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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 27, 1951
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• BLTTHEY1LLB OOURIEB MWI THE COURIER MCW8 CO. M. W. HAINBS, Publisher MARY .A. BAINE8, AatUUnt PubNrtMr A. A. rBEDRICKSON. Bdlior PAWL D. HUMAN. Adnrifaan« ataajjt* Bob National AdverMifeg RtpreMnUtim: Wallao* Witmer Co, Ntw York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphi*. Kntwed M second claai matter at ttM po»t- oHloe at Blytherllle, Arkaatw, under act o< Con—--, October », 1D17. Member o{ The Associated Pratt SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler In the city of Blythevilla or any suburban town where carrier service to maintained, 25c per week. By mill within a radius of 60 miles, »5.oo per year, $3.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside SO mile lone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Tel Ihej- obeyed not, nor Inclined their ear, but walked every one In the Imagination at their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them aK the words of thli covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.—Jeremiah 11:8. « » * Multitudes think they like to do evil; yet no man ever really enjoyed doing evil since God made the world—Ruskin. Barbs It Unt too early tight now to start doing something you'll be thankful for this coming Thanksgiving! * • « Tfce world looks brighter. A Florida »lrl who WMI a bathing beauty contest can cook and MW. • « » Not al form* of addressing a golf ball can b« found ta th* rule book. » * * fe a husband a woman hu a definite asset, aaj» a wrlitr. And the husturf iwutly has a U* Ten oan't r* polH» them days without some- wondering what you want. Do Reds Want Korean Truce Badly Enough This Time? Whether we shall now gain an ac- ««ptable truce in Korea Is still anybody's' tfuess. But Jt is obviously an important «gn that the Communist High Command • has decided to return to the council table. Before that indication came, General Ridgway had dispatched a message to the Red negotiators which sounded very much like a last try. In otlier words, the ehipg were down and the alternative was plain: fight it out on the bloody North Korean ridges and forget about Kaesong. Faced with this choice, the Communist* stopped just short of a final break- off. There surely is one overriding reason why they did this. They have been badly hurt in the past, and they know they will be badly mauled if they try another offensive. Our recent limited thrusts northward over raw hills are a pointed reminder; they cost the Reds nearly 80,000 new casualties. Furthermore, the Communist Chinese and the North Koreans did not get sufficient material aid from Russia in their spring- drives. And despite some evidences of tank forces, and a known build-up of aircraft, it is still highly unlikely that the needed Russian help would be forthcoming in another campaign. Since this has probably been the prospect for the aggressors all along, why did they interrupt the truce talks for a month with a barrage of trumped-up charges that we had violated the neutral zone? Perhaps it is foolish to speculate on Red motives. Propaganda is always an objective, of course. And the Communists may well have believed that if they hammered away with lies for a long-enough time, they would convince some of the world we were indeed persistently sabotaging the truce effort. It's more plausible that they suspended the talks because the Russians somehow thought the San Francisco parley- on Japan would give them a chance to attain a political settlement in Korea which they weren't getting at the council table. When that chance went glimmering, the question was: What to do now? For all we know, fierce debate may have raged within Red circles over possible resumption of the war on a bigger scale. Or there may have been none at all. As Ridgway and General Van Fleet observe, the Reds' build-np during the truce period is not inconsistent with a wholly defensive posture in North Korea. In any event, the Reds' decision indicates that, for the moment at least, there is no thought of' going back to heavy warfare on the peninsula. They to «Mt( th« *nrw&r> remain limited. But do they want thu« thteg« badly onough to agree to d«e«nt oeat*-fir* terms? Only «vents will tell. For thii oould b« nothing more than • new mov« hi a constant game of off-again-on- again. We must keep our guard up until ttw proof* are in. THTJBSDAT, SEPTEMBER 2T, 1951 Army Shows Imagination A unique experiment in troop training is being Initiated by the United States in Korea. The expanding South Korean army will be intensively re-trained in the field. One division at a time, the South Koreans will be pulled back a few miles from the front and given eight weeks' schooling in tactics. None of the trainees will at any time leave the general battle