The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 17, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 17, 1950
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M! (ARK.y COURTKR NEWS MONDAY, APRIL IT, 19W tHB BLYOTEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher ~ . - HARRT A. HAINES, AvisUht Publisher A. A. FREDRJCKSON, AssocUte Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Sol* Nation*) Adrertlsing Repr«<nUtiT«: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Cblc*«o. Detroit Atlantt, Memphis. _ " Entered u second class matter it the po*- 'otiict at Blytheville, /.rkausu, under act ol Con. October I. 1117. Member of The Associated Pres* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol BlyUievUlt or any suburban town where carrier service li maintained. 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within x radius of 50 miles $4.00 fa year, 12.00 lor six months, $1.00 for three months: bj mail outside 60 mile «one, 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations He will deliver his soul from joint into th« pit, and hU life .shall see the Hint.—Job 33:2X. * » • Today the Journey is ended, ' I have worked out the mandates of late; Naked, alone, undefended, I knock at the Uttermost Gate. Behind is life and its longing, ' Its trial, its trouble. Us sorrow, „ Beyond is the Infinite Morning Ol a day without a tomorrow. —Wenonah Stevens Abbott. Barbs There may not be any rhyme or reason, but spring poets soon will be in bloom. * * » When neighbors tell you how to cure a sort throat, take it wilh a grain of salt—and just hope the salt will help! * * » Since April showers will bring out umbrellas, remember that It's bad luck to raise one Indoors and worse luck to put one down anywhere. • * * * Alcohol now Is being taken out of radiator*. What we need Is JL way to fti It out of all driven. * * • • A. good vacation tip for all members or the family:. The best way to get a good rest is to get a'way from the rest. Industry's Growth Needed To Halt Unemployment Heavy unemployment used to be considered one of the hallmarks of depression, but tljat day seems to be passing According to government figures, *om* 4,700,000 persons were out of work in mid-February. Offhand that Rounds like a pretty sizable pool of jobless, but the economists don't view it too seriously. '• - For the whole country, the uhem- rpioyed represent around 7 per cent of •the labor force. Less than half the total have been out. of work for as long : a» two months. Most of these-are peo- pJe moving from job to job. The picture isn't so rosy, of course, -.tti certain specific areas. Latest federal data show 43 "distress" regions where unemployment is at least 12 per cent. Only 39 were in this category i the previous month. Yet despite these black spots and the rather high national total of job- 1 less, the outlook for business is not ' blwik. Host experts today are predict• ing prosperous activity for the remainder of 1950 and perhaps through' out 1951, too. President Truman's economic advisers maintain their general optimism even though they believe U. S. unemployment may go to 5,500,000 this summer and possibly keep on rising into the fall and winter. They are banking on the continuance of heavy demand in many basic fields. Market studies support their confidence. Not-) the least encouraging factor is the uninterrupted rise in the U. S. population. It's on this that many businessmen found their plans for expansion. This very gain in population, however, accounts in part for the paradox of swelling unemployment in the midst of prosperity. Every year about 600,000 now workers start hunting for jobs. Industry must grow at least as fast as the population to absorb this steady stream. To aggravate this problem, industry now is stepping up its productivity. That is, the output per man. Productivity rose pretty constantly in the decades up to World War 11, but then slacked off. But in 1949 it picked up again. About 3 per cent fewer workers were needed to turn out approximately the same goods and services na were produced in 19-18. If this productivity trend contin- , vies, and that is considered both likely and desirable, then move and more Roods will be made by fewer and fewer workers in the years ahead. Obviously that can only add to unemployed roll* unless industrial expansion offset* thi» factor. .. So, while economists are cheerful, they are also keenly aware of the need for promoting industrial growth to make job room for the millions of new. workers and technologically unemployed. And thers is even talk of restoring some kind of pump-priming WPA at an early date, lo cushion the effect of the often painful adjustments necessary. We've only recently been introduced to the idea of unbalanced budgets in prosperous times; now we may see a job-making WPA side by side with an industry producing at record rates and employing more people than ever in history. Playing Detective Members of Congress often like to indulge in a variety of activities outside their run-of-the-mill legislative duties. Among the