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Saturday, September 22, 1951
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TMt COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARHY A.. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertijlnc Klanapr Sol* National Advertising Hepre«ntaHv«i: Wallac* Witmer'Co, N«w York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphla. Entered as second class matter at th« trait- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con* greM, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Presi SOBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service It maintained, 25c per week. By mull, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year. I2.SO for six months, 11.25 for three months; by mall outside JO mile zone, 113.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Bui I am poor and •orrowful: let thjr MJva- il on, O God, *tt me up on hlfh.—Pu.mi 69:18, * i * * True religion teaches UK to reverence what U under us, to recogniw humility and poverty, and, despite mockery and disgrace, wretchedness, suffering, ind death, at things divine. —Goethe. Barbs la it loo late to retract our kicks about the bitter cold ol last winter? + » • * An Illinois woman, itilnr for divorce, laid •he couldn't lire on $1040 a month. We'd love to—but can't, either. * * * There are hundreds of useless words In the English language, according to a. )ecturer./"rCeep off the grass," "Please remit"—just to mention a few. * • * Women alwayi have the lant word, but art ao busy how *o the; ever frt lo It? * * i * Keep a nice smile on your face *nrt you'll always find pleasant reflection* In your mirror. (!• Frenchmen or Briti»h«r? To b* aur*. Ofttis still lungmihei in prison. But h* has been there ju&t three monthr It took 17 to get Robert Vogeler out. With the Communlsti, everything takes time—and then more time. Must Settle Air Base Problem The North Atlantic Treaty nation! ar« agreed that American air power is fundamental to Western Europe'* defense. They acknowledge, too, that to make that power effective the United States must have many new bases on the Continent, pnrticulnrly in France. Vet very little is beng clone to expand the air base system in Europe. Why? Because the United States and the nation* of Europe cannot agree on H formula for sharing the cost ofithe necessary fields. No one can fairly pretend this is an easy matter. Franca already is strained to support an armed force far, far smaller than it World War II army. Other countries feel themselves in similar straits. We on the other hand believe this is, one place where Europe ought to make the chief contribution. Admittedly, NATO is «n experiment in international military co-operation on a .scnle never before tried. New problems of sharing responsibilities and burdens were bound to arise. But there is scant hope for this experiment if so vital a matter as paying for essential airfields cannot be readily settled. Peace will not he preserved if we insist on haggling over international bookkeeping. Views of Others Trade Pressure on Czechs May Force Release of Oatis •Willard Thorp, U. S. Assistant Secretary of State, is in Geneva, Switzerland, continuing the American government's efforts to put painful pressure on Czechoslovakia in retaliation for the imprisonment ofa A. P. newsman William Oatis. Normally, this Geneva meetin, devoted to tariffs and world trade, would be routine and somewhat dull. But Thorp's goal, to isolate the Czechs from the trade benefits of the free world Ifftn It above that. Thorp's instructions stem both from presidential direction and congressional. admonition. By reaoluton, Congress called for severing of trade ties with Czechoslovakia. While that action lacks th« force of law, it is strongly influential. 4 If the government succeeds in tightening the noose about the Czechs at Geneva, the anguish in Prague should soon be acute. The most effective step thus far is the Western powers' blockade of the Czech Air Line, which now is barred from flights into France and Britain and over Western Germany. Since the cost of round-about flights to other western nations is almost prohibitive and the returns insufficient, this to all practical intents puts the Czech line out of business internationally. The Czechs are formally protesting the move as "open discrimination" against their "republic." It is indeed that, and no nation involved in the ban makes any pretense to the contrary. The Communist puppets in Prague know, of course, that their protests will fall upon deaf ears in the West. They are merely shouting for the record, and to try to stir a little sympathy in those corners of the globe which still pay any attention to Communist words. Actually they understand that to get rid of the air ban and other restrictions they will have to release Oatis. Publicly they declare this impossible, and Moscow has even joined the refrain. But privately the story is very likely a different U. S. officials