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" slgnpl comes on. you are able to travel six to eight blocks before having to slop again for a traffic light. Who is rcsixwslble for the situation In Blytheville? Is it ihe police department? Whoever it is. they should get busy and do somrtnmg before something serious happens. I am not and on not mean to be critical of the city administration, hut this is a serious problem that can and should be remedied. Name withheld by request. SO THEY SAY Don't Let Anybody Fool You, Son! A TAX. COLLECTOR Foe THE c30VE!?,s.MENT Peter fdson't Washington Colum Gamblers Are Targets of Five Proposed Tax Bill Amendments <Sccond ot i series mi new laws proposed to beat the crime wave.) WASHINGTON (NEA) — The Senate's Kofauver - O'Conor Crime Investigating Committee, In Its 23 relcrni mea-sures now before Cong r e s's, a i rns to break, up the rac- kets'by p'.ugglng a lot of legal loop- would the numbers racket based on the dally Treasury slatement. Another proposal would the old anti-lottery laws by adding a ban on "gambling enterprises or scheme, 1 ; of any kind." It would b»r me of the mails and interstate commerce for transmission of lottery Information. It would also ban punch boards. Crime investigators have found that even the legitimate juke box or cigaret vending machine business tends to mushroom into punch board operations. The Idea is block this sideline. Another Committee proposal would make It a federal crime for| anyone 60 use telephone or tele-' gram for transmission of gambling information. This would not, however, bar the use of wire* (or 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 ha."i been taken, It would make Illegal the transmission across state lines of information used for gambling purposes. Whnt it is hoped this will do Is .stop organized layoff and comeback betting by gambling syndicates. Still another proposal U to revise the slot machine act of 1950^ banning their shipment in interstate commerce. Definition of what a slot machine is ha^ proved difficult. Also opposition of some 40o carnival companies who run games of chance for lodges and church fairs watered down effectiveness of the law. The Crime Committee now proposes n 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-ball machines that pay off it would ban free game. But the one-ball games that have a cash payoff. once over tightly- By A A. Fredrkksen There's a piece of the current tax bill stuck in Congress' craw hat 1 think should be coughed up before it brings on a legal beilv- che for Uncle Samuel's levy lifters.'if it isn't, I would enjoy being pr<jl cnl when the Internal Reveuoors try to pry loose some tax dollart rom a coy gambling tycoon. The DOCTOR SAYS By E1HVIN P. JORDAN, M.D. I refer to the portion of the proposed tax increase legislation which would put a 10 per cent bite on the gross lake of Individuals engaged In bookmaking and allied professions. The' Senate Finance Committee yesterday It seems that no Inatur how; of-j completed a legislative wake en I discuss serious conditions, 01 lhis , natter and , t al d n ^™,,f" = ^?. ?° ','°L reC ° 8 : «« blessing of our House olVp! them when they see them. The rst letter today is from a lady 'ho ought to know what to do. but eems not to. Q—I am bothered with a gnaw- ng feeling in the pit of my stom- i ch, as though I were hungry. I j lave to eat often to quiet this feeing, but after I eat my stomach urts. and in half an hour after icsentatives. Such a levy, Us proponents have touted, would net Uncle some MOO,000,000 lax coin, admittedly a mes« of money. Said proponents also have allowed as how thi.s sort of tax would help alleviate the pain to be inflicted on the more honest and ' consequently less well-heeled tax- ating, the same feeling returns. P * . . Vhat could this trouble be? Is it Sevcra! columns back. I teed off nervousness, since I am terribly On lhe oft -Proposed legalizing of lervous all the time? Should I go sambhng and in a few hundred o see a good doctor? Mrs. P, C. K. A—By aH means you should go o see your doctor. In