current plans to add a little variety to their johs is the move to have a Congressional committee investigate crime over the nation. This could be all well and good. Crime is nothing to he condoned, especially where it is so firmly interlocked with politics as is too often the case. In the original scheme of things, however, crime was a matter to be handled by the cities and stales in which it occurred. ' -• It is true that some racket activities have exceeded the mere limitations of state boundaries. In such cases, it becomes a matter for handling on a national level by a national agency. But wasn't that the reason the FBI was created? The average congressman, because of his very job, cannot be an impartial investigator. Investigation of inter-state crime is a job for the FBI. It is too loaded with dynamite to be kicked around carelessly as a political football. Views of Others Withholding Tax Is Unfair Method His Majesty's Navy was an. essential jervlc* of the British Kingdom. No one ever q ues ti one( j that. Pressing luckless citizens into naval service was provided by law. Britons could and did ques- tion^lhat and eventually got rid ol It. It worked this way:- A naval officer «imply went ashore with a crew and seized anybody he wanted for his ship. Tapped for that club, the seized man had no redress. He was In the navy now. Uncle Sam put his own press gang to work •when Congress passed theVpresent withholding tax law and required American employers not only to collect the lax for the government fre« of charge but to spend Its own money In furnishing the necessary bookkeeping »nd collection machinery. This latter phrase Is unquestionably In anybody's definition of fact expropriation. The Internal Revenue Department personnel would complain to high heaven If expected to work without pay. Imagine what they would do If Ihey had to pay to collect the [axes for the government. Yet exactly this is required of American business under the existing laws applicable to the withholding tax. The business of collecting for Uncle Sam costs American business many mil- m[ons of dollars every year. This Is a just obligation of government which the government has not the least Idea of settling. For two reasons: 1. So far, despite such a lone voice In the wilderness as Vivien Kellems, it has proved simpler and cheaper to make somebody do the government's work free. 2. In elfcct the bulk of employed people do not feel the tax. They regard their pay is what they get in the envelope. Ask the man who receives $G5 «. week out of (75 actual pay what he makes. He will tell you $65. The American public will never know how It- Is taxed until It has to pay Its own taxes. We will never have economy In government until the average man has to fork over his taxes and feels the pain of the process. The current method of withholding taxation is not only unfair but it Is dishonest. It forces a collection bill on one group that ought to be shared by the whole people. It has no basis of conscience and ii Ls questionable if It has a basis in constitutionality, congress should retain the Income tax at the time of payment for services, but make th Income receiver responsible for payment, Congress should relieve business of the unjust burden of collecting Ihe tax. Failing that, the constitutionality of the method ought to be determined. —DALLAS NEWS So They Say Time for Another Bipartisan Tune-Up Great Man Solves Crisis of Coat Tails By UeWitt Mackenzie AF Forelr" Affairs Analyst This being reminiscence day (by •equest), your columnist offers for our delectation the tale of that moment which was at once the Peter ft/son's Washington Column — 'Silly Census Queries May Be Basis for Future Legislation WASHINGTON — (NEA>— A lot, of questions being asked by census takers these next few .weeks may seem pretty silly. For instance; "If your house Is rented furnished, what would it rent for unfurnished? '* "Did this person do any work nt^ all last week, not counting work round the house? ' "Last year, how much money did relatives in this household receive rom Interest.div- dendsj veternns' allowances, pensions, r e n ts, ;6r other Income, a- slcle from earnings? " Po r farmers, there are a couple of hundred special questions to fill out, on both sides of a big EDSON sheet of paper. They want to know everything about the farmer's life, ncluding how many cantaloupes, cowpeas, tame dewberries and turkeys over four months old he raised. All these seemingly silly questions are supposed to have a purpose, it may take a. year and a half to compile the answers. By that time a lot of data mny be out. of date. The country is growing faster than many experts thought possible. Marriage and birth rates are up. Total population win be over 151,000,000. Farm population is declining. There may be 4T.OOO.OCO families. Housing Is An Example All of these things create new problems for Congress. Answers to the census taker's question may be the basis for new farm, housing. social security, education and other legislation for the next 10 years.. Take housing. All housing legislation