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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILtB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS • BLYTHEVILLB COUMER WWS THE COURIER KTWB CO. M. W. HAT MM, P»btoh*r BAMY A. HAIKB8, /UttaUnt PttMbtor A. A. rRBDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdrrrtUirn tlan>|*r Bolt National Adrrrtlslng R«p»sen(atlrw: W»ll»c« Wltmer Co., New York, Chlcwo, Detroit, Atlanta, Uemphk. Entered u second clasa matter >i the poet- cttlcl «l BlytheTllle, Arkaruii, under net of Con- freH, October *. 10X7. Member o( The Associated Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES; Bjr carrier In th« city ot BlytheTllle m any suburban town where carrier wrrlc* 1* maintained, 25o per week. By mall, within a ractlui ot SO mllet, IS 00 per year, »2.50 (or six months, $155 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile lone, J13.58 per year payable In advance. Meditations Wherefore he sallli, Awake lliou that steepest, and arise from (he destl, and Christ shall |!vt (hcc Hffhl. — Epfccslans ?:14. 4 . * * In ChrEst man finds the "way, the truth, the life. In science he finds the means to walk in the way, to realize (lie truth, nnd to enrich the life. — Bishop O. Bromley Oxnam. Barbs Two ears and one mouth Indicate that you should listen twice as much as you talk. • • • Dry rot costs lumbermen millions, says a scientist. And just think how much It cost* the V. S.- tovernmcnt. • * • Some neighbors are wonders at talking — the trouble being that wonders never cease. • * * With Ion* »klrf«, half the world can't Ml l( the other half hni a leg to stand on. i • • • A New England man haa studied snowflakes for IS years. We don't get the drlftl Nation Must Hope Wilson Can Live Up to Expectations As Secretary of Defense Charles E, Wilson fcmbarks upon one of the toughest assignments in tho American government, the nation must hope that he can approach it with the vigorous efficiency and imagination President Eisenhower expects of him. Alone of the President's cabinet, Wilson hatl to undergo trial by fire from the Senate right at the start- The issue precipitated by his General Motors' stockholdings developed suddenly to plague him and the President at the very moment Mr. Eisenhower was assuming power. Analysts of the Washington scene are still busy assigning blame for this unhappy incident. Some hand it to Sherman Adams, presidential assistant, and Attorney General Browntll, declaring they failed to see the problem coming and hence did not brief Wilson on his legal status. Others point the finger at Wilson himself, insisting lie should have inquired exhaustively into the steps tnkcn by prominent predecessors in government posts who had had heavy corporate holdings. A few suggest the problem never would have arisen so acutely had not garbled versions of Wilson's secret Senate committee testimony been leaked out by several senators. According to ^inofficial accounts, Wilson emphatically "declined to disqualify himself from acting in matters affecting General Motors, and staled that "what is good for General Motors is good for the country." The released testimony shows, on the contrary, that Wilson twice indicated to questioning senators that he would disqualify himself in such matters. It shows also that his statement equating GM and the national good was not a highhanded declaration of corporate virtue, but an assertion of honest bblief that sound government policies usually work for the good of both. This episode underlines again the dangers inhtrcnt in the standard Senate routine of secret- hearings followed by generous leaks to the press. In t h o interests of accuracy it would perhaps be better for tht secrecy ban to be used only in the most extreme instances. The alternative — compelling senatorial silence — seems impossible to attain. If Mr. Eisenhower's staff w a s at fault in failing to anticipate this problem, let's hope the lesson has been well learned. As for Wilson, lie especially ought to have taken instruction. He seems to have been guilty of'too carefree an attitude about his legal status, and to have ihow» »n unfortunate tendency to lec- tur« members of the Senate. This you do not do, «von though *ome of them msy n«ed it. In the end, he was brought to sober awareness of his position, and he divested himself of his GM stockholdings. No on* ever had questioned his integrity, and his confirmation by the Senate followed swiftly, with but minor dissent' Some slitl doubt that the defenso' chief should be a mnn with past ties to the firm that does the most business with the armed services. But it was of course Mr. Eisenhower's idea to choosy just such a man, on the theory that he would ba