area. As the individual outfits complete their training, they will move back into the line. They will there be held in readiness should cease-fire talks collapse. This is an unusual and imaginative program. And it will serve a valuable double purpose. If the cease-fire talks succeed, ultimately the South Korean army must shoulder most of the burden of defending free Korea. It is not now equipped for the job. If, on the other hand, the war should resume full-scale, re-trained South Koreans probably would contribute much more to UN effort than they have so far. The story of the South Korean army has generally been one of brave men untrained and often ill-equipped for tough- fighting. The new plan is the first real step to end that dangerous state of affairs. Views of Others Keep Garbage Down- Raises Mail Rates. Washington Is opposed to higher prices—It says—but goes gruesomely ahead shoving up Its own stupendous nonmllilary costs to the citizen. Here's a little example ol its inconsistency. An Item from St. Louis last week said the Office of Price Stabilization had clamped a lid on the price the city could charge for garbage from Its Institutions. It sold this waste to hog- raisers for $7,800 last year, and the OPS decreed that the city couldn't ask more. Now, you'd think that mall service at reasonable rates 1s more vital to the country than the price tag on garbage. But give a look at a post office bill Just recently passed by the Senate. This bill would hike letter rates Irom three cents to four, air mall letters from six to eltfht; postal cards used by so many churches and social groups to rally their members, from on* cent to two. And rates on newspapers would go up 30 per cent over the next three years. Two questions arlrc. First, why should the public be compelled lo fork over for a deficit caused largely by political management of the postal service, outmoded equipment and methods, and liberal free use by the government Itsell? Second, the postal service is invaluable to an enlightened citizenry. It Is far more Important than many other departments which are supported wholly from government revenues. Why single out the postal department as one that ought to pay its faultily-managed, politics-ridden way? Hold down the price ot garbage, and raise the cost of mall. If that's statesmanship, Henry Ford was ft horse-breeder. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY If Republicans get out (and workl. there Isn't any doubt of my election. I mean there's no doubt in my mind we can win.—Sen. Robert A Talt (R-, o.). * * « It (the Japanese peace treaty) Is fair to both victor and vanquished. It looks lo the future, not Ihe past; and It will work.—President Truman. * • • lYoii can't fight the motley crowd In the Department of State with lace handkerchiefs. . . You can't shirk rough, smelly jobs. It is clear the administration party cannot and will not clean house.—Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R., Wise.). * * * It Is time we draw a line In the Pacific and say to all aggressors: "This Is a free world. Step acrckss that line and you will get a bloody nose as you did in Korea."—Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. * * » The inn is not to be despised, though certainly not to be haunted. It is wise lo have one's "usual" and pay for It oneself. Men may seem willing to treat one, but they do not like a man who never treats back. They will never believe that we (clergymen) cannot afford It—Dr. Neville Gorton, Bishop of Coventry, Eng. * » • If three men are needed to do a certain Job (the State Department) hires 12 lo 15. They spend a large portion of their lime eoiruv.unicat- ing with each other . . . until finally the chief work of the State Department consists In Its members talking to on« another—Sen. Paul Douglas CO., 111.). New Scale of Ethki Peter Cdson's Washington Co/urn Charges GOPs Tossed at Boyle Backfire in Their Own Party WASHINGTON, (NEA) — The 1645,000 question of whether Democratic National Committee Chairman William M. Boyle, Jr., did wrong in helping American Litho- fold Corp. of St. Louis get a Reconstruction Finance Corporation can of that size still has to be answered by Boyle's own testimony and the verdict ol his Senatorial peers. Aside from that, the Senate Expenditures Committee investigation Into this deal reveals that politics are as usual. Republican Sen- 'ators Mundt of South Dakota, Nixon of California, Williams of Delaware. M r s . Smith of Maine and others have — been doing R Peter Edson workmanlike Job f making Mr. Boyle look bad The charges against Chairman Boyle backfired, however, when Committee Counsel Frank Flanagan irought out that Republican Na- ional Committee Chairman Guy 3eorge Gabrielson had also done a ittle fixing on an HFC $18.5 mil- Ion Carthage Hycirocol loan alter ic became head of the GOP or- anizatlon In August 1949. It