proposed or passed since the end of the war has been based on conflicting estimates of supply and demand. Private industry home builders Insist they can take care of the situation. Advocates of more public housing insists that the private building industry hasn't taken adequate earn of the situation in the past and won't be able to do it in the future. The 1950 census taker's first housing question is to determine how many families are living In single houses, row houses, apr^vtments, flats, trailers, tents, rented rooms, hotels or other institutions. The census taker will also have to determine how old housing units arc, and how many are dilapidated. He will have to count houses with hot and cold running water, cold water only, outside faucets, hand pumps, welts, bathtubs, showers, outside privies, radios, TV's, iceboxes, kitchen sinks—or no such fixtures at nil. Also, how many families have to share such facilities Housing units owner-occupied rented and vacant will be counted Rentals and .sales prices' will be asked. And finally, whether the property lias a mortgage on it. There will be no snooping on the size of the mortgage—just whether or not there is one, Figures Are Aid In Production All this detailed information, involving some 30 questions, each with from two to five possible answers, ought to give a pretty accurate picture of America's housing situation, it will also be good market data for manufacturers and mer- See EDSON on Page 10 DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. It, Written for NEA Service The nails—both those ol the lingers and of the toes—reflect the state of general health and are also subject to .special diseases. They are often attacked by diseases governor of which also Involve the skin; they candidating are subject to Injury and* may be sensitive to various chemicals. Thickening of the nails of either hands or feet Ls fairly common. With thickening, the nails become dull colored and often are ridged or furrowed, in some ca^es horny outgrowths can appear which are really quite remarkable in length and thickness. There are ninny possible causes for such thicknelng. Irritation from neglect, dirt, or poorly fitting shoes or gloves may be responsible. Certain diseases of the internal glands which produce hormones sometimes cause thickened nails. Another disease /of the nails comes from inflammation around the base of the nail or the nail bed. This is the result of infection with germs and its common name is whitlow. A single nail may be Involved or all of them. Tins causes the nails to become ridged and sometimes to separate completely and fall off. The treatment, of course, Is to attack the Infection. In extremely severe cases, the nail may have to ae remoed before the infection can be cleared up. Another disorder of the nails causes splitting of one or all of the nails on fngers or toes. Rn^worm can affect the nails and may be difficult to cure. Psoriasis Ls another skin disease which may affect the nails and cau=e them to become pitted and deformed. White poinfs, soots, streaks, or bands can appear In tbe nails. Such conditions are most common in young people, and on the fingers rather than on the toes. CiirB Often Difficult All those disorders of the nails reouire accurate diagnosis, but unfortunately many of them are difficult to cure. In psoriasis, ringworm or eczema of the nails, treatment has to be aimed at the particular disease responsible. In most of the other conditions, the cause Is likely to be associated most tmbarra sing -and astonishing of his far from humdrum career. It hm dto do with my impingement (by proxy, so to speak) on the dignity of one of the world'* • mast dignified gentlemen. I refer to the Jnte Charles Evans Hughes, internationaly famed statesman and jurist who, amoiig many other distinctions, was secretary of state and chief justice of the U.S. Her* Is my fttory: gM, It had to do with my Impinge- N/ Y., back In 1903. (Never mind counting to estimate my age, madam. It was 42 years ago and I was a, mere stripling, or words to that effect), Mr. Hughes, who then was New for York and was second term, with, some general condition poor diet-r-particularl.v such vita- IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskin* Jonnson NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Lou Costello is ready to go back to work —behind RS wcH as in front of the camera. Another UI comedy is just around the corner although Lou says—"I don't know anything about it." But about his independent film plans he's more definite. They Include an Abbott and Cos- tcllo comedy. "Desert Assignment," and "The Girl Who Pitched for Brooklyn," which they'll produce and finance but not appear in. Lou wants Lucille for the role of the gal pitcher, Jimmy Gleason in the role of her grandfather nml Bill Demarest as a baseball scout. Before his illness which has kept him off the screen for n yrar Lou weighed 202. Now he's 173 and looks George Burns and Oracle Allen sat oul the Clmiicston contest at the Mccnmbo. Grade explained "I never was ai.y good at the Charleston. But