exceedingly wise about military procurement and could, better than most, save part of its stupendous cost. We shall ste now how the theory works in practice. • Motorists' City In I.os Angeles, where superlatives have to be traded in every year fo rnew models, the boom goes on. They'rt forecasting now that the city and its vast metropolitan area may catch the second- ranking Chicago area by I960. If Detroit is the motor city, Los Angeles is the motorists' city. The per capita use of automobiles there is unrivaled in America. In many sectors a car is the only means of getting around. It is a community built specifically for the automobile. An enterprising fellow, or group, appears to h'ave taken particular note of this. The evidence is a used car emporium stretching over nearly 15 acres, with 400 big floodlights to make the night- time'customers sure of their bargains. The place has a 1250-foot sign, wider than the top of Hoover dam. The cars which populate this "city of cars" will probably nevt-r be so cnsily parked again. Views of Others Excess Taxes Hard - pressed American business linns undoubtedly arc encouraged by the predictions nmdo In Washington by members of the House Ways and Means Committee that the so-called excess profits luxes will be allowed to expire at the end of the present fiscal year. The tax, which sometimes runs the govcrn- • ment's take up to 82 percent of business profits, was Imposed shortly jxfter the start ot the Koretm War In the surfffiier of 1050 to help pay for defense expansion and to hold down any way profiteering. The Inx Is scheduled to die next June 30. and the chairman of tho House Ways and Means Committee (whore all federal tux legislation must start), Rep. Reed of New York, says he thinks the tax should die "n natural death." He and others have spoken out against the law's throttling effect on business, and unfair, arbitrary and discriminatory tax provisions. Many legislators are coming nround to the business man's view of the tax, tlmt it hurts the nation's economy rather than helping it. Another tax which should he killed by Congress as soon as possible In the double tax on corporate profits. Under present laws a corporation has to pay a high corporation lax. ns well as the profits lax. And then the stockholders of the coriwratlon have to pay nn Income tax on their dividends. Thus the corporate earnings are taxed twice, to the disadvantage of the stockholders fand most stockholders nrc small ones.) Tills double taxation has worked toward restricting risk capita], which Is the backbone ot the American economy. —Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. Still In The Senate Sen. Hubert Humphrey Is still striving to repeal the Senate rule allowing filibuster. It continues to be n source of regret to many of us that Ihe Minnesota Fair Dealers did not come up for rc-clcction In 1952. Few hearts would have been broken In this part ot the country If Sen. Humphrey had joined his Michigan colleague. Blair Moody. In returning lo the ranks of private citizenship. Sen. Moody, we note, has tossed In the lowel and won't demand that re-count alter all. —Charleston <S. C. News and Courier. SO THEY SAY MONDAY, FEE, 2. .1953 'Calm Down, It's Oniy Burning on One Side' Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Dems Juggled Oil Cartel Case And Fumbled It at Last Minute WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The dirtiest brnt Ictt on the Eisenhower doorstep by the departing Democrats is the now- celebrated international oil cartel cas.e. The Inside story of lost- minute handling of Ibis problem chiltl by the Truman administration Is Just now begin n 1 n g to Pettr Ed ion come out. It Involved n wide split In the Truman cabinet and the National Security Council, which la tho top govcrn- nenl defense planning group. The sequence of events leading ip to this grand snrvfu goes back 'o Iran's 1051 nationalization of Its ul properties, then under long lease o the Brittsh-conlrolled Anglo-Iran- nn Oil Company. In July, 1051, J. Howard Mc- Ornth, the U.S. attorney general, granted to Defense Production Administrator C. E. Wilson authority 10 form a foreign petroleum sup- sly committee from !S leading u. S. oil companies, with Complete Immunity from any possible anti- !rnst prosecution. Purpose of this "voluntary agreement," ns It was called, wns to help meet the world 011 shortage caused by the shutoff of 700.000 barrels of dally oil production from the Iranian fields. By July.. 1952. Ihc world oil supply situation had been largely straightened out. Tho 19-company "plan for action No. 1," under which this had been accomplished, wns therefore suspended. Two of the companies dropped out of the agreement. But Ihe other