would eem that this Gabrielson deal was not aired completely last March. R«p. Wayne L,, Hays, Ohio Demorat, then charged that Gabrielson ot $100.000 In fees for obtaining the Hydrocol loans from RFC. Chair- nan Gabrielson put out a. six-page tatement which told his side ot It. •abrielson Still on Hydrocol Payroll Gabrielson was attorney for the ompany, later Its president. He got (34,000 in legal fees for work on the HFC loan. He still gets a jio.COO annual legal retainer as Hydrocol counsel and a $15,000-a-year salary as its president. Mr. Gabriclson has also retained his law office and practice in New York. And with a business partner he has retained his interests in an asbestos mine, a roofing company and a steel products company. Mr. Oabrielson gets no salary, however, as chairman of the He- publican National Committee. What is new on the record is that since becoming GOP chairman, he has continued to represent Hydro- col before the HFC. He has kept the government Informed on the company's progress, carried on certain negotiations about repayment of the loans and changes on the loan terms. If there seems to be nothing wrong about this, lor the sake of the record, compare it with, what has hapened to Mr. Boyle. When Harry Truman was elected in 1944. Bill Boyle, who had been his secretary when he was a senator, opened law offices in Washington. He worked around Democratic headquarters during the 1946 and 1948 campaigns, without salary. Then he became executive vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, on Feb. 8. 1949. Then on Aug. 24, 1949. he was made Democratic National Chairman at a salary of around $35,000 a year. He has done no private legal business since. Denies Influencing RFC Loan In the period before April 20. 1949 Boyle admits that American Utho- Io!d was one of his clients, paying him $500 a month, for a total of J1250. Boyle says he had nothing to do with influencing the RFC loan to Lithofold. His work for the company was turned over to Max Siskind when Boyle went to work for the Damocrats, fulltlme, In April, But the Lithofold loan was grant- ted in March, 1949. And the St. Louis Post Dispatch, in its original expose of the situation, charged rhat Boyle received S8000 after the loan was approved by RFC. reversing a previous denial of the loan application. In trying to track down all the ins-and-outi of possible Democratic National committee influence -on RFC, Republican members of the Senate Expenditures Committee have been impressed by diary disclosures of phone calls from Democratic headquarters to RFC. There were 70 calls to former RFC Di- icctor William E. Willett and 225 to former Director Walter L. Durham, over a two-year period. Senator Nixon Drought out that there were no calls from Republican National-Committee Headquarters. This being a Democratic administration, that's probably understandable, if there were a Republican president, people wanting RFC loans and other favors would be beating a path to GOP headquarters. All the Republicans can do now is work through their congressmen. Democratic National Committee says that from 20 to 50 people a day now come into their headquarters. And there are about 800 Phone calls a day. Nearly all the callers want something, or want to know where or how they can get something. And the Democratic National Committee staff tries to give service. That's politics as usual IN HOLLYWOOD Bj- ERSKWE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — A movie* queen emoting on a studio sound stage with a built-in audience is :he latest "Well, I'll be darned" eye- opener In today's fast-changing Hollywood scene. The movie queen Is Lucille Bnl! and workmen knocked a hole through a thick studio wall (built to keep people out) so Liicillc's mi- dience could by-pass the studio gatcman and get 1n. There's no standing around on the set with the usual head wobbling for Lucllle's audience. No. siree. \ After knocking thai hole through Ihe studio trail, the workmen built •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Honesty Best Policy In Playing Bridge No matter how careful you may be about keeping your eyes where they belong, you sometimes see a . .. carri '" ar > opponent's hand. It - series of raised platforms and In-1 lla PP e ns to everybody, and'of course stalled 300 plush seats right on the!