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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 14, 1951
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PAOCSIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, M51 TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUKIER NEWS CO. • H. W. HA1NES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* Nitloni! Advertising Representatives: W«Ui« Witmer Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. * Entered is second class matter at the post- office at Blythevtlle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: - By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 (or three months; by mail out-side 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Brethren, be followers toffethrr of me, ind mark them which walk so as ye have us for an enMtnpIe.—Philiprj|nni 3:17, « « + The common people do not Judce of vice or virtue by morality or immorality, so much as by the slamp that is set upon It by men ol figure. —L'Estranse. Barbs Th« man who it a stickler for law Is liable to b« a trial to his friend.', • * » A piano marmthoner In Illinois salt! he en* Joy«4 rolling the Ivorie*. Hit neighbors likely would Hk« to d« *omc fKootlnic, too. • . * ' Every eummer some girls in bathing sulls Jump right Into th* water without anybody chasing them, • • • A »UtktIc,»n iar» the avertf* American take* ftept » d»y—*nd In A lot of CAW*, itlU know when h« U going. You can get everything but a cold off your eh»0t by telling your Friends About It Defense Effort Necessitates Highway Problem Solution Even if the United States had ;io rearmament program, its highway system today would be in had shape. But the defense effort poses a further aer- ioui handicap. Highway officials fear that lack of •teel for bridges and concrete reinforcement may reduce new »oad construction this year by a third. Hundreds of major project* already have been affected. The outlook it for even less steel for highway use in the months ahead. The highway problem has been growing steadily more acute each year. Neither new construction nor maintenance and repair have kept pace with need. The deficit had begun to accumulate before World War IL Wartime suspension of road work greatly accelerated the decay of our highways, especially since they bore unuiually heavy burdens in that period. After th« war, construction zoomed upward. Hugh urban expressways were planned and built. Rural super-highways, including a number of elaborate toll roads, were added to the road web. Existing routes were widened and improved. But the gap never was closed. Roads continued to wear out or become obso- • lete and unsafe faster than they could be replaced or repaired. Now we are spending about £2,300,000,000 annually on highway improvements—the highest total in history. Vet it isn't nearly enough. According to a survey by the magazine U. S. News and •World Report, we ought to be spending ?4.000,000,000 a year to keep pace. But state and national lawmakers have not yet shown any disposition to vote that much money for roads. And, as noted in the beginning. I he rearmament program would be t. barrier todny. no matter how much money was on hand. U. S. highway experts figure 50 per cent of main route mileage is inadequate. The defects are many: pavements ate too narrow, they're broken and battered, there are too many dangerous curves, ''sight distances" are often woefully limited, bridges are outmoded or unsafe. These faults contribute tu the country's shameful traffic toll. The harsh fact is that highway deficiencies are likely to get worse. The 1951 traffic load already is greater lhan was expected for the 1950's. Cars and trucks are bigger, faster, and far more numerous than ever. At the same time, construction costs are at record peaks snd going higher. The problem demands prompt, sober attention. Highways are not a luxury we can dispense with in an emergency. They're vital to the national economy. Highway officials admit they're stumped for solutions. But we can't afford to let matters languish. Possibly the President ought to create a commission, composed of the best brains in the highway field, to tackle this puzzle and develop a positive, financially feasible plan. Mere headshaking won't cope with today's traffic torrent. Truman Should Be Himself The forrnal opening of the Japanese peace treaty ceremony at San Francisco was a memorable event wholly suitable to the inauguration of coast-to-coast television broadcasting. And yet President Truman's speech made the actual broadcast somewhat anti-climactic. The address itself seemed lost in the platitudes of peace. The language had none of the electric quality that befits a treaty-signing occasion. Worse, the President delivered his remarks like, a