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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 24, 1951
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/AGE BIX THE BLVTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICK6ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wllmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at th« post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act at Congress, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES: 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, S5.00 per year. $2.50 for six months, $1.25 lor three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Tliou shall surely give him, and tlilne hearl shall not be grieved when fliou gives! unto lilm: because that for this thing the Lord thy Cod shall bless thee In all (h.v works, and In all that thou • puttest thine hand unlo.—Dent. 15:10. • * t The faith that does not throw a warmth as of summer around the sympathies and charities or the hearl, and drop fnvlgorattons like showers upon the conscience and the mill is as (alse a* Is Is unsatisfying.—Paul Potter. Barbs Inmates of Sing Sing prison recently held their annual track meet. Who won the pole vault— and where Is he now! • . . The fellow who set* his head seldom hatches out much. • * * Manp a woman has an hour-gla.v; figure—and that might be what makes her always late. * * * • A Jlrl In Parli Is going to marry a man she aho* a< several months ago. Sounds like the cart before the hon*. * * i According to reports, wheatcakcs were made thousands of years ago. Those must be the ones •they're serving In.some restaurants. Genuine Draft May Be Only Way to-Get Ike to Run in '52 The report of Rep. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania on his recent visit to Gen• eral Eisenhower- is trie most important " indication thus far gained of tlie general's political intentions. If Scott is reporting accurately what "Ike" said and how he acted, then it seems justifiable to conclude that he regards himself as a Republican and that he is willing to be a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 1052. Here are the crucial parts of Scott's account: He told the general the people who are working for his candidacy have a right—at the very minimum—to assurances that the rug- won't be pulled from under them by any statement disavowing presidential intentions. Eisenhower answered that he is engaged in a tremendously vital task which he took on at considerable personal risk and sacrifice. He added that if Scott's friends in the United States believe their goal is worth pursuing, they, too, ought to be willing to take whatever risks are involved in that pursuit. Scott then said he would accept that, and told Eisenhower he assumed he could continue doing what he had been doing up to now—work for the general's nomination. To this the general did not assent verbally. But neither did he offer objection. Eisenhower later called Scott's attention to a recent article in a Washington newspaper which flatly stated the general would make no statement and take no action of any kind at any time to get the nomination. He said this was a clear statement of his position. The only sane conclusion to be drawn from this account—always assuming its accuracy—is that Eisenhower will take the nomination if he is genuinely drafted, but will do absolutely nothing by word or sign to further that end. This is perhaps not the king of active cooperaton his ardent followers woulc! wish for. hut it is nevertheless a green light. For the general fully understands the effort being made now in his behalf, and he has not acted in any way to curb it. The tacit assent his supporters need as a minimum assurance has been won. Whether this is enough to capture the nomination for him is another question. Eisenhower's popularity with the public is beyond doubt, but the public seldom plays a large role in nomination. The professional politicians govern convention tactics. Ann unless "Ike" can go into the Chicago conclave with a really substantial block of delegates, his chan- ce* are slender. Only one candidate In modem Amer' lean timeg was truly'drafted: Charles Evans Hughes, In 1016 he wag on th« Supreme Court, Though he made no statement and eschewed all political activity, he gained the GOP nomination against the later victorious Woodrow Wilson. But speculation on the outcome of the 1952 Republican sweepstakes is fruitless. The significant development at this moment is that Eisenhower seems definitely in the race and that the Taft vs. Eisenhower battle long forecast is fast becoming a reality. We Can Never Take Our Eyes Off Reds Whenever the West's victories over Russia in the Cold War are toted up, the repulse of Greece's Communist guerrillas is inevitably cited. And there can he no question lhat the crushing of Red rebels was real. Nevertheless, a recent report to the United Nations shows that the free world's