- vou alwa >'s warn the opponent to sound stage floor behind the cinn-j he more careful. But what should «"»• I you do? Should you take advantage gent, he wondered whether or not he should make use of his knowledge. Tepmtation finally proved too strong. He knew a finesse was necessary to pick up East's Irumps, so he ruffed a second club in dummy and took 2 second trump finesse. And he felt sick. He had one trump In his own hand and one in dummy. He could rulf third club in dummy, but the diamonds were dead. The moment he lerl a diamond from dummy, East would ruff. South could then make the ace of trumps but would have Darned if they didn't build a fancy theater-like lobby, too. complete with rest rooms, thick red carpet and uniformed ushers. No boxofdce, though, because admission is free. No popcorn machine, either. The movie studio with the hole in the wall so the eager public can get in free to watch a star emote Is General Service, and the o!g sound stage with the 300 plush new seats has a long and sintering tils- lory of "No Admittance—Public Keep Out" movie making. TV's the Culprit ' |-~'—•«•«»! 1*1 n^i. wuuLii uaiuj any Blame or hall television for thlsi'irtc.'sed the queen, which just as f«t mass studio gate crashing stimt: naturally won. Declarer laid down since the early days ol Hollywood " ' "" when Carl Lacmmle erected blcarh- crs on his outdoor sets and charir- of the information you have thus gained? Before you answer this question, let me tell you a sad story. It's about ihe' very honest gent who played today's hand. West opened the queen of hearts, and dummy won with the ace. Now our honest hero had to decide which dnesse to take. By mischance he chosr to finesse the queen of diamonds, and lost to West's king. West led another heart, and East »<m with the king In order to rtturn a trump. South naturally lasonably abreast of the times. A business. In fact, In which one can never completely escape doing BO. Every day In every way a feeling of envy grows within me—envy for :hat large segment of our population that can take current events or eave them and not worry mu-h whether It's McKlnley or Harding the ace of diamonds and was re lievcd when both opponents fol lo'ACd Milt. His course now clear. South a,,d,ence stars with husband . ported by movie veteran Wlllhtn - *»P- hand, - - - -- " <" spades in >at w*s all lie could see. so he on Pare IS 'cards back! Then, being an honest WEST VQJI094 « KJ9 NORTH J7 487654 VA5 * 1087653 #None EAST *KI09 • 42 + A87S SOUTH (D) 4AQJ3 V-.S South 1* 1 * 3* Pass + KJ1085 North-South vul We* North la* Pan 1 * Fa» PM> J * Paw Pass 4 * Piss Past Opening lead—» Q once over lightly- Bj A. A. FreAricksoD U th« top of Ole Smokey wasn't so crowded with wailing lovers, I'd try to stake out a claim and move there—out of reach of the nearest RFD mail bo*, out of range of the nearest radio station and Just Jfc the horizon from the nearest TV beam. And just let the rest of tho world go to blazes. who Is president. Ignorance is bliss they^say, but all I can muster is an ~"'"'" blend of both and it Much as I dislike branding myself as possessing a weak stomach. I cannot escape the feeling that the nausea of current events la begin- ning to cut Its way through the ulcer scar tissue Th. DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Several persons have written in ;cently with questions on allergies The best way to cure most of these is to find the cause and then do :our utmost to stay away from it Q—Please tell me what causes one to break out in hives. I broke out so badly all over my body that I fainted 'away twice. R.w W A—Hives or urticaria Is a form >f»llersy. It Is the result of beinf ibnormally sensitive to some sub- itance eaten, breathed in, or otherwise contacted. The problem is to ocate the exact inbsUnce and stay away from It. Unfortunately in many cases of hives, this turni out to be extraordinarily difficult. * * • Q—My husband is badly troubled with asthma. Now I have house plants and he thinks they may have something to do with it. What do you-think? Mrs RB A—It Is certainly possible. Why not take the plinls outside for a week or two and see If he gets better? Q—For the last year and a half ny husband has had trouble with :h: skin and nails of several fingers on each hand. He does clock and watch repair and his hands are often in contact with a cleaning compound. His difficulty started about the same time he began this work. Have you any suggestions? Mrs. S.L.R. A—It is quite possible that some chemical in the cleaning fluid is causing his skin and nail difficulty. Be can-be tested for this. If It Is Ihe source of trouble he will either" have to change his occupation or wear some protective glove (or possibly ointment) in order to recover. is the cause of a burn- ng mouth and tongue even though the digestion is good? Reader A—There are rev~ral po c i ; b<M*'-^. See DOCTOR SAYS on Page 16 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — The same two women who almost tied for first honors in.the Mississippi County 'Plant to Prosper" contest in 1935, repeated this year when Mrs. T. H. Streeter of Wi'lson won first honors and Miss Willie Marshall of Rt. 3. Blytheville. won second place In the landowners' division. Last year it was vice-versa when Miss Marshall was first and Mrs. Streeter second. Frank P. Hoo- Inson of Leachvtlle won third place honors. Unusual interest is being manifested by the