n continued to work together In n Park Avenue. New York, headquarters, which Ihcy maintained at their own expense, to furnish the government with world oil supply information on request. Last September, however, Attorney General James P. McGranery, who had succeeded McGrath, wrote lo Henry H. Fowler, who had succeeded Wilson, that there was no longer any need for continuance of this voluntary agreement among the oil companies. Mr. McGranery requested that their association be suspended. This would automatically end the immunity from possible anti-trust action. Mr. Fowler wrote back In October (hat In the opinion of the secretaries of Defense and Interior, the need for government cooperation with the oil companies still existed. Some areas ot the world had only a 10-day reserve of aviation gas on hand. It was necessary for the U.S. government to know what these supplies were nt all times. The Information could be secured only from the oil companies who could also get Information on foreign oil stocks. In spite of this. Attorney General McGranery on Jan. 7 repeated his request to Mr. Fowler that the voluntary agreement be suspended. The matter was then taken lo the cabinet meeting on Jan. 16. Mr. Fowler explained that with a settlement of the Iranion'oll crisis pending, the world oil supply situation might ngntn be upset. He then showed Mr. McGranery an unsigned drnlt of a letter in which he nsked authority to continue the foreign petroleum supply committee. Mr. McGranery then asked Mr. Fowler not to send that letter until Department of Justice aides' were consulted.'. That same afternoon, however, Mr. McGranery sent to Fowler a third letter asking lhat Erskine Johnson • IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Ex- since his return from England and cluslvcly Yours: The love story o( three others are bclnu dlscussprt Ernie Pyle and his wife, svritten He's beaming: , "Tlic same guvs who sat around sneering, 'SONNY TUFFS?' by his long-time friend, Paige Cavanaugh, is being blueprinted (or the screen as a possible sequel 16 "The Story of G. I. Joe." Producer Lester Cowan and Cavanaugh arc huddling on the Idea with Herb Shrlncr playing the role of Cavanangh as well as narrating (he film. Herb's making his debut for Cowan in "Main Street to Broadway." Burgess Meredith created the Pyle role but Cowan says he'll need a younger actor if he films the sequel. - I)«t(ors .Ii.ive given Jerry Lewis a warning that if he a(*ain Injures Ids kneo he'll risk permanent stiffness. Ile'll probably wear a firace when doing Ills slrcminns comedy routines. 'Flic flash from Ihe "Mogambo" location site In darkest Africa is that Clark Onble and Grace Kelly, one of the dolls in the film, are in a romantic whirl .... Zsa Zsa Gabor, hubby George Sanders and David Nivcn will be co-starred in "The Little Hut." to be filmed in England. It's a love triangle on a desert island .... Now it's the department-store Industry wailing that movies are libeling the retail trade with too many gum-chewing sales clerks and pompous floorwalkers. Wakcr Upper? As a TV panel show guest. Sonny Tufts was tossed this problem by a housewife; "My husband goes to sleep at the movies. What should I do?" "Buy hfm a bag of popcorn," filliped Tufls. "No Escape," a murder mystery thriller, is Sonny's second movie. haven't worked In six months. 1 Attention ' Errol Fl yim Prank Sinatra and Tommy Manville- Katy Jurando. tho Mexican star who zoomed to prominence in High Noon." says she wants to marry an American mnn. "They are so deofercnl from Mexican man," she .tells it "They stay home and pay attention to then- wives. American mcns arc one-woman mcns — they stay put and stay faithful." * Arthur Blake, the impressionist. is lamenting: "The stars of today study Shakespeare. Their hero is Oscar or bust, Buf give me those old silent beauties, Vho liollored and threw things and cussed. Hut alas, they are gone, And those beds shaped like a swan Are all gathering cobwebs and dust." he withdraw all requests for continued action under the old agree merjt. v The apparent reason was that the Department of Justice, with its grand jury investigation of the oil cartel underway, felt thnt ifs'case would be weakened if the voluntary agreement were continued. Threw Oil on Fire In the meantime, the National Security Council had met. On the urging of the secretaries of State and Defense' a I.fat recommendation was marie that the criminal anti-trust case against the oil companies be dropped unconditionally. , President Truman approved it. j In place of this, however, an at- ; tempt was made by the Department' of Justice to get the oil companies to agree to continuation of the grand jury investigation and a civil anti-trust action, in