schoolboy orator out of practice. It sounded as if he had rehearsed each phrase in two or three different ways and chosen the poorest. His gestures lent little emphasis; instead they were merely distracting. Mr. Truman has no talents as a spellbinder. It would be better were he not to try. He is best when he speaks naturally, almost informally, without the customary techniques of the orator. And thqse who help him prepare his public addresses would do well to recall • the days of the well-turned phrase. It's been a long time since we've had any shining language from the White House. Views of Others Federal Payroll Kiting To 10 Billions ( The federal government Is again expanding like a brush fire In August. A recent statement thereon by Virginia's Senator Byrd would Indicate that there must be at least two seta of feet on half the desks in crowded, Jammed, bulging Washington. The Senator reported that In July the total of civilian federal workers passed two and one- half million. That compares with a little under two million In July of last year. And (he number keep* on rising. Sen. plin Johnston (D,), of South Carolina, said * while back that the federal agencies expect to hava close lo three million employes by June, 1952. Y That's what, you get when government U developed into an insatiable tax-glutton pretending an ability to work miracles. Give a thought to the coat-it'* your expense. It Wft* close to eight billion [dollars Inat year, and Senator flyrd predict* that"with the continual rise of federal employment ,the bill will "approach—If not exceed—10 billion dollars" in thi present fiscal year. Te,n years Rfro, in JftSl, when we were beginning to prepare for war, the entire outlay of the federal government Wds only IS and o_ne- third billion dollars. Now we have a looming 10 billions a ye*r for civilian payrolls alone. Taxes are not the only way in which the bloated federal payrolls hurt the citizen. The pay that Washington offers, with liberal vacations, sick leave and other advantages, Is higher than many businesse*, loc*I governments .school districts and other agencies can match. So they are all constantly losing em- ployes to the spending machine on the Potomac. If to many federal employes were actually needed, no American would complain. But they aren't. Many dawdle in needless political Jobs; many are employed in overlapping, duplfcatlni service*. Congfcj-s should bear down harder on such extravagance. It should put through the rest of the Hoover plan to reorganize the government on more efficient linei. To tax the people for waste, when they pay so heavily for defense and other necessities, Is an unjustifiable neglect, —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT ISO THEY SAY Why This Hand Has a Grip on the Russians Peter fdson's Washington Column — Acheson to Find Turning His Back May Improve His Political Stature SAN FRANCISCO tNEA)—Secre- tary of State Dean Acheson probably did himself a lot of personal good at the Japanese contcrence in San Francisco. When the man who would not turn his back on Alger His« did turn his back on Polish Deputy F o reign Minister Stefan Wierblowski, refusing to recognize the Pole for further p r o pa• gnmlizlng from the rostrum, many of Secretary Achesoti's former critics were ready Peter Edson to forgive him a lot. Some newspapers that have been most bitter about Acheson admitted In headlines that the Secretary of State "stole the show." u(:l This was for the manner in which | th. You don't think I'd b» us o«<t •« Mr. Tuft, do you?—Winston Churchill, on Dcing told that he would probably be a Midwest Republican if he were an American. * • • 1 have learned to roll with political kicks and punchts. but I haven't learned how to ab- sorn >hr kirk of a horse yet.—Sen. Wayne Mors» 'R. Oro. after a horse's hoof» hospitalized him. » • » In > democracy, what the people think l« ri?ht. II you want to save th« world, all you havf to tin ^ (o make people think. Never before has it been w important that people think . . . in « hurry.—Clarence O. Graham, of Louisiana ft" Public Library. * • • Scientific knowledge ha» reached a point where *e can tel the world free ... or obliterate life Itwlf. ... it (5. clearly our duty »s cttiiens lo !f« Ilisi jder.ce Is «s«d 'or the benefit of mankind. For. of what use l« scl*nc« If man does not survive?—Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. * » » I'm run for President. Only God can «<'e this nation and I'm willing to help Him. —W. Lee ODanlel, ex-senator from Texal. McCarran of Nevada, who has con- agitators never seem to learn. B demned many a State Department program, gave Acheson grudging tribute. "Even If they do get rid of him ns Secretary of State, he won't have any trouble finding another job," said McCarran. "He can always get work running a steam roller." Expenditure Approved House Foreign Affairs Commlt- tepfuan James P. Richards had a unique tribute to pay Polish Minister WierWowski. "If the Stnl* Department wanted to take $2500 of its secret funds, and pay them to that Pole for helping us secure ratification of the Jap treiUy, I'm sure Congress would approve the expenditure," Richards confided to his as! „..,-.