The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 20, 1951 · Page 20
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 20, 1951
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PAGE TWENTY Bt,TTTTETn>LB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS M, 1MM THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES Assistant 'Publisher A. A. FREDR1CKSON, Edllor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager 6ol« NBlIonal Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- .office at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under »ct o( Congress, October », 1917. Member ol 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, 45.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, 11,25 for three months; ' by tnall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Thine habitation It In the of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know nir, sal.h (he Lord. Jeremiah 9:6. * * * An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling chcek;- A rotten at Die l^cart: O, what A godly outside falsehood hath! —Shakespeare. Barbs Not enough attention IK paid to educating pedestrians, says a judge. So lot* ol them step out and get bumps of knowledge. * • * Women are laid to live longer than men. Or do« It Just seem longer, when (hex live Hlth men? * * * There are as many darling babies in the world aa there are babtea. • * * * The UM of hair dye ha* increased. We still think gray it a pretty color. * * * Letting the buying of ooa! go until the first frcwt la a fuelish mistake. probably fatal depression, Thus it strikes American ears oddly to hear Russia demanding that th« United Slates pay half th« yearly operating costs of the United Nations', instead of the present 39 per cent. The Russians argued that the American economy appears quite capable of bearing the extra load. Indeed, a Mr. A. A. Soldatov declared comparative »tii- dies of various national incomes proved it. You see the overpowering logic of their position, don't you? Toss all their thoughts into one hopper and here's what you find the master propagandists saying: "Your capitalism system is through, America. It's on its last legs. It will topple any day now. So kick in another 10 per cent to UN expenses. You can stand it better than the rest of us —the figures prove it." Catch on ? Views of Others Time to Equalize Property Taxes Gen. Marshall Richly Merits Gratitude of All Americans Gen. George C. Marshall can be regarded as one of the most selfless public servants the United States has ever had. His sense of duty, coupled with a record of achievement, stamps him as a great American. He was a designer of victory in 'World War II. And after the conflict his was one of the few voices raised against the too-hasty demobilization of U. S. forces. As Secretary of Stat«, h« conceived the Marshall Plan of economic aid to foreign countries and laid the groundwork for the important North Atlantic alliance. These are acknowledged to b« the most imaginative strides in American foreign policy in many a day. When a storm of critcism swept I.ouis Johnson out of the Pentagon last fall, President Truman called on Marshall to come out of retirement to become Secretary of Defense. Putting aside personal wishes, Ihe general responded. In his year as top defense official, he helped mold America's green Korean forces into a professional army. He fought for universal military training to assure the .nation a permanent pool of expert fighting manpower. Yet Marshall has made mistakes. He has been involved iii the most controversial aspect of U. S. foreign jiolicy—the Far Eastern phase. His postwar mission to China has been severely attacked, though the record still is not clear whether his decisions there were his own or the Administration's. In a democracy, no man, however great, should be above criticism. We want no infallibles like Stalin and Hitler. There is no reason to regret, therefore, the fact that Marshall has felt the lash of political assault. On two widely separate occasions during his tenure as defense secretary, however, the general was the object of bitter censure which impugned his patriotism. It is evident from his nearly 50 years of public service that Marshall's patriotism is above reproach. But all that is behind the general now. Once again he has turned toward richly merited retirement, this lime perhaps for good. His countrymen offer him, at this ending of a long career, their gratitude for a lifetime of national service selflessly rendered. Even if property assessments are substantially Increased, and IT higher school niillaije.s are voted, our property taxes will still be low compared with the bite of this levy in other slates. Arkansas has fallen far behind neighbor states, and most of the