work against communism is never tlone. Defeated in one arena, by one lactic, the Reds absorb their licking, plan new strategy and try again. The UN's Balkan "watchdog" committee reports that'.six Soviet satellite countries are busy either training new guerrillas or aggressively propagandizing against the regular Greek government. Red tactics, said the committee, have changed from large scale military activity to infiltration, sabotage, espionage and underground activity. So again we see that vigilance against communism must bo tireless. No victory against the Reds is ever quite final so long as H iy are alive to try again. Views of Others Look at the Record, Mr. President. \ President Truman risks being taken lor » humorist when he claims credit for "economy and efficiency" in the federar'government. H» handed himself llmfc orchid in recent speeches. In other talks he has declared that his gigantio budgets •»!> submitted to.'congress 'we're closely figured, and there was no opportunity in them for any important savings. But under his occupnncy ol the white House, the federal government ha.s made the prodigal son and the proverbial inebriated seafarer look like misers. The First National Bunk of Boston points out that fjy June 3S;,li!53, Washington will have spent the incnncelvahle totnl of about 402 billion dollars since (he end of World Wnr II. That's 88 billion more than all the federal spending during the war. It Is 235 billions more than the government, laid out during the 131 years from 1789, when Washington became president, through 1040. If that is "economy and efficiency" in government, H'h.-u. do you reckon would have happened to us In the way of taxes if the federal government had been n Iridc loose-fingered .since Mr. Truman took over? The president defends present vast outlays with the statement that 70 per cent of it is for national security, and various portions of the remainder for this or thnl civilian purpose. Which Is no proof of economy whatever. All spending items, c.xcepl for Interest on the national debt, reflect the fallible human judgment of an army o( officials who do not have to earn the money, who are ambition; for their depart- mritK, and usually have an car attentively cocked to (h!> demands ol swlitical gimme-groups. Such a set-up is wide open to extravagance and waste. And we have it to the tune of billions a year, with details explicitly cited by the Hoover Commission and congressional probing groups. The very fact, thai so much must be spent on defense should impel Mr. Truman to demand the utmost economy elsewhere. But like Joe Ciar- gcry's witc. who was "n handsome figure of a woman." Mr. Truman is "pivrn to government" —bis and hicKor government. And economy Is a (ar-off whisper, especially with an election coming up. , —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY II Eisenhower Is a candidate (tor Presidential i:onun.(tion>. he'll be a Republican candidate. Whcrvrr !ins hfrn trying lo create a doubt about Eisenhower's Republicanism has just been whistling in the dark.—Sen. James H. Duff (R., pa.) * * * Tho rtumb blonde is the healthiest emotional frrce in the country. Love the dumb blonde and you lo\e people In general.—Pamela Britton, act- te.'.s u.ho '.penalizes in "dumb blonde" roles. * * * The world needs another dancer more than it r.ecrfj another diplomat.—Ramon Font-Pclizola, heir to Venezuelan fortune, on why hes sludy- f~-S ft.incing. * * + Anrninistration foes have never had much real fa:;h in the strength of our economic system, for tncy hive been warning us year after year that o ; u economy is ahout to collapse. Meanwhile . . . °'ir economy has become stronger and more pros- PCKiUs,—Charles F. Brannan, eccietory of 'agrl- No, bu OOURIBll XVWV We Can Still Vote With the exception of a handful of lawglvera who are beating their weary brains against « wall of political brick. Congress holds no more genuine affection for economy than Westbrook Pegter Peter Edson's Washington Column— Peace Contract 3 with Germany Will Help Stop Soviets in Europe WASHINGTON. (NEA) — This new "peace contract" Idea for Germany Is another smart, diplomatic move. It's on a par with John Foster Oulles's Idea for negotiating a peace with Japan, instead of trying to work out a treaty In formal International conference. Thoiig h Ex- Prcsldcnt Herbert Hoover and others have advocated a separate and ' final" peace' treaty with Germany — leaving Peter Edson the Russians out of it—that idea been ruled out for several reasons. Germany is not united, the eastern /.one being under nussJnn-Com- munlst control. The Allied zones of Berlin arc separated (rom the Federal Republic of western Germany. The western powers have never recognized the Russian-imposed boundary separating from Poland. eastern Germany To conclude a formal peace treaty with the west G«rman Republic would be a tacit recognition that none of these conditions could possibly he changed. So