The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1951 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 18, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT T fARIC.) COURIER MEWS TBB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER N1WS THE COURIER NZW8 CO. • H. W. HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Awistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK6ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Bal« National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wltrher Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u *e«md cUa* matter «t th« po»t- ' oltlc* at Blythevllle, Arkanats, under »ct of Con- cres*, October 8, HIT. Member o! The Associated Pre«« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevlll* or my suburban town where carrier eervlc* it m«ln- tamed, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, J5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three month*; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 p«r year payable In advance. Meditations .Behold, ilie hire of (he labourers who have reaped down jour fields, which Is of you kepi back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which hive reaped are entered Into the ,ear« oC the lord of sabaoth.—James 5:4 * * * If thou art rich, then show the greatness of thy fortune, or what Is better, the greatness of thy soul, in the meekness of thy conversation; condescend to men of low estate, support the distressed and patronize the neglected. Be great. —Sterne. Barbs The death rate would be lower If everybody realized that cowcatchers are put on railroad engines to catch autoa, * • * It's our guess thai a poor man knows how to ppend more good time than • rich man. » • • Halloween will give you one way to make use of old razor blades. Use them to scrape soap ofl your windows. * * * Wi not against the law to think certain neigh, bofi an awful—Just an awful waste of time. * • t A» the old saying goes, you can believe about half of what you .hear. But who wants to be that toollshT Need New Agency to Check Defense Department Outlay for the next several years the na; tion's military expenditures promise to b« extraordinarily large. This year's appropriation finally came to |5J billion. JUportg from the Pentagon point to a considerable step-up in 1952 and beyond. Since you and I pay th* taxes that •apply this money, we have an obvious •talw in seeing that it is well spent. But under the procedures which now prevail, that is virtually impossible. The reason ig simple. Congress Jacks *• experts to judge what is a fair outlay and what is not. Budget-making in this age is a highly complex business, calling for much more than just financial skills. It requires understanding of the technical problems of a given department, a grasp of broad governmental policy, an appreciation of the way one phase of policy blends with another. Nowhere is the difficulty greater than in the Defense Doartment. A knowledge of weapons, fcir tables of organization, of all the myriad details of the armed services' housekeeping activities, is something to be acquired only after long contact and experience. Perhaps a few lawmnkers can be said to have that experience: men like Chairman Vinson of the House Armed Services Committee and Representative Engle, Michigan Republican who long has delved doggedly and successfully into evidences of military wiste. But these men have other responsibilities, too, and cannot properly be expected to think of nothing but how the Pentagon spends its money. What has been happening in practice, therefore, is that Congress—and through it the American tax-paying public—has been taking the military largely on its own word. It has been giving the Pentagon the benefit of the doubt; and in some cases actually writing blank checks. Security clearly complicates matters, since many vital points cannot be discussed even in closed congressional hearings, for fear of information leaks. This again inclines the Congress to vote the military what it asks, without ever really knowing how wise its action is. Nevertheless, the people, through their representatives, must have a check on how these colossal sums are expended. With all due respect, the military is a notoriously wasteful establishment. In the 1950's, waste can mean billions. ' What is the cure? Some lawmakers are proposing a permament joint House- Senate committee to examine military appropriations with the aid o£ a sizable staff of experts, Th. Idea hag mar*. * j^ well with the Joint Congressional Committee on Taxation, which for many years ha» been an important help to Congress in the drafting of tax lawi. The biggest advantage ii that the experts are on the job % the year 'round. They know their field, and can hold their own with any specialist from the government. Some kind of action Is imperative if Congress is to qualify itself to cope with what promises to be an enlarging problem. We cannot escape the burdens of rearmament and foreign aid. But it is utterly unreasonable to ask us to tolerate