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PAGE FOUR TM BLYTHEVILLt COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO, * K. w. HAINES, Publisher •ARKY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, mEDRICKSOX, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Adrerllalnj Manager 8ol« National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wi(m«r Co- New fork, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at Die posl- »ftlc« at Blytherllle, ArVansu under act ol Con. October I. i»i.7. Member or The Awoclated Presj SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Elythcvlllt or any «uburb»n town »hcre carrier service la main- Mned, 25c per week. Bj mall, wllhln a radlm o( 50 miles. $5.00 per y«ar. 12.50 for sli months 51.25 [or three months: bjr mail outside 50 mile lone. $12.50 per rear payable tn advance. * : - ! Meditations Pfraute for the work o( Christ he wa« nlfrhl unto death, not regarding his life, to supply ynur tafk of service inward me. — rhlllppfanj 2:30. + * * There Is but one virtue — the eternal sacrifice of self. — George Sand. Barbs When' the road turns the name time you do, jrou're 1 pretty good driver. * * * About half the American men are flatterers, Mjrt » wrller. When tlier fet married, Ihnt'll The coming winter cold weather Is certain to lead ui into some ticklish situations — or don't jou wear those Itchy heavies? * * .« A nun usually fetls bcller If It's never rtefj- • Itely decided who Is the boss In Ills home. • * « We wouldn't really feel sorry for the weatherman If his corns hurt, too, C. of C. Members Vote Need for New Sewers .Results of the Chamber of Commerce poll of its membership show clearly that Blytheville businessmen lu - c rmiinly interested in seeing the city get slnrleil on a new sewer system in 1953. To this, we can add our fervent hope that plans will get started during '53 which will offer something, at least; in the way.of- sewer improvement. :,.:/Seemingly, there is absolutely no ; way the'city can get its hands on ?1.3 million. Not posing as either sewtv engineering or municipal financing experts, there are only a couple of alternatives that come to mind. To the uneducated nose, the city's primary sewer need obviously is a treatment plant. If a new system can be built on an .expandable, piece-meal basis, this •looks like a _«roo<Mlarter. As to financing, sewer charges for retirement of revenue bonus appear lo be prohibitive. The 'alternatives? Either getting something through the Legislature enabling Blytheville to levy n sales tax or, as the Mayor's finance committee suggested, acquiring the Water Company and using revenues derived there- from. Tilt first plan involves the messy h o ni e-rnle amendment, which in the main is undesirable. The second was de- fealed in a special election. Rnt the Chamber of Commerce a n d the city administration can't afford to rest in efforts to bring about a workable plan, even when faced hy these seeming, by unsurmovmtable obslack-s. Budget Cuts Must Come In Area of National Security President Truman's final Innl^ot does not, of course, have the same .slat- us as the olliei-s ) )e has sent to Coiiim-ss during his two terms. While lie and his aides prepared il, Ihe.v will have no responsibility for pushing enactment ot the appropriations it calls for, or for making (| le act ,i a i expenditures it anlf- cipafcs. Thus Ihe President has made no proposal for new taxes to eliminate a deficit he figures will run lo S9.9 billion in the year starting July 1. He loaves lo his successor, General Eisenhower, all the burdens attendant njioti the carrying out of this budget, including the closing- of lhat yawning gap between government income and outlay. Kiscnhower and the Republican leaders in Congress, especially Senator Taft, the Senate majority leader, plainly have no intention of allowing the Truman budget lo keep even roughly its present shape. They are talking of a. $70 billion budget, which if it could be achieved would all but wjpe out the anticipated deficit. Many Kepublicnns arc even urjf- J»g a lax reduction this year, though Eisenhower tuul his top lieutenants are not promising that. Tax-cut advocates now claim that quite a f ew congressional Democrats also favor an early slash. Hut no one who has any familiarity with government operations today would prcleml lhat these goals will he easily attained, if at all. As Taft has" pointed out, the ntw administration and the Congress cannot at this stage rewrite the entire budget. It lakes a year to prepare, and money must be voted by this July. Besides, preparations must quickly begin for next yenr's budget. Therefore, the Republicans will have no choice but. lo trim and modify the Truman budget. And many of the figures set forth within it are more lhan iitere suggestions. They are commitments which slnnd for projects already started and