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PAGE EIGHT BLYTiraVTTJ,E (AUK.) roVTUKR NEWS THK BLYTHEV5LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FHEDKICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmor Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at Ihe post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, undci act oJ Congress, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or anj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »i.OO per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave. in the roof of my mouth; IT I iirc/tr not Jerusalem above by chief joy.—Psnlins 137;G, * * * Without coiLSlancy, there Is neither love, friendship, nor virtue in the world.—Addison. Barbs Legislators pass bad bills and think nothing of it-- but Just let the counterfeiter try it! * * * The easiest Uilng to find Is trouble—unless it's in the. wife's sowing machine, vacuum cleaner or automatic washer, * + * A,Michigan girl married a policeman who arrested her for speeding. And the chase may go merrily on. * * * A judge says ttiat pickpockets should be pitied rather than punLsIicd because they can't help themselves. The judge has a nice sense of humor. * + * A hypocrite is anybody who prays for delivery from temptation and then walks into a secondhand car lot. Phony Peace Smile a Flop, Stalin Switches to a Frown Premier Joseph Stalin's acknowledgement that Russia recently exploded another atomic bomb inevitably stirs a lot of guesswork about his motives. The lust time the White House disclosed a Soviet atomic explosion, the Kremlin responded with the obviously transparent claim ih;it it was using atomic energy for such peaceful purposes as diverting rivers and blowing up mountains. Now the propaganda tactics have changed. Frankly, almost boastfully, Stalin admits he is making bombs and •will continue experimenting with atomic weapons. Why this new tack? Possibly Russia recognizes thai the world has grown weary of its succession of phony peace offensives, its absurd moral posturing. Moscow may have decided that in the present stale of world opinion rattling the saber is more effective than waving,the olive branch. There have been other signs that threat is replacing soft talk in the Soviet propaganda arsenal. Military maneuvers in Europe are well advertised. Satellite taunts at Yugoslavia grow shriller. Communist negotiators in Korea give ground only grudgingly, after long delav. I If menace is the new Russian device, the free world's "neutralists"—those who pine for a sideline seat at the groat world power struggle—are undoubtedly his target. Disillusioned at the evident falsity of Soviet peace moves, the neutralists still tremble with fear. Gestures of atomic strength may be well calculated to stimulate greater tremors and send them scurrying for the bushes. Stalin's admission had other interesting aspects that support the conclusion he was appealing to neutralists. Though he dropped all talk of "peaceful uses'' of atomic energy, he still insisted that the aim of Russia's A-bomb program was "the defense of our country from attacks from the British-American aggressive blue." This is pretty thin stuff. \ 0 existing or contemplated plans call for a Western armed force l>ijr enough to constitute an offensive threat against Russia. Our backlog of A-bombs is unquestionably a potential danger lo the Soviet Union; but we have made it unmistakably clear we do not intend to use that strategic weapon except in answer to enemy attack. Furthermore, there is no proof in the present stage of atomic development that any A-weapon is a "defense" against the big bomb, unless you regard counter-offense as defense. Stalin hinted, too, that conditions may now be more favorable for international prohibition of all atomic'wea- pons. Once again, the neutralists must iiavc been hia intended audience, since tlie Soviet premier surely could not expect the West's hard-headed realists to fall for this ancient dodge. From the moment atomic energy first came on the scene, Russia lias persistently blocked nil measures for effective world control. The crux of any acceptable control plan is the right of an international authority to inspect every nation's atomic facilities. Moscow is firmly opposed to that necessary inspection. Consequently nil its pious calls for control constitute mere hollow propaganda. Al! in all, one must conclude tliat Russia \? unhappy (.hat the world no longer lakes .seriously its pretensions to peace. Watching the West's growing military might, the Kremlin has lurncd to tougher talk in the hope this new lactic may succeed where the other failed. An alert West will assure that that hope i.s a vain one. Let's Look Forward It is still quite a while until the New Year. Hut our lawmakers in Washing- Ion could profitably begin thinking right now aljoul their 1952 resolutions. We have a suggestion for an item that ought to head the list. It's