some kind of an interim arrangement had to be worked out. Dwlght D. Elsenhower, and the de- plrt to bring German armed forces init, this army all contributed to the peace contract Idea. Knrea Sped the Action Outbreak of the war In Korea' speeded up work on the peace contract. Diplomats and military leaders then recognized that the same kind of communist aggression might begin in western "Europe. It was necessary to speed preparedness for that. U. S. High Commissioner to Germany John J. McCloy spelled out the principles of the new relationship with Germany in closed meet- Ings of Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs committees lust June. To (hat extent at least. Congress have been briefed on what was afoot. Now, as a result of the Washing- Ion meetings between U. S. Secretary of State Dean Aclieson, British ?'orcign Secretory Herbert Morrison and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman, outlines of the plan have been made public. High Commissioner McCloy has gone brick to Germany with ordets in his hip pocket to slart negotiations for a peace contract with the German government, at Bonn. The present time table calls for having a draft of the peace contract outlined by Nov. 1. It may he The original Idea las for a new j ready for discussion at the North 'contractual relationship." This was ! Atlantic Treaty Council meeting in strictly lawyer-talk, in four-dollar i Rome, the end of October It is words. Headline writers have short- j hoped to have the contract ready etned it to "peace contract." Since i to sign by Jan. 1. The peace contract will materially change present relations with Germany. The office of High Commissioner McCloy and his British and French counterparts will be abolished. They will be replaced by ambassadors. Allied occupation of Germany .will technically end. The oc- that seems to describe accurately what it's all about, this shorter name will probably stick. It has been kicked around in Allied conferences on Germany lor nearly two years. The need for it grew naturally out ol the changing situation in Europe. Signing of the North Atlantic Pact, creation of the [ cupatlon statute imposed on the western European army under den. i German Republic when it was cre- MOXDAT, Sil'lEMBER once over lightly- By A A. Ftc4rlckM» The gravy train', atill rolling past, boys, «, everybody hop »„,„, and the first one to holler "Inflation 1 ; is a no-good, conniving, capitals bum. First guy caught even thinning about economy get* booted In*, the cinders, dragged f.ce down across the ties and investigated bv th. Harry S. Truman perpetual Motion Committee. as well as their sins of omission ,1 find It difficult to assume that the bulk of our Representatives and Senators are better equipped mentally to sweep rather than speak from the floors of their respective chambers, but there are til find my thoughts wandering echoed by the lawmakers through the halls of Congress like a pack of hounds baying at a\ harvest moon. It Is dismaying to note that for Eleanor more helpless than hypocritical, for a responsible for and one being wors- o at?d in September 1949 will die. Provisions of Contract The Federal Republic of west Ger.r many will then become a sovereign state on all but three matters. 1— Reunification of Germany will be negotiated by the Allies In any final German peace treaty. 3—Berlin I will remain under Allied control. S —Allied powers will be authorized to keep firmed forces in Germany and protect their security. The main costs of maintaining these forces will be borne by the -west German government,,as a natural cost of Its defense. Those costs are now running $1.5 billion a year, and will increase. Since the end of the. war Germany has paid about $8 billion in occupation costs. 'Against this, the O. S.. alone has spent ?3 billion since the end of the war in German occupation, relief and Marshall Plan aid. The peace contract proper will not cover the rearming of Germany. That is being taken care of in a separate agreement on the use of German troops in a European defense army, under General Eisenhower. This agreement Is now being negotiated in Paris. The peace contract will not make western Germany, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty organization. That is an eventual next step, but it may be some time in coming. To all these peace contract proposals there is much opposition. It comes from the Russians and the communists in east Germany. Inside Germany, it-comes from the Socialists. In France and England it comes from those who fear .German resurgence and economic competition, in the u. S. it comej from those who think the peace contract Idea goes too far in liberating Germany, or not far enough in creating a fully armed and Independent new. Germany. The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Perhaps it would b« safe to say that rheumatic fever is childhood's worst enemy. Anyway It is a bad one. and