The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1949 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, May 24, 1949
Page 6
Start Free Trial

FACT HZ BLYTHEVTLLE (ARKJ COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1949 SHE BLYTHEVILLB COURIEB NEWS TBBOODKOEK «W» Oa H. W. HAIKE8, Pubdtfur UMIB L. VJEBHOBFF, Editor nun. D. atnuM. •el* lUUooal AdwrtteU* ^ Ok K» r«rt, CbloMO, MM* FnbtMMd Ew Afternoon «x»pt tottmd H •ecood en* outtm •* UM effc* tt BlytlMVlU*, Arkaiu** under «ct at Can- «rea, Oetotar 9, 1111 or «D7 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 87 cmrrtei to the city at BlytbeirUl* niburtaaa town where cwrtei *ervlo» to tained ate per week, 01 S5o p*> montii By mail, withlr a radius o! 50 mile*, M.OO per raw tgjUO loj ate month*, tux) (or three month*; bj mil) outrld* M mil* tone. tlO.OO p*> T«I payable to tdraoe*. Meditations Thus sh»H (hoo »ay unto him, The Lord with thus; Behold, that which 1 have bulll will a break down, and th»t which I have planted I will pluck up, even thte whole land.—Jeremiah 45:4. * * * Good is that darkening of our lives, Which only God can brighten; But better still that hopeless load, Which none but God can lighten. —Frederick Fsber. Barbs With bueball season on, this is the time ol year when beer should not be put In pitchers. • • • Stock thieve* In Marlon, O., lot iw»y with 31 hota. U they're squealed on, lt'» thtlr own fault. • • • The clinging type of gal still is with us—on the back of a motorcycle. • • • Two-thirds of the human body Is water, according to medical reports. Some smart tuy will have It Incorporated some day and sell itock. * « . • • A will of his own helps a young man lo succeed—almost as well as a will ol his rich grand- lather. is estimated that a billion dollars > year is lost to th» federal treasury because of tax loopholes and unwarranted or un- cound exemptions. Elimination of waste through adoption of the tax-saving features of the Hoover Commission recommendations plus a plugging of the loopholes and exemptions would nuike $'1,000,000,000 available for use in balancing the budget. That's more Ihun Congress needs to raise by increased taxes. Every taxpayer should demand of his congressman that he act to stop this waste and tak the untaxecl before loading any more income taxes on anyone. Symbol of Success Congress Should End Wasting of Tax Money Congress, particularly those members having to do with writing tax legislation, are face to face with the fact that the government must find more revenue or operate in the red. It is fairly well established that these tax leaders are on record that if it comes to a choice between a tax increase and deficit financing they will support higher taxes. Sucli a course means not only increased income taxes on business, but higher rates on individuals in the so- railed middle and higher inhome bralk- ets. President Truman has defined middle incomes as those of $6,000 or more. These and the business corporations are the major producers of federal income tax revenue at the present time and are bearing the heaviest burden. It looks as if they will be asked to pay still more. Despite the strenuous efforts of economy-minded members of Congress, all appropriations seem destined to be approved without cuts. The armed services have even more than requested in the budget. There is no indication that any of the Hoover commission's economy recommendations—which would save a total of $3 billions or more—will get to first base unless an aroused tax-burdened public becomes more vocal and demands action. The Hoover Commission's report on organization of the executive departments of government has exposed unconscionable waste, duplication, overlapping, archaic methods and costly outmoded procedures. Its findings have brought a tacit admission from a high national defense official that the armed services alone are wasting upwards of a billion dollars annually. People are asking: Need competing armed services continue endlessly their wild rivalry in grabbing for their Uncle's dollar? Must the government riot of waste go on and on and on? Moreover, it is high time that the Congress give serious attention to the many untapped sources of revenue from income taxes before giving any consideration whatsoever