nation, In taxing property lor local school support, and as an important source of county and city revenues. Loolc at a tew figures published last winter in a study by the University ol Arkansas school of business administration. In 1948, our property taxes for local purposes averaged 13.18 per capita. But in Mississippi they averaged 914.64 per capita; In Tennessee, $17.95; in Louisiana, »2259, and In Texaa. }32.M, Complete figures were not available from nil Southwestern states. But the study smna the matter tip with this pointed statement: "Arkansas definitely has the smallest (local property taxt collections In the group of eight states (our own and Alabama, Kentucky, t/juls- lana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texts)." On a national basis, we also made a bad show- Ing. , That Isn't good for our state prldi. Property Jusl hasn't been doing right by the schools and our children. It's been leaning too much on th« state to keep np the schools—and the state collects no property tax: it gets lUi revenue from levies on Income and spending. And there you have a:i unfalrnest. Tot tlu federal government h!Us incomes hard—and our Arkansas incomes average next to the national bottom. Yet the taxes levied on them by the alat«, averaging (44.74 per capita In '49, were about In th« middle of the figures, for ottr neighbor itatei, which pay much higher'local property taxes. On a national basis, In relation to Incomes, our state per capita taxes were the 10th highest among all the states. Not only because our schools need more money, but In the Interest* of plain fairness, property's bronrt shoulders should be brought more equitably under the tax load. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT News, Not Ballyhoo Every week Ions of publicity arc Issued by federal agencies (o impress the public with their alEpgcct accomplishments, Yel real news from the same agencies is becoming nnrdcr and harder lo get. More mid more officials are relusIiiK to tnlk to reporters and limiting them to their hand- mils of ballyhoo. As these are incomplete and often parM.SKii and misleading, it becomes narder for the public to know \vhat goes on within the guv* err.ment. The American Society of Newspaper Editors is making a valiant but uphill effort, to change this situation. It obtained support the other day from Sen frauds Case, a South Dakota Republican, who thinks the Senate may have to hold public hearings lo pry more public information from sonic government agencies. The government is the peo* ; plc'.s business. The people, who pay its bills, have a i right lo know how Ihclr business is being handled. S:circy hi such matters is a protection only lo Inefficiency and graft, — DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY The Love That Passeth All Understanding Peter Edson's Washington Column — Minnesota Solon Views Danger In Resurgent Japanese Power WASHINGTON (NEA) —Rep. Walter H. Judd ot Minnesota throws a *our note Into the otherwise harmonious echoes of the Japanese peace treaty signing at Sail Francisco. "If I had been designated as on« of the American signers of that de- would signed document until it wa* signed. Rep. Judd says he is assured by Ambassador Dulles that certain developments after the signing would satisfy all his doubts about the treaty.. Mr, Dulles could not reveal to him in advance what those developments are to be. But if they do not satisfy him, Rep. Jitdd says Jse intends to speak out against ratifi- j cation of the treaty, was ( Tlis Minnesota congressman is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The House, of course, has no part tt> play in ratification. But Rep. Judd waa for many years a medical missionary m China. He.has been one ot the most ardent * supporters of Chiang Kai- shek and an equally ardent critic an alternate delegate and adviser to the American delegation. He had promised Pater Edsoa U. S. Ambassador John Foster Dulles, architect of the .reaty, not lo speak out against, the eign policy In the Far East. Hi» i once over lightly^ Bj A. A. Fredrick**. Barring an out-and-out boycott ol the federal government by tt« itizen financiers, i cannot for the life of me figure out when, whea r how any single solution i« going to turn up to »ssist u» In reducing he current chaos to quiet disorder. rack ever leads anywhere—It just les in with another one somewhere se. Cause Is interlaced with ef- ect until you can't tell who got I think it highly unlikely that tiiy one rnau or plan will turn the rick, and my chipped crystal ball ilnis that a brighter manana will ye slow Ei-borulng. 