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PAGB EIGHT BLmnCTH,L> (AWt.) OOtmiEU THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER IS, 1M1 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publish* A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sola National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, DetroH, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter »t the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, und«r »ct of Congress, October 0, 1617. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25o per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. M.OO per year, $2,50 for six months, $1.26 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, ble*s*d both the sons of Jweph! and worshipped, lean- Ing upon the lop of his staff.—Hebrews 11:21. * * * * There U a power In the soul, quite separate from the Intellect, which sweeps away or recognizes the marvelous, by which God ts felt. Faith stands serenely far above the reach or the athq- ism of science. It does not rest on the wonderful, but on the eternal wisdom and goodnes* of God. —F. W. Robertson. Barbs . The cost of fall cleaning Is why It will begin with dad's wallet. * * * Why Is II there alwayi seems to be more mom for laughter In a cottage than la a mansion? * * • It's amusing how borrowing neighbors are always glad to take anything but a hint. « • • Golfers and autobts seldom know where they're falng when they're just learning to drive. * * • The difference between a blonrte and a brunet could easily be, ths same man. o«r Monomjr cloMlf to nuk« * vwl go at capitalism. The pattern mint vary t* fit tht country. Th« important thing 4« to infuB* European capitalism with a n«w gpirit, to lay stress on creation, on growth, on more wealth and higher living standards. Those art the real marks of an enlightened free economy. . Britain's conservative* have made a historic decision. They have embraced a program that could well recommend itself to a people dead-tired of controls, of wealth-sharing; instead of wealth-producing, of the professional gloom-mongering of a Socialist government. Views of Others More and More of It From Lake Charles British Switch to U.S.-Type Capitalism Is Historic; Step Most Americans take their capitalist economy for granted. But in Europe, even where it is still fairly well en- v trenched, capitalism is under a cluod. Many Europeans see it as the enemy of social welfare and progress. Yet too few of them have understood that the capitalism ,they have known isVastly different from the brand we live under. Theirs has usually been marked by low wages, short-sighted profit policies, and cartels which fix prices and production quotas. Our has been distinguished in recent decades by the growth of enlightened wagg and welfare policies, by vigorous competition and imaginative expansion of the production. Our enterprisers have moved ahead adventurously, taking risks, while Euro- ( pean capitalists generally have sat by, ' trying- to hold what they had. Seen in this frame, the gains of socialism in Europe are easier to understand. The peoples of Europe have been turning away, not from an American- style economy, but from a backward system which so far has stubbornly declined to adapt itself to their needs. Though the example of America has been steadily before them, they have remained largely ignorant of the bright promise of a more progressive capitalism. This is due in part to the shocking general ignorance of the United States in foreign lands; and in part to the inevitably strong impact of the band ex- • ample Europeans^saw at home. Confronted by the march of socialism, most of them have visualized no decent alternative. Only a handful have dared cry out for a rebirth of capitalism; to the rest this sounded like turning the clock back. Thns it comes like a breeze from the mountains to hear that Britain's Conservative Party has now determined to campaign against the socialist Labor government with an American brand of capitalism. The theme of this offensive will be expansion, to create more wealth and make Britain stronger and more prosperous. It's almost the first time in history we have had talk of this sort from Europe. For years the approach in Britain and on the Continent has been marked by gloomy negativism. What the Conservatives now propose is positive, imaginative and forward-looking. It holds out hope that rearmament can be achieved without plunging weary Britons once again into grim austerity. No sensible American believes that Britain or any other nation must copy There have be«n some startling developments In the case of the five Lake Charles, La., newspaper men who were indicted as the result of a crusade against gambling, and perhaps they were inevitable. Certainly a situation in which crusading editors and a citizens' group fighting crime are so slapped down by a Grand Jury is startling enough In Itself. Particularly Is this true when three of the person* allegedly "defamed" were convicted gamblers and the "defamation" consisted in the