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PAGE FOUR BLTTITEVILLB (ARK.) COUTHER THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL O. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wlliner Co, New York. Chicago, Detroit. AU»nt», Memphis. Entered «• second claw matter at the post- cfflca at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- Crew, October ». 1817. Member of Thi Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID trie city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 26c per week By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, II.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 1,12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Thou h*it he*rd their reproach, O Lord, and all their Imagination* against rnr,—Lamentation* 1:61. * * * Keep the imagination tiane—that is one of the truest condition* of communion with heaven. —Hawthorne. Barbs Doctor! in Naples removed 70 nalli from an «Ight-year-old boy. Prior to the operation he waj bard u. * • • Aa lonf u rar cttle* hav« most of the popu- latton that will b* what'! wrong with our country. * • • In tough ttmei, tru merchant who manage* to avoid bankruptcy doei businesi at the sami •Id standstill * • • ll'a a tragedr wh«B a jiH low* her rerjr besi friend limply ky raarryinf him. • • * • It won't b« long until the golf season i* ever »nd th« caddie* really will b* left holding thi bar- Retarded Public Services Diminish America's Power At the recent Ottawa Conference of th» North Atlantic Treaty nations, our western AMie» drilled home the idea that rearmament—if not carefully pur- •ued—represent* * menace to their none- tob-robust cjvilian, «conoraies. U.- S. officials concede the existence of thii peril, but they don't agree with •European leader* that the way to meet It It to have America bear »• still larger •hare of the defense burden. Our statesmen feel Europe can do more on its own to expand output and thus ease th« bite on civilian activities. They might have made another point Surely it ii true that the United States Is better able to shoulder a big share of the rearmament load than are European countries; and to sustain reductions in the level of civilian production. But we »till have some desperately pressing prob- i Iem« that are being made vastly more urgent by the defense effort. America ig continuing its celebrated growth. Population is rising and the economy ii burgeoning to take care of multiplying needs. This year, for example, business will spend a record $25 billion for additional plants. Yet some of the public services which go hand-in-hand with that development are not keeping pace. They were not keeping up even before the defense emergency, and now the situation is far worse. Attention was called not long ago to the serious lag in highway construction. With trucks carrying all ever-increasing proportion of our goods, with more passenger cars on the road than ever, the traffic situation is becoming intolerable in many places. Unless relieved, it will soon begin to cause stagnation. The outlook for American schools is not much happier. The wartime boom in babies is having its first heavy impact upon our school system today—and the brutal facts are apparent. We do not have enough school buildings and other facilities, nor enough teachers to handle the deluge. And no building program or teacher-training plan now in sight seems adequate to cope with it. Turn to the problem of hospitals and genera] medical facilities and the story is much the same. Naturally, too,.other community services are suffering. Beyond doubt it is impossible to meet all these needs to perfection while a preparedness program is still under way. They most likely would nol be wholly cared for, even without the defense activity. But it seems fair that our statesmen should make plain to Europe that we cannot grossly neglect these requirements without ultimately impairing the strength all fre« men look U» for »»- curity. And within our own bailiwick, we might usefully work out a ly^tem of priorities for the development of schools, highways and other services. In that fashion, even though under limits Imposed by rearmament, w« might assure a minimum healthy balance in our national life. Without tliat balance, the warping strains of uneven growth can only diminish American power. It Might Help It's happened before, and it probably will happen again, unless measures are taken to answer the problem. President Truman made a statement at his press conference about force being; the only thing the Russians understand. Later on a White House official had to explain that Mr. Truman didn't mean to suggest there was no point in ever sitting down at the council table with the Reds. One way this recurring dilemma might he conquered: each time Mr. Truman holds a news conference, move the reporters into an adjoining room immediately at