'Tis an. odd snafu things are In, .nd, like a New York, subway, no obbed from who held the gun. Like the song says, a good man basic theory IB that" there can -b no peace In the Far East until Ch na is Under an anti-Communist go 1 em men t, allied with the wester powers. Everything else he puts sec ondary to that. | Rep. Judd admits that It may be too late to recover China from communism. He believes that it may have been too late ever since 1948. Hia only hope for bringing China under a democratic government Is through support of antt-Connnunist guerrillas in China. If he had hEs way, this would apparently be the number one objective and program for American Far Eastern foreign policy. Ignore* An Important Point The point that this might involve The DOCTOR SAYS Physicians, including myself, are sometimes taken to task ("r not living "yes" or "no" answers to questions. Sometimes such criticisms are Justified and sometimes they are not. Mrs. s. For example •ays: ''Why do doctors beat around the bush when & simple question is asked? I am referring to your answer to a question on the ill effects which might com* from the use of tindecylenlc acid and arsenic when used for psoriasis. If there are ill effects, there must be an answer to my question," says Mrs. S. I can sympathize with Mrs. S.'s impatience when she IA not given a definite reply to such a question. From the medical standpoint, however, it is often impossible to say that any drug can never produce harm. Sometimes tht do*e or amount of a drug which 1s useful will produce harm to & person if given In too, large quantities; in other cases a drug which is perfectly safe for most people causes undesirable effects In others. This Js the reason why physicians hesitate so much to say any drug b perfectly saft, and cannot produce any ill effects whatever. If a person really wants the truth In an answer to such a question, he will have to understand that the answer can't always be absolute. » * • Q—Can a doctor be sure that a person has anemia by observing the color of the skin and the color under the fingernails and eyelids without a blood count? It was always my understanding that if a doctor suspected anemia he would take a blood count.—H.CJ. A—You are correct; It Is Impossible to make an accurate evaluation of anemia without doing a is hard to find and an honest U regarded as, somewhat r tionary, I am Inclined to think that w« have worked our way into a prob- ' lem that Is not solvable by any of tlie methods in our current stock of trite and true formulae. New products are readily accepted but new Ideas are regarded as vulgar intrusions on our private cases of dry rot. A method of getting c I o t h e • sparkling clean without having to use washlub or water gets quick accreditation, but loose a new twist in government or sociology on th* world and you get a split lip for thanks. And I am not referring to New Deals or Fair Deals or any other kind of "deals," as that word has attained the connotation that someone is going to get swindled but good before it's wrapped up, Any so far we have. Although of a family so Republican they used to burn Democrat* In effigy rather than waste good wood in the fireplace, I do not subscribe to any political catechism that honors the sweat shop or sanctifies Wall Street or says that * working man labors at his own risk. On t'other hand, it is no more intelligent to assume that man It born an heir and needs only ii&it until Uncle Sam or a union maki up a bed of roses for him, utii ga: of Democratic administration for-! the United States in direct inter- Bee EltSON cm Page 21 IN HOLLYWOOD By RRSKINF JOHNSON NEA Staff Co ires pond ml HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screen: Danielle Darrieux, the human volcano In the temperament league,. Informed me today Grant's playing small character roles at Republic these days and has been promised a whack at holding production reins. Until TV came that she's past the door-slamming, i along to remind, him of It he had foot-stamping stage of her career, j put behind him the glory of ha-.The new docile Danielle, back in j ing been a leading man to Billie Hollywood as James Mason's leading lady In "Five Fingers," whispered: "Wen I was young, I was leel beet tempera mental. I niohsi say ees true. But not aa moch now. I am ver' calm now. I learn to be calm. People not underslahnd I am also ver' shy. Wen I dcn't know people, I am like wild ani-mohl. I hide from people. 