publication of court records concerning previous gambling activities. But since the indictments were handed down there has been the somewhat less than surprising refusal of the Calcasieu Parish sheriff to make public a list of his special deputies despite' the fact that the citizens' organization, the People's Action Group, had reports that two of them had served on the Grand Jury—which found that the sheriff, too, had been "defamed." There his been the somewhat more surprising comment of a grand Juror to outside reporters that "if Huey Long were alive, you guys wouldn't even be In town." And there has been the still more surprising assertatlon by the president of the Police Jury, the county governing body, that the whole thing started when Kenneth L.,Dixon, managing editor of the crusading Lake Charles American Pre«s, "began sticking his nose into politics " It seems to us that the sheriff's refusal to let the PAG check "upon his deputies Is at least, questionable. If none were actually members of the Grand Jury he could easily prove It by giving the organization his list. The comment about Huey Long Is eqimlly questionable; as a matter of fact It hints dangerously of a willingness on the part of a man sworn to uphold the law to hamper the work of outside newspapermen, and we doubt that even the late "Kingfish" would have gone that far to oppose freedom' of the press. And as far ac Mr. Dixon's "political" activities are concerned, what more Important public service can a newsman perform than to "stick hit nose into politics"? Politics Is the basis of government and a newspaper which did not cover It thoroughly would be doing less than Us duty. Shortly after these various aspects of the situation came to light, a-Methodist minister and former paratrooper chaplain told his congregation from a pulpit symbolically draped In Nazi swastikas and chains that he plans to ask that he too be indicted since "history has taught us that a padlocked pulpit, follows a persecuted press," We shall watch (his development with particular interest. The way things are going now in Calcasieu Parish it wouldn't surprise us a bit if the Grand Jury took him up on It. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY From H«r« to Eternity? once over lightly- If A A. FrelrlckMB Harry Is mad again, a good, old-fashioned, Trumanesque, name- calling type of mad. "Pack of lies," he says..."trying to frighten ...misinformation,..meaningless statistics. ..done in ignorance... malice aforethought..." Yak, yak, yak, yak... Harry T. jpake thusly as he dedicated a new government building, a seven-story limestone and granite edifice to house federal hirelings, the list of which is not growing shorter. The gist of Mr. T.'s angry monologue was that It ain't true that our government is wasteful or extravagant. Well, I hardly expected any confession that it was, especially as we Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Acheson s Work at Treaty Meet Brings Squabbling among GOPs By JAMES MARLOW (Substituting for Peter Etlson) WASHINGTON. Sept. 13, (AP> — Now the Republicans are squabbling among themselves about Secretary of State Acheson — praising and blaming—which is a break in the usual routine of United Republican attacks. This probably leaves Acheson fairly cool. Long ago he had to learn (a live under Republican criticism of the harshest kind, expecting few pleasant words from that direction, While toughening his skin against the long barrage, of course, he may have become just a little more self- conscious, knowing that no matter what he did he might get a kick tn his well-pressed pants. This kind of self-consciousness in i secretary of stnte could have asting effect on history, although historians might never be able to point out when or where, for this is possible: A man made self-conscious about his every decision, knowing each may be criticized, may lean over backwards to make pleasing decisions instead of the kind he'd make if his untroubled judgment was be- I ence at San Francisco and torpe- ; deed Russian attempts to wreck it. Two Republican Senators—Knowland of California and Smith of New Jersey—who had been outspoken critics of Acheson paid tribute to his work at the conference. This didn't sit well with another Republican, Senator Malone of Nevada, who sees trouble from the treaty and disaster from all of Acheson's dealings with China, past, present and future. He said Acheson engineered a wide TV audience could see for it- ! self, that Acheson handled himself with quiet dignity, some wit, and a chilling firmness against the Russians when they tried to shoot off firecrackers. Job Done Before Meeting But the real job of wrecking the Russian wrecking crew was done nefrire the conference started. The US. had lined up enough allies and friends, getting them to the conference and knowing they could be depended upon, to frustrate any Th. DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN* P. JORDAN, M.D. Caesar's wife is suposed to have had a child who came into the «"0r!cl by means of removal through a cut made Into the abdomen and womb. Hence this operation has been called Caesarian section and many children have been brought from their mothers in this way. The operation raises questions sometimes of which the first is a good example. Q—My tirst child was born by Caesarian section, is it possible to have a second one by natural birth? •-Mrs. D. F. A—It used to be the general rul* that once there ha* been a. child born by Caesarian, subsequent children must also be taken the same way. Now, however, there are some exceptions. * * • Q—I have a. teen-age boy who ruins his shirts and sweaters by excessive sweating under the arms." What could help this?