consequently have carefully avoided tying their various moves directly to'the Oatis case. They want to leave the way open for a Red backdown without too great loss of face. Washington therefore officially blames {he worsening of relations upon "manifestations of Czechoslovak ill-will toward the United States." Prague shouldn't have trouble translating that into specifics. ^ The American government's action up to now has been commendable, as has been the cooperation of other Western powers. Would w» do aa much for a sin- Where Does Congress Draw The Line? A majority o( the member* of Congresa hav» again Ignored their own fiscal advice on a matter concerning spending for veterans. By a vot« of Ita to U in the House and 68 to » In tin Benat* tin legislator! overrode a presidential veto of a bill to double the pensions of low-Lncoma veteran! who have been disabled in civilian life. Not a alngle senator spoke In support of the president's veto. And. of the nine who voted against the bill, only Republican Ferguson and Democrats Dougla» and Byrd are generally identified u economy advocate*. Senator MoClellan of Arkansas voted to override the veto. Senator rulbrlght voted to uphold It. Moit of the lawmakers who loudly denounce deficit spending each year when the president illbmlti nil budget were to be found lining up In support of a measure which Mr. Truman estimated will coat au.700.000 this year and »400,000.000 annually towarrt the end of the century. The question Involved here Is not one of granting or denying, to war-crippled veterans an Increase In pensions which they undoubtedly could use In this period of Inflation; the question rather la one of drawing the line against expanding government outlays for the direct support of the citizens. The government, obviously cannot assume the obligation of providing a substantial part of the support of all citizens disabled In accidents. Yet it now proposes to assume this extra obligation in the case of veterans whose disabilities are not related to iheir military service The obvious reason why Congress singled this group out for so generous treatment Is that Its members are organized and politically potent. Here Is a case in which President Truman, who is so often criticized for an open-handed policy with federal funris, look a stand against spending which could well bring political repercussions. His veto required courage,, vet a majority ol those on Capitol Hill who are the most vociferous opponents of spending refused to back him up. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY Iranian Hoor Glass once over lightly- A. A. rre4riefe** Considering the limited number of womenfolk who tucc««d tm looking Ilk* anything except a b*t« of cotton that'i* Knapped 1U ttot, the continuing clamor they create anent change* In ftmlnin* fuhiom never ceases to amaze me. But then I amaze easily. An acknowledged illiterate In the | season. frilly field of fashion, I do not know a couturier from a peplurn or a decolletage from third base. All I know Is that an awful lot of ruckus Is raised at least annually over the way a (ew yards of cloth are to be draped for the ensuing Peter fdson's Washington Column — Odds Are Good for Uncle Sain To Share Gambling Winnings WASHINGTON (NEA1 — New gambling taes on bookmakers and sporting even La wagers, previously passed by the House of Representn- tlvcs. have now been approved by the Senate Finance Committee. This pracllcftlly nssures ultimate adoption into law. If signed before Oct. 20, the gnmb- llng takes win b& effective Nov. I. First will be yield MOO million a year. But how are they to be administered? Bureau of Internal Revenue simply does nob know at tills early date. If It's necessary to print forms or tickets, enforcement agencies can't possibly be ready by the effective date. In that case, every bet-taker will"presumably be required to keep his own books on all bets placed until the form makers catch up with him. (iambllnp Made Legal In one sense, these new sections of the Internal revenue code will I legalize some forms of gambling by tal on bookmakers,! taxing them. Betting pools will be littery oper<uors \ included. So will the numbers rack- ind each of their jet - tpkers and Parimutuel betting at race tracks Peter Edson runneri It will be wjll be excluded from the new taxes n effect, a license I If such legalized enterprises are H- do business. It will serve to idcn-! censed by slate law. Coin-operated fy bookies and so make them sub- • machines which are subjected to oc- ect to later income tax check-up. ; cupatlonnl taxes are also excluded Next will be a 10 per cent excisi 1 So are lotteries in which winners ax on sporting events bets placed are determined and prizes dlstrlbut- wlth bookmakers and littery opera- Jed in the presence of all pnrtlcl- X)rs who are In the bet-taking 1 busl- ! prints. This will exempt church anc ness for profit. The two taxes j charity lotteries and bingo games S! are expected to ; no individual makes a persona' profit