— \ v i,a! he meant, of course • , , I was that Wterblowski's typical com' mie agitator's technique had anger- Acheson, as Icmpprnry chairman, rammed through acceptance of conference rules of procedure. Republican Sen. Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin, who has been a leading critic of Acheson'E. prniserl him in a "Reporters Roundup" radio interview. And even Democratic Sen. Pat ed many of the delegates. Representatives of some countries that had been wavering on whether to sign 10 treaty or not to sign it were won over by the belligerency of Wicrblowski and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. Undoubtedly they caused Cuba's Minister of State Oscnr Gans to move for earlier closing of debate. This hadn't'been planned at alt. But it is proof of one point Commie once over By * A. As the Alice ol Wonderland fame found when she traveled the looking glass, things keep getting "curiouser and curiouser." And the more I try to reconcile the oddments of life in this day »nd «ge,< the "curiouser. etc." some Ihtngs appear. * Not everything lot of activity is backwards out to be progressing on a bias and in numerous instances the horse Is pushing the cart. giiefs it's all part of the effort to turn out suns and butter, swords and plowshares from ihe same machinery. To some of us garden variety taxpayers, it can appear somewhat complicated, which js just a polite way of saying confuted. But headscratchlng comes easily to the common citizen these days. and I claim only the dubious distinction of not being any more confused than the next their own tactics, they make more enemies than friends. Real Bipartisanship only Secretary Achcsc... — i „. the State Department as a whole | ~ did Itself a lot of good by inviting to San Francisco—all expenses paid Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROT. D. I>. Dominanj trends and influences in almost every sphere of thought and activity become .apparent to an intelligent observer as he looks out over any considerable period of time. These, moreover, become so marked that they become fixed, or characterized. In the public mind. We speak of certain tendencies and forces as "in the air"; we speak of "the age of this, or of that." We are aware of action and reaction, and of what my good old Professor of Economics used to call "the ebb and flow of sor.Ial Ideas." He himself, incidentally, from early years as a socialist had become the chief individualist of his environment. An age emphasizing the greatest freedom of action today, may be the age of many laws, regulations, and restrictions tomorrow. The young observer of today, who sees extensive movements toward church union, and the development of a world-consciousness and a world organization of the Protestant churches, can hardly realize how completely a generation or two ago the trend was the other way. Sectarianism and divisiveness were not ! only in the air. but right on the In a Canadian town In which I grew up there were two sorts if 8uy. Harry Truman's expression of complete satisfaction with the curt federal budget the other day set me to cogitating on the oblique approach Uncle Sam takes to mat- ler,s of income and outgo, As far aa everyday comparisons run, it's • budget in name only and is concocted and operated In a manner no way resembling any budget a taxpayer ever attempted. If you and I could operate in the expansible manner Uncle Sam does, it would be simple to crowd Into our budget; a number of little luxuries like T-bone steaks and the t50 suits now retailing for $80. You and 1 must hinge our personal budgets to one relatively unchanging Item, the paycheck. We assume we aren't in imminent danger of being canned and that the Wage Stabilization Beard Is not going to recognize us as worthy of added recompense, and there we begin our budget. It becomes a matter of paring the pleasures and frequently shaving the necessities to fit. Or finding something to mortgage. Uncle Sam, on the other hand, decides how many GI's. battleships. canopeners, typewriters spools ol red and mimeographs us common folks personal deficit of the State Department In San Francisco than friends. In addition to Senators Wiley and McCarran, Senators Smith of New Jersey, Hickenlooper of Iowa and Bridges of New Hampshire were on hand. All this is expected to pay off handsomely when the Japanese