—Mrs. D.C. A—Probably the best thing would be for him to use one o! the commercial intl-perspl rants of which there mr* several on the market. • * * Q—I had a badly bruised leg a year ago and the leg still swells a good bit. I was told that I have a keloid. What is a ke!aid?—Reader, A—A keloid It a. iort of tumor of the skin made up larjcly of scar tissue. It generally occurs after injury and has in unfortunate tendency to recur if removed. treaty which would mean the end I Russian tricks when the conference of Nationalist China and the entry of Red China into the United Na-; tions. ' "Acheson," he said, "has been a party to everything that is now re- stilting in the loss of China." But what made the Senate discussion about Acheson's work at San Francisco academic Ln the first place was this: He did only what anyone in his pnsition would have done if he had been secretary of state and had any sense at ail: he shut up the Russians and rammed throueh the treaty. If he hadn't done so, if he had let the Russians run with the ball. ing used. An Academic Question But the subject which brought about the present Republican squabble About Acheson is hardly more than academic: The way he handled' gan. the Japanese peace treaty confer-1 There is no doubt, as the nation he would have looked inexcusably ridiculous, and for a. good reason: the dice were loaded against the Russians before the conference be- got under way. So the real Job of handling the conference was done before It began: In this. Acheson had to share honors with John Foster Dulles, the Republican who put. the treaty together and worked it out with U.S. allies. When the conference started, Acheson had the score in front uf him. All he had to do was blow the Q—Can anyone explain why I have dreams in the most beautiful colors? I seldom have a black and white dream and I dream almost every night.—Mrs. J.M.C. • * • A—One of my daufhtar* also , reports dreams In "technicolor." I don't know the reason bat suspect it f« a particularly active sense or imagination for color. It would be interesting to know whether artistic persons were more likely to dream In color than the rest of us. • * * Q—Please explain the advantages and disadvantages of contact Jens- as compared with regular glasses. whistle on the Russians. They had 1 It seems they would be more de- to dance to the pre-arranged tune.jsirable. if so, why are not contact Whether this treaty in the end lenses advertised and worn by more will mean bad news for the U.S.. as Senator Malone seems to think, can't be forecast with certainty by anyone this early- Being human, the Japanese will be on the lookout for the best way to feather their own nest, making their decision in the long run on that basis and not on whether It's good for us or the Communists. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Wise reformers don't give too many cathartics. A few doses of Senator Tobey and the town will be thirsty for another Jimmy Walker.—Robert Motes, New York City construction coordinator. • * • It stems to me that the world looks too gloomy through them.—Clement Attlee, refusing to wear sunglasses. * * * They (people) thought I was just a patty- giver. .. . Well, I'll tell you, I'm just the hardest- working girl j'ou know.—Perle Mesta, minister to Luxembourg. * • • Kc has no right to look towards another church if he has never taken the trouble to penetrate Into the religious life and structure of his own communion and to satisfy his religious needs there first.—FT. Karl Adam, Roman Catholic theologian, of Germany. » • * Hitters aren't afraid I'll hit them with wild pitches like J used to, 50 it's harder to pitch to them. They know I've got good control.—Bob Feller, pitcher, Cleveland Indians. • • • Chief weakness (of the West Point type of honor system) U that every man pledges, himself to be guard not only of his own honor, but of that of his fellows- This Immediately runs afoul of the tradition against the tattle-tale.— Henry o. Doyle, dean, George Washington U. * * * We don't care what ticket he runs on. We Just feel that the morals of the government are at a low ebb. General Ike, with his background as a great general and a university president, combines the traditions of George Washington ind Woodrow Wilson (is) the only logical choice.