exchange for dropping the criminal suit. That did throw oil on the fire. On Jan. 19, the last day of the Truman administration, Mr. Fowler sent off his letter to Mr. McGran- cry, urging that the voluntary agreement be continued. So there the matter rests, until the Eisenhower administration can get together to decide what to do about it. Sometime soon a Department of Justice attorney imist again appear before Federal Judge James R. Kirkland in District of Columbia Court to state the government's further Intent in the oil cartel case. Up to now this case has been in charge of Leonard Emmerglick, acting as a special assistant attorney general. The attorney general. Herbert Brownell, has at this writing given no Indication whether Mr. Ernmer- glick will continue in chnrge ot the case, or what the new administration oil policy will be. free raise to two hearts since he has only 7 points in high cards. However, he is entitled to count 1 point extra for the king o( his partner's bid suit and 1 point for the doubleton in clubs. With a count of 9 points, he can afford to raise. South doesn't count anything for his jack of spades since the bidding clearly makes that worthless. However, South has 16 points in high cards in the other suits, counts 2 points for his two doubletons, and 1 point extra for his length in hearts after North has raised that suit. His own count Is therefore 19 points, and his partner's free raise promises at least 8 points. The combined total is surely more than the 26 points usually needed for a game South must exercise care In Jlaying this hand even though he has enough points to make his contract. West begins by leading hree top spades., and East discards a club as South ruffs the third round of spades. This discard should warn declarer of his danger. He cannot afford to.enter dummy with'the ace of diamonds in order to try the nub finesse. The finesse would lose to West's kink, and West would lead another spade, forcing declarer to ruff and also giving Ease a. chance to discard bis lasl club. After this sequence of plays ; South would be unable to make lis contract. If he/drew trumps, ic would not be able to ruff his wo small clubs in the dummy. If South failed to draw trumps, he would not be able to make his ace' of clubs. Declarer makes his contract by (he simple device of ignoring the 'incsse in clubs. After ruffing the third round of spades, South simply cashes the ace of clubs and ;ives up a club trick. Now nothing can prevent declarer from the Doctor Says— B.T EDWIN F .JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service There is no unanimity of opinion ns to Just when this day (of the application of nuclear principles to industry) will dawn, but I'm convinced most of us will live to see It. — Atomic Energy Commission official William Davidson. • * « We think if we can get enough people in Congress to agree with us we can gel the kind ot law we want and make the Tuft-Hartley law look something like we would like it to look. — AFL President George Mcany. » ' » * It (TV) amuses people when they should be amusing themselves. 1 couldn't get the children away from It. it was corrupting their education. — London'! Lord H&wkt. Mrs. H.'C. nsks for a discussion of congestive heart failure — a difficult task Indeed. To begin 'llh, what does this term inean? Congestive heart failure Is generally applied to a condition In which the heart falls to pump enough blood rapidly enough through the system. The first sign of this failure on the .part of' the heart is usually shortness of breath following exertion or exercise which formerly did not cause such heavy breathing. . If the heart failure gets worse, it is followed by accumulation of some fluid in the lungs, often accompanied by cough and by the appearance of dropsical mild or cdemn. usually In the feet and ankles, and sometimes In other parts of tlic body. Congestive heart failure Is not elt a particular kind of heart disease. It can result, In fact, from any serious disease which attacks the heart — such as rheumatic fever, coronary Ihromljosls. or congenital heart disease. This docs not mean that all of those afflicted with heart disease eventually develop congestive heart failure, because many do not. What happens in congestive heart failure Is quite complicated. It Is now believed that the trouble Is perhaps not only In the pumping action of the heart itself, but also In the gradual Increase In back pressure of the blood against the heart, so that it has to work hard, er. Furthermore, It l.i associated with some lessening o( the filtering power of th. kidneys, u> in- crease In the amount of sodium in the blood, and Increase In the amount of blood In Ihc system. Also, of course, more