to piling heavier tax loads upon those now carrying excessive burdens. The loopholes that make for tax evasion and the outright eremptions granted to favored special interests— such as cooperative corporations, foundations and other commercial tax-exempts—are well-known to every congressman. These loopholes should be plugged. The exemptions should be taken away. Many of these exist not because of , the force of law, but because of slanted or ancient treasury rulings and directives that either should be re-examined thoroughly or specific defininitions enacted by the Congress to make such ob- viou* tax discrimination impossible. It Arab-Nation delegates were angry at the admission of Israel to the United nations when, as they pointed out, other states with much longer histories arc slill cooling their heels in the UN anteroom. This anger was lo be expected. But the UN majority could hardly have acted differently. Israel is the United Nation's baby, and the least the organization could do was to give it a home. But, perhaps the presence of this new slate in the Assembly will also give reassurance to the other delegations. For Israel represents the United Nations' most conspicuous success to date. The UN did not prevent the fighting in Palestine, though it probably could have. It did stop that fighting and engineer the peace negotiations. It took good will on both sides to make peace possible. And that good will may have been present in part because the UN still retains its prestige, in spite of its lack of power and oilier weaknesses. And while prestige remains, this still-hopeful organization can't be counted out. VIEWS OF pTHERS One-Man Crusade Co/cf War Between fast, West Enters Very Important Stage PETER EDSONS Washington Hews Notebook US Has 65,000 Government Servants, Unsung Heroes, Serving Without Pay History's verdict may be that one of tlic greatest errors of our time was the refusal of the democracies to heed Ihe warnings set out by Adolf Hitler In "Meln Kiimpf." A New York businessman, Alfred Kohlberg, has been for several years waging a one-man crusade to save the United States from making what, he believes Is the same mistake in the case of Russia. On Apr. 4, 1945, a month before the Yalta Conference, he sent to each member ol Congress a copy of a prophetic "dream," letting out what would transpire in the future. That "dream," attributed to Earl Browder, head of the Communist party In this country, was based on two official comlntern documents, both unanimously adopted by the Sixth World Congress of the Communist International on Sept. 1, 1928. Both documents, as Mr. Kohlberg pointed out to Congress, are available in the Library of Congress. Each year since 1945, he has sent, to each member of Congress a copy of that "dream." This year's copy is accompanied by a letter which points out that the "dream" has proved lo be uncannily accurate. H forecast the Soviet domination of the Enlknns, the taking over of Poland, r the attempts o[ Moscow lo Infiltrate Into wesern Europe, and Russia's part In the war sgainst Japan and the subsequent victory of the Chinese Reds. The two documents, on which these prophecies were based, as well as the time schedule for future expansion of Soviet domination, which Includes the conquest of western Europe and Britain by 1951, aud of the United Slates by 1063, are "The Program of the Communist International" and "Resolutions on the Colonies and Semi-Colonies." Fantastic? Certainly. Coincidence? Perhaps. Bui no realistic appraisal of Moscow's acts and policies since Potsdam can Ignore the fact that thus far Russia has not deviated from the Communist pattern laid out in 1928, Mr. Kohlberg reminds this country that the Nazis also advertised their plan of conquest in advance—and the democracies Ignored it. ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT. WASHINGTON INEA) — Next lime you're In n mood to cuss out the bureaucrats—the underworked and overpaid employes ol the federal government who arc supported by the taxpayers—.save one or two kind words (or the "WOC." A "WCC" is government alphabet lingo for the people who work for Uncle Sam lor nothing. There arc about 65.000 of them "on the payrolls " They are technically carried as employes working "With Out Compensation." The initials furnish the name. They are the unsung heroes who contribute as much of their time as they can (o various government enterprises, expecting no other reward than the satisfaction of knowing that they're honest citizens doing something for ihe good of their country. More than half of the WOC's are the volunteer members of the 36,')0 draft boards operating throughout the country. They haven't been as busy as they were in warthvs. because the armed services have been setting all the recruits needed by enlistment. But the average draft board of three to five members has the. im- Hardest working members of the | draft board staffs, however, are' the 7000 or more doctors who give, the preliminary physical examination to every draft- registrant. There are an average of two medical officers for every draft board. Since all these people have to 30 en living in their owti communities, and must make decisions affecting the lives or the young men wiin come before them, their responsibility Is not a small one. That these people work without pay is all the more to their credit. Veterans' Administration places heavy reliance on its WCC workers. At the head of the procession are some 11.000 "Gray Ladies." They go to school for tralnins, then sign up for regular tours of duty in veterans' hospitals for extra service. Information on Ihe slate of the nation's health, stream pollution and data for use In mortality statistics is furnished by some 4200 WOC's working for the Federal Security Agency's Public Health Service. There are about 13K> stutc wardens carried on programs at the various Indian reservations. WOC's Mean Succesa to Bond Drives Treasury's big Savings Bond cam paigns each spring and fall would be impossible without thousands of WOC's and other volunteer workers. Lnst year they sold over $7,000,000.000 worth of bonds by house- to-house and officc-to-office solicitations. Vcrnon L. Clark of Iowa, national director of the Savings Bond campaign, is himself working without compensation. Department of Agriculture lias more than 10,000 WOC assistants scattered all over the country. Some 2100 are agricultural scientists and Thi DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for N£A Service Bds Ill's disease, or nephritis, may euin suddenly, either immediately fler an acule infection, such us onslllitis, pneumonia, or scarlet. ever.or it may not show up until everal months later. Sometlnmes it develops without any obvious rea- on. In acute attacks of nephritis the symptoms come rapidly, but, pain- fssly. The aptlent (eels uncomfortable and may notice some pufflucsi, under the eyes, swelling of the ower part of the legs, and perhaps even bloody urine, slight fever anc chills 1 sensations are common. Nose bleeds, headaches, loss ot appetite sometimes appear. The lessened amout of urine and Us dark, bloody, or cloudy appear* ance are characteristic. Chronii nephritis starts more gradually, and symptoms resemble the acute variety, but are less severe. Accumuhi-i tlon of fluid (dropsy or edema) is common. Hrsl and Diet As soon as diagnosis has been made by means of examining the urine and blood, treatment should be begun. In acute Bright's disease, bed rest Is necessary. Diet is Important and Is now devised to fit the ability of the kidneys to take care of the food eaten. In the chronic form of Bright's disease, special attention is goven to the accumulation of dropsical fluid. Drugs are freuently used to stimulate the secretion of the urine and thereby remove some of the excessive fluid. Accumulated iuld inside the abdomen Is often drawn off througr a needle. Much improvement has taken place in the treatment of nephritis. :n that which follows acute infections, like pneumonia or scarlet fever, new hope is offered by the sulfa drugs and penicillin. These drugs often stop such infections before they have had a chance to damage the kidneys seriously. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column. By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. QUESTION: Please tell me what causes a feeling ot being tired in the morning. I don't feel like getting out of bed even with plenty of sleep. ANSWER: There are others who have the same trouble. It is possible that an anemia or some condition is dragging you down but only a thorough examination would reveal a possible physical cause. 