1 ' She admitted that she had erupt- smidgen when she found out (hat MOM had brought her from! Paris to play Jane Powell's mother "Rich, Young and Pretty" earlier (his year. Kfn Frahnce," she said. "Ifrty ' 1 have moch emirate In plaj" club*. North's bidding was enough to put tVi« slam bee Into South'* bonnet. South used the Blackwood Convention to make sure that his partner had an ace, and then properly went to »lam In hearts when the response of flv« diamonds showed him that North had one ace. blooms from the taxpayer's den. Some whe re I n betwee n Wai 1 S t reel and welfare there is a.reasonably happy medium, but a* to taking that middle course we've got no closer than the drunk with ona foot in the gutter and the other on tht curb. We stagger In both directions and hit the median only while pass- Ing mid-point in the textbook cycla of boom and bust. If you've ever saddled a horw and got the cinch back under th« critter's belly, you will recall that he raised seven varieties of hell. Th« tighter you pull the cinch, the more he kicks so you might as well-slack off and start over. There might be some merit In retracing our steps and trying to get that other foot back on -the curb. But we can't back up very far, any more than the average woman can back s car the length of a driveway without harrowing the adjacent petunia beds. The best Idea might b* simply to sober up before both feet wind up In the gutter. But. it's going;,to take more than a night's sleep to gei/^oJT this binge.,,,-.,. ., ,. J; , \-. r And (he hangover acquired om» rot-gut blend of greed, political con- lilood test Including a count of thejniving, bribery, lying hypocrisy an„„ , _. _ " Dove, Cor time Griffith, Dolores Co^tello and Ix)U Wilson. "I'm not bitter about not being a | star today," Grant, who was once' wed to Loretta Young, told me. "I'd rather sweep out a sound stage than be a bank president." ON BEING HAPPY "I became a director because It was what I wanted to do. If other women directors crack through, that's fine. But I had no thought of helping my own sex when I became a director," Ida Lupino talking on the set of -'Day Without End" at RKO. West opened the five of spades, and dummy won with the ace. Declarer then returned the four of clubs from the dummy. If East had played the ace of clubs, the rest would have been plain sailing. South would discard two diamonds from dummy on the king and queen of clubs, cash the ace of diamonds, and then cross-ruff to make the rest of the tricks. Unfortunately fojr declarer, East happened , to be Generous George When the four of clubs was led from dummy at the second trick George played a low club instead of putting up his ace. South won with the king of clubs red cells and an examination of the hemoglobin or coloring matter. • • • Q — If a person haa a nervous breakdown, and suffers mentally a nd phys ically , would you n dvise ,reatment for the physical condi- ion or would you advise the help of a psychiatrist — or both?— MRS. R. A — Both, If thrre are any physical conditions which can be corrected. * • • Q — Can anyone ever get over having angina pecloris? A — Many victims of angina p«c- torls can lead sensible lives and receive medications which allow them to live quite comfortably without my symptoms of angina. Perhaps you would not consider this a complete cure, but It Is certainly often possible to get along without difficulty. triple-distilled stupidity is be one for the books. 1 5 Years Ago In Q — I have one child. During the Mrs. S. K. Onrrett entertained members of the faculty of Blythe- vilte Junior High School and »ever- al other guests with a supper party. Thursday night at her homl In th» Gooch Apartments. Mr. Garrett la principal of the school. Members of the Haytl, Mo., golf club will invade Blytheville tomorrow to meet golfers of the local country club In an inter-club tournament. The locals are favored to defeat the visitors, having a reputation of being almost invincible on their home course. An aggressive Armorel high school football team, led by th» redoubtable Louie Smotherman, 'l5 3 i fe * ™ ontlu of pregnancy with aided and abetted by PruitJ,, a hard j had hemorrhages, running back, and a pair of pasi be likely lo happen snatching ends, Bel] and Estes, ea«- flgain during another pregnancy? that child Would this - MRS. W.O.J. molhalre part. They linoiv me so; an( | Margaret Chase Smith as a well since !0 years. They kno« t! heroine of womanV: i nd , but— c»n't he mutUAii-p of bee* girl like .. Bllt j sti n maintain." grinned Jane Powell. They say. 'Ah, Oar- ltii , .. tnat lt - s a ma:1 ' s wcrld allc i Ida's right up there with Elea- and now didn't have to lose « club nor Roosevelt. Claire Booth Luce! trick. But this was no cause lor re- . ... A — Probably not, hut you should. ertalnly he unflrr • doctor's care •Ith ano'thpr pregnancy. rleux, she must be amuse herself." Any Paris gowns to give Hollywood movie queens the blinks? "Een France, I leeve in country I'm glad to be in It.'' I didn't know it until I'ipcr I-uirie tnld me, hut there's a pus- gowns are moch loo cxpensceL EM, only reech South Amcr calnc girl : O'Briens. Piper Papadoupo- weeth diamonds who buy those P^ ^ -^ ,f omcraluzzc ., "" g ° R . n . S . N . 