its conclusion and have White House press attaches explain what he really meant to say. With that safeguard, the department of correction would get in its useful work before the erroneous stuff ever hit the presses. And a lot of embarrassment would be saved on all sides. Views of Others The Mail and 'Subsidies' Mr. Trum»n was addressing the country's postmaster! when he said h« had urged Congress to put th« Pout Office Department on a. pay- for-ltself ba«i» Instead of letting It ran mor« than 1600,000,000 * year In the red, M It doei now. But Mr. Truman want* to hoist ratea Instead of re-organWng the Post Office Department on a more'businesslike and efllclent basis and reforming wasteful practice!. The Hoover Commission showed what was needed In the form of organization. The Department does it* work with obaolete and Inefficient equipment and with a cumbersome form of organization. Congress has refused to surrender the patronage it enjoys in 20,000 post-masters. Mr. Truman bitterly attacked magazine publishers and >ald they »r« being subsidized by the taxpayer! with mall' rate». In th« first plac«, magazine and. newspaper publishers hav« agreed to Increased rates. But if thr present rates arc subsidies, they ar« subsidies for the people, and taxpayer!, who subscribe for or buy magazine!. Higher mall rates that made Increasea In maga- nine prices necessary would be paid by the taxpayers who subscribed for or bought the magazines. We believe Mr. Truman will "agree that it's not a bad thing for the people ofAmerica. almost every .r.*n, woman and child, to read the newspapers, magazine and books which go through the malls for the rates he so strongly denounces. Anil what about subsidies to ship lines, to airlines, to farmers, to sugar beet growers Mid to others? (During the Roosevelt administration the government subsidized everybody's grocery purchases.) But these subsidized Interests are not publishing maga?.lnes and newspapers which in Mr. Truman's words, are writing editorials and printing articles complaining about high taxes and government deficits. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY ' We are not trying to neglect civil defense But. cannot build enough notes In the ground with all the money In the federal Treasury. Including the federal debt, to be perfectly safe from the atomic bomb.—Rep. Jamie L. Whitlcn (D., Miss.). * • « Under the North Atlantic Treaty we are bound to defend against muss attack. ... 1 believe it Western Europe is invaded. «e should strike at the sources of power of the invaders. . . That means striking In the Soviet Union.—Sen. Brlen MrMahon (D.. Conn.). * * • The American system of tax collection Is basically a voluntary system. If some people think others are getting away with things they'll try it themselves and the syslcm will break down.— Rep. Robert \v. Kean (R., N. J.) * • • Kissing girls '.keeps me young). Every time one sets in my way I let her have a big klsj. Then she kisses me back. Good exercise.—William J. Bush, last Georgia survivor of Conferedate Army. * * . * We can't, ship in hearts and brains Uo the pact allies), but we can give the encouragement needed so they can develop.—Gen. Dwight D. Elsenhower. * • » Cow's milk (nmiped into our 3'outh at an ever increasing ra!e may possibly have an effect nol (ully discernible by ordinary logic of the analytic chemist and dietician. One finds (In th« U. S.) an abnormally hich proportion of adults who are still in some ways adolescent.—G. H Heath- Grade, choirmaster, Biimingbam, England. * * * I don't believe Charles Taft would become a candidate for governor lof Ohio) If Senator Taft is a candidate for president. People would cnti- ci» two Tafts seeking high public office, I'm afraid.—6«n. Joiio W. Brwiw (»., a). Courageous Little Fellow, Isn't He? 8ATOHDAT, SEPTEMBER Peter Epson's Washington Column — Bedford May Have the Machine Tool Problem Solved in 1952 WASHINGTON (NEA1 — Since Joining Defense Mobiltzer Charles E. Wilson's staff as special assistant on production, Clay Bedford has been concentrating on the machine tool problem. He won't talk about anything else, or any other bottleneck. That's the way he has iilivays worked Get hold of a problem and keep hold of It till it's licked. Mr. B R d f ord doesn't claim th-it the machine tool problem Is now licked. The most he will say Is that we should be in good shape by the end of 1952.That's the general target date by which ev- Peter Edson srythlng about he defense program is supposed to e rolling and ready for anything. It's fate, or something, however, hat whenever nny good man from private Industry joins up with government, private business people who don't like what he does start hrowlng brickbats and dead cats U him. Bedford is (Hiding he's no !xcej>tlon to this rule. Aviation trade Journals are already accusing Bedford of talking through his hat In claiming that