contracts entered into. Defense contracts are not one-year affairs, and when they are signed, the sliding of money for three or four years; may be obligated. Of the $78.0 billion'Mr. Truman es- limales will be spent in fiscal 195<1, some $'16.3 billion Is allocated for military outlays. Another $7.8 billion is marked for foreign military and economic aid. Since the latter total is up ?].? billion from year, Uie Republicans undoubtedly will do some pruning there. And Eisenhower has promised economies in the defense establishment as well. . * Yet cutting in these major areas of expenditure will be a delicate matter if we art not to arrest important programs already under way and if we are not to convey to our allies the notion that we are back-tracking on our commitments to defense of the free world. Items for veterans and for interest ori the huge national debt can (>e slashed either very Jittle or-nol at all. The ?2.7 billion for atomic programs is \ not likely lo be pared. A somewhat more hopeful field is that of general government operation and such domestic programs as agriculture, health, housing and the like. But, overall, these come to just $10.3 billion in the Truman budget — about 13 per.cent of the total. [ The big savings must come in the realm of .national security. The wisdom with which, proposed reductions are made in this crilical zone will provide the American people with one of their 'first important yardsticks of the statesmanship of the Kiscnhower administration and the Republican 83rd Congress. Views of Others Rights an dRevenue The Southern Political Science Association's Nashviiic iviootlng wns told that Southern senator's representatives ami governors who ardently repeat the rltunl of state sovereignty to go to Ihe federal Treasury with "outstretched nnd tager hands." .. There is, however, another side to this situation, which Dr. Robert 0. Harris of Louisiana Stale University apparently" referred lo with n loueh of sarcasm. The federal government has been more a n d more B oing lo the stales with outstretched and eneer hands for tax money. We are not here discussing the question of which came first, the demand from Hie slates or federal taxes levied on Hie people of the states. It Is true that some slates "mate money" under the federal-slate deal because they get more In federal funds than they pay tn federal taxes, nllliouctti we should not assume that the Dare figures tell the whole story. But the point is that federal taxation virtually forces the stales to go to Washington for money or services. States' rights - and states' responsibilities — could bo relnvigornicd nud that principle could be made to mean more If the federal government would surrender some of the taxullon sources that it lias pre-empted or that It draws upon along with the stalc.s. -Little Rock Arkansas Gazette. SO THEY SAY If we could get- pupils (o stretch themselves In learning (he way they do In athletic contests, I'm sure we would have the ntointc age behind us in no time. — Lakcvood, O., high school teacher Alton yarlnn. * * * There were times In Palestine, In Indonesia nnd In Kashmir when the lighting seemed dcs- lined to go on forever. Vet the ON succeeded In stopping each armed conflict.' — Retiring U. s. chlet delegate to the UN Warren Austin. * » » Good shoulders seem to go w;i(h beautiful faces. You seldom see a beautiful woman who doesn't have tine shoulders. — Clothes designer Howard slioup. * ' * * If any mil trios lo shoot me, I'll lake the pistol away from him, ram It down his throat nnd pull the trigger. — President Harry s. Trumaix _BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Probably the Fi V/HQME?" YB/ibu! GET RID SATURDAY, JAN. 17, 195« Peter Edson's Washington Column Truman Slyly Got in His Licks And Budget Suggestions to Ike WASHINGTON -(NBA)- Presi- lime II,,.,-,. w.. * „..,„.. ,..,_,_ ___..• WASHINGTON —(NBA)— President Truman tried lo make a great e o mae a great Joint In his budget message about ' ' boiv he wnsn't making any'recom- mendations t o Ihe new Congress. He said il was up coming °- to !„. - President Eisenhower to make his own llme there was some serious thinking about Ihe fear ot spending too much. Thai's what Ihe man says anyway. GO!' Cuts IVnutd Leave No Slack If President Truman had sent to Congress an {85 billion budget Ibis year, it would have been a lol easier Tor the Republicans to economize on it. They may still think ft icnsy to cut a SIS billion budget by SIC billion..That's approximately a be -- — ........u ,;, lJmL tnis new itlget, calling for expenditures of inrly $70 billion In the fiscal year -•Sinning next July 1, | s a tare . rougal government housekeeping. Iho Inrereiice is If Mr. Tru- -nnn hart really wanted to go lo town'he caulcl Imvc recommended another S85 billion job ,as easily as he tlitl last year. As a mailer of fuel, the various government departments rind agencies did ask for a lotal of $85 bil- ion for fiscal 1054. President Tru- rmn and Ihe bndgel bureau whit- led requests down uy about «6 billion. That much ftit was trlm- "icrt off, n.f least. The Department ' o[ Defense, ..'lilch gets 53 per cent of Ihe budget, hnd asked for $12.5 billion In new contract authority next year Truman & Company cut H to 541 3 Wilton, (he lowest It has been since Assistant Secretary of Def) isc W. J. McNeil snys that the fact this figure was not higher is in itself something of an achievement. There was more cooperation .nnong the Army, Navy and Air Force Ih.