treaty comes up for Seriate ratification. It was a fine example of how bipartisan foreign policy should be made to work. What a Bargain Deputy Undersecretary of State Carl Hurrmielsine .got the surprise of his life at the huge reception which the American government gave on the opening night- of the conference, after President Truman's speech. Seventeen 'hundred guests were Invited. There was big long bar and an elaborate buf- See EDSON on page 10 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Hedy Lamarr haa two story properties that she'll sell for »75,000. It's further proof that Heriy'.i for living doesn't Include wood. design Holly- HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Betty raphy of Benny Fields and Blos- Hutton, who makes, 45000 a weck.lsoru Sceley. and song arranger Pete Rugolo, GREENBACKS GALORE who makes less than 41000, are trying to work out the money angle for a marriage next January. The fly iti the ointment is Betty's notion that she may'want, to retire after two or three more pictures. Never trust n sound track. There's The names of Lana Turner anil: a bie barbershop quartet'scene tn Fernando Lamas, her lradln s man , "Aaron Slick From PunkliV Crick." In "The. Merry Widow," are hcini;: .\ crorus of TEN men recorded the linked and it's not stuilio-insiiirnl, | r i cn harmony. either. Set visitors who have peek- ' • - • *rt In on rcl.ears.iU of their Invc j Qne scenes are doin K< the talking. - L er5 offered Rcsa|ind PRuMe|IP a fancy fee to by-line a daily Holly- Mrs. Gary Cooper has instructed wood co ] urnn . R OZ refused on Lhe her legal-eagles to study the Brit-) srouncia that it might hurt her act- divorce laws and may unleash a bolt of lightning from London. MOVIE TARGET Billy Wilder is still twirling (hut rope over his head to lawn Gnrbo fcr .1 movie comeback It's lor tiie Yu3 Bryiuier starrer, "A New Kind ol Love." • ' * i t ! Despite iVorma Shearer's denials Hollywood designer Taffy experts • of interest In acting, at least three the .sior* in February Don't toll | movietown agents have di'diMed me. Margaret O'Bnen has a Mr.ip- |TV deals with "her in (he past lew ovrmnp gown. . . . Bill Hcury,| montn actor husband of UI starlet Bar- \ barn Knudscn, has been bedded in an overseas military hospital. A nervous breakdown. ing tMrcer. .Movie censorship must he relaxing, Ann Ihur.ik voivs that the ccn- vnrs have approved a film version «)f her sla^e liH. "The Respectful Pmslttule." Title, too. Kirk bowed out of the i Broadway revue, "Only Angels Have The big hush-lntsh scirncr-ftc- j Money," but grabbed off $1000 for supplying the title. . . . Edward O. return to the stage in lion project at Paramount is titlrcl; Darknew at Noon" la with the tin•' AUmns" and will lie produced. cJorstanding that he'll also do the with » cast of unknowns. Radio and movies are two different worlds. After pbyinj: Gary Grant's daughter six limes cm the airwaves, 12 year old Anne \Yhil- flelrt was turned down for the role' of his daughter at Wfuncr.v The studio's reason: 'Too U11." ; Hubby Bert Friedlob will ac«n\- paiiy Eleanor Parker to hrr hometown of Cleveland [or the world premiere of "A Millionaire ;nr ChriMy/' but says he'll stay ia tin- background. He told mr: "I'm aoinc alonz to make an imp.'i.^onat ap- : peruance." \ Something went wrong in rlcar- film version. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bv OSWALD JACOBY IVrltlen for NEA Sen-Ice Goes Down Seven But Gets Top Score One of the most amusing hands! find a ua\- to East's hand. East held only two jacks and his partner was (oo weak to open the bidding. North, Johnny Crawford, decided to Iry to talk the opponents out of their game. The lirst step in his talking campaign was to double one spade. On the face of It, this was a takeout double, showing a good hand. Perhaps East shoiild have passed to await developments, but he cannot be criticized for bidding his long clubs while they could still be shown cheaply. Roth suspected the double but felt he had to show that he hat! odism in the country at large. There were, likewise, two sorts of Pre- jyterianism. and there may have been others as well. Wherever some presumably prophetic soul, or ambitious leader, thought he had discovered a new idea, or a new emphasis, he proceeded to build a new, and sometimes a very narrow and Intense, denomination around it. That rank growth of the sects was in a sense the disgrace of Protestantism, but it also had in it a touch of Protestantism's glory—the emphasis on freedom. Like all great men and good things freedom IE capable of abuse. But freedom Is nevertheless great and good. Today the trend, and I think most of us would say for the better, IE all the other way. Controversy has almost disappeared; the things that divided are hardly