when they start bringing back the Irish jig. I'll race anybody to the floor.". . . Look for Lena Home to return to M-G-M for a one-picture deal. "The Man on the Train" carries the straight dramatic part that Lena Is aching to do. Niven Bi'sch's father is seriously ailing. . Hollywood pals report go places," she says. "The trouble with me is that I've just never been anywhere." • * « I rushed over to Terry Hunt's blubber-dissolving parlor to watch lean Hod Cameron and Beverly Hills' police chief Clinton J. Anderson knock the stuffings out of each other In a judo match. All I saw was Hod and Chief Anderson in n series of poses for a photographer. Somebody had forgotten to dig up a judo mat and the cold concrete looked about as springy as the rocks of Stromboli. "The chief Is a bl£ man, 11 Terry said. "Jurto experts are small and some people wouldn't un- ricrstand if they saw Rod crushing: a pml-sizer. r " Rod blinked. "Are you kidding? I studied judo with Matsuoka, who Ls just over five feet, and Inn guy used to throw me right through brick walls." First Rod pretended that he xva? hurling Anderson over his shoulder then the fierce pair staged a reverse headlock. A wrist lock was discarded as looking too much like Astalre and Rogers about to go into a dance. * » • Czech Tamalc Here's the inside on the casting of Mexican actress Mlraslova in Robert Ross en's "The Wild Bulls.' that Merle Oberon will be back in Rosen tested every Latin benul- Hollywood in six weeks. . James In my current addresses I'm only trying to overcome part of the paralyzing (ear that has been generated by our prophets of doom.—David Lilienlhal, recently reslgnd head of Atomic En- frtgy Commission, on atomic secrecy. H 1 back down on anything I've said you will know I have been given the Minds- wnty treatment.—Navy Capt, John C. Crommcltn, outspoken critic of armed forces general suit. Mason's \vife, Pamela, isn't taking her literary pen in hand these days. "I just haven't the time." she [old me. . . . George Sanders' agent has lined up a film role for ZTA Zza Sanders. She'll use her maiden name of Gabor if George gives his okay. Good Anywhere No substitute for talent. They're saying Red Skelton's first dramatic role in "Three Little Words" Is the biggest screen revolution of a personality since Bins went dramatic In "Going My Way." around Hollywood and Mexico CItj for the role. Miraslova. who finallj bowled Rosscn over, isn't Mexican She's a Czech actress known a. Miraslova Sterne who feld to Mexico during the war, mastered the Huge and has the air of a south of th border beauty who has been eatlni tamatcs all her life. Audrey Totter, nn longer o MGM's payroll, has finally foun a story she likes antt nil! star In It for an Indie producer. . . . Fll Mar Ilfcfianl Travis, HisfournRpd h the Hearth of A pictures that have min deficiency—a vastin*; disease, or something else far distant from the nails themselves. In such cases, of course, local treatment is not enough but the distant cause must be Identified if possible and apprcnriate remedies undertaken. Complete cure is not always possible. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By Oswald Jacohy Written for NEA Service Conservative' Can lose Constantly When you do something wrong and the roof promptly falls In on you. It isn't hard to realize that you've made a mistake. But spat- ting your errors in a bridge game isn't'always as easy as that. Sometimes you never know why you are a constant loser, and perhaps you wonder why you are so unlucky. Maybe it isn't what you're doing, but rather what you're njt doing. East should have opened the bid- made his game contract. East has not noticed to this day that the only way he could lose ! four snsules was the way he chose —not bidding at all. As a matter of (act, East would have made five spades if he took the proper trump finesse- ' If'East had opened the bidding with one spade, as he should have, his side would surely have reached game. The chances are that North and Sou th ownld h a ve been shut out of the bidding entirely. In other words. East's failure to open the bidding allowed the opponents to score a game when his own side should have made a game. The difference amounted to nearly a thousand points! At the worst, South might sacrifice by bidding five hearts (if his side ever got into the auction). Then East or West could double and collect a penalty of at least 100 points. Even this would .be a great deal better than allowing South to make a game at hearts. came to o&wego to address the politically powerful state volunteer firemen's association, In annual convention. "A Momenteous Occasion" It was a momentous occasion, (or it would determine whether, the association would support Mr. Hughes or work against htm. There was before the state legislature a bill which the governor was supporting but which hud incensed the firemen. We had come to Oswego to explain the measure and try to win them over. Mr. Hughes' address was delivered from an open-air platform, and gathered before him was a crowd estimated at' 20,000, I wjs reporting