-iti ever before. Mr. Me-: Neil declares. And for the first Kdson a you are asked to bellevo Is Hut this new bu proposals to Con Kress on new i.,,. „ . , ; lerMsHlinr, ~ I - P LI cc tlt Cut. whiTr wou" M 1 ?',, 8 ™'?'"™""* >",<• °< « * cost that " lne Republicans do cut What you are ± C ~'S S , by th . at mUCh ' on top of new ? f cd tax cut ? Bnd <° t<l1 'ax col „.„ ,i,., ^ULO tiiiu sui-iii tax coi- lections of, 469 billion, it will leave them no room lo slart any new programs of Iheir own Balancing the budget at Ihe S69 billion level would mean uo slcp-up In Ihe Korean war to get it over with. President Truman's budget message lefl no allowance for that In fact, Ihe challenge which the departing President hns put up to hfa successor is that If Elsenhower starts any new programs of his own. he will hnve to raise taxes Instead of cutting them lo carry out promises to balance the budget. But when President Truman declared that he was making no recommendations for new programs in this last budget message of his he was slightly kidding. All the way through this message he has stuck in sly lltlle suggestions on what he thinks ought to be done. He gets in a plug tor his old policy of raising taxes to put Ihe defense effort on a pay-as-we-go bnscs and reduce the public debt. He gets in another plug for closing tax loopholes. Congress has consistently turned him down on both since 1951. Ike's Snippers will Bye Proposals The President also gel In a su»- gcstion for raising foreign aid programs from this year's §6 billion level lo nearly $8'billion. He urges repeal of Ihe amendment which limits ocer promotions in the armed services. - ...- Davis limits officer ,-. .....ut.unij iii mi- Hi'mcd servic&s. He hints that there will have lo beSbigger appropriations for ammunition If the Korean war goes on. He says Department of Defense wants $200 million more for research and development. He recommends $500 million more for new defense plants and tools. He repeats his old recommendations for increased postage rates on magazines lo reduce the Post Office Department deficit. He tells Congress It should authorize Hell's Canyon Dam In the northwest, and Ihe St. Lawrence mentioned, but they run In the Seaway. The cost estimates aren't hundreds of millions. He assumes Ihe new adminls- tration will approve the interna- lional wheat agreement which provides a subsidy on wheat exports. He recommends an Increase of $2 million in soil conservation and SH million more for upstream, small- dam, flood-prevention work. He wants $100 million more for defense housing. He recommends that low-rent, public-housing starts be .Increased from this year's 35,000 units to 75,000. He urges $150 million new contract authority for civil defense. - All these and other recommendations by Mr. Truman for new nnd .,„,„,-„ „•• , •-= "- •" '-"- '"•= '"Creased government spending defense effort on a pay-as-we-gtf are no doubt the first places Mscs and reduce the public debt, where Rep. John Taber of New " G Mv l^ ",™ J 1UB f ° r C ' os ' YOTlc ' Sen ' Stylcs Bridges of New g tax loonholes. Cnn B r^« h«« Hampshire and the merry economizers on their . appropriations committees will look for the cuts they Intend to make. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EWVKV r JORDAN. ,>1.O. A rupture, or hernia, Is caused by «)me of tin- soft tissues of Ihe body bulging through the wall or covering which Is supposed to keep them i« place, it is most common In the groin. Most hernias occur through weak places which nature has not built any too well. A rupture also can develop through Die scar of nn old operation or place which has been weakened by injury. Most ruptures appear for the first time after sonic strain, euch as lifting something heavy. This noes not mean that the weak spot was not there before, but the strain causes the abdominal muscle to tighten. This raises the pressure Inside the abdominal cavity, the con- lenls of which push through at the weak point. One method of treatment Is to try to keep the contents in place and support Ihe weakened wall by means of n support or truss. This Is fairly satisfactory lor some people, especially elderly people and those who do not have lo engage ,n heavy exertion. The value ot a Iruss or support