this: Resolve in lOo-i to devote primary attention to the affairs of the moment, leaving to secondary consideration the search inlo causes and motives behind past events. The current session of Congress has been largely a course in the history of U. S. foreign and domestic affairs in the last decade. Even though our Cap- Hoi Hill historians disagree violently over the facts, it's been pretty interesting. But it hasn't helped much in getting us through the maze of current problems. Views of Others Relief Rolls Should Be Made Public. It Is n vital principle of American govern men t that the people have the right (o know where their Inx money goes—who gets it, and (or what. That principle Is scorned in Ihe paying out or huge relief funds, lor age assistance and the like. The people do not know, and cannot know, who draws relief checks. The relief rolls are locked away in official secrecy by federal edict. When Hie Indiana legislature put through a law over (he governor's veto to make relief rolls public, Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewing stopped the federal share of relief funds to that state. He took that action last July. Other states, which had seemed headed to opening their relief rolls hesitated. Some of them stiulrmcd and protested. Indiana legislators have bcon weighing a retaliatory move of withholding federal gasoline taxes collected In the state. But the wide demand for publicity of relief rolls has been pinned down and stopped by Oscar Ewing's bureaucratic thumb. Only Congress cun cut this piece of totalitarianism out of our free American government. Congress is now working on corrective legislation. And it is high time. The Christian decency of public aid to the deserving unfortunate Is degenerating into a vicious iKiliticnl racket. In our own state, about a yenr ago,- Mrs. Henry Bethcll, welfare commissioner, told a legislative committee there were serious abuses in our relief program. The legislature tightened up the laws somewhat, but could do nothing about the federal secrecy ukase, which fosters abuses. bast winter, a group of Tennessee legislators took the bit in their teeth, ruid made public a list of relative of -well-to-do families" who were on relief. ; About the same time. Georgia's welfare commissioner asked for a sample of names from its relief rolls, and found 31 persons in the sample who had rich or near-rich children. Such chiseling and grafting is an outrage on the overtaxed citizen. It is a wrong to those who deserve relief, because their pensions arc reduced by handouts to Ihe undeserving. Congress should open (he flood of relief money to the citizen's view. He has a constitutional right to know who gels his money and for what. -ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY Tlutt guy t Do tense Secretary) Love It makes sen>e. He understamts fifth grade imthmetic which is very rare in this town.—Hep. John Tnber <R., N. Y.I. * * * There comes a point beyond which we should not expect women to bear pain. There is a great ilL-Lii uf pnVL-hology involved In pain. Some women can stand more than others,—Dr. J. Stanley Cohen, obstetrician, Temple U. Medical School. * * + Hcie stands a new Yugoslavia, tt knows what it wnnts and what it must do to defend Its peaceful life. We are extending Ho Italy) our hand of conciliation.—Marshal Titoi, of Yugoslavia. * * t A sood way lo put pence into practice would be for Russia and the United States to each send 100,000 persons to visit the other country and learn what goes on there.—Charles M. Relieving, industrial Inventor. MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1951 Lei- Us Prey Peter Edson's Washington Column — ax Men May Be the First Ones Hit by the 'Pay Showdown' Law WASHINGTON (NBA) — President Truman's special message to Congress recommending that nil government officials put on public record their income from a 11 sources, public and private, stirred up a Congressional h o r n e t s' nest. Yet a House Ways and Means subcommittee under Rep- Cecil R. King of Califor- is now seri- Peter Etlson ously considering a requirement :hat employes of the Bureau of Internal Revenue—the tax collecting agency of government—be required o fill out annual questionnaires living their private source of income. The question that naturally arises ts, "If it's all right to apply this to Bin, why not to all government employes, Including Con- rc.