— Dr. Irving Schuman, chairman, G. I. for President Clubs. • « • The $56 billion arms bill represents a down payment on tragic errors in judgment made at the conference tables, of Teheran, Vail* and Potsdam. We must (now) ask ourselves if we can substitute billions for leadership, bulled; Tor stales- minship.—JUp. Richard WiSRletwortii <R_, U&u.). HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Without Popcorn: The clock's been turned back to the era. when rugged profile boys tcnored "I love you" and aristocratic movie queens sounded like Judy Holliday on the set of MGM's "SlnguV in the Rain." It's a musical about the advent of sound movies and low-slung limousines and autos of the period. Everything except Jack Benny's Maxwell Is driven up to a replica of Graunun's Chinese Theater. Gene Kelly, Jean Hagcn. Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds arc the principals pretending to be stars of 1927 attending a gala premiere. Among Ihe people lined up the street, I notice a familiar face and do a double-take. Slay Me- Avoy, a high-powered slar of tbc "20's, Is working as an rxlra today. It was In 1927 that "The Jazz Singer" was premiered and May hcrsell trod the plush carpet and listened to the wild cheers of the public. Now she's Just another dim face In the background of a Hollywood movie. The rain machines are spewing water over Clifton Webb in PJXS "Elopement" and the celluloid Mr. Movies Hollywood If a big star was speaking an important line. Two screen newcomers, Cleo Moore and Ken Garcia, are playing a torrid love scene in Hugo Haas' third independent production, "Thy Neighbor's Wife," at Motion Picture Center. The story lakes place In Moravia In 1811 and It is clear from the dialog and action that Cleo is enacting ilie role of a highly "Amber"- dcxtrous man-klHer. Heas supervises a kiss of the Garbo-Gilbert variety, with Cleo bending over Ken's face. But first Hnas orders her to push back her blonde braids so that moviegoers Src HOLLYWOOD on Page 13 a 3-3 break of the missing six diamonds. However, the odds are almost 2 to 1 against such a favorable break. A good declarer doesn't like to tie on the short end of 2 to 1 odds, Leventritt looked around for another chance to make his contract. The best chance lay in a squeeze. Even if the diamonds failed to break favorably, the contract could be made if the same opponent had four spades and four diamonds and all the heart honors. In most squeezes it is necossary to have winning cards for all except one of the tricks when you start to apply the pressure. That's why Leventritt refused the first regular (lasses in relatively cases of refractive errors. people?—Mrs. IW.M. A—This Is a lone and complicated story. Contact lenses arc Indeed preferable In some kinds of -visual difficulties, but these are not the most common ones. Contact lenses, however, do not give better vision than mild A contact lens is a foreign body tn the eye and has to be properly placed in the eye and a solution used. The. adjustment of these requires a K°od deal of patlenc« and care and hardly Menu worthwhile unless there is a definite need for contact lenm which cannot be met by the ordinary glasses. • * * Q—Is it necessary to have the urine sent to a laboratory to be analyzed? My doctor tested it In S« DOCTOR SAYS on Page 13 are getting closer to 1963, a year in which it will be decided whether a number of individuals continue to reside along the Potomac or will emigrate toward whence they came. 1 am always happy to hear that the US. is not heading smack into bankruptcy, but 1 reserve complete ecstacy until such time as federal solvency is based on something other than a political claim. Especially such time as the drain on ray personal finances becomes less noticeable. According to Mr. T.'s version, those who say the government is spending itself into bankruptcy are attempting to "frighten voters." I would suggest that fright Is often necessary to burn off the fog of individual and collective lethargy on the part of those who are affected by the results "51 either federal solvency or bankruptcy. I have had occasion to sea a drunk or two snapped back into sobriety by the simple expedient of scaring the liver out of him. So much for fright, which is neither as illegal, improper or immoral as a number of things I can think of. Cousin Harry also attempted lend substance to a bit oi fOs. arithmetic that has been floating about as of late. I refer to the sophistry that, even after taxes, the average American retains 40 per cent more purchasing power than he had in '39 despite the somewhat' higher price tags of the current year. That's Just line, but when you recall that the 133. buck Is currently appraised at about 53 cent* as compared to the 1939-type currency, the arithmetic kind of levels off. If purchasing power U up 40 per. cent,—and Mr. T^ said so himself—but the buck is off in value 47 per cent, then methinks there is a loose seven per cent kicking around that is not working for the benefit of the consumer. I will go along with Mr. T. that these may be some of those "butterfly statistics" he spoke of. Anyway, they give me butterflies in