15 ~* By DeWItt M»cKrnile Al' ForeifM .Affairs Analj'tt This week marks the opening of what birts fair to be the most !m- portan t phase of the "cold war"— :lie' Big Pour foreign ministers^ council meeting in Pads to try M^ 1 . decide the future of Germany. Should it prove to be possible for Russia and the three Western democracies (America. Britain and France) lp agree, then we might see the end of the cold war itself. But the Issues are so controversial, aud the stakes are so high, that— not to be frivolous with a grave subject—we should keep our fingers crossed as we pray for peace. In dealing with this conference It is necessary to repeat what our column has pointed out numerous limes: the future of Europe de- pcnrts heavily on the fate o( Germany. Just as the strategically situated rcich was the economic-military keystone of the continent before the two world war--, Germany is ihe key to the outcome of thr cold war. Her domination by Russia might, permit Communists to push through to the English Channel, thereby overrunning the whole continent. Free from Moscow's control, the Reich would be a shield for Western Europe against Communist aggression. Oerman Unity Sought The great issue of course Is the unity of a Germany which now portant Jon ol local administration 1 o f the U. s. Fish and Wildlife Ser- ol Selective Service regulations. (vice men are paid by Ihe they are designated fert- aboralory workers on slate payrolls. But they perform numerous reporting and advisory services for federal experiment stations where soil and plant studies are carried on. Volunteer weather observers number nearly gOOO.'They arc farmers, school teachers, students, housewives—everything- The government furnishes them with Ihe the WOC rolls | necessary Instruments. Thev make - | reports on which weather forecasts and statistics are based. When the ermeri services call for draft quotas, draft board members meet regularly, go over registrations and decide who in their community is 1-A and who is 4-F. Helping out the 13.000 draft board members arc some 10,000 volunteer "advisers." Their job is to help the registrants fill out the various Se- eclive Service forms and keep rcc- rds for the board, Doctors Volunteer Their Time N HOLLYWOOD SO THEY SAY states. Int.. ____. . . ernl emplovc? so that they can help enforce federal game laws—for which thry pet no extra pay. Many college professors, biologists and .scientists also aid the Fish and Wildlife Service as volunteer col- luliorators. On the same ba.sis. Ihere are perhaps 100 slate health department officers who aid the U. S. U. S. Forest Service employes, paid by the Department of Agriculture, also work as WOC's for the Department of Commerce in rcportinsr sawmill and lumber data for Census Bureau reports. Census Bureau also gets WOC help for many of its monthly business reports. For that matter, anyone filling out a government report helps compile government statistics, even Bureau o( Indian Affairs on health | though not listed as a WOC. Years Ago In Blytheville — Mines. Loy Welch. Joel Chandler. J. W. Adams, Jr.. and Miss Mary McHauey entertained 100 guests Saturday afternoon for a bridge party at Hotel Noble. Mrs. W. C. Higginson won first prize, a coffee table; second high went to Mrs. Roland Green who received a card table and cut prize' of a What Not went to Mrs. L. H. Moore. Included In the guest list were Mrs. George M. Powell, with her mother Mrs. G. E. Keck. Mrs. E. C. Patton of Newport with Mrs. W K. Minyard. Miss Julia Carleton Sims with Mrs. E. 13. Woodson. Mrs. J. S. Wahl and Mrs. E. H, Fisher of Caruthersville. Mrs. James McCullough and Mrs. H. C. Docrncr of Stcelc. Among those who went to Memphis Friday lo hear Guy Lombardo and his orchestra were; Bill Crit- chficld. Byron Morse, Henry Davis, Mark Smith, Miss Sunshine Adams Miss Mary Blanche Gny, C. G Smith Jr.. Mr. and Mi's. Hubert Potter and daughter Miss Elaine Anderson, Betty Isaacs, James Terry and Max Logan. divldccl into four zones occupied bv; the four allies. Russia has In si'SJ feet isolated her eastern zone from the other three, and has engineered the creation of a German government labeled the "Peoples' Congress" for