<«inen?" A further question is, "Will the Ways and Means Committee—the taxation committee of the House- create a precedent which other commutes of Congress have to follow for the departments over which they ride herd? And having applied this financial X-ray test to the executive branch making public the names of people on relief roles. The recent Governors' conference in Gatlinburg, Tenn., went on record as supporting the Indiana stand. Would Make Income Tax Records Public Property What all this seems to be leading to is a return to the days when all income tax records were public property. How much money various and sundry citizens made was published iti the papers. It caused many jealousies and embarrassments and was finally abandoned, save for corporation executives making over $''5,000 a year. These private enterprises now seem reconciled to having their pay made public. But in government, only the President makes that much, and his private income, if any, is his private business. Senator Paul Douglas of lilinois says he is perfectly willing to make public his outside income, over and •ubovc his Senatorial salary, and will soon do so. Other lawmakers aren't so inclined. But concealed in this woodpile private legal magazine article fees and similar by-product income of government jobs. Commissioner John B. Dunlap, the two-fisted treasury career mall who has been head of the Bureau of Internal Revenue since Aug. I, a whole raft of fees, lecture fees. of government, why shouldn't it be! says he is perfectly willing to sub- applied to the legislative and judi-lject his employes to private income cial branches? j questionnaires if Congress directs Indiana is now having a go- j him lo do so. round with Federal Security Agency, He points out. however, that any Administrator Oscar Ewing over! crooks in his organization would be inclined to give nlm crooked answers. And he has a better source of information in his employes' income tax declarations. If they file false statements on those returns. once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrlckson Hear tell that a $1.000.000 memorial library to stand In honor of one Hurry S. Truman at an old family stamping-ground called Crandview. State of Missouri, is being contemplated by a number of philanthropic fellows. It Is further alleged "that said literary mausoleum Is to be erected for the uuriwse of housing Truman's official papers. I'm not sure just how many papers a man can collect in six or seven years but if my wastcbnskct is any indication, few receipts Initialed by his pals fi mink coats and cameras and ha for - _ . and ham. hocks—the pile may shrink, some. I am mildly curious as lo whether the resultant stack will contain —aside from p'roclamation.s of National Persimmon Week and Nathe total amount.? to r !U ite a pile. I tional Ward Heelers Month the Considering the number of papers sally epistles Co'Sn Hairy has a man In such an occupation as Mr. Truman's is called upon to autograph. _the collection of these official documents is likely to be an impressive mess of stuff. However, after deducting all those he apparently considers highly pertinent to the nation's .security—and 'this probably includes a The DOCTOR SAYS lly EDWIN I'. JORDAN'. M. D. Written for NBA Service A reader wants to know just how skin cancer looks In its first stage. This is an excellent question since cancer of the skin and certain kinds of skin disorders which precede it are readily visible lo anyone and their early Identification and treatment can save untold trouble later on. Any sore on the skin—around the mucous membranes of the lips, near the eyes, or anywhere else—which does not heal as quickly as one thinks it should ought to be considered suspiciously. It the skin has a lump or ulcer you should give yourself a break and let the doctor look at it. Some of these sores or lumps will be cancer and they are so easy to get rid of when they are small and may he so difficult to cure after they have grown a while that there is no sense in delay. There are also some skin conditions which may lead eventually to cancer and therefore should he watched, e.ven if not treated, so that they can be attacked at the first sign of cancerous change. The most Important of these are fired at critics who have been pic- ayimish about the thickness of his SKuIl and the thinness of Margaret's voice. Those might boost business at the library some little bit. Although somewhat piqued at Sen. Anderson, New Mexico .Democrat who reminded contributors that donations are a deductible form of generosity. Harry is generally In favor of throwing up a memorial to himself. And that's what the idea makes me want to do. It is not easy to understand why Harry has decided to be so righteously indignant anent the tax deduction angle. If he wasn't, of course, it would put him in the awkward position of recommending that the privately and corporately well-heeled use this munificence as a means of skinning Uncle out of some of the fat taxes Harry favors. On t'other hand, however, his pompous disclaimer of knowledge or !ove for the idea is scented wltli hypocrisy. You and I know und even Harry knows that in this day and age every nickel dropped in a beggar's tin cup winds up itemized on Form 1040 as a non-taxable gift to charity. Same will occur in the, case of any handsome sum that can pcssibly be written off as generosity, whether it be a contribution to a Truman memorial library or a donation to