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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS a E BLYTHEVILLE COURIER KEWS THl COURIER HEWB CO. \ H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES.'Assistant Publisher A. A. mEDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole'National'Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis: r Entered as second class matter at the post* : office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con, gres>, October 9. 19',7. I • Member o[ 'Die Associated Pros« j SUBSCRIPTION RATES: j . Bj carrier in the cnv of Blytheville or any J suburban - town where carrier service U nialn. ',' Uined. 25c per week. ! By mail, within » radius ol 50 miles. $9.00 per ) year, J2.50 for six months $155 for three months; ' by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance Meditations MEDITATIONS PO RSATURDA Y mils And they said, Believe on llic Lord Jesus Christ^ and thou shalt he saved, and thy liouse. — Acls 16:31. , * * * Browning speaks of "grasping the skirts of God," but no man ever grasped the skirts of God by knowledge alone. Knowledge may have raised his arm, but faith moved Ills fingers and closed them in deathless grip. — R. O. Lawton. Sorbs When you think the worst tilings In life nre | the best, you have a good chance of being a f»il- ure, * * . * A psychiatrist saya obesity Is a "matter of one's frame of mind." "I'm .feeling f;it today — must have been something I thought!" , * * * A West Virginia hunter claims lie bagged three squirrels with one shot. One shot, of what? * • * * -Girls. In an eastern college are fought how lo cut gems. They already know how to do the smite to classes. * + * "I'm not us young ns I used to be" always really means something when ".pop gets out to shovel snow. Vnount of Truman Success s Wonder of Democracy When Harry S. Truman dcJivered'iiia valedictory to the nation the other evening, he harktd back ^to the grim hours marking his ascent to the presidency on April 12,:1945, amid tlio.'shock of Frank-- • lin D. Roosevelt's sudden death. . There was high ch'anm in the spectacle of the frightened Vice President quaking visibly before the mountainous burdens of tlie office he lincl inherited that day with such incredible swiftness. In one of the most glaring oversights in If. S. history; no one lind thought to prepare him for the great tasks that were now his. He hardly had seen Mr. Roosevelt privately since their inauguration. • It was at least a small miracle that Mr. Truman ovtrrode these handicaps sufficiently to make the big decisions needed to advance the conduct of world War II to a successful conclusion. The nearly eight years since that time have been only slightly less crowded with history than the war days themselves. It is no exaggeration to say that Mr- Truman presided over the United States in the most troubled pcacb-time era of our national life. * ' In this span of-years, tlie country became locked in a strange new kind of ' conflict called the. Cold War, with'.Russian communism the adversary. Pursuing its goals in this combat, the U. S. did many momentous things, somt of them unique in its history: It passed its first peacetime draft, joined the first peacetime military alliance (the North Atlantic Treaty) it has ever entered, dispense^ record sums to bring, first, economic recovery, and then stouter defense to friendly nations abroad. Earlier it had joined the United Nations and unified, its own armed forces. Now it raised these forces to a scale many times that of prewar levels, and stationed them in far-off places as sentinels against the Communist peril. In 1950, the Reds probed into, a soft outer fringe from which the sentinels had pulled back. The place was Korea. And here the U. S., leading the free countries of the UN, responded by rushing its armies in to regain and hold a valued Asiatic outpost of freedom. Once again, the action was unique in American history. , Through all these events, Mr. Truman made the big decisions without flinching. His critics argue that many would have been unnecessary if lie, as Presidenti had moved earlier to prevent the advance of the Red tide across East- orn'IiuTope and the crumbling of Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist forces before the Chinese Communists- Rut only the historians, with' t li e Advantage of perspective, will be able lo tell how milch of this criticism is hindsight, how much assumes that America can govern the course of history throughout the globe, and how much is justifiable complaint, 11' their verdict is harsh, they will he compelled at the minimum to conclude that Harry Truman acted bravely and decisively to repair damage done by