also depends to a large extent on where the rupture Is located, as well as Its size. Will modern methods of surgery, I is possible in most cases to pin :he soft (issues, such as the intestines, back where they belong and to repair Ihe wall so strongly lhat Ihcy are kept in place permanently. Constant Improvement in surgical methods have made Ihe chances or permanent cure better nnd Viet, ler. The likelihood of a reciirmirc is thus much less than il used to be. Scar Tissue formed Mr. M. Una recently asked about the injection treatment for hernia. The purpose of this method is to irritate the tissues surrounding the hcrnin so that a thick scar will form at the point where the hernia is bulging. The presence of this scar is supposed to force Ihe contents of the hernial sac back where they belong. A good deal was written on this form of treatment several years back, but ns a rule it requires several treatments nnd the scar lissne does not always do what it is supposed to do. For such reasons comparatively few physicians nre now- using injection treatments for hernia, and it seems lhat surgery Is usually lo be preferred. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEAJ— Behind Ihe Screen: n may set off more battles with bossman Hal Wallis, but Jerry Lewis Is determined to stick io the Chapllnesque character thai he tried for (he first time In "The Stooge," best of all the Martin and Lewis comedies. It will be a lovable, wistful v'erry, with a minimum of pratfalls, mugging and seltzer water from now on out, and he's saying: "I can't nrgue with the public or Mr. WaJIJs that with a pie in Ihe face you get laughs. But I say thai you get as much laughter with pathos and heart. A dramatic actor can he -so-so for 30 years. A comedian can't be so-so for 30 days. "I'm drinking about the future. The public may take the pie in the face for two years, But they'll !nke a beloved sclmook character for 30 years. True humor comes out of real situations. You can't 'orce comedy." Zany Jerry admits, "Maybe It's a losing battle I'm fighting. Bui I'm going to fight. It's just as funny to be the little schook that everybody loves as a guy with water squirting out of his arms." Bein^ Star Is Kasy Marilyn Alonroe started it and now Susan Bull's caught the fever. I mean (he yen of Hollywood's super-sexy dolls to wax intellectual, buy Reinhardt notebooks «l auctions, carry high-toned poetry under their arms and behave as though they had never heard of a girl named Lana Turner. Suzan. who's being given Ihe works by U-I as the brunette answer to Marilyn, confessed: "I don't want to be sold us Miss Sex Appeal of 1953. I want to develop something else. I want So last. I want to be a good actress. Tnat requires at least 10 years of hard work and study. "They can cut my gowns as low as (hey like, but I refuse to just be another movie star. It's easy to be a movie star. Yon Just sit around with your chest out and smile." making me a lover." Can't Slop Dancing Colelle Marchland, the French ooh-la-look who leaped from the Ballet tie Paris Ijilo a dramatla role In "Moulin Rouge," will not be going oft with her career as a dramatic dazzler. She's been turning down studio p offers with the explanation: "I don' Iheenk I'll be able lo geeve up (inlmcing, even fief I wan' to. I'm all tied up now be- cuza I'm not dahncing-. I can't slop eel—dahncing. I mean. My work ees ballet. People say now you he great ahclress. But, no. Maybe one more peecture with John 'Uston, who onderstan' me, maybe one peecture in whcech I can ahcl and dahnce. My beer love ecs ballet." Gorgeous Colette earned the nickname "Legs" when she toured the U.S. vvi'Ji tne Bullet ce Pans but she protftjls: "Eet moch embarrass me—I 'ave l«'0 legs like ever} ozzer woman." Deivey Martin, who hit stardom in'"The Big Sky." has persuaded his boss, Howard Hawks, lo let him shed the mystery cloak. The 29 - year - old newcomer played It the Marlon . Brandq. Montgomery Clilt way for a timo OH the advice of.Hawks, then decided that being a male Garbo wasn't getting him anywhere. "I got letlers after 'The Big Sky.' asking why all the mystery about me," Dewey explained. "Now I'm being permitted to have interviews and cooperate with the fat, magazines. All I ask is that they don't photograph me in th» kitchen with an aporn tied around me. I'm not e domesticated per- „ son." i'i Dewey's next film: The Hemingway s t or y, "The Sun. Also Rises," to be shot in Spain. Look who's hankering (or fame in the saddle — gritty-voiced Aldo Ray, .the former constable of Crockett. Calif., who hit pay dirt with Judy Holliday in "The Marrying Kind." Aldo has his eye on Columbia's "Jubal Troop" and adds: "I'm not what you call a rider's rider. But I used lo ride the hoofs off the farmers' horses up at Crockett. .I've been in sophisticated pictures up (o now. There's a whole audience I haven't tapped." Aldo's