great waste in the name of these necessary burdens. Unhuman Perfection Arthur Krock, distinguished dean of the New York Times Washington staff, put his finger on a striking aspect of the capital scene the other day. He observed that the Administration practices what he terms the "doctrine of the non- admission of error." His point was that the top officials of this government seldom if ever admit they have made any mistakes. That they have committed errors is obvious to anyone. How many and how great will be for the historians to decide ultimately; meantime the question occupies the politicians. As Krock pointed out, even where its basic case has been essentially good, the Administration has concealed minor shortcomings whose later revelation weakened the entire case. The wisdom of this seems doubtful. But it ought to be added that Krock's doctrine is not practiced solely by the Administration. Have you heard any recent confessions of error on Capitol Hill ? Views of Others Taped for History West Virginia has not merely a stenographic record but a complete tape recording of the deliberations of its House of Delegates, the lower house of the state Legislature. This is the outgrowth of a system that began with the placing of a microphone on each lawmaker's desk for a public address system. A natural next atep was tape recording. Among the resultant advantages, William E. Flarmery, speaker of the house, reports ft great • aving in salaries of expert stenographers, economy of filing space for the recordings, and the possibility of playing back any passage tor printing ih the Journal or to establish exactly what was said and even with-what Inflection. It is doubtless mo're. than coincidence that West Virginia is one of the 17 or more states whose legislatures employ electrical or pushbutton voting machines Instead ol time-consuming roll calls. In a few seconds such a machine not only takes a vote or a quorum cail but automatically totals and records the'count. The use of voting machines If also of tap* recording would be of immense value In the houses of Congress in Washington, where greater streamlining of procedures ts obviously needed if the national legislature Is to keep up with Its growing volume of business and is to cope with the use of roll calls In filibusters. Red tape hns long been a phrase for bureaucratic stagnation; possibly recording tape will become a symbol of up-to-dateness In legislative methods. If so, it Is very much to be desired that It may bring with it automatic roll-call machines in the halls of Congress. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR SO THEY SAY The Pole (under Russian domination) will not be deprived of his traditions, his Inspiring history or his buoyant sustaining nationalism. Moreover, he will not retreat from his religion. He knows that some day, somehow, peace will pre- vail.—Oov. John Fine. Pennsylvania. * • * If Inflation ever got loose in America «ncj rioted around In this economy, we could Just u well forget about defending ourselves against communism. For Inflation would do communism'* work—more effectively than bullets or bombs. —Eric A. Johnston, economic stabilizer. * » • Newspapers are the Marine Corps of the world of letters.—Robert A. Vogeler. * « * What is "smear" politics but the "give 'em hell" technique?—Guy George Gabrielson, chairman. GOP Nat'l Committee. * « * There will be nothing too vicious, too ugly, too dirty to throw at the CIO. Every garbage can, every alley In town and city in America will be Inspected for filth to throw at labor In this coming (presidential) campaign.—Jack Kroll, C1O-PAC director. * t * I raid the President (Truman) could beat anybody ED 1 Ruess that includes Eisenhower.—Edward J, Flyiui, N. Y. Democratic Party commlt- tceman. * • * The people In the United states rarely vote an administration out ol office In time* ol prosperity when a lot of people are at work.-James A. Farley, former Democratic Nat'l chairman. Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Congress Has Given Truman Part of Everything He Asked WASHINGTON. (NBA) — When he record of the 82nd Congress Is ompleted It will show that President Truman was given something in most of his major requests. In a session notable principally or the had relations between the White House and Congress, the President was given all he asked for on practically n o measure. If half a loaf is better than none, then the President must be satisfied with what he was able to salvage. The really re- Peter Edson markable. thing ibout this first session of the 82nd Congress was the way in which the oose coalition of southern Democrats and northern Republicans was able to Impose its will on the Chief Executive. Military measures fared better ,han the non-military requests by the President. Money to run the American arms program was ap- >ropriated almost to the lull ex- Icnt requested. In some cases Congress even raised the ante. UMT—.universal military training -was finally approved, hut with a delayed effective dat«. The draft law jwas