all probability lastily-chosen words concluded hat It was for the birds in the ame sense that legalized homicide rive tax bill amendment* aime at gamblers are proposed. One would Impose new penaltie for violating elot machine and re tail liquor registration regulation Occupational tax returns by rcta vendors have in the past been fille with false statements because the: WBJS no penalty. Another tax bill would reriui legalized gambling casinos — lik Nevada's—to keep books and r port daily totals. Illegal caMiv would be required to keep rccon of every bet. This would either p them out of business or provide on more law for them to break an be prosecuted for- All tax' payers would be require to ke«p their tax returns for seven years, under another proposal. Treasury regulatioa% now requfrn records for six years in fraud cases only. Other bills would prohibit- deductions from income a* 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, Won Id Double Check Criminal Income In prosecuting big 2amblers like Frank Erick- Page 14 will want to make several tests ncludlng X-rays, since the symp- oms you describe would fit those f an ulcer of the stomach. Of :ourse, one cannot tell until the examinations have been made. As I lave said many times, nervousness Iocs Influence the symptoms of stomach ulcer. Q—For the past two years, every :ime I go into the basement to wash or come in contact with any dampness, my feet and hands swell and itch. Could you tell me if this is serious and what I should do about It7—Mrs. H. S. :—The symptoms sound as though you were sensitive or allergic to something with which yon come In contact in the basement. This could he some form of moid which crows only In dark moist places. An allergist could t«st .Ton for substances which might be causing the difficulty. Certain]? swell- ins and itching of the feet »nd hands is nothing to Ignore. Q—Is It true that if one drinks a great deal of liquid it will cause one to become heavy and fleshy? —Mrs. R. a'. A—Plain water does not lead \n the production of fat. Of course, il there Is sugar or other nntrimenl n Ihe liquid, U can cause fat pro- 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 the books a law which levies a (a x on. % bookie's prosperings or a cradM .hooter's luck. ™ Such a tax law legally recognizes the existence of gaming foi Keeps and, by making the financial results a taxable commodity, condones it. By dangling before tha 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-combatants 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 a ripe tax source that is carrying a 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 .wagers take by shooting off any efforts to cut into It. However, the criminality that major league gambling is CosteSlo and See EDS ON If you are married to a rich woman, you are accused of seeking her money. And if you are mean to her . . . you are also a dead duck.— Prince Igor Troubetzkoy. * * * Every well-dressed man should have at least 30 pairs of shoes in his closet-—W Ma sty Jarman, shoe manufacturer. * * * Hex could anyone expect us to 50 back to the same damn line again? We do not intend to attempt it.--Gen. Matthew B. Ridgxvay, on Red true talkers' insistence on 3Sth parallel. » ^ * * I feel that I can best make people understand boyr and do the proper thing for our fine institution if I remain.—West Point Coach Earl Blaik. * * * After 18 long lean years the Republicans are In a slightly desperate condition. The> want to pick a winner, just a "winner." regardless of who he is or what his party Is, if any.—Sen. Robert Kerr iD, Okla.l. * * » Put it <tniting men's hairt on an economic ba.Ms If two men apply for a Job, and they're equally skilled, both 40 years old and one is gray- haired, which would an employer hire? The younger tockme men, ol course.