the stomach around bill-paying time. As to who is a liar, Mr. T. has designated as prevaricators some individuals whose personal integrity he can assail only by being inconsistent. Still being quoted wicle- ly today as sources of facts on the government's fiscal profligacy -ara the reports of the Hoover Commission. Mr. T. should be remin<tfk that his bosom buddy, Dean Ach3^ son, served as vice chairman of that commission. Happily, I see, Mr. T. has decided not to ilay us common folk for a common habit of ours. In his talk, he "defended" the right of Americans to growl about paying taxes. "Half the fun," Cousin Harry declaimed, "of being a citizen in this country comes from. complaining about the way we run our governments—federal, state and local." Sure, Harry, fun. Joyful, carefree, gay, inexpensive fun. Look at me, Maw, I'm ./laughin'. Me and Pagliacci. 75 Years Ago In Btytheville — Prank • Wagner, formerly of Brinkley, Ark., has arrived here to be associated with Ark-Mo Lumber Co. Miss Zola Crafton has gone to Chicago to buy stock for her sho^ after having visited relatives'-^ Little Rock. J. W. Purtie and Robert Baxter left yesterday for Starkville. Miss,, where they will attend Mississippi State College. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JOCOBY \Vrillen for NEA Service These Two Practice What They Preach Bernard Shaw once said: "Those uho can, do; those who can't, teach." He'd have been stumped at the siRht of peter Leventritt and Dick Kahn winning ths Master's Lundigan and Evelyn Varden. The Pri , r championship in the recent moment the scene is finished. Webb 1 starts for his dressing room. "This picture," ne snaps through trick. It left twelve tricks to be played, and he could win eleven oi them—which was exactly the position he wanted. West continued with the queen of hearts, and declarer won with the ace. He next ran his four clubs, Belvedere lines lo shlveringly speaks his Anne Francis. William national bridge tournament because Pete and Dick both teach bridge at the Card School. That's the chattering of his tceih. "should j a pair of young men who be called 'The Frogmen and Girls.'" practice what they teach. QUIET PUHLEESE j Leventritt will probably use the A comedy sequence in a bar near j ^ mA shown Uxiay as a lesson hand an army camp is being filmed forij,, one o[ hjs advanced classes. He Sam Goldwyn's "I Want You" and nas a right t o use it because it I watch Parley Granger, as a private, work with Martin Milncr, Pet;- gy Maley and Ann Robin. Behind them soldiers and pretty extra girls Jitterbug, but there is no sound of foot-shuttling. Later I find out that all the dancers have been equipped with felt overshoe* so that the dialog spoken by Farley can sound track. Evin an atomic be heard en the bomb wouldn't happened to him in the national tournament. West opened the king of hearts, and Leventritt refused the trick. His reason for refusing the trick are the most Interesting part of the play. There are eleven top tricks In the North-South hands. The spades cannot break favorably, since one oponent Is sure to have at least four spades. The chief hope for NORTH AAK52 VD52 » 742 *A74 WEST <D) AJ1093 • 93 + 1063 V864 » J10S« SOUTH *Q7 » A 107 * A K Q 5 *KQJ5 North-South vut West North EaM Sou* Pass Pass Pass 1 4> Pass 1A Pass 3N.T. Pass 6N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K <Ure make, a aound eiploduig in;the twelfth trick lies, therefore, in discarding a diamond from dummj He then tried the diamonds, an< discovered that West was squeezed When the third top diamond wa led, West could save only fou cards. All four cards had to be spades, since otherwise dummy' fourth spade would become established. West discarded his Jack o hearts In the hope that Ills part ner had the ten, but it was no Leventritt promptly cashed the te of hearts and took the rest of th tricks with high spades. Bird Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 D«picted bird, 1 Malaysian the v'llow completely feathered feet 13 Scoundrel 14 Fish 15 Individual 16 Oriental measure 17 Expunger 19 Near SOFootlikepart canoe 3 Canvas shelter 3 Mimic 4 Railroad (ab.) SPIus 6 Wading bird 7 Symbol for gallium 8 Solar disk $ Roman emperor 10 Belongs to him 26 Headstrong 46 Line of 27 Facility junction 39 Tardy 47 Versifier 30 Type of cheese 48 Weight of • „„,„,. „,. 36 Monotony India (pL) 21NeRatrv»*word 11 Arabian guU 37 Distress signal 50 Conclusion 22 Svmbol inr >2 Wheys of milk «0 Water (Latin) 52Cotan««nt y 18 Type of bomb 41 Coagulate (ab.) 20 S eed container 43DcncxninaUon 55 Art id* 23 Lurch 44 Pain 5« Symbol fof 2S Spotted 45 "Emerald Isle" cerium sodium 23 Company (ab.) 24 Preposition 26 Peruje 28 Burrowing animal 31 River in Switzerland 32 Small child 33.Compass point 54 Indonesian of Mindanao 35 Give ear to 37 Flower part 38 Near (ab.) 3> Whirlwind 40 Symbol for actinium 42 Man's name 45 Worm 47 Letter addition (ab.) 49 Canadian province , 51 That is (ab.) SZMine'shaft hut 53 Footed v*s* MHienglypb S7 Annex

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