extended. G.r. benefits were extended to apply to Korea vets. Insurance for the armed forces was increased. Disability pensions were approved for non-service connected injuries, over the President's veto. Requests for tax Increases and the President's ^budget were cut somewhat—the former more than the latter. The tax bill now looks like roughly a one-third reduction. But the economy advocates who early in the year talked of cutting the budget by six to even nine bil lion dollars now seem destined to miss this goal by a considerable amount, BUDGET MAY EXCEED ORIGINAL ESTIMATE S upplement al appropria t ion requests in the first half of calendar 1952 might even send the budget for this fiscal year over the President's original $11.5 billion. Among other Presidential requests on which Congress has completed action, increasing of Export-Import Bank lending authority and waiver of the import tax on copper are about the only measures that went through clean. Famine relief for India, requested as a grant, was changed by Congress into a loan. CordeJl Hull's reciprocal Trade Agreements act was extended for two years more, but Congress tacked on a "peril point" once over lightly- BT A. A. Cenilderfng tlut the federal government apparently does not under•Und i grade-Khool variety of arithmetic OT high ichool level .conomicf, It hu Kiddenry developed a my.terlous interest In post-graduate psychology. And you will never gueai who U paying the tuition. \. Freud, Kant, Schopenhauer and While the baser elements of our society are atewing In a welter of superfjcl«l n«uro»«. Uncle Sam If •euchlng Into fax deeper reaches ol the mind. His problngs transcend mere neuroees anout perjury, psychoses Involving Influence and fixations on bribes. , Pish and tosh; these are for the common herd. Uncle has become a real psychiatrically gone guy. the DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Some questions are extremely Interesting even though they deal with unusual conditions: Q—Are the vitamins which are being sold nowadays really good, and one with what is —Reader. A—Vitamins which are now told have to comply with the food and drug lawi. In practice this means that they are exactly what they »»y they are, or otherwise (he manufacturer! would be likely to get Into do they supply needed? , Dorothy Dix are bush leaguers beside the u. s. Government. Who else would take the time bo find out why infant goats prefer being, with their mothers than by themselves? Who else has the sociological desire to want to know why Navajo Indians would rather take dope party-style than alone? Who e!se his the humanitarian Instinct to wonder why people with opposite personalities get married? Why people who are embarrassed sometimes sweat? Why happy people have less tooth decay than sad ones? Why sudden fright may cause, your hair to rise? Good, kind, thoughtful Uncle Sam; who but him could rise above the petty things that may wreck our country in order to seek out a way for us to decline with a clear subconscious and a placid psyche. 1, for one, shall never rest in peace until I find out why those young goats like to slick so close to Ma. There's something subversive-there. I'm certain, time trying to dcn't waste convince me your this sort of maternal Instinct Isn't left- ' trouble.. Whether everyone needs ! W 4lg: ' ertra Tllmmlnj In tablet or pill form, ] u T ' S ' 5ounds P rettv ridiculous, howerer. Is more debatable. Most of I ° ut that ' s on 'y because it's true. amendment which the President didn't like a bit. Export controls were renewed, but with Missouri Senator Kern's curbs on trade with Communist countries which the administration objected to as unworkable. On domestic affairs, President Truman's request for an omnibus housing aid bill was cut down to a defense housing bill. Reconstruction Finance Corporation reorganization' was voted after the President changed his views to conform with congressional Ideas. On other governmental reorganization measures to carry out ex President Hoover's commission recommendations, Congress did nothing. Postal rate raises are going through, but not for all requested. The Defense Production act 'of 19M was extended, but for a shorter period of time than the President recommended. Then Congress tacked on the so-called Ciipehart and Herlong amendments which the administration has tried hard to modify. Repeal of the livestock slaughtering quota band and of a fats and oil import "— l -• ... sought. limit also had to be FOREIGN AID PROGRAM REVISED BY CONGRESS The President's foreign military assistance and economic aid pro- See EDSON on Page 14 IN HOLLYWOOD Bj ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: jack Benny, moving 'nto TV with six shows this season instead of the previously announced lour, will unveil his famous wheezing Maxwell on his first west- to-east live telecast Nov. 4. But the veteran prop's days are numbered, Jack whispered to me, and he's thinking about trading the old car In—steady yourself — on a 1952 Cadillac. Claims Jack: "I can get J'-Lsl a; many