out of the take. Private bets between a couple o loyal alumni from Old Siwash and State U. will not be subjected to the wagers tax. Neither will office pools on the World Series, the Saturday games or the outcome of the Derby—if all the receipts are distributed to winners wit ho tuporfit to the pool organizers. Card games, roulette and dice games will be exempt. So far, nobody has figured out how to tax a crap game. And the bookkeeping, accounting, auditing and administrative problems would be tremendous If required on every spin ol a Th« DOCTOR SAYS Bj EDWIN V. JORDAN. M. D. Written for NEA Service Since the practical conquest of real many of the acute Illnesses uch BS typhoid fever, pneumonia, diphtheria, and smallpox, an In Teasing amount of time and effort las gone into the study of condi- ions of a more chronic nature, or :hose for which, in the past, noth- ng could be done. One of these disorders, which Is cnown as cerebral palsy and produces a tragic condition In children who are sometimes falsely called "spastic." has been the sub- led of mucli study and real progress Is now being made. Tills condition Is the result of disease, accident, or faulty development, affecting the brain before, during or Immediately after birth. It Is a tragic, and conspicuous affliction, but the outlook is constantly Improving. Children who are handicapped by cerebral palsy need treatment both physically and mentally. Special muscle training should be started as soon as possible. This usually Includes evercises Involving music or songs and certain games which have proved quite helpful. Tlie educational and psychological treatment of these children is Just as Important. It has been repeatedly emphasized that s, calm I confess to being the same kind of unappreclatlve scoundrel thftt women consider all men to be. I buy according U> the ratio of prle* tag to paycheck and if the coat and pants match, so much the better. The womenfolk, however, seem to take a somewhat different view o4 things. The gals are entitled to thetr own little spheres of interest, but it seems to me that a point is being stretched when hemlines, necklines and headgear threaten to ecllpM wars, politico and global strategy as topics of current Interest. Like field nocKey, water polo and parcheesi, the latest fashion whim- sey is actually of Interest to a minor bloc. The rest of the noise from (lie feminine masses is morbid curiosity, as originals by Fa'.h Dior, Desses and/or Balenciaga — which until recently .1 thought was something like Spanish near beer—are priced out of reach of ordinary mortals. They were not even constructed to cover middle-clasi female flesh. Worry over such things as thi distance between floor and hemline has threatened to create a nation of neurotic*, The crisis of 1947 engendered by one Christian a French individual, on the subji of skirt length Is still fresh in memory, and since then there hu been an annual strain on foreign relations prior to revelation of current style decisions. Oddly enough, it seema that fash- Ion Is foreign-born and while • handful of continental charactera create the creations that entrance the ladles. U.S. talent continues to be restricted to designing' aunault* and Mother Hubbards. It would help, I think, rf thf roulette poker. wheel or every hand of What this seem* to mean la that casino gambling, aa legalized in the state of Nevada, will be unaffected by the new federal law. The big question this raises Is whether other states may not in the future copy the eNvada law. as a result of passage of the new federal gambling taxes. To do so would permit the states to collect taxes Be« ED5ON on pajx SI IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEAl—G 1 o r i a Swnnson sot hopping nuid at Hollywood recently and let the snipers ave it right between the eyes. I'm, the boy who .stirred Gloria up. Gloria In a. blur neglifitr with lol of glut IT to it, was slretclied it on hpr dressing room couch after wrapping up a scene for her new plcturt, "Three For Bedroom C." T took In the Swanson curves and snid it \vns jib-dandy to have her back In Hollywood. "Thanks, darling." murmured Gloria, running nor fingertips over "People forget, i played character roles for DeMille. I've played character roles all through my movie career. On stage, too." Gloria narrowed her eyes. "What else did they aay?" I fidgeted and looked toward the door. "Come, come, come," commanded Gloria, waving her long clgaret holder. "There was the story that nobody had offered you any pictures a (lei* 'Sunset Boulevard.' " Plenty of Offers "Rot," snapped Gloria. "I could have done 'AUce-SiL-By-The Fire- helplessly. South still had to lose two black cards and two trumps for a two-trick net. "You could havt mad* that hand, 1 ' said West when the play was finished. "You simply refuse the first trick, take the second trump, cash the top diamonds, ruff a spade in dummy, and lead the diamonds. I have the last trump and the long diamonds. By the time I ruff the fifth diamond, you've had three discards and one ruff. You IOM only two trumps and one black card.'