—Albert, of Fifth Ave.. hair stylist. IN HOLLYWOOD By EftSKINE JOHNSON N'EA Slaff Correspondent Bj- GLENN <Subbing for Erskinit Johnsun, NF.A Slaff Corrrsrionclent) HOLLYWOOD (NBA I — Like everyone else I'm convinced television has unlimited possibilities. And like everyone else. I suppose, I tiave a grievance concerning TV. I'm tonkin^ for Uie ptiy \\ho introduced westerns to television. .My Rrirv.incr Is bnsn] upon Ihr I»cl Ilirsr vrrstern pictures nn TV Itave brfn crratinp^ in my home life for thr past years. My wlfr. F.lcanor Powell, anil I .liavr a son, Peter, a friendly, likeable old. ) Until this character who merged I TV and western pictures ca:ne nn the sretip. Peter and I h;id a er^td. i normal father-nnrl-son rebri.-n.-hiv And I was doing very fine tin- | ?ot ourselves a television left lhe house, with Ellie giving me one of those yon-ngain hugs to make the scene more valid in Pete's mind was, "I'll suie cut) those Injuns today!" This fiction came a cropper suddenly. ForcettltiE all about it one day anri dressed in my coin'-lo- Sre HOLLYWOOD Vage U 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Hnrace Scrape, who has been attending Draushn's Business col- tree. .Memphis. hrcs accepted a position with Roberts Cotton Company us bookkeeper. He was head of Ills praduatitiE class. Ralph Farrnr ha? returned from a j month's trip lo points of the west anri Mexico. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Copeland ;.-r. Mary Louise. Mrs. C. R. Waters, Mr. and" Mrs. W. C. Phcbn and Mr. and Mrs. E. Chilton Young. ,-,11 of Memphis. Mrs. Phelan and Mrs. Young were formerly Misses Mary and Martha Copeland of Bly- thevillc. sisters of Mr. Copetand. raised to only two no-trump, show- In? that he lacked the strength to bid all the way to game. But South also knew that he needed a better than average result, so he bid the impossible game. Incidentally. I should point out that North's response of two clubs was the Stayman Convention, asking South U) show a major suit if he had one. South showed the hsarts, thereby denying that he had duction. In a person who has Insufficiency of the heart 'or of the kidneys, lhe body may retain s'kme fluid and cause swelling, hat this is not true nr normal flesh. In the healthy person, excess water Is rapidly eliminated and will not cause heaviness nr fat. Q—I am 22 years old and since my 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 be done for falling hair?—Mrs. F. A—Fajling hair .Her childbirth is not particularly uncommon, though the cause Is somewhat obscure. The hair almost always grnws back in lime. About the only thing which ran or needs to he done Is lo keep the circulation of the scatp In as good shape as possible by massage and frequent bmshinf. Of course..attention should be riven also to the general health. Q—The cartilage in my nose Is broken through. It bleeds and gets something to be dusted off. and stepped on by the local law and is hardly an item for our lawgivers tn be enshrining as. a legitimate source of flderal income. Under such legislation, the pro.'ia cutlon of gambling would becotSJP' hopelessly choked between federal and local laws deeming it felonious and a 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 amending or gambling must be sanctified to preserve it for purposes of taxa- as Ion? as Congress Now dtx-larcr took the nee of spades, cashed the last heart to discard the ten of diamonds from dummy, and then put East in with a third spade. East hart to lead a club, giving dummy the Wng of clubs. That card was the entry for the ace of diamonds and the last spade, both of tion. However, would rather cast about for more ways to feed the Treasury than trim the tons of fat from federal spendthrifting, the solons may sj 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. dry with mucous, r wash the nos« with warm salt water and use vase- line. Is this B serious matter? —Mrs. L. L,. A—II seenu probable that yon will continue to have some troubjM wilh your nose. If Ihe cartilage-^ septum between the two nostrils is broken through. In all probability .. . ,. • ---.,..._ .uultl,. 1J, rill JIIMIIftullllJ which would have withered on the j permanent relief c.m be oblalncd JACOBY ON BRIDGE n> OSWALD JACOWY Written for SEA Service set. That did il. 1 found competing witli all these western Mars for prestige in my sons eye- The pictures. I've been mikin« h.ivc rrvrcly been of the "wrsscm" type, lately. The lact I w.v-- also nn actor and appeared in pictme.