laughs keeping it polished and worrying about scratches." Jack plays himself In a three-minute bit In Betty Hutton's "Some- lody Loves Me," the film biography of Blossom Seely. Introducing Blossom to a 1921 vaudeville audience, he says: "You know. I just celebrated my 39th birthday." Producers George Seaton and William Perlberg paid Jack $55 for the one-day Job with the comic quipping: "I kept blowing my lines try- Ing to stretch It Into two days and ?UO." Jack's TV blueprints for himself: "If the dialog's funny, you don't have to get Involved In too much action. I'm going to do lots of monologues." Then he walled: "It's going to be touch. I'm the only comedian who has always remained In character. Now never step out ol It. Even on TV 1 have to stay In character." * * • There's a buz around the Fox lot that Htldegarde Netf and Director Anatole Lltvak were secretly \vcd In Europe. She's Ty Power's leading lady in "Diplomatic Courier." . . . Now It's the 4-H clubs as the theme of a Hollywood musical. MOM will do It under the title of "Blue Ribbon." Going Down Mario Lana's bathroom scsle now reads 201 pounds—down 33 from his pre-dlet figure. He says he'll shed 10 more before starting his next MGM picture, in one scene of which he has to strip to the waist. Sign in a San Fernando valley barber shop: "Hair stylist tor musicians, actors and wrestlers." Paramount Is bending a mnre irillinj ear to Rijr Mllland's pica (or a chance to become a director. • • * Sally KawUnson, daughter of el- lent star Herbejt Rawlinson, Is In the new line of chorus dolls at a Las Vesas hotel. . . . CBS has given Cy Howard the green light to whip up TV and radio versons of his film hit, "That's My Boy." • • • The mother of Jean Harlow re- potrs Edith Eddy Ward, has opened antique shop near Palm Desert that spotlights personal belongings of ihe star. endish Club In New York, and joe was busy mangling the hand shown today. West opened the three of spades, and East won with the king. East continued with the ace of spades, and dummy ruffed. Joe tnen drew trumps, discovering that there was no trump entry to dummy since the trumps were 3-1. Joe next laid down the ace and king of clubs to unblock the suit and tried to get into dummy with the queen of hearts. This attempt failed, so Joe lost three heart tricks " and was therefore set two tricks. Would you play it the same v, in Itet about all tbe vitamin* we need from an ordinarv well-balanced diet. Q—T have t little finger on my hand that has never been painful, but Is turning Into my palm and getting stiff. The doctor says it Is not arthritis, but I am wondering what it could be. —p. H. A—Of crane It Is impossible fo make a di»jfni»lj at * distance. However, the deierlptlon fits perfectly the condition which Is known M Dupuytren'j eontracture. Thii fi » rare disorder In which the tissues of the palm become shortened and thickened, drawing the fingers In. It» cause Is not too well understood, but it has often been successfully treated with physical therapy or by operation. Q—Do X-ray treatments help to clear up an acne, but at the same time make pock-marks appear later where the acne was? —B. W. s. A—X-ray treatments are sometimes useful (n the treatment of acne, but they have to be used with great care. I do not believe that they would be responsible for pock-marks which appeared later on tbe s«ln; the pock-marks are the result of the acne and not of the treatment. <S—What is s cystic ovary? ts this a chronic dfeease? -Mrs. C. I. A—A crstlc ovary Is a condition In which pockets or cysts containing fluid or Mini-solid material h»»e rrown In or «m the ovary. In a sense, » cystic OT»ry ti chronic since the condition Is unlikely to clear up without treatment. • * <3—Many people have told me that they preserve apples and rhubarb by placing the fruit, cold, In a quart jar and then adding cold water and one aspirin tablet per quart. What do you think of this method? —Mrs. D. S. A—It sounds like a most undeiir- »ble method to me. I do not tblnk the aspirin would be an adequate Preservative, ana Ihe aspirin mltht be undesirable for the person who tooX It later when e»tlnj the fruit. » * » Q—I recently had the fingernail come off the fourth finger on my mine and 1 personally 'don't a hoot how much bash fulness Faction falters, fantasy fails and satire shrive Is when 'compared to :he factual acts of modern American government. I have not been pulling at the snake-bite remedy-again or curled up with, my opium pipe—only reviewing some of the honest-to- John projects programmed by ths National Institute of Public Health. All of which are to be conducted with the scientific aid of $782,761 in public funds. Admittedly an infinitesimal percentage of the government's total extravagance, it's still your dough and give it takes to cut one down to a half- safe status. Goats dont smell so good, either, singly or In family groups. Such cash from the public coffers Is dished out by the Mental Health Institute, a branch of the U.. S. Public Health Service. This brain welfare agency