Negroes of the various communities of MIssisippi County in the first county fair to be held in several years. Keen competition is expected in the agricultural, home and shop exhibits. ain't no fun T „ , . l cant seem "> (ln d anything as it would you to either write or • read about something that rises above variation on a criminal theme. The latest plunder yarn filling the news—the Llthofold-RFC hearings —moves me to ponder on the possibility that maybe Congress isn't to be blamed for its slowness in le»- islating this session. Ever since the first Washington deep freeze became a Pandora's Box of redolent political scandal, Congressmen have been head over hip pockets In one investigation after another. Neeoless to say, nothing good has been found in these probes, except possibly that no federal official hus yet committed homicide to gain his ends. If the current pr.ce is maintained it seems to me that there really is no need for urging Congress to hasten in legislating new rules for us until the lawmakers finish unearthing, all the violations of those now on the books. We seem to have pkte laws now that the American peSre are able or willing to obey. This is silly logic, but it's a silly world and I ain't taking the rap for it. I just live here. Time was 'when moral standards were at least tolerated if not looked up to slightly. For all I know, we may have some moral standards' left, but if we do a dachshund could waddle over the highest one without mussing the hair on his chest. One thing, people don't seem to be so picky about, what they're bribed with nowadays, tftett to was that only cold, green cash was acceptable in a bribery transaction Of course, this tended to cramp a style here and there, for one couldn't stand on a street corner passing bundles of bills back and forth without exciting some busybody's curiosity. These days, however, you can't tell a bribe from an early Christmas present without the transcript of a testimony from a Congressional probe. Hams, turkeys, cameras, jewelry and—for some who apparently preferred the eld-fashion touch — just plain money have changed- hands in the intricate dealings between American Litho- fold Corp. and the RFC. It also seenis ..that'- to be a bribe a; hjta "must tilt the scales at a certjfi figure or else it's just so much pig. I don't know yet whether the prescribed 12-pound limit includes the butcher's thumb. Out, in Hollywood, other Congressmen-detectives aren't having so much luck. All they can pry out of a bunch of cute cinemanlacs (catch that big-time winchell touch, willya!) is that the Filth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution makes It nobody's business how pink they are. I am inclined to fuss less about ihe Hollywoodenheads (watch out, Walter!) who may he pink-tinged th?n about these Reds that appear to be operating full tilt along the Potomac. Anyone who stews so much about compensation and billing as the average film ham or harness is not likely to be properly sincere in his sympathy for the downtrodden masses. Sometimes I wonder about the end result of all this modern civ- ilizjtion. It's all going to end sometime, someplace. But. where? Ijgt knowing. I think I shall decline** answer on the grounds that it might tend to incriminate me. That, . seems to beat most any rap these t days. Leaping Amphibian Answer to Previous Puzzle to give up the other two tricki, losing his contract. The sad part of the story is that South would have made his contract If he hadn't been East* trumps. He'd have laid down the act of trumps at once. With two trumi)s in dummy, he could ruff a club and lead diamonds until East was willing to take the king ol trumps. Then dummy would still have a trump left is the entry to the rest of the diamonds. HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted leaping amphibian 9 Rasp (Wit in moist woods and woodland pools ••n Greek god ot w»r 13 Bora 15 Enthusiaitlc ardor 17 Rave 18 Pronoun 19 Wander SO Within VERTICAL 1 Song bird 2 Hops' kiln 3 The ear (comb, form) < Low haunts 5 Hasten off 6 "Smallest State" (ab.) 7 Above 8 Laughter (comb, form) 9 Cedes 11 Rescue* 12G«t up 1* Exclamation of Inquiry It Bird's borne 32 Appears 33 Labor 34 Native of _. _. Rome 31 Electrical onlt'3 Crafted (her.) 39 Genus of 21 Pace M Type of fuel maples 25 For fe«r IB at ** Tardy « Simple 27 Domestic ilavt 28 Meajur* of area 29 Symbol for tantalum MHurl U Allowance for watte » Royal Italian family nan* W Hawaiian bird S7 French ttland M Moham&Mdao priert 41 Fart of a circle 44 Abound 46 Openwoxfc fabric «7 PortufUM India 48 Japanese outcast* 49 Strength 51 Murky SSFeruM MOr niiMM •Mit 26 God of love 41 Old 31 It has * black 42 Universal . on each language side of its head 43 Taxis 44 Afternoon social events 45 Make an engraviryf SO It goes (music) .^B 62 Musical note"

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