- wlth Rita Hayworth, Evelyn Kcyiv. astte Davis, Anne Baxter, and others, made no Impression on him at all. Their names weren't as iie- witchine [o him as Topper. Chimp. Silver. Tony. etc. Peter Not Impressed Breakfasts at onr hnus? u?rd to be cnv, friendly affairs, full P( plans for the day But aftt'v television. Peter's interest plumentcci lo /fro when I started to lalk Ab^ut T Dl Aji my pictures. Peter would always i ' oumey rlay May set b.irk to what the western stars ' Ceil/ iof OvGf'Bid ^rrf doing nn television, ar.o how treat they were. Things reached such a desperate st.itr 1 was forced lo romp to lirnk- fasl complete "Ull rliaps, puns, rmrt i*n«e talk. When 1 got tn thp slutiin, evrryonr figured 1 ».is s<nns Ilirough one of lliose "rt.iffy" stairs, and werr e\crrdinnk kind and scntlo. The nn\e!ty of li.^viiK ;v.e drr.'s wo.Mcm wore off for Tele in a lew ureks. I had to resnu 'o another fraun, I r.irefully btninip The lirtinn [ South knew ^e wrre having 3 peck of trouble biddable ^paries. Hence North wentl back to no-trump, West, Ipd the four of diamonds, and South won with the Jack. Declarer nexi cashed the king of diamonds, followed by the ace of hearts, and a low heart towards dummy. West allowed dummy's jack'of hearts to win the second round of thai suit, but had lo take his king when declarer led a third round of heart.s. vine if anybody but East had led clubs. only by an nperatlon lo repair the damaged arra. Pretty Posy The contract ronltl be defeated j [n rubber bridge you seldom deliberately overbid aenin5t, silent op- prnrntA. Tn tournament bndie. hcn\f\ci\ you 5o;v,ctimps kno\v that you need umiMial result."! to pro- riure a wlm-ims 5corc. anci in that. WEST *Q.T.-> ¥ K 10 4 « Q7642 *9J South 1 N.-T 2 » 3 N.-T N'ORTil ( * m 12 V.I32 » A 1083 *K? EAST «K 108 V 97 6 • 35 A A J 1054 SOUTH (D) * AB5 * A Q 8 5 » K.I *Q862 Both sides vul WCM North Pass 2 J. Paw 2 N' -T Pass Pass East Pass Pass Pass Openir.f lead—* 4 if Wprt ever Icrt chittf. but he had no way of knnwine that. It seemed «atc tn lead (he quren of jparles, a.s indeed it «as, K*.st. knowing •hat he needed a rhib lead Irom ilORIZOXTAL 1.8 Depicted posy 13 Hero's lover (myth.) H Lubricator 15 Auricle 16 Mountain nymph 18 Fruit drink 19 Doctor (ab.) 20L«*?t rapid 4 Symbol for manganese 5 False god 6 Roman emperor 7 Thrived 8 Turfs 8 Wrought iron <ab.) 10 Pa 1m leaf 11 Communist* 12 Sketched so you sometimes bid Ihe cards i '-he Weft hai:o. should have put up a'little more than they're really i the k;ne of spade.* to nuke sure he •.vor;h. tnistme to hick and i.iort rlcht arm to bring the con~i ~cl hnmo. Today's hand was ol that ualure. he didn't belone in that youri'niu ne would not eventually be i COI1 - | stuck in the lead with s high spade.! As it happened. Fast nude'the fatal; errnr of plav.n? the eight of spades, j South dropped the six of spades! parting shot each dav came contract. To bcpin with, his, tn make the eisht look like an'en hand UMS a slichtly doubtful no- ronractnc sirnal. West therefore trumper. Moreover, hli partner continued with the Jack of spades. 22 Compass poinl 17 An (Scot.) 23 Mixed type 24 Bone 26 Mix SSGudrun's husband 31 Paving substance 32 Act 33 Arabian 35 Scottish sheepfold 36Ev,ih>ate 37 Weight of India <pl.) 38Eye (Scot.) 39 Hawaiian bird 40 Pronoun 12 These arc a delicate red 48 Hebrew letter 50 Artificial language 52 Musical drama 53 Winglike part 54 Dispatches 5 6 Cove Is 58 Play lhe part of host 59 Asylum VERTICAL 1 Vanished 2 Shakespearean king 3 Swiss zivar 27 Ancitnt Irish 45 Have on capilal «Gaelic 29 Sly look 47 EnthrrJled 20 Courtesy title 30 Roman date 4B Entreaty 21 Garden 34 Flesh food 49 Direction amphibian 37 Distress signal 51 Individual 23 Freebooter 40 Haze 53 Exist 23 Solid body 41 German river SSAmbary tomb, form) 43 Misplaced 57 Symbol for 26 Heavenly body 44 Opera (ab.) iridium

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