started out in 1916 at a cost of $400,000 a year,j| We are pleased to pass on the re-^ port that it has kept pace with the growth of all bureaucracy and now recks along on a budget of a cool million an annum, with the ante to hit a. million and a half in '52. IT ' In" the dark ages of pre-lM6, there were no government subsidies for psychology and psychiatry. It a scientist wanted to know the effect of • hangover on a man's desire to listen to Spike Jones records at breakfast at whether kids prefer ewes' milt to sheep dip, he was strictly on his own. In an effort to be broad-minded, which may only indicate that I am in need of psychiatric treatment, I am hoping some practical application of these fascinating projects may evolve from the government's encroachment in the field of mental miseries. Chief among them, I hope, will be a bit of research on why it appears preferable in governmental circle^! to spend money we haven't got for things we don't need so people we can't trust can create deficits \ve cant afford in an effort to construct a socialism we don't want. The big news from UI's annual! hVck? It's an Tnlu kv h d 11 stage showcasing of ils young tal- right 3lnce you maVce ythe con ' tr ^. t cnt Is that Tony Curtis porvcd to a show-me Hollywood audience that his nctlng ability ts more spectacular than his upsweep pompadour. He came through like a young John Qarfield. N'o Nerves Johnson, private eye, reporting: I Bee HOLLYWOOD on Page 14 ?5 Years Ago In Btytheville with a 2-2 trump break or if the ting ol hearts is held by West. But there's a way to make the hand despite the hard luck. Can you see The correct play Is to refuse to ruff the second spade. Just discard o low heart from dummy and let the enemy do their worst. If East shifts to spades, diamonds, or cluhs, you can win and trumps. That leaves the six of Francis Adams, son of Mrs, J, W. Adams, has been pledged to membership In the Scabbard and Blade, national military honorary fraternity, at the University of Illinois, | Champaign. He was one of the 62 i cadet officers in the university's R.O.T.C. brigade who pledged to the two military fraternities at the school. Mr. and Mrs. c. C. Let. or Dyersburg, Tenn., and their nouje-Euests, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Jimk, of Washington Courthouse. O. spent the weekend uith Mrs. O. W. Dillahunty and family. Susie Taylor accompanied the Lets home for a visit-. Alma Mathryn Hill. Eilenc and Hcginn Hagen. Elsie Morrison. Joe Estes and Ixmls Smotherman went to Arkadelphia last weekend for a football game. • JAC06Y ON BRIDGE By OSWALD' JACOBY Wrillcn for NEA Service Hard Luck Isn't 1 ran Into Hard Luck Joe the othe' day, but fortunately 1 saw him be- _ .„.„ , fore he saw me. It was at the Cav- diamonds to dummy's six. NORTH II 43 VQ7J • 6432 + QJ 1062 WEST EAST (D) AQ543J *AK1087 V985 V »KJ10 * f * J 10 » +8743 +9* SOUTH *J6 V A643 » AKQ8S » + AK N.-S. vul. ^ East South v»'«t North 1 4 Double 2 * Pass Pass 3 « p aM 4 4 Pass 5 » p,« p a) « Pass Opening lead—* 3 Irumps in the dummy as an entry to the lor:!; clubs. You Just take the ace and king of clubs and lead the five of diamonds to dummy's six. Then dummy hns three goo« clubs to take care ol your three small hearts. ff Enst leads a (hird spade at the third Irick, you must ruff with the eight ol diamonds. And, of you discard another heart from dummy. Now you can draw trump: clear the clubs, and lead the five 01 right hand for the third time. What • might be causing this? I have been . a wearing n«U dye (or several years. I —A. M. R. E A— The most likely cause Is the * nail dye. Perhaps you have become c sensitive or »lier»lc to it. J b " Buffed i HORIZONTAL K 1,9 Depicted 54 low, tufted plant j f Aesthetic dance 11 Lurch 13 Individual MClaw 16 Japanese outcast 17 Collection of sayingi 18 Old-worn anlsii 19 Delirium tremens <ab.) JO French island 21 "Pelican State" (ab.) i 2Z Let fall \ •• IS Son ol Adam (Bib.) 27 Capuchin &. monkey i* Symbol lor 30 Assam 12 It Is common in the M Scientific of this plant Is Phlox subul»U • SSNear 17 Fair <«b.) 38 Apex 40 Abstract .beings 4S Fourth Arabian ciliph tSOstrichltk* bird 47 Lease* 48 Tell t falsehood 4t Chlnky 51 Drunksn Plant Crate Prosecuted VERTICAL Fashions .Genus of true olives ! In its proper j place (ab.) i Caterpillar hair • 1 5 Window part 5 S Symbol 1 or indium _^ ! f Require B Cooking ! utensil ' 9 Plank •- ' : 0 Light brown : 1 Mountain pass . 2 Pertaining to the nose i IS \l 10 11 Zl H U U % (f~ •• b sT- w< u " m yt ^ $• m il m '^ W And if It will save the taxpayer- ny money, I'll be happy to lend tli< *ublic Health Service my auto raphed first edition of Dr. Sila. agilarius' Mystic Dream Bcok omplete with 32-page appendix 01 lugury and Omen Interpretation. Antwer to Previous Puzila M A N A A R T a O A TF U U E A " N P -nm- U 1 Wo |E 1 Tt 5 MT K 2 S 2 A a EJSJN E SEtAL ;EE 'AN i - r T Ntil 1 J C C 5<5u . o 5 5B 5 — ± Aje • t f= •j - HI = • M S r f b • T HI** 1 N AIM c A1MIAIF ' A , V V = 5 > t> •> f. 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