mentioned. Yet one ol the greatest of Scottish church leaders not long •-,_ spoke of "sood controversy" as a great need of our time. And we might well ask whether with all the undoubted gains In present trends we are not In danger of losing some ol •the essential values of the times when Christiana laid so much stress upon their conscientious convictions and were averse toward compromise It is a question to which I shal return. will need for a fiscal year and then starts checking the current crop of taxpayers and taxable Items." When the tax ante falls shy of his planned outlay, then up go the rates — Congress willing, of course. An emergency such as we have at present makes a handy crowbar for Prying loose extra clams under the suise O f Km , worthy natlonal And whereas can rarely view as . anything but a "short-eut"to > sheriff* sale. Uncle is unperturbed by_ the color of the ink on his ledg- To me, one of the more irritating ways of Justifying blind appropria? tions In the name of defense is the circus-type press agentry engaged m by several senators as of late If a secret weapon is to be hidden from the eyes of- those who pay for it. then just tell us taxpayers we are stuck to buy this particular pig n a poke and be done with it. I am weary of hearing unknown ethal appliances described as "fantastic . . . amazing . . , terrific remarkable . . . terrible" in J a Hoi-' lywoodian effort to leave at yokels with Jaw agape and pocketbool more willingly ajar. Furthermore shall be watching to see what materializes in the way of fantastic, amazing weapons bit difficult, but every one mad' stupendous and purchased with super - colossal amounts of tax money. It would be interesting to watch the results of adoption of the oft- proposed K per cent limit on Income tuxes. It would bring joy to my hard little heart to watch Uncle Sam sweat over a budget based on a set income, just like we peasant* do. JS Yean Ago In Biytheville — Craddock Brothers Canning Co., .» Tennessee concern, will operate » canning plant at Osceola next year. It has been revealed by Cliy Ayres. who is active in a group of Osceola business men and farmer*, who have been trying to locate a plant there. Mi.=s Cora Lee Coleman has been elected president of the American Legion auxiliary chapter here. j John White had a birthday part this week In honor of his seventh NORTH V 7654 3 » .110642 WEST 4 A K Q 9 VKJ 10 » A 73 *K Sooth Pass 3 + EAST *62 V9 * K9S + QJ98632 SOUTH (D) A 10853 V AQ82 » Q8 *A 105 East-West vul. West North 1 A Double Pass Pass East 2 JL Pass Opening lead—+ K The rrcrnt national nridec tournament foimo" Alvin Roth, of Wash- iuston. D. C.. playing the hand hieh anti dry in a cue birt. He went down seven trieks -and cot a top score. The moment Roth passed passed a maximum hand. His cue- bid of three clubs was Intended to show that fnct. West should have doubled thrre clubs but passed on the assumption (hat North or East would surely act. Crawford passed on the assumption that even if South didn't take a trick the loss wnuld be cheaper than Icttinc the opponents score a vulnerable tame And East passed because ho couldn't think of anfthtng he liked hotter lhan lettinsr the'op- ponenls play the hand at clubs. • West made the best opening lead -the kine of club-. South took the are and returned a spade, hopina to eel a ruff in dummy. West ;ook the queen of spades and laid down the ace of diamonds In the attempt to - ' nailed with the nit:r of diamonds, sot a dlamnnd continuation to his kinst. and promptly led the queen! of clubs to remove dummy's last! trump. Now Roth could take his ace' of hearts but had to live up the some game contract for a score of j birthday. The boys and girls played more than 600 points. Hence-a score game-s after which his motfier Mrs. of minus J50 was top for North-1 F. A. White, served ice cream and South Implement Answer to Previous Puzzls HORIZONTAL 55 Checks 1 Depicted tool 4 It is made of 9 Metric measures 12 Pastry 13 Young insect 14 Nocturnal flying mammal a Gaelic 15 Cushion 7 Always 16 Overturned 8 Tardy 17 Goddess of 9 Striped infatuation garment 18 Hypothetical 10 Allowance force II British 19 Guided novelist 21 Not (prefix) 19 Pioneers 22 Withered 24 Short jacket 26 Give forth 27 Not one 28 "Green Mountain Slate" (ab.) 29 Palmlike plant 30 Morindin dye 31 Illinium (symbol) 32 Pay 34 Ego 37 German river 38 Actual 39 Mystic ejaculation 40 Comforts 46 Sodium (symbol) 47 Plunge 49 Tooth 50 Mongrel 5! Age 52 Once more 93 Malt beverage MFruh 20 Tooth doctors 41 Persian po«t 2S Shore 42 Theater box 2J Laborer 43 Mountains la 32 IU handle Asia usually U 44 Adam't son S3 Respect 45 Sea eaglet 35 Narrow 48 Animal foot crescent 50 Eccentric l_ 36 Dreaded wheel ™

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