the Society for Indigent Post Hole Diggers. Most of the charitable fund campaigns with which we are periodically smitten, including several conducted here, make use of reminders to prospective donors that it is more of a tax blessing to give than to receive. Hence it is neither becoming of Harry nor particularly they can Bureau fined heavily. Internal Revenue the focal point on this issue because four of the 64 Collectors of Internal Revenue have been fired or resigned under fire since April Others are being investigaled. Scandal Is Worse Than in RFC Investigation The scandal in these cases Is far dirtier than anything uncovered in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation investigation. In RFC. the "favors" were relatively small stuff —one mink coat, several deep freezes, cameras, vacations, hams. Bureau of Internal Revenue will collect over S6Q billion in taxes this year and the opportunities for corruption are proportionate. If the Republican Party takes hold of the Internal Revenue cases now under Investigation, it can develop an issue that is really potent. Collectors of Internal Revenue are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. While a number of the collectors are career men who have risen from the ranks, most of them are political appointees. And since the Democrats have been in power since 1932, most o! them are Democrats. Collectors can be removed from office only by the President. In the collectors' offices are some 31,000 employes out of the 55.000 See EDSON on page 12 »....._, u,u»it ui ujni_tv ^micnes which are quite common in elderly people and are usually located on the parts of the skin most exposed to the sun and air. These patches are called keratoses. Not Cancerous at Start Keratoses are not cancerous when they start though they so often develop in that direction that It is sometimes—but not always—a good idea to remove them. There are two things which always seem wise, however. One is to watch them for if they grow, it may be a danger signal. The other is that persons who show a tendency to develop these patches should try to protect their skin as much as possible from exposure to sun. A little common sense about tak- Patches [flattering IN HOLLYWOOD By nRSKTXE JOHNSON Nl'A St;iff Correspondent HOLYWOOD (NBA)— Behind the* Screen: A reconciliation for Bar-, bara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor?! Barbara looked blank when r ask-' cd her about the repeated kiss-anc!-] make up rumors, and said: "There's nothing to them. ?;\-ery day I i e;ul sonii'Uiir.i: nrw about us. You knn\y something — it's even exciting reading for me." ll:irbar;i's just started "Clash ny Nlulil." with Bob Ryan and Paul Doiurlas as IHT leading men, for Wald-Krasna nt RKO. She maiTirs Paul and then discovers she's in love wilh Rynn. The Mudio sent the love tri;m-:lr plot to the censors for approval. "They d e til a n d e d only iH'.r chaii-uV Uarbara whispered it uiih a smile. "They said I couldn't. sm^'K. 1 in l>od." Television for Barbara? "Everybody says to me, 'N"aU:t,;l- ly. you've turned down TV.' You know somethinc, no one has ever asked me to be on TV." r.ivlon Veto Guy Madison and Barbara Payton Kill make personal appt'araiHTs with "Drums in the Deep South." but not together. His a^ent and 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Holland en- lorl allied the 15 employees of the ilubuard Hardware Company last night with a steak supper at their r.c-w home on Hearn Street. Mrs. W. B. Tanner, formerly of here and now of Helena, and two if her friends there, Mrs. Crarles Strati!) and Mrs. French McKnight. arc quests of Mrs. Tanner's mother. Mrs. T. J. Mnhan. Mr. and Mrs. Jark Watts and daughter. Molly Ann. of Shrcvcport. I/i , are gue.M.s of Mr. Watts mother. Mrs. Mabel Watts, and his -iraudparoms, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Adams. of four no-trump is not necessarily a Blackwood bid. Some experts would say it Is, and others would say it is merely a raise in no- trump. Since North and South had not discussed this situation, it was probably foolish for North to bid four no-trump. Foolishness should be punished. South was well aware that the j bid of four no-trump might be conventional. South was also aware of the fact that he held only one ing precaution. is can save a lot of would-be to the Intelligence givers for him to shocked as though the thought of tax deductions had never occurred to anyone. I may be teetering on the brink of cynicism by saying so. but the bulk of the charitable organizations would fold up if it were not for the deducibility of good gifts. In nevertheless favoring the end if not the means, Mr. T. has said that he is not so much interested in a memorial to himself as he is in a storage place for his official papers. So long as it Is not the taxpayers' coin being splurged -and I find this aspect a pleasant surprise—I have no particularly strong objection against