he machine tool situation Is now ickcd. He has never claimed that. What he does believe is that cer- ain log jams which were blocking he flow of machine tool production have no'.v been removed. Kaiser Enemies Spread Gossip Also, certain competitors and en- rmles of Henry J. Kaiser—for whom Clay Bedford has been chief engi- neer and right hand man for over 25 years—have started spreading gossip around. The general nature of it is that Mr. Kaiser forced Bedford on the government solely to gain advantage for the Kaiser industries. The facts In the case are C. E. Wilson and his former assistant, Sidney Welnberg. both put extreme heat on Mr. Kaiser to release Bedford for service in the Office of Defense Mobilization. This was while (he union labor heirarchy in Washington was objecting so strenuously to the presence of Welnberg, Qen. Lucius Clay and Mr. Wilson himself in top posts of the defense organization. Mr. Weinberg and General Clay decider! not to take thlj gaff and got out. Reluctantly Bedford arfreeri to come In and do his bit for $V a year. A native of Benjamin, Tex., he had graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic, Troy. N. Y. He Joined the Kaiser organization when it was simply a paving company in Oakland, Calif., and grew up with It. He was transportation superintendent for the Six Companies that built Boulder Dam. Then he was general superintendent for Bonne- vilte and Coulee dams. Alter the war he Joined forces with Edjjr Kaiser In the automobile business. And tht're were plenty of times when Kaiser-Frazer would have had to shut down if it had not been for Clny Bedford's ability to get materials and break bottlenecks. Reputation Drew Bedford To ODM His reputation for that was what attracted him to Messrs. Wilson and Weinberg. As War Production IN HOLLYWOOD By EHSKINE JOHNSON SKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclti- , slvely Ycur.s: Lou Costcllo. who's [ cased by a giant in "Jack And the] Beanstalk." may find himself being; chrsed up Hollywood Blvd., by i Dean Martin. j Dean's livid about Lou's quotes here the other day about his breach of contract lawsuit against Dean. \ He brands them as "lalse and un- 1 kind" and -s:iys: [ "We'll prove ui court that I don't owe Lou a dime," Dean's behind-the-scenes theory of Lou's about him: : "He's Jtist jralous because my partner Is so much funnier lh;\n h« 1»." Television screenings of "To Be Or Not To Be" have become "To Have Or Have Not" lor Jack Benny. His contract for the picture called for 10 per cent of all profits but he's seen ncne of the TV money. Hi* lawyers are investigating and will go to court it necessary. Jack officiated at the graveside dedication of a 4250,000 statue of Al Jolson, recently. bii3 stage comeback. A hlomle Dutch beauty named li- sa .M:\dir. almost a ringer for Carole I.oinli:iril, is (lie newest excitement among (he sludlo talent tcouts. Current movietown ho\rl U about tile -starlet who Ls taking diction lemons and paying daily visits to her psychoanalyst. She goes about muttering: "Ho\v now brown couch." Dialo? by Clark Gable after he's Sec HOLLYWOOD on Taje 8 Board official] In World War IT, they alio knew what Bedford had don« u a ship builder. Moreover he was a quiet guy. and likeable. Nobody. h«d anything against him. But the aupreme test for anyone is working for the government. Such is the temper of the times thH anyone who takes a job with the government—no matter how good or great hia reputation In private life —Immediately becomes suspect to the mudslingers. On machine tools. Bedford spells out the situation In simple language. Total requiramenU are for 139 billion worth of tools. Biggeit shortage 1« In ipeciailMd oola for Jet aircraft engine production, though general purpoM, ahelf Item* are also In demand. In the past IJ months, all machine tool production has been upped from an annual rate of «3ob million production to an annual -Rt< of J8M million. In the next 15 monlhs it is hoped this can again be doubled to »1 S billion annual production. To give the 250. mostly small, companies In the Industry an Incentive to boost production, certain alternative price concessions have been made. Regulations on these price order* have been Issued and are now generally understood, though there was some confusion about them at first. It Is believed that the Industry can and will go to work under these orders. If it does, Bedford will start looking for hi* second bottleneck to boost geenral defense production. That is, If the hatchet men don't chop him down first. ruff one heart and discard another heart on the ace of diamonds. South drew one more trump, cashed the king of clubs, and then laid down the ace of hearts. Thla play gave Widman something to think aboil t. It was clear that South had a six-card spade suit and only two clubs. The bidding Indicated that his five remaining cards were all > JACOBY