earlier inaction. It' their verdict is kind, his place in the scale of history will be higher. Naturally his measurement as Chief Executive will not be taken from his performance in foreign affairs alone. Mis-. Loriaiit, will quickly note that the far Deal, Mr. Truman's extension of the New Deal, was largely a thing of paper promises. Who can say how much credit he will get for trying? In Mr. Truman's regime, the nation grew remarkably, and its economy expanded in cadence with that growth. The U. S. was consistently prosperous. How much of this happy condition was due to his policies and how much to fundamental factors of national development, or to war, war's aftermath, and the preparations for new war? No observers of present affairs can make the final judgment, though most probably would venture that Mr. Truman's domestic performance will detract from his overall stature. ; The historians must throw this part of his story into the balance, along with the fits of temper, the letter writing, the exaggerated loyalty to men who hurt the dignity of his office, the slowness to sense the threat of internal communism, the offsetting defense of individual liberties. Rut this we need not wait to know: It is the wonder of democracy that a man of such ordinary attainments as Mr. Trillium — farmer, artilleryman, haberdasher, county officer and senator can carry with any success at all the burdens of the.presidency of the greatest nation in its hour of greatest peacetime, peril' Views of Others King-Size Tax Two bills have been introduced in the House lo reduce tlie lax~on "economy brand" cigarettes below the lax paid on standard brands, and the old fight, thai has been raging for the past 15 years is on again. This time, however, the determined makers oi economy brands, notably Brown-Williamson Company, of Louisville, have a better chance of winning their fight. For Nortli Carolina's Robert Doughton is gone. H was "Muley" Doughton who managed, year after year, to persuade Congress that cigarettes should be taxed by the. package oi 20. that is, that a cheap cigarette should be taxed as heavily as a more expensive one. He had an obvious personal Interest in this contention, since the big manufacturers of standard brands — Camels, Chesterfields and Lucky Strike — were located in his home state. Tlie fact that no product except cigarettes is so uniformly and unfairly taxed never prevailed over "Muley!' Doughton's oratory and maneuvering. We believe this is basically unjust to the makers of Ihe economy brands. And it violates our entire concept of .excise taxation. There Is more lax levied on a Cadillac than on R Ford. You pay more tax on an expensive shirt than on a cheap one. more tax on expensive perfume than on a cheap brand. Why. then, should less expensive cigarettes bear the same tax per pack as the most expensive ones? And the injustice is not just to the manufacturer. In tlie long run It is the smoker who pays, and who' Is denied the cheaper cigarette that would be possible under an equitable tax system. —Louisville Courier-Journal $5 Per Rat SO THEY SAY MONDAY, JAN, 26,' ,19St Circumstances Alter Cases Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Be-, hind the Screen: Wonder why so many veteran movie queens nre beginning to look more like Whistler's mama on the screen than glamorous sirens? Because they're worried about (heir age and Insist on putting on their own,make-up. "All they need," u-I's make-up artist, Frank Westmore, told me, "is a nice, simple make-up that would make tlioir age less obvious. But they slap on the goo, they cake,it on. They're making up the way they did 20 years ago. New camera (r-chnUruos and the speed of film have changed flic art of make-ni). But the poor girls don't know It. They call attention to their wrinkles and lines with all that goo." Prank rates Barbara Stanwyck, to whom he's applying the powder puff in "Ail I Desire," as one flicker empress who has retained that younger-than-springtime look. "She doesn't go in for heavy make-up," he said. "She leaves it all to me. I give her a little powder and shading over the eyes and she looks terrific." a stage play and a movie. It's about a movie idol whose didoes are highly recognisable. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Oil Policy Is a 'Problem Child' That GOP Must Whip into Line §•! Bob Hope was offered $10.000, according lo Quick Magazine, if he and his wife would appear at a party in New York City. Bob wired back:: "Can't make it. Can't I 'phone for $5000?" He Has A Point Now it can be told that Barbara Payton's first studio biography, written by the publicity department, listed her favorite hobby as "petit-point." Then came all those newspaper headlines—and' the fellow who wrote it is still blushing. Maybe it's information that belongs in a medical Journal, but n Hollywood plastic surgeon just fin- i ished building up a starlet's der- •llh pliable plaslie material JL WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Sometime early In the Eisenhower administration, Us best minds are going to have to a con- slstent'oil policy. Peter Edson would be chaos, it could lead to oss of the war for lack of adequate oil supplies. Need for an American domestic and international oil policy is nade evident by a number of related developments: 1. Today's great hnssle over the Department of Justice actions against 'an alleged International cartel involving, among others', five major U.S. producers—Standard of New Jersey, Standard of California, Socony - Vacuum, Texas Company and Gulf Oil. , 2. The slalemate over the Iran- Ian oil crisis, and the failure of the British to make n seltlement wilh Iran's Premier Mossadegh. 3. Soviet Russian threats against the Middle East and the native unrest in this area. Here Is the world's greatest known oil reserve —over 200 billion barrels. 4. The constantly increasing rate of U.S. .consumption of petroleum products, when measured against proved U.S. reserves estimated by Department of Interior ns sufficient for o_nly U years. 5. Protests of U.S. oil producers against American imports of foreign oil. now running at a- million barrels a day a as compared to domestic production of six-and-a-half- milllon barrels a day. 6. Ex-President Truman's order to transfer U.S. "tidelands" oil rights to the naval reserve. Congressional majority opinion and President Eisenhower's own campaign promises to transfer these rights to the states promise to make this one of Ihe more Immediale issues for tlie new administration in Washington. NSC Left Problem To Succesors When all these points are considered together, it is apparent that a domestic U.S. oil policy can no longer be considered by Itself. Everything now has to be fittc'i Into the world picture. This is a subject which has been _ given top consideration by the I according to American National Security Council in recent weeks. NSC Is composed of the President and cabinet officers. As such, it is America's top civilian defense and foreign policy determining group. Far from being able to arrive at any deiinite decisions on oil policy, however, the Truman Security Council left the problem like an unwanted jhild in a bundle on the doorstep of the new administration'. A report prepared by Oscar Chapman, former Secretary of Interior, was deposited with [he foundling lo outline its ancestry and a few possible feeding formulas. - Everything in the Chapman paper focuses on the Middle /East. When Premier Mossadegh of Iran was in Washington last year, Secretary Chapman saw him for two hours in his hospital. At that time it was believed that a solution of the dispute with the British was possible. Russia Wants the Abadan Refinery Today that is not so apparent. The possibility of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company never being able to return to Iran must be considered. And If that is the outcome, some way inust be found to save the great Abadan refinery for the western world. This is ..the prize that Russia wants most definitely. Russian oil production is now 1 believed to be only a million barrels a day. It Is enough to harass the non-Communist world, hut not enough for a fuU-scale war. It would be possible to build a pipeline from Abadan on the Persian Gulf, 100 miles across Iran to the Caspian Sea within 18 months; engineers who have built roads in this area. That would oil Russia's war. So the importance of allying the Middle East politically with the western world is paramount. ' When tlie Iranian production was shut off, Europe's oil supply was made _up first by American and Venezuelan production, later by stepping up production in Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait. This was done by American companies haying concessions in this area. They are the same companies which (he U.S. Department of Justice, has been wanting to Investigate and prosecute as a cartel. This showe the complete inconsistency of present American oi; policy—or rather its lack of policy If the entire Middle East oi: production were lost to the western world, it would take every drop o American oil that could be produced and" rationed, to keep the United States nnd Europe going in case of war. the Doctor Says- By EDWIN P .JORDAN. M.I). Written for NEA Service Eren for rat.s the cost of living has gone up. Reported to researcher at West Virginia university: "A rat can no longer be boarded as cheaply as the $2 per year formerly estimated. It Is more like $5 now."