that area. The German people of the British. French and American zones, however, have agreed upon a constitution creat- ins a federal republic. The Foreign Ministers Council presumably will have before it twc proposals which are at utter variance. One from the .SVe.stern powers will call for the union of th( Soviet zone with the Western zone; in the new federal republic. Russia Is expected to counter with thi demand tha^ the western zones joir- the communizcd "People's Congress" in a centralized government The position of Ihe Western powers was vastly strengthened ovei the weekend by ratification of thi new republican constitution. Russia on the other hand, received a heavj jolt in Ihe election for the "People's Congress" last week. Reds Ijiffer Setback To the consternation ol the Reds however, they had to admit that if least one-third of the voters turn- \ ed thumbs down on the Communist program. Still, that Isn't expected to prevent Russia from calling for inclusion of the three Western zones in the Eastern government. Naturally Paris is set for a possible .storm. However, the westerr allies are taking a strong stand, anc Indications at the opening of tin conference were that if Ihe Muscovites are ready to unify German! they can do so through the westerr plan, otherwise Germany will remain divided. U.S. Secretary o: State Dean Acheson summed tin situation up succinctly just befori eavinj Washington for Paris wher he declared he would refuse to "bar. er away" to Russia .successes already achieved by the West ii >ui!ding a democratic Germany. It is not our intention," .said thi secretary, "no matter ho»' inuct we may desire agreement, to accep 1 anything which would tend to undl what has been accomplished or impede future progress along thi we have charted toward thi revival of health and strength fo: the free nations of~the world." By Knklnc Johnson NEA Staff Correspondent If Congress and the President are now ur.nble to put through an honest, widespread and effective reorganization, they and the taxpayer tnighl as well surrender unconditionally. If the bureaucrats win again we might as well conceded that we are through.—Comptroller General Londsay Warren, charging that waste and incompetence are rampant in Washington. • * 0 We must prove, beyond any shadow of doubl, lliat our form of government offers Ihe individual greater opportunities than any other system ol government In the world today.—Secretary of ihe Treasury John W. Snyder. • • • This House (House of Representatives) wastfs more time than any place I was c\cr lu in my life, and yet it Is harder to gel a little of it here than anywhere else I know ol.—Rep. George H. Christopher (D) of Missouri. • • • The entire Nationalist army knows that the battle lor Shanghai is Ihe Stalingrad ol the entire war.—Lt.-Gcn. Chen Ta-Ching, Nationalist commander of the Shanghai garrison. • * • The world can very well do without literature. But it can do wilhoul man sllll bettor.—Jean- Paul Swire, French Existcntioiulist writer, HOLLYWOOD, INEA1 — "Annie Get Your Qun" became "Judy Get Your Hat" whvii M-G-M siisncud- d Judy Garland for failure to report on the set She Joined Ihree )lher lop stars in studio doghouses. Ann Blyth Is under suspension at UI. Rita Hayworth at Columbia and Margaret O'Brien at M-G-M. Only Rita isn't worrying. Ann nixed a picture and Margaret went to London against sludlo orders. By the "me you read thi:, Ann may be back on salary. Sam Ctold- wyn wants in borrow her to costar »Hh Farley GralnRcr in "Beloved Over All." Neither Judy nor ai-G-M arc talking about her suspension. But friends arc saying: "She's sick. She needs help nid understanding. A long rest in n sanitarium Is the only answer to her problem." sor- pouis molasses on the villains in the final sequer e. The sneak preview audience laughed so hard no one could hear the dialog. Director Johnny Furrow and producer Bob Fellows had to sneak the pictiue and record the audience hnmhtcr. Now film editors Edith Warren and George Tomasinl are llsU'iiing to the record and rc-cut- illiiB the picture, sneaking ITi the dialoy between howls. itcd the Bermuda Bridge Club. We played a few rubbers, and this is a saftcy play that came up. It is one which I have written up be fore. Whenever I write about