* "That's not home life Is most desirable. Many of these youngsters have superior Intellects, but may have difficulty In devellplng satisfactorily In regular schools. For this reason special schools have been set up in many places and the training which can be given under these circumstances often been of extreme value. NEED ENCOURAGEMENT Youngsters with cerebral palsy need encouragement. They should not be pitied, but sympathy and affection help them both physically and mentally. When given the benefits of modern physical 'and mental training, the improvement which many of them obtain Is little short of miraculous. I should like to call attention to two recent publications which may be of pariicular value to the parents of children with cerebral palsy. One of them is the "Parents' Study Guide," prepared by the National Easter Seal Agency. and, published by the National Society for Crip- led Children and Adults. 11 South aSalle Street. Chicago 3. Illinois. The second is a pamphlet called Help at Last for Cerebral Palsy," ubllshed by the Public Affairs lommlttee. but also distributed by le National Society for Crippled Children at a cost of 20 cents per opy. fashion moguls could settle on what the female form Is supposed to T»- semble. One year they decre* a scrawny, angular look and the next season it's a look with more curves than a mountain road. This year, I believe. It's supposed to be an emaciated look with accentuated hlppl- ness and a dash of anemia thrown In. Old Look. New Look, New-Used Look—it all adds up to a puzxlejX look on Papa's creased countenance, CUE It's Papa who pays. I am guilty of committing the low-middle-claw Mn of snickering at the lush layouts In fashion ind picture mags although I preaum* these stark snapshots of gaunt, posturing women in somebody else'i toga are printed in all seriousness. , Among the current crop of .side' with my daughter for Paramount. Walter Wanger came up with 'The Ballad and the Sourse. I passed up 'Sudden Fear'—now IndlanVmen are as hcn-pcckcd as American men. Our wives run our lives.—Maharaja Jam Saheb of Nawaimgar, millionaire ruler of nearly live million Indians. * * * It Is unfortunate when a procrastinating woman marries a methodical man. Maybe she puts oil balancing the checkbook or forgets to leave ihe car at the garage for the fall antl-lreere. They seem small things to her but not to her husband. It's lime to do m little Jielf-anaryzlnB when husband? show sign* of developing nervous tension.—Dr. Frances H. Bujh, psychiatrist. * * * 'Hie rain* of appropriationi are beginning to descend. Pretty soon the waters of Inflation—units* we do something to slop them—will burst upon the nation.—Sen. Paul Douglas (D., 111.). * * * Our problem In war or pence \r to avoid pealct or booms or busts like we hart in the 20s. Thurf U no reason why that should happen again. —C. E, Wilson, president GM Corp. * * * There'j a certain stigma attached to being fc wonun mun.Mer . . . but I think that In Ihe future, we'rr suing to see move feminine preachers. — Rev. Oe.aldme Conway, of LucasvUle, O. * * • Any man who says we have r.o foreign policy, or thai he cannot see one, must be blind Indeed, ar.ti I here arp none so blind as thorp who re- fu» to see.—Vice-President AJben Barkley. her spectacular eyelids and flexing her toes. "Certain people around town . . . "1 cleared my throat. "Well. they said that you'd never do an- j J(jnn Crawford is doing it—'Another picture after 'Sunset Boulc- ! either Man's Poison' and 'Exclusive vard.' " • ] Model.' " Gloria's eyes opened slowly — ] Gloria caught her breath, those fabled, glistening, wet-tilted "Whnt else? eyes. ••Really?" I nodded and said that maybe- I'd hotter shut up. "N'o, no. go on." "They said that you were a special vehicle actress." "Ummmmnimmm," from Gloria. "They said that you were—er— limited!" "Oh. they did. did they?" "I don't want to upset you." "Why no, darling, of course yon don't" Gloria sat «p. cradled her knees | with hejr arms and started to smolder. "It's crazy," she raged. "Crazy? " Can Do Anything "Certainly." Gloria snapped, curling the corners of her smiarert- cff mouth. "Go back through my career from Keystone to Triangle DeMille and pscudo-DeMille. I played everything and never the same thing twice. I was a French nclreM In 'Zaza 1 . a sum-chewmc clerk in 'Manhandled.' I wore boys clolhes in The Humming Bii'd.' 'Every part — 'Stage Struck.' •Manhattan,' 'Society Madame SinsOeue,' and later •Rain: 'Music In the Air,' •Indiscreet' and 'Father Takes a Wife -every role was different. 1 don't nkow anyone wtio's played more varied roics than I have." I muttered that I \vas convlm-e.1 "Humph." snorted Gloria. She was percolating full-bl.i.