a memorial to'Truman or anyone else. I am willing to let history make the ultimate decision as to whether it was deserved. However. I harbor the personal opinion that if all the intelligent grief. The patches of keratosis can be cut out or treated by X-rays or the electric needle, if necessary, the choice of method depending on size, t „, „ „„ „ „„ , lre ullcu ,^,^ location, and most ol all, the jutig-[ doings and pronouncements of Harment of the physician. ry Truman to date were chronicled, The actual skin cancers, too, can ' be treated by surgery. X-ray, radium or combinations of these. If the patient has not been careless about letting some warning sign run on too long, the results from skin cancer are not to be greatly feared. another heart from the North hand. Then he ran all of the diamonds, saving three spades in his own hand; while dummy saved two hearts and a spade. Poor West had to save the ace of hearts and therefore had to part with made spade. his slam Thereupon South with three spade JACOBY ON BRIDGE By O \\rittr tVAl-I) .fAfOUY for NEA Service manaaer vetoed the idea of \ViKi vt/r ' i_ 11 i Bill Hickok and Wild Barbara i'.ly- "Here S tflQ Moral ton taking bows from the MHUO In This Odd Hand? stage. Buster Crabbc-. who has swimming in a pool of TV i: backs in New York, will slar Columbia serial. "King of the 80." Bill Henry, with the Pacifu writes that ('nose nervous i down menus started when ho hospitalized tor a slight eye r,: He's okay and "never felt bv'lu It. v ill be Piper Laurie : Sinatra's leading lady in hi- Ul movie Shelly Winters ts saving lli.it rather take a suspension. Hedy Latnarr's medics haCr v, ;i Sec HOLLYWOOD on I'acc n find is very easy bridge hand. Virtue crime is punished, can frel satisfied, a terrible time find- mov.ii of the hand shown bid of four no-tnimp was as part ol the Blackwood out]) was .supposed to to show no ace: five show cue ace: five w two aces: and so on. CUM was quite reasonable wanted to be in live whether or not South had rvon thmiRh he would prob- if South were aceless. He wanted lo bo in a slam if South • h:ul miHT than one ace. The trouble is that North's bid WEST AQS8 V A » 1074 NORTH (D) 15 A3 VKQ J 10 » AKQJ865 + 7 EAST A 10762 VS8532 « g + AJ10952 *8S3 North ! * 3 » 4 N. T. Pass Open SOUTH * AKJ54 V 764 • 32 + KQ4 N.-S. vuL But South West Pass 1 A 2 A Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass 6N.T. Double Pass Pass ing lead— 4 A ace. A prurtem player would bid nve diamonds with a partner wlio.'e meaning was not clear. South was greedy and therefore bid six no- trump. Greed should be punished, too. Wc.sl began the punishment by doubling six no-trump. Then he led the ace ot clubs. His plan was to follow it up with the ace of hearts, but he became greedy when he saw Ihe dummy. There was lots of time to take the ace ol hearts, he thought-, so he led another club in the hope that a really big tct might develop, When West led the jack of clubs al the second trick. South won In his own hand, discarding a heart from dummy. He next cashed his remaining good club, discarding tricks at the end. There ought to be a way to make both sides suffer in a case like this. the entire manuscript could be typed on one of (he new two-cent postcards with room left over for an- drcssiiig. If someone wants to water clown their Perm 1040 to pay for s:t edifice to house same, that's their business and I n-lll continue to invest my surplus ca.=h in used razor blades or second-hand soda straws. In the line of memorials, I personally would prefer to see sonjo fitting edifice erected to commem* orate the man who has made it possible for Harry Truman to. evolve his current bureaucratic hierarchy —the lowly taxpayer. I suggest a statue along simple and stern lines, showing John Q Public bravely exiting from the Bureau of Internal Revenue—in a barrel. A small, uneconomy-size barrel. Food Fish Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL I Depicted fish 1 Singing voices 6 H is found in 2 Astronomy muse 3 Wooden peg 4 Neodymium 11 Type slyle II the Atlantic and oceans 13 Eat away 14 Stir 15 Scold 16 Kind oj necktie 18 Paving substance 19 Atop 20 Smoothed 22 Note of scale 12 Ointment 23 Prevalent 25 Give forth 27 Navigate 28 Contest of speed 29 Nickel i ; (symbol) '' 30 Near 31 It used for food 32 Niton (symbol) 33 Ages 35 Obtains 33 Chest rattle 39 Iroquoian Indian *& 40 "Smallest State" (ab.) 41 Fastens 47 Sun god of Egypt 48 City in Oklahoma 50 Defeated one 51 Posed 55 Defensible 54 Small clearing 56 Discourse 17 Greased (ab.) 5 Time measure 6 Step 7 Greek contest 24 Ornamental 8 Quote 9 —— is very large 10 Obese tip 26 Substance- 33 Printing mistakes 34 Invaded 36 Harangue 17 Direction (ab.) 37 Placed in 20 Long cloaks office 21 Unsettles 42 German river 43 Mountain passes 4-1 Employs 45 Anent 48 There (ore 49 Also 51 Salt 53 Area measure 55 Chinese measure

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