-So, he pointed out, farmers and householders must either get rid of their rodents or foot the higher board bill. —Jackson ITenn.) Sun. We aren't restricting it to dogs nnd cats, but 1 do feel I should like to keep out the elephants. — Mrs. Girard Hale, who Is starting an animal shelter in France. 9 * * I Myself think I acted rightly and I believe many others think so. too. — Dr. Alan Nunn May, convicted A-bomb spy recently released from British prison. * * * The Australians are better conditioned than American amateurs and that's why they have been winning (Tennis' Davis Cup matches). — Pro tennis player Jack Kramer, An anonymous correspondent asks for a discussion of disease of the prostate gland, its cause, and Its treatment. This Inquiry docs not make it clear as lo what kind of disease Is meant, but ft Is assumed for purposes of discussion in this column that the reader is referring to infection. First it should be explained that Ihe prostate is a male sex gland which lies below and behind Ihe urinary bladder. The external passageways leading from this gland are narrow and thus can be easily blocked, and the gland, therefore, serves ns a fine place in which certain germs can grow. Sudden Infection ol the prostate gland with germs causes an inflammation known as acute pros- latitis. The most common cause of acute Infection Is the gonococcus which is the cause of gonorrhea, although not all cases of acute prostatitis are caused by Ihis germ, or acquired in the same way. Mixtures of germs or germ ... fections of the prostate arc frequent. Germs can reach this gland along the urinary passageways or line are desirable. A valuable aid in treatment is now available in the form of the sulfa drugs, penicillin and streptomycin. Chronic prostatitis is also sometimes, but not always, caused by the uonococcus. Chronic proslatitis is likely to become less common in the future since the acute infection which it 'often follows can be treated more successfully now than in the past. Treatment Takes Long Chronic prostatitis often produces few If nny symptoms. Some patients have only a small amount of discharge. Others have urinary symptoms similar to those of the acute variety but not so severe. Local signs of prostate infection may be absent altogether, but Ihe infection may cause difficulties elsewhere in the body such as arthritis, neuritis, muscle pains or Iritis. For accurate diagnosis, the pros- latic secretion has to be obtained and examined under the microscope. This will reveal the nature of the trouble and what germs arc responsible. A iong-lasling chronic prostatitis they can he carried there by the i^difficult to cvire. Treatment con- blood stream from Infections else- sisls in promoting drainage so far as possible, prosiallc massages, heat applications and sometimes vaccines or treatment with drugs. where In the body. As n general rule, the early symptoms of acute Infections of the prostate are disturbances in urinallon, particularly burning, dribbling or frequency. A feeling of fullness in Ihe bladder nnd pain can occur, but are not always present. Absolute rest in bed and avoidance of strain is necessary in the presence of acute proslatitis. Large amounts of fluids. Ihe application of heat, and drugs or Whatever however, treatment may take and be discouraging. is followed a long time BE IT EVER so humble you can rent, that spare room. — Rockej Mount (N.C.) Telegram, A BIG SHOT is only n littlesho 1 \v\vho failed lo Rive lip.—Greenwood foods which make the urine alka- (Miss.) Commonwealth. t JACOBY ON BRIDGE Use Imagination- In Bridge Game By OSWALD JACOBY . Wriltcn for XKA Service Monday is bridge lesson day and as usual I will discuss bidding according lo the point-count metli od so that beginners and averag players can see* how the experL bid. Just In case you're not famll NORTH 26 A 9832 VQ9.8 » AKQ 4-643 *K.Q103 AAJ76 V 3 • • V7652 « 1094 * 62 *AQJ52 +1098 SOUTH (D) A 4 X A K J 10 4 * J8753 *K7 Both sides vul. SouUi West North East 1 V Double Rcdbl. 