-; now. true," said South "The story about your tempera- See HOLLYWOOD on Pa«e 0 •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bj OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Serrlc* Tourneys Produce Some Great Playing Today's hand was played in the team event of the recent national championships held by the American Contract Bridge League in Washington, D, C. The binding and play were nit ere? tine, and so was the convcr.-atlon at the end of the hand East nndf a rather risky vulnerable ovcrcall of two spades, find South thought that his double would sr;tle that match once and for all. Actually, East would have m.uie two spades without much tro'i'ilt*. ran out of the double >;:icc lie had raised to two hearts ^-ith an unsound hand. South nat- ui'.illv ^ent to game in hearts, ex- ptvUiis to v fmd a reasonable play ! (1 i the ffame. Wi\s; opened the kin? of hearts. -LI'co ihe bidding indicated lhat ; .iiimniy was, very short In spades. , SouUi won vvl'h the ace of hearts, 'luffed a spude in dummy, cashed KOKTH » 1074 wear XAtr A98J4S 4AKQ1 VKQJ »0* 410631 484 •OBTH (D) AJ107I VAISI1 « Alt *A1» BoD* tide* vuL Wat Nortk Esjt IV Pu* »» 2* Double Pan »* Pass 4 V Pass Pas* Pass Opening 1««J— V K. "If I refuse the first trick, you can itlll beat me by switching to jpade at once. Dummy must ruff, and can never draw East's secon« trtmip. Would you have switchd to spades if I had l«t you hold th first trump?" "We'll never know," said West "Try me tht next itme, and we'll see!" shota I chuckled over is flared" Monday In celebration of the opening of the new "Welcome Sta- .ion" at the Arkansas-Missouri tine >n Highway 81, have been indef.n- tely postponed. It was announced .oday by B. A, Lynch, chairman of -he committee In charge. Mr. Lynch explained that Harvey Couch, chairman of the committee In charge, vlr. Lynch explained that Harvey Conch, chairman of the Arkansas : entennial Commission, who was •scheduled to make the principal address. Li out of the state on busl- new. get-up that "fejiturea" back, which gives th« wearer th« appe aranc* of an LST moving In revtraft with Its bow-door* a gap*. Another specialty aports sleeve* that enable arms to look like two cured hams w-ith fingers. Use of ostrich feathers app**n to b* gm Inin & in popularity, except with the ostrich, of course. Her** w» have, for the non-tlckllsh woman, a to*, made "of mal« feathers," Happy to learn that not all boo* are constrictors, I nevertheless remain in the dark u how to distinguish the sex of a feather. But then T dont know much about fashions, ao I'll Just assume th« Industry Includes highly-paid feath* er-sexers who use their talent* t« avoid any such confusion, The topper, however, is a a In git sleeve of ostrich feathern, which I figure ranks along with the half- button and single suspender. In general. I feel about these things much as I imagine the ostrich doe* —and I expect that ha UkM jM somewhat dim. view of th« wholS operation. Small Rodent Antwar to Previous Puzzlt HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depleted rodent, th« collared 8 It turns In winter 13 Interstice* H County in Michigan 15 Insect egg 16 Turn inside out 18 Seine 18 Chler priert of 1° Hostelry a shrine U Bound 20 Cutting tool l*Dinei 21 Snake 17 Sun god 23 Doctor of 20 Antecedent 1 Ninow path 2 Ireland 3 Encountered « Volume 5 Holm oak 6 Church part 7 Driving command 8 Mental faculties 1 Kolenan Indian 24 Esteem 26 Measuring devices 27 Pronoun J8 Connie order 30 Quantity of medicine 43 Sfouan Indian 44Besid* 45 Ignorimu* 48 Bewildered 47 Tardy 48 Brought up . 50 Golf term 'Oh. I know," Gloria Mid. Hnl- j (he *ce and Icing ot diamonds, lywood decided aflfr 'Sunud Bou- ruffed another spade in dummy, levant' that I was » Snort .u-lrw. : jr.d 'fried to cash the queen of rtla- I.ook, 1 was a toftt arlrcss forforr ::-rncs •Sunset nouler.irri.' East .popped it) with tilt nine ol "Sura, you were." | tetru, and declsrsr discarded IS Years Ago In BlythtYiUt — The Blythevllle plants of the Federal Compress and Warehouse Company received 17.611 bales of cotton in the 7-day period ending last Friday, bringing the total for the current season to 41.112 bales, j nearly double the quantity which has been received at any other coniprm point In the stale. The Blythevllle warehouse* had W.508 bales on hand us of last Friday. The Arkansas-Missouri Power Company, which closed its downtown office in Luxora several years ago as an economy measure, has reopened the office and'added a modern salps room. Since the office was closed. Luxcra consumers j had tieen paying their bills ,n Ihe Ll:s ra plant. Ceremonies , pl&nnid for next I Science (ab.) 22 Pertaining to 41 River In 24 Registered parent! Africa nurse (ab.) 25 Part of "be" 27 Allowance for waste 29 Interpret 32 Bee's home 33 Short Jacket 34 Roman road 35 Bird'i home 36 Hindu / garment 37 Large plant 38 Daybreak (comb form) 39 While 40 Article 42 Pilfer 45 Pigeon pea 47 Pound (atfl 49 Mouth part 51 Beginners 51 Impair 54 Mission in Texai •16 Lift 3 Weird SI Grafted (her.) 52 Legal point I 40 Wings U Male SS Musical not* 57 Six (Roman>

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