ON BRIDGE ny OSWALD JACOBY Written (or NEA Service | If You Want to Win ; Get a Good Defense Manv of the be^t American and Canadian bridge players will enter i tlii- All American Tournament in St. ! Paul next month, bvit they'll have hearts NOKTH (D) • AQJ1D95I WEST AQSJ VJ95 • K7642 + 98 EAST AX10 »<587J »8 +AJ873I SOUTH + AJSS74 */AK10«2 «Non« Kast-Wett ruL Nortk J* 4« 44 Put Pw, Openln, knd— 4 1 Pa» 1* Past puc PU> r- memberlng also that during and before Hie Jast war, it was the avowed policy of the Japanese Government to spread the dope habit among 0[ <*- With bolh Judy Garland and Lana Turner victims of jagpoil glass, maybe MOM .sturi-.o should be called "The Glass Menagerie." Will Howard Duff be TV's highest-paid private eye, as rumored: "I've been oflered a couple of filmed TV shows." lie said, "but I'm not accepting anything yet." He Just checked in with Director George Sherman for ' Slcrl Town." some more UI boxolticc dynamite, with Ann Sheridan and John Lund. HIS SIZE—AT IAST The eyeful who is Mickey Rooney's new steady is Christine Lnr- ROII. a. click in 'The Well." In I \v heels, she'.", Mickey's sl;c. . . . U,>- lores Cosleilo slipped me the :l.v-h Uu4 ah*'* &ro*dwa>'-bound for a iTie tcdenders needed two heart tricks to defeat the contract. Having reached this conclusion, Widman dropped the nine of hearts on South's nee. Declarer continued with the king of hearts, and Widman dropped the jack of hearts. That was the end of poor South Whenever he continued the hearts East was able to win two tricks with his queen and eight, setting the contract. It's Interesting to see what hap oilier lir.irt on tile are of diamonds. \ pens if West fails to unblock the I The trump rrtnin was the first. ;step j hearts When South leads to \\ork hard to get ahead of some of the local players. For example, here's the sort of defensive play that you can expect from the St. Paul experts. Sev YVIdman, holding the West cards, opened the nine of clubs. His p.utner. Jim Dolan. won with the ace of clubs and promptly returned Ihe ten of sp.idcs. with any other return South could ruff a ocuple of • and ert rid of an- once over lightly- By A A. rre«rl<*MB Questionaires hold a weird fascination for me. Probably a hang:- • iver from the days when either my draft board or the U. S. Navy wer» ilternately sticking forms under my nose and requesting answers to an endless number of frequently personal questions. * Anyway, I came off with s lastiojll fondness for filling out questfoiS*- aires. especially when the <m»wers are not likely to result In JO days on bread and water or a stretch In a foxhole. Somewhere or other, I recently DOCTOR SAYS By KDVVIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service ,„„ Hcross a reprint 01 a nuie qu;j In recent months the newspapers lifted from Clifford R. Adams' new lave been filled with hair-raising book, "Preparing for Marriage." It jccounls of youngsters who have w °s published too late to provide become addicted to drugs, and of any help for me, but the questions Huge dope rings run by the scum of drew me like a magnet snd I start. SO E!J, ', ed to ""8: up the answers without This Is, indeed, one of our most bothering to read the adjacent fins serious problems and it Is worih re- print..To wit: 8r 1 d j^ g ., and debasi »B them. siagger-gniiel bur A d ± L°1. to ,. d " 1BS ls W"ved to any Wl know of! i ".symptom of a personality mal- idjustment rather than a disease In it» own right." The usual meaning when speaking of the "drug habit" is that the person has developed an excessive craving or desire to take one of the substances derived from opium, such as heroin or morphine Marijuana, about which so much as been written, in not an opium derivative, however, and Is generally believed not to cause addiction in lls own right, but rather to lead towards » desire later on for one of (he opium and habit-forming substances. The opium derivatives cannot be taken too long without causing undesirable effects. Larger and larger amounts become needed in order to produce the desired relief or feeling of well-being. The symptoms of th« opium or morphine habit come on gradually. For months the health may be little disturbed. The dose of the drug however, hai to be constantly Increased. Once the habit a well-formed, the victim feels mentally depressed and Is likely to suffer from vague symptoms In the stomach or bowels whenever the effect of a dose has worn off. The confirmed addict becomes thin, prematurely gray, and develops » sallow, pasty complexion. When not under the Influence of the drug irritability and restlessness are common. Sleep may be disturbed; appetite and digestion are upset- death comes early. Thousands Have Habit There are thousands of people who have this unfortunate habit- no one knows Just how many. Since the legal distribution of opium morphine, and their relatives is carefully controlled, illegal smuggling of these drugs, opium rings, dope peddlers, and many other undesirable practices have developed to satisfy the addicts. The treatment of drug addiction is difficult and long. It can be done successfully, as a rule, only in an Institution. Opium, morphine and other members of this group are and have been of enormous benefit to humanity, but they are powerful drugs and should not be taken except under professional advice. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — The Thursday Luncheon Club has resumed Its weekly bridge luncheons on Thursdays, with Mrs. C. W. Afflick hostess for the first party. Mrs C. A. Cunningham and Mrs. Walker Baker were guests. In the bridge games which followed luncheon, Mrs. A. o. Little and. Mrs. Cunningham won prizes. Mrs. N. B. Menard was hostess to the first party of the .Thursday Bridge Club for the winter season. Mrs. Hiram Wylie won the prize. Mrs. Walter Card of Wilson is spending the week here with her daughter, Mrs. Riiey B. Jones, and rnn across a reprint of a little quij Q. Do you like either public speaking or horseback riding? A. I'll speak to anybody except bill collectors, but I'd rather ride Harry Truman and his stable of bureaucrats than A. With corporation taxes irk* they are? Are you balmy? Q. Would you rather work with men than w-Ith women? A. What are we doing? Q. Did you attend college tw» years or longer? A, It Just seemed longer. Q. Have you earned as much a* $150 a month? A Don't push me. I'm young yel but I've got my dreams. Q Do you dislike housework, til pecially cooking and sewing? ^»' A. I have nothing against housework; I could watch rop wife do H all day long. Q- Can you usually make yow points In an argument? A. With my dice. <5. Are you either over 3* or abort average height? A. I told my draft board I vas 64 and three feet tall, so I guess I'd better stick to that story. <3. Do you have one or more special talents? A. No, but I'm learning engraving to oblige a few creditors who are demanding cash. Q. Are your clothes practical rather tlian frilly? A. They have that casual slept- in appearance achieved by being slept In. Q. Do you like to guide or supervise others? A. The last guy I guided fell flat on his kisser before I could get him home, so I gave it up. Q. Were you an honor student in sctfbol? A. Yes; I was graduated six months early on account of time )<? for good behavior. 15 Q. Have you worked five years orV, longer? x A. It seems much longer. <3. Do your friends think you an independent person? A. Everybody except the Bureau of Internal Revenue. 31' Q. If married, would fv,^ your own bank account? ^v> A. I am and I would but \& how it is. p Q. Were you an nthlete tff school! V A. No, I had to pay tuition <J .Q. Have you been trained K \. business Job? $ A. What my boss don't know wiSJ hurt him, so I ain't talking. 5\ Q. Are you either a pronounce?. Introvert or extrovert? A. I can't pronounce either. Q. Do you dress for men rather than women? A. For to keep out of jail, mostly. I'm not sure what this Is supposed to show, except that I wanted to go to the fair but couldn't until I had committed my daily mayhem on the readers. I wonder If Mitzi's show is still on. . .? Mr. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. James Hill Jr., hilj returned from a week's stay in ChtJ cago, III. Canine Breed An»w«r to Previout PuzzlV ROBIZONTAL 2 Eucharistlc I Depicted dor wine venC:l the Springer 4 N °tary public I Elevate 13 Savory dish 14 Behind 15 BraiiUaa macaw 16 Complete 119 French island |20 Manor house SJot 8 Short jacket 7 Permit* 8 Nimbuj 9 Preposition !23 Volume 54 His noted _ og JSJ 0 ?^ - "Openmouthtd 27 Golf device* stare 29 Pace 46 Fish sauc* 3f> Rail bird 47 Ratio 48 Eras 50 It is a. 39 Otherwise 40 Secure 42 Termini / *— -»-ii»<i,i 52 Stripe : 43Symbollor 54Compasspoint sodium 56 Symbol for in a very tine defense. South couldn't afford to put up the ace of trumps because then he would surely lose two trump tricks. one heart, and one club. He Ihcre- fmr fmr:sod tlio j.ick 'if tnimrn, a third } heart. West must win the trick. (East dares not overtake with the queen of hearts, since that j«t« up Souih's ten.) West must then lead a. diamond, which gives declarer a , chance to finesse dummy's queen. )si!,ir In West's queen. Widman >cd The finesse succeeds, and ,«oulh gets j b,K'K a trump Mnce any other con-, rid of his remaining hearts on Uie I Unuatlon would allow declarer to i g.u«*n and act of diamond*. 31 Dutch islands in East Indies 32 Preposition 33 Chair 34 Heavy blow 35 Capital o f Norway 38 Genus of water Korpion» 37 Senior (ab.) 38 Near S9 Measure of lyp« <t African river 47 Sun god 49 Ship's record 51 Pertaining to the nape 52 Sack 53 Orthodox 55 Run 57 Sea eagles 58 Makes safe VEmCAL 1 Cicatrix sooium SB Symbol for 44 Type of poetry ruthenium t

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