1 A 2» 24 3V 4 V Pass Pass Opening lead—A K Pass Pass like skin. . optioned . Richard novel Prince Hart," for conversion Into Agnes secret Further proof of 'the Moorehead - Kouerl Gist marriage: Producer Paul Gregory will costar them as "Those Fabulous Bedheads" In a nation-wide road our in 1954. Agnes will do a stage version of "Sony, Wrong Number,,' as part of the show. It happened at a well-known night spot. Hollywood celebrities wcro being called to the floor to emcrtalw at a charity affair. After nucli coaxing, Producer Joe Pas- lemak was hauled up, took a quick sow and rmimbled, "Glad to be icre but I have no talent. Thank • vou." But as Joe returned to his table, drunk looked up, applauded madly and yelled, "More, more, more!" Here Go The Girls Producer Alex Gottlieb Is turning cartwheels over the emoting of Anne Baxter In "The Blue Gardenia" and vowing that "she's "a Brent actress who's been buried in men's stories for years." v The producer's big argument wilh Hollywood: "If we don't start writing women's stories again,'(here won't be any great women stars. After Belte Davis, Joan Crawford and Olivia de Havilland, whom have you got?" Susan Hayward is telling it around that her hubby, Jess Barker, may bust out as a sportswriter. Bob Dalton's lelling this story about Talluiah Bankhead: Her dog was killed by an automobile and Ihe motorjst tried to ease her grief by saying: "I'll ue happy to- snarled back: "Don't replace your ggressive bid later on. South \s ot interested in a penally double, o he shows his second long sui 'hile it is still cheap to do so. Note that North raises hearts ven though he has much stronger iamonds than hearts. The chief eason is [luit&the same tricks rust be lost at*either suit. North •ould rather encourage a ten-trick ame at hearts than an eleven- rick game at diamonds. The correct play takes some are and a little ingenuity. West pens the king of spades and con- inues the suit, forcing South to uff. Now South must take his ten ricks in the red 'suits, since West's trong bidding makes it evident hat Soulh's king of ciubs will nev- r win a trick. If South simply draws four ounds of trumps, he can then run lummy's top diamonds but will be mable to get back to his own hand or the remaining two diamonds. How should South provide for the -1 trump break and still run all if the diamonds? After ruffing the second spade, South draws one round of trumps vith the ace and another with the ack. Then he abandons the rumps, on seeing that the suit breaks 4-1. He switches to diamonds, cashing only ihe ace and zing of that suit. Now, and only now, can declarer return to the trumps. He leads dummy's queen of hearts and overtakes with his own king in order to lead the ten of hearts for he fourth round of trumps. Dummy discards the queen of diamonds on the fourth trump. Now South can cash the Jack of diamonds and ake the two remaining diamond ricks to make his game contract. ^ flatter yourself, sir. There's still (alk of a coasl-to- coast TV program for the 25(h annual Academy Awards, March 19. But the big major studios, I hear. are turning thumbs down on the idea. J5 Years Ago In BlytheYille Lloyd Wise Babs Roberts and Leroy Brown left this morning for the University of Alabama. Mrs. S. S. Sternberg first District chairman of tlie Arkansas Democratic Women's Clubs, will preside Wednesday at the annual meeting to be held in Forest City. Tvfrs. Fred Warren, Miss Marjoria Warren, Miss Mary Frances Guerin, Miss Bonnie Jean Buchanan. Miss Wynette Sheppard, Miss Marian Tompkins and Miss Winifred Crawford were in Memphis for a Jan Garbcr performance at the Orpheum. Joe Parks almost choked to death yesterday whon his Christmas necktie got caught in a sprocket, but it was one way of getting rid of the tie. @ NEA Twin Billing Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 This and and aft VERTICAL 1 ~ - or false 2 Barbarians 3 Landed 5 -- or against 6 Source 7 - or imaginary 10 "Land of the potato" 11 Imitated 16 Each 20 Malicious burning 22 "From bow to iar wilh the point-count, here it t; count 4 points for each ace in yoi hand; 3 for each king: 2 for each queen: 1 for each Jack. There are 10 poinls in each suit, and 40 points In the entire deck. You and your partner usually need 26 points to make a game; 33 points for a small slam; 37 for a grand slam. North's redouble in today's hand shows more than 10 points and promises that North will either double the opponents or find an 9 Coffee or 12 of thumb ' !si ™an 13 Mineral rocks '""Snogc 14 Tear 15 Protestant church member 17 Exist 18 Debar legally 8 Domestic 19 Gathered- slaves 21 Decree . n 'n'erchange 23 Elders (ab.> 24 Health resort 27 Volcano 29 "On the of the moment" 32 Bridge holding 34 " up sides" 36 Rubber 37 Tightened 38 " and shovel" 30 Midday 41 Worm 42 Scottish grandchildren 44 Italian river •16 More convenient 49 Before and 53 From beginning lo 54 "Fire and 56 Greek letter 57 Ones (Scot.) 58 Love god 59 God of the underworld CO Arms and • 61 Bird's home " 40 Rowing 24 "Trc.ilcd like 43Prophetcs' a chilti " -15 Seldom or 25 Persian fairy 26 Boa constrictors 2R Performer 30 Employs 31 Communists 33 Inquired 35 Reddish hair dyes 46 Pay attention 47 Pro or 48 Great Lake 50 Ripped 51 Son of Scth (Bib.) 52 Remainder 55 Manuscripts (ab.)

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