0 Ul™ c S«S taI "I ««* I ^arled something: Joicing he couldn't discard dummy's low diamonds;, and he The Russian (or Cockeyed) Brand of Logic A good deal of the time the Soviet Union scoffs at the U. S. economy as outmoded and ultimately doomed. Pravda's propagandists continually forecast a shuddering collapse into a new and We hope . . . that the Russians arc not sending a wrecking crew (to the San Francisco Conference on Japanese peace treaty.—John Poster D'.illrs. U. S. Ambassador. * * * Hitlers real monuments are the ruined clliei of Germany, and no other monuments should b« allowed to remain.—Waldcmar von Knoenngen. German Social Democratic leader. » * * The greatest sin of our ase Is impatience and Us child Is the short cui—in politics. In ecor.omics—and In Reno.—Rev. H. A. Reinholrl, of Roman Catholic Church. « t • It eoes like holy smoke.—Princess Margaret, describing 2l.«t birthday gift of coupe. * * * Wr went to war to get Japan out of Manchuria but after Ihe «nd of the war we put ' Stalm in Manchuria—the very same place w« lud ousted tht Japs.—Sen. Robert A. Taft iR., O.) REAL PROGRESSIVE i "I'm Just a modern gent. I'm all for the new thing." Famed stage star Waller H.imp- den talking out loud about. his ex- ; pcrlences in TV, "It's difficult and you 'iccep wishing that you cculd do a scene o\tr. but I find it exciting," said the „.„,, Piper, who's co-itarring for! the last time with Tcny Curtis in UI's "The Son of All Balra." "We split up after this. I think ; It's A good Idea from the long point j of view—better for us and for the : Romance or c.ncer for the [lame- Hampdcn had his chance at mov-j ie lame as a matinee idol back in 1921 when he was oflcrcd a contract to do Hall Crainc's "The Christian." - : "I turned It down. Sometime.* ' wonder what would have happened j If I h»d come to Hollywood then. I'd have a diflcreiU lite. I'm sure." * * * Grant Withers doesn't, know. whether to go ha-ha or boc-hoo. ; A total of 48 ot his old movie., are playing the TV circuits and the bill [or his !an mail gtls bicaer every month. "I'd been going along (or years WEST * Q 1075 ¥62 • K J S + J 9 53 South 1 V - 4 N. T. 6V NORTH 21 * A J 6 3 2 V K 1095 » 632 *4 EAST *K98 V •!» • 10987 + A862 SOUTH (D) *4 V AQ J87 » AQ4 *KQ 107 Both sides vul. Went North 1 * Pass Pass Pass Pass 5 • Fast East Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— •JACO6Y ON BRIDGE Rv OSWALD JACOBV Written for NKA Service Sound Analysis Made Hand Success The bidding of today's hand was eminently reasonable. Ncrlh's hand t.oo good lor a single raise b\!t therefore had to avoid the loss oi two diamond Iricks. As it turned out, the diamond: were unfortunately placed. South rnffcd a club In dummy and fl ncsscd the queen of diamonds, los ing to West's king. West, returned A trump, and South eventually hac to lose a second diamond trick. Generous George's play deserve a little notice. It takes nerve play low. when dummy's singleto is led through you. but it Is olte the best play Sometimes you ge your ace later on. since declare can't always ruff out Ihe rest of th suit. n»rlnt ]'. buck!! a month for rou- no[ good enough lor a double raise.' Sometimes declarer takes a ( plllrd U, "Air fi e therefore bid his own suit tirst-1 ne^se in the suit on the theory thf Rotife Bird HORIZONTAL VERTICAL I Depicted bird J Wise men 4 Slant ZI -' i indebted 9 Steamer (ab.) 'l' orn . . 12 Grain . spikelct isembark ?g ily defeated the Blytheville Junt. the first game of the grid icason 15 Obtain beast 16 Old-womanish sWestphalian tint service," Grant of a suitdcn all these old pictures and raised the. hearts at his next hit TV and I »el a fan null billj lun , N O(C [| la t the heart raise for M*. Then the bill jumps lo j an ., a jump bid, since a bid of only Sine and $200. TV Is going to break! |»- o he'rts would have been a mere I m«," you dcn't have the ace. Someti-ries you lose your ace but get the trick back in another suit. And sometimes, as In thLi case, you get your preferenct between hearts »ndj trick back with Interest. 17 Assist 18 Body of land 20 Vagrants 22 Measure of type 23 Preposition 24 Sweet secretion 26 Retain 29 Correlative of either 30 Narrow inlet 311ndividnal 33 Oriental measure 34 Nearest 36 Pare 38 Toward • 39 Chemical suffix 40 Steeples 44 Swift river current! 43 Cooking utensil 49 Asiatic kingdom 51 Period 32 Part of a circle 53 Vest ige 54 Compass point 55 Seine 56 Facilitates 57 Brother of Osirit rivi 9 Hasten away 10 Journey 11 Wands L=CMI=IH. JM 17 "Emerald Isle" 4! Pee) 28 Bucket 42 Grafted 32 It now is 43 Wheyi of milk 35 Rocky 44ContMto« pinnacle speed 19 Ampere (abj 36 Sharp, quick « Malt drinki 21 Sea bird sound 48 Accompli »h*J 24 Diving hird 37Nulh'fleJ 47 L«t it ftland 25 Sea eagle 40 Bridge SO Dane* •»•»

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