water is retained in the system than should be. largely as a result of the failure of the kidneys to excrete as much water and sodium as they normally do. Treatments Arc Many The attack on congestive heart failure must therefore be conducted on several fronts. It Is important to know what kind of heart disease was originally responsible. It is also Important to find out the degree of congestive heart failure; that is. how serious the heart failure may be. From here on the physician often employs methods aimed at increasing the pumping power of the heart, at lessening the back pressure against the heart, and at increasing the elimination of water and sodium through the kidneys. Many methods nre used to accomplish these results, nnd while congestive heart failure must always be looked upon as a serious condition, physicians are frequently able to do much for victims ot | this condition which will prolong life and add greatly to their comfort. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Ignore Finesse; Moke a Contract By OSWALD J.VCOBV Written for NEA Service Monday Is bridge lesson day, and as usual I will discuss bidding according to the point-count method 'so that beginners and average players can see how the. experts bid. Just in case you're not familiar with the point-count, here it Is: count 4 paints for each ace in your hand; 3 for each kinz; 2 for each queen; t lor each Jack. There are 10 points in each suit HE WAS n rather noted chief of police and someone asked him If It were tni? lhat he was brought up in a tough neighborhood. "Tough?" said the Chief. ''Why it was so lough in our neighborhood, a cat with a Mil wns a tourist."—Asheville (N.C.) CUlien. NORTH A3S52 » K 10 5 « A 9 6 3 + 95 WEST AAKQI06 + KJ104 .South 1 V 4 V SOUTH <D> AJ3 VAQJ32 »K5 * A Q 8 7 Neither side cul. West Noiih I A 2V Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K EAST A74 V 9876 »QJ10S East Pass Pass Hedy Lamarr fired her attorney, who comhed the money haystacks without success to find financing 'or her film proper!;', "The Book ot Esther." Lans Turner's .clling pals that she nnd daugh- .er, Cheryl, are. off to Europe in February Alec Guiness will drop in on Hollywood this year. Not for a film, though. He'il ba finishing up his Canadian tour in a British stage hit. Downcast Kycs Jack Benny was asked to pos» with Marie Wilson at a restaurant. "Aw, Jack, you dropped your eyes when the shutter clicked, you looked down," protested the lens- "Where else «rc you suppoied tr> look when you're with Mario U'ilson?" dead-panned Benny. Get ready lo scream, Hollywood. Sir Michael Balcotn, who produced British comedies, Is getting ready to film "The Love Lottery." n's about an English actor who Is Imported.-by Hollywood and bs- comes "artistically corruptedl" 75 Yean Ago In Blytheville C.-V. Sebaugh. w. C. Garrigan and Dr. J. M. Wall were made members of the Lions Club at an Induction ceremony today at Hotel Noble. . Harold Sudbury, who was injured in' an automobile accident two weeks ago is now convalescing at his home on Chickasawba Avenue. Of the 10.098 p'eople in Blytheville, 777 were out of work on Nov. 16, 1937, when the unemployment survey was made by the federal government, a report of the director of the census reveals. It shoold be a fat time for/i ruffing his remaining clubs with ghosts, considering all the Dem-jj dummy's high trumps, after which ocratic memoirs there are to be' the rest is easy. written. r February Features Answerio Previous Puzzle and « points in the entire deck You and your partner usually ncr 26 poinls to make a game- points for a small slam; 37 for grand slam. North can barely muster up 33 HORIZONTAL. 1 Ground day is in February 4 Confine 8 Joson's ship 12 February-born President's nickname 13 Butter substitute 14 Plant 15 UesccivJant 16 Illicit liquor 18 More trivial 20 Canvas shelters 21 Varnish ingredient 22 Fish (p!.) 24 Adam's son 2G Network 27 Cistern 30 Stupefy 32 Bridge holdini 34 Rented 35 Italian name for Italy 3G Sea-eagle 37 Not clerical 39 Communists 40 Founder ot Pennsylvania 41 Writing tool 42 Malicious burning 45 Severe 49 Illegal . business man 51 War god 52 Wings 53 Taverns 54 Seine 55 Wagers 56 Diminutive suffix , 87 Worm VERTICAL 1 Clasp 2 Musical instrument 3 Refined man 4 Funny 5 Century plant 6 Washing- Ion was born in February 7 Eternity 8 Five residue 9 Chech 10 Gentleman (slans) 11 Poems 17 Thoroughfare 19 Ankle bone 23 Garret • 24 Competent 25 Malt beverage-10 Prods 28 Fortification 41 Analyze 27 February love gramma! message 42 Wandere 28 Tart •IS Chest n 23 Afternoon 44 Cat dism parties «Tear 31 Moon goddess 47 Angers 33 Nostrils 43 Felines 38 Nick 50 Cravat

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