in this connection the question crops up quite often of the relationjhip ol growing pains to reheumatic fever. For example, Mrs. R. ol asks: "Could my young son, who is six years old, be developing rheumatic fever? He Is subject to spasmodic fevers that run over 100 degrees and complatna that he-has pains In his legs which we have taken for granted were growing'ipalnj. Lately after any strenuous play he get* a sharp pain In his heart." This child certainly has suspicious symptoms and should be -seen at once by the doctor. The thing about the letter which Is particularly worrisome ' Is the mother's ' statement that since she assumed the pains were "growing pains." there was nothing to be concerned about. Mrs. O. is not aJone in this opinion, and Indeed medical authorities are somewhat divided on the subject. However, even if they are usually inslgnllicant as a sign of some serious condition, they are sometimes a sort of mild evidence of rheumatic fever. At any rate, signs of rheumatic heart disease have been found in those who have never had any more symptoms than vague pains of this sort. When associated with fever or other signs of damaged health, growing pains should be taken seriously and a . careful examination Including the heart Is In order. Apparently, however, a definite connection is the exception rather than the rule. Pains Should Disappear Youngsters do seem to have peculiar sensations in their legs when they are growing rapidly that don't represent any true illness and rj- qulre no special treatment. These pains, however, should not get worse and should start to disappear as time goes on. Parents really have the first responsibility .for their children. If the youngsters complain of growing IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Holly-. ivocd and Grapevine: Agents will screritn, "business anasers will go into shock and even Alarearel O'Brieti'.s braids will j stand at 90-degree angles, but a tip-top movie queen came right out. h It and informed n:e that she's ; oeen turned down lor the part she; has wanted to play lor ft. decade, j The star: Prank, our.-poken Bette Davis. The picture: "Ethan Frome," ircha,sed from Warners by Stan-' .ey Kramer. "I asked Kramer about It." purred Bctte at a party tcssed for Wai-1 ter Hampden on the set of Fox's | 'Five Fingers." "Mr. Kramer said: '7e did N'OT want me. Not any pare j of me. This after 10 years ol want-1 j in; to play H." | Bettc snorted over the jibes directed at her by the British prc.=s "It was the British movie press. I not the British pn-w^," she said.: "They're corny and huchablc. rheyi askeri n'c the kind ol questions that haven'f, been asked of an actre^ in ; 15 years. Like. 'And who gave you ' that piece of Jewelry?' Really!' 1 j Jack Benny and Mary Living- ' stone talked Vic Damnne and their daughter. Joan, out of a "(no youns" marriage. Joan has enrolled at Sfcnfnrtl University. Jeff Chandler, now completely reconciled with his wife. Ls biting his nails, Fox wants him to play Jean Valfjean In a re-make, of "Les Misersblcs" and UI wcn't ielca.<e him for an outside picture until, 1952. j Wonder how Loretta Youne. who' was first offered the part, feels about the whisper that Jane \Vy- ' man is sure to win an Academy award for her performance in "The Blue Veil?" Loretta made a bet, with Jerry Walci and Milton Krjs- Sec HOLLYWOOD on Page U • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY H'rillcn for NEA Service Survey Your Rivals As You Start a Bid 'Please comment on the biridine of this hand." requests a reader <* Port Huron. Mich. "We thought that both North and South' were very enterprising and that East, uas unfortunate- There was a difference of opinion about West. "Some of us thought that West should have passed from start to I Unish. One or two members of ourl club thought that West bid his| hand correctly but that he »as un- ] lucky. A third opinion was that i West should have kept on bidding.) "There was nothing to the play' at lour spades. South took the ace : of diamonds and cro&sruffed diamonds and hearjs. He had to lose a trump and two clubs, but nothing more. Even if West had opened a trump. South would have made his contract. Two rounds of trumps would cut down dummy's ruffing power, but the queen of heart* *ou!d set up In time for a diamond rtucard. There ua* Just no way to beat four spades. "Whit is your opinion aboul the bidding?" It's very hard to say whether West "-hon'.ri bid three hearts ite hu tint distribution but miMrabl* strength. It Is probably all right for him to bid if Eist happens to have nothing much in spad«; but it will probably turn out badly, (or West If Ea.rt, instead, his strong spades. West cannot really be sure which is the case. If South is a sound bidder, the chances are lhat he has good spades and that Ea^t, consequently, cannot have too much in that suit If South is a "sporting" bidder, East may have two or more n?tural spade tricks. In