a gold prospector with lots of nujgets in "Let's Do It Again" wilh Jane Wvman nnd Ray Milland. nnd he's knocking on wood about his luck in not being pushed into romantic roles. "This way you last a lot longer," he says. "The studio could so easily have echmoed things up by per cent. The combined chance is about 53 per cent, which is slightly better lhan the straight 50 per cent chance of a finesse. It should be pointed out that it Isn't completely safe to cash three top spades before drawing trumps. It is possible, although not likely, that Ihe opening- lead is a singleton and that Ihe second round of spades will be ruffed. This slight risk Is probably offset by the chance of catching a singleton king of hearts if you play for ruffing out the king. The decisive argument in favor of ruffing out the hearts is that you do «ot necessarily lose the hand If the king of hearts fails to drop. There is still a remote chance for n squeeze if one opponent happens to have the only stopper in diamonds as well as the king of hearts. Niterles who play the team of Petrillo and Mitchell, the comics who have patterned themselves after Dcnn Martin and Jerry Lewis, are being informed by D and J that they will never play the clubs again. A big Las Vegas hotel is first on the blacklist. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville At the weekly meeting of the Little Theater Group Thursday night, Ralph Fairer wa's elected President. James Edwards was elected vice- president and Miss Mary Louise Sowell of Holland, secretary. Members ot the Blytheville High School Student Government sponsored a pie supper Thursday, night with Blan Heath and Miss 'Allj'ce Nelson presiding as auctioneers. Proceeds will be used in helping pay off the paper debt. Charles Ray Newcomb has been named secretary-treasurer of th« Ark-Mo Power Company and Franklin Atkinson has been named general auditor, it was announced by James Hill Jr. president. ' to run the three spades Immedt- ately. discarding hearts from the j South hand. Declarer then takes the ace of hearts and leads "a trump to dummy. "Declarer can enter dummy twice with trumps to ruff low hearls. When the king of hearts j drops, declarer can get back to dummy with the king ot diamonds to discard his losing diamond on the jack ot hearls. "What is the correct percentage play If you see only the South Joe Parks was Ihe last one to ' ™' d ° n b " 1 h« tripped over hij big New Year's resolution yesterday and broke his nose.® we* IJACOBY ON BRIDGE Use Winning Play Is Best Advice Here n.v OSWALD JACOBV H'rillen for XKA Service "\Vlint Is the best way lo piny the Accompany!]); hand?" asks a Pittsburgh correspondent. "Opinion here Is sharply divided on this question. "When the hand «-rfs actually played, declarer won the opening spade in dummy, rtrcw trumps, and suked his slum on the success of Ihe hearl finesse. When this finesse lost, he was, of course, set one Irick. "The kiblteWs pointed mil that South could have inndo h!s con-! tract by ruffing out the kine of i hcaru. The winning line of play ttl WEST 4J862 NORTH 4 AKQ » .1 7 6 J » K75 + K87 «Q832 + A2 EAST (D) 4109743 ¥1383 4J109 SOUTH *5 V AQ2 « A 64 *QJ 10965 North-South vul. South West North 1 * p ass 3 N T 4* Pass 5 + 6* j> 3ss P3SS Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 42 Smallest State Answer to Previous Pirzzls hand and the dummy? Do you have a betler chance if yon talce the finesse, or in general do you Jiave a better chance If you try to niff out the king? This type of situation occurs fairly frequenlly in play, so It might be worthwhile to remember a couple of figures. The chance that the missing si* hearls \vill he divided 3-3 Is aboul 36 per cent. The chance that (he king of hearls will be rioubleton (in case . lher« is a t-3 break) la about 16 | HORIZONTAL 1 Smallest slate of the Union,Rhode 7 It is nicknamed " Rhody" 13 Conductor 14 Printing mistakes 15 Envoy 16 Ringer 17 Seniors (ab,) 18 Pronoun 20 Worm • 21 Classifies 25Sorcery 28 Book of Psalms 32 Bclimes 33 Facility 34 Italian river 35 Pithy 36 Disposed o£ in a will 40 Rate of motion 41 Raw materials 4 3 Canine 46Narrow inlet 47NauIica! term 50 Biblical mountain 53 Temporary possessor 56 Tell 57 Embellished 58Click beetle 59 Ransom VERTICAL 1 Ailments 2 Soothsayer 3 Loiters 4 Baranof island 5 Seine 6 Attire 7 Victims ot 8 Anger 9 Pewler coin ol Malay 10 Story 11 Lieutenants (ob.) 12 Auricles 19 Jump on one foot 21 Appropriates 22 Crafty 23 Symbol for tantalum 24 Slumbers 25 Chair 26 Peel 27 Sea eagles 29 Weight deduction 30 Essential being 31 Bamboolike Brass 35 African fly (var.) 37 Preposition 38 More caustic 39 Roof finial 42 Toil •S3 Challenge •H "Black Earth city 45 Festival 47 Wings 48 ilnnor with t feast 49 Abound 51 Rodent 52 Goddess ot infatuation ^54 Exist '55 "Hoosler State" (ab.)

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