for a Syracuse newspaper, and in order to make sure that I recorded the speech accurately I engaged an expert court stenographer. The young woman—a tiny brunette— and I sat on the platform along with the numerous dignitaries. We started out swimmingly, but as the governor got warmed up I noticed that my stenographer was having difficulties. Mr. Hughes was a hard person to follow In sli hand because he often spoke rapidly and his vocabulary was of big and unusual words. The governor was in the midst of an impassioned sentence of his all important speech, and his eloquence was cascading out over the huge audience at, I don't know how many words a minute, when my little lady got Into action. Yank on the Coat I was utterly flabbergasted and horrified to see the stenog lean forward, grasp the long tails of his morning coat, »nd give a vigorous yank. The governor froze In the mlddlft of his sentence, with his right hand raised In a dramatic gesture. Then his arm came down and he turned his towering figure in dignified surprise to see what had happened. Dignity! I've been presented to a lot of royalty in my time, but Charles Evans Hughes su rp assed them all in dignity and poise..He was superb that day, as up Into his amazed face spoke my businesslike ,111'tfe lady: |: ' "I'm sorry, Mr. Governor, U|fc you are talking directly away f r SP me, and I can't hear you. Will you please turn this way." Gradually, and then to my vast relief, a smile tugged at the corners of Mr. Hughes' mouth. Then, with that Chesterfieldian courtesy for which he was famed, he bowed and apologized to the stenographer. And he did turn more in her direction when he resumed his address. It was a delightful gesture on the part of a great man. 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. S. Brisco end Miss Rubber — Both vu!. South West Par; Pass 1 » Pass 2 V Pass Opening—V 6 North 1 * 2 * 3 N. T, East Pass Pnss Pass 17 I Hi roi Adele Mara wants to chirp like from war service, is taking Jane Russell And ts exercising hrrltsUtc salesmanship course, (onslls vith voice coach Will Don- ' aldson, father of former kitl stnr Ted Donaldson. Alan Dale, tbe crooner, says he understands that Larry Parks' baby doesn't cry. Jolson's baby cries for I him. I ... I Barbara Bel) Gccldes Is sit-aining I al the leash In muke a movie In Europe. "I want to kick around and Not in Ihe script: John Ford's camera crew recorded it for "The. Wngonmnster," but it will never be shown on the screen, Ward Bond's horse plunged Into quicksand during an action scene and Ward gave out with some blankety-blanks for one whole minute. Then he took a look at the nag's doleful expression and said: "I'm sorry, horse." ding with one spade, but he timidly passed, hoping that he would get a chance to bid later on. This is the kind of mistake many players call "being conservative. 1 South had exactly the same high cards as East, but not as good distribution. Nevertheless he opened the biddnig because he pul a high value on landing the first blow. North's jump to four hearts was a gamble. He wanted to shut (h< opponents oul of the bidding. This type of bid Is often made by goot players. Now, of course, East di not dare enter the bidding. If hL hand was not good enough In hi opinion for a bid of one spade, i was certainly not good enough tor a bid of four spades! In the actual play, South lost one spade and two diamonds before gaining the lead. He was lucky Gladys Barhani are spending today in Memphis. Mrs. Brownie Wilson Storey spent yesterday in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Fed Anderson and daubhter, Elizabeth, of Evanston, III., will spend Thursday here as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Borum. Helen Francis Buchanan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.'C. Buchanan, had an Easter egg hunt yesferday afternoon at her suburban home on Barfield road because it was her fifth birthday. The nine boys and girls, including Patsy Sowle of Jonesboro, hunted for eggs on the large lawn before playing game* Indoors. Refreshments 'were served* Country's Banner Answer o Previous, Puzzle HORIZONTAL, 4 Tart I Depicted is the flag of 10 Training 11 Repast 13 Japanese statesman 14 Metal cnoxi^l queen lo finesse for ponr East's of hearts, »nd therefore 6 Kind of bomb 1 Gill (ab.) 8 One 9 Site of Taj Mahal 11 Handle roughly ,or> ,-.• , _L ' 12 Unbleached 18 Political party 15 vegetable (at>.) 16 Require . 19 Capture 23 It is near 20 Abraham's Costa home (Bib.) 21 Concerning 22 Entice 25 Highway 27 Pronoun 28 Preposition 29 Company (ab.) 30 Direction (ab.) 31 Vegetable 33 Heal 36 Metric measure 37 Artificial language 38 Toward the interior 41 Weapon 44 Distant 46 Group of players 47 Cow's cry 48 Flurow 49 This country is on the sea 52 Shopkeepers VERTICAL 1 Close 2 Unoccupied 3Cubie (ab.) 32 Sea eagle 34 Persia 35 Rent 24 English school 39 Diplomacy 25 Zwieback 40 Persian poet 26 Unclosed : 41 Among 31 Lure 42 Garment 43 Unruly crowd! 44 Wings 45 North European 50 Sun god SlJMeasureof type . 8

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