most games I would bid with the West hand. In some games I WEST 4QJ973 + 62 NORTH M 4 Q 10 9 3 VAQ82 «8 + Q1095 BAST (D) *AS »K7« »KS« +AKJ87 SOUTH 4KJ87J1 « A 10 5 3 Ncrtk Neither dd* Eul Sovfe W<* 1N.T. 34 8V J* <V 4 * P«si Pan Double Pass P«s« Redouble Pass P»ss Fi»i Opening would pass, it would depend on who the players were and whit mood I thought they were tn. So tar I have been rather vtgue. but the time has come to make » definite statement. If West ttoej enter the bidding, he has to stay- in It. He can't itand for t double of four spade.5 — whether or not North redoubles. West knows lh«t he hsj bid at the level of three on oru queen Mid two Jaclu—• fever. If they are doubtful about the seriousness; they can shelve the re- sopnslbility by getting the doctor's opinion. While it is unfortunate to miss anything serious, it Is well to remember that growing pains do not usually bring any unfortunate con- sequenres. fact that East has no way of suspecting. West's hand Is useful for oflenw but worthless for defense. If West bids five diamonds, he will play the hand at either five diamonds or five hearts — doubled, of course. With normal play he will probably be set two tricks, which Is far better than letting South make a redoubled game contract. It would be presumptious of m« >r any other politically naive Individual 10 dispute the wisdom of •lien of high office, but unanswer- mswers can be frustrating to us -"5. ™° ert £! s ' Hence we ™»»non tility of Hie legislative mind We ponder, but must confess we are ill-fitted to understand, that logic which creates great doubts in Congress as to the wisdom of strengthening allies through forelen aid but simultaneously finds necessary and proper the charity hair cut for Senators. I am straining to grasp the reasoning behind our solons' desire' to Inspect microscopically each tattered dollar and bent coin In bij providing for our defenses whl they unhesitatingly bless IncreasVa federal pensions for veterans with non-service connected disabilities. It escapes me how postal rate increases . netting $125.000,000 will balance post office pay raises total- Ing $252,000.000. I become lost in the intricacies of battling inflation by establishing controls on prices and wages- in order to get both increased. Gambling Is not considered legitimate endeavor, and the Senate has a probe to prove It, to as punishment Congress adjudges the dotted cubes and the Faro hand and the daily double to be taxable commodities. The warring natures of some nations being what they are, conscription Is deemed a defense necessity so Congress gives the arme4 force's millions with which to recruit via advertising the men who face involuntary servitude In uniform via. law. Congress amens the virtue.? of frugality in offsetting Inflation and solemnly declares that the persona! and public coin should not be e:*- pended in extravagant manner by either citizen or officeholder. However, It woiild be a fitting gesture to recognize the lawmakers' logic, and prudence by adding a paJtO|| *10,OM a year to present Congress slonal paychecks. That is. it would according to several representatives who prefer not cloud the issue with intangibles such as inflation or economy. . Truly wonderous. the legislative mind; especially when not hobbled by constancy of purpose. 15 Yeats Ago In Blytheville — Funeral services were held yfts- crday aftcjnoon at .the Dell Meth- died the previous day at her home at Tutwilcr, Miss. Interment followed at Elmwood Cemetery. It has been announced that B. F. Gay has purchased the stock of R. J. Billings of Memphis In tha Gay & Billings, Inc.. coal dealers, and the (Irm is now owned by Mr. Gay and Dan M. Dunklin. the firm was founded by Mr. Qay J% 1904, Mr. Billings became a meniiSl in 1915 and later Mr. Dunkin purchased stock. A second son was born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Phillips at their home on Dougan Avenue. The baby has been named Ronald Gene. Cnrrumn f~* 1 - Answer to Previous Puszle Carrying Case iLlfeUrv... ua I W I H |I H-KJI HORIZONTAL 1.7 Depicted part of rldinj 10 Gray* 11 Underworld 13 Playing card 14 Boredom 18 United 17 Greek letter 18 Primped 20 Suffix 21 Gaelic 23 Unbleached 25 Stagger 28 Counterfeit 17 Capuchin monkey UMlx«d typ« « "Tir Ke*l State- (ab.) SOLittlt demon 32 Type siu 34Oce»n» JSSo be Itl 37R«d«ct 15 In tht HID* plac* <ab.) 39 Hones' home* 5 Crescent 8 Domestic slave 7 College degree (ab.) «Stlr 0 CItjsei 10 Sounder 'mentally 11 Hurry 12 Blood component 15 Not (prefix) 18 Large birds 19 Scorns 22 Sitting 24 Pealed 31 Colored 32 It usually Is used in —33 Impregnates 35 Horse 40 Metal 41 To (prefix) 42 Belabor 43 Molten rock 44 Dash 47 Age 49 Malt beverage 51 Psyche part 53 It is used —at' the west 45 Direction («b.) 48 Regret 48 Perfect _ 48 Goddcu o< Infatuation 90 Small each H Served 54 Sorry U Browned 1 Fattens lExltt 3 Two <preftx)

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