a saftcy play I would like you to copy it down. Keep it In your little book, as it should be memorized for future use. I had what' we call a two an one-half spade bid. I might have Hcdy Lamarr's children are still with a nurse in Canada and will remain there unlil she returns from European vacation this summer. Hetiv packed 'em off lo Canada ilr she was working in "Samson ee HOLLYWOOD on page U. Lou Costcllo'.s Is more Ions than at first believed. It's a , kidney ailment and it's doubtful \ whether he'll be able to work until next fall. He's confined to his bed j and his children can visit him only once a day. Bud Abbott nnd Lou have never been hotter at the box office. Their latest. "Africa Screams." is expected to "show a 54.000,000 profit. [Runic? They're stn&iug the praises of Edward Nassour. who clicked with them in his first cltort as a producer. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Safety Play Wins Game Kid Here By William E. SU'Kcnney America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service VA5 »»43 -+KJ5 Rubber—Neither vul. We* North E»s* 1 4 Pas* 1 * Pass 3 4 Pass •* * Pass Pass Pass Opening—*K 2 ' There are more than 2,000 branch factories of United State.? industries In Canada. One-third of all mouev invested in Canada since the war American capital. Barifone Man Falls Dead While Waiting for Jury Call LITTLE ROCK, May 24 OPi—I man dropped dead in the Pulask County Courthouse yesterday whi! 1 . waiting for possible jury service U ' the trial of Robert L. Smith, charged with first degree murder. Luther C_ Elliott, about 60. o Little Rock, suffered a heart attacl in the sheriff's office, where he formerly worked as a deputy collector 14 Answer to Previous Piiiile It could happen only In Hollywood: Thumb-.picked to the employes' bulletin board at Fox is a photograph of a palatial yacht with the note: "For Sale or Trade." Betty Bounebes Bark Betty Mutton, I can report. Is back to her old bouncing. shnMick self In "Red, Hot and 'Vue." She almost bouiirc.s off the screen, in Hid you ever see a water polo Thp I can say for 1 that II is a clean .sport, but h mv opinion the referee with hi: whistle blowing The players arc group ol fine boys After one of the games at the Now- elected to bid two hearts insleac of two spades, but when Sobel bid three spades, I was glad lo tak him to four. Wcs! opened the king of diamonds. East overtook it and led .spoils the game, \jnck the six of diamonds, which a healthy-looking West won with the queen. He continued with the ten of diamonds Now If Sobel were to make the York Athletic Club. I met mistake ot trumping with the ten Francis Oosling, of Hamilton. Her- of spades, he would lose his con- muda. captain ot llic Bermuda team, tract. Fast would ovcrruff wiin Hie Havinc visiicrt Bermuda several jack ol spades and declarer would times, it wa.s interesting for me to still have a club trick lo lose, team that his Rreat aunt at one] sobel discarded the two clubs time was president of the Bermuda' , rom diimmy on the ten of dia- Bvidpe Club. i d Now hc docs not have to 1 vnall n few vc.ivs ago that , . , ... „. ,, ,.,,, hp A.M. sobel. one of ihe National losp " clu " trlck ' a5 ll "" HORIZONTAL 1.7 Depicted vocalist 13 Fruit H Capers 15 Number IfiErccls 1H English river 19 Loses weight 21 Hodgepodge L'4 Young salmon 28 Pause •2!! On the sheltered side 30 Dine 31 Pint (nh.) 32 P;»irl nntice 34 Ncinove 37 Bellow 38 Protuberance 39 Social insccls 40 Large hivd 46 Mimic 49 Hivd of prey 50 WinRlike 53 lie is << radio 55 Beasts of burden 57 t'cdagogup 58 Blackboards VERTICAL 1 ObUined 2 Mineial rock 3 Operated 4 Dcbil nolc (ab) 5 Hideous monster 6 Require 7 C.v.npc refuse 8 Handle (FiM 9 Coin I (ab.) 10 Disencumber 11 High card 12 Cnmpiiss point 17 Symbol for pold 19 Decay 20 Health lesoil 21 Mountain nymphs 22 Heavy 25 Indian mulberry 2fi Kcilei-alc 27 IMrhcs anew 33 Unit (if wei«hl44 Ailments 3.-. Musical note 45 Prison room 36 Self esteem 40 Vipfv i 37 College cheer •11 Observed 42 Caustic 43 Rifihl guard (ab.) 47 Paslry 48 Conclusion 50.'\iuovint (abJ 51 New Guinea porl 5J Onscrr 54Crenieia <;ib.l 5C Kough l,*n a lad, when she uses )iu Jitsu and Tournament directors, and I vis- trumped in dummy.

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free