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(ARK.) oopnign BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWI •mm COURIER NEWS co. H. W. HAIKE8. Publisher BABRY A. HAINE8, Ajaistant Publish* A. 'A. PREDRICK8ON, Idltor FABL D. HUMAN, Adrertislng Manager Sole National AdrertUlng Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUuita, Memphis. Entered u second cUaa nutter »t th« poet- at Blytlwxlll*, Arkansas, under act of Con- October U, l»17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of BlTtheville or any suburban town wher* carrier service U maintained, 25o pu week. By mill, within a radius of SO miles, 15.00 per year, I2.SO for six months. 11.25 for three months; by mall outalde 50 mll« zone, *1J.M per year payable In advance. Meditations And thou Shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.—Mark 12:30. * * * The ; lov« of God ought continually to predominate in the mind, and give to every act of duty grace and animation.—Bcatlie. Barbs If neighbors' chickens get into next-door gardens next summer, some people will be foolish enough to chase them back home. ' * * * Wen, an of the big horse races are over— au»4 rnasi of the spectator* came In last. * " * j Americans spend more money for gum than for religion. Well, gum is used every day. * * * «re lilH waiting for the tax on to be removed—thavt blow below the belt. Ttilj Is the season when grasi grows fastest. Momr tremble for yoa. th« rffsct of adding BJW turns to tt* monetary stream. Without adequate eh«ekt, government fpending is certain »nyw»y to in- creas* inflationary pressure*. Billion* will be put into circulation in the form of wages and other payments. But wage and salary earners will have l«ss civilian goods to buy, and thus may bid up prices of the things that are on hand. Congress plainly has its work cut out for 1952 if it intends to shrug off more new taxes. It may have to cope with unruly inflation. And it may have to do something convincing about government economy. The Hoover Commission showed the way to vast potential savings, but thus far the lawmakers have barely scratched the surface. The pleasant game of postponing the day of reckoning cannot be played much longer. Views of Others The Boyle Case—A Study In 'Loyalty' Congress Can't DiIly-Dally On Vita! Problems Forever When Congress reconvenes in January, it will have to face all over again the questions of taxes, inflation, and colossal government expenditures. President Truman got a $5,700,000,000 tax bill from Congress this year •whan he had a eked for nearly twice that. He has already served notice he will ask moj-e levies when the lawmakers return. His request probably will touch 15,000,000,000 or higher. But at least two factors militate against his getting what he wants. The first is that 1952 is an election year. Congress is notoriously reluctant to vote a single additional penny in taxes when • it must confront the voters the same fall. The second thing is-that many lawmakers are firmly convinced that we have almost reached a ceiling on taxes, that the American people will not and should not stand for higher levies. This attitude was amply expressed in the sudden upset of the 1951 tax bill in the House during the closing days pf the session. The reverse was temporary, but it may easily have been a harbinger of 1952 events. If Mr. Truman's forthcoming tax proposals are indeed doomed, the ingenuity of both Congress and the Administration in meeting the problems of new inflation, and even heavier spending, will be sorely tried. The 1951 session appropriated 591,- • 664,860,000 for use in the current fiscal year ending next June 30. That is the largest sum ever voted in peacetime, and- comes close to matching the heaviest budgets of World War II. As everyone knows, the overwhelming bulk of that money was earmarked for our own defense, and for military and economic assistance to our allies around the world. The military appropriation, for example, ran' to $57,000,000,000. Economic forecasters, casting up a potential balance sheet for the year, believe that these expenditures will outdistance revenues by almost $10,000,000,000. Even the new tax bill will not make much of a dent this type, since it is taking effect for the moat part well after the start of the fiscal year. Next year the biggest budget items promise to be bigger still. A boost in the Air Force from the present 95 groups to 130 or 140 will cost added billions. The ground is being prepared for heavier atomic-weapons arsenal we are building. If there is no new tax bill, the deficit . will be greater. The deficiency will have to be made up, as always, by government borrowing. But this throws part of the burden for present armament upon future generations. And besides, borrowing is highly inflationary, since it has In his letter of resignation to his old friend Harry Truman, Democratic National _Chalrman Bill Boyle wrote that he was happy to be able U> turn over to his successor a political organization In fine running order. This is about ns euphemistic as Mr, Boyle's explanation that he Is retiring because of ill health. The fact is that Bill Boyle is stepping out under fire, and the political organization he heatled is riddled by deep disaffection. It may very well be that Mr. Boyle U guilty of no crime. It may also be true that, by his own lights, he is not even guilty of any Impropriety. It Is, as a matter of fact, Mr, Boyle's lights that are so disturbing. Mr. Boyle, the bland Irishmnn, makes a convenient symbol of the order of the day In Washington. The retiring national chairman is a classic American type; you 'Can find his counterpart in every city hall, every county courthouse, every sUtehouse In the land. Such men belong to every party, for the good reason that they have no Ideology of their own; only a sharp eye for the political currents that lead to power. These men are fixers, not policymakers. They, have discovered an elementary truth: that in the sharp competition of politics, a tight, cohesive organization almost always wins. Common principles cnnnot be depended upon to produce the necessary unity, but mutual Interest will usually hold the most diverse group together. Thus for men of Bill Boyle's persuasion loyalty—the favor returned, for the favor none—Is not an ethical consideration but?n practical tool. It can be argued—as Harry Truman, for one, hw argued—that there Isn't anything fundamentally wrong with this political concept. But the argument rests upon the promise that the Interest of the political organization, to which Its members owe their final allegiance, is always identical with the pii'blic- interest. This, unfortunately. Is not always the case. It is. for instance, in the Interest of the Democratic organization to see that the nation's collectors of Internal revenue are men who have served the Party faithfully and well, and will continue to do so. It is In the public interest to see that collectors of Internal revenue are honest, efficient, and dedicated to the proposition that the considerable powers of their office shall not be used for political purpose*. Obviously, il has not been possible to meet both these conditions, and under Bill Bnyle loyalty to the political organization has prevailed. This, In essence, is the story of Bill Boyle. It Is also the story of Harry Truman—not the whole story, it is true, but an Important part of it. Mr. Truman could argue, as could every major American office-holder (Including Governor McMath, who is in a not dissimilar position) that It Is beyond the power of any man to abandon the patronage practices that, in one form or another, are basic to our political system. This may be truo, but at the very least it Is Incumbent upon the man in the place of final responsibility to watch the system, keep It under control, guard against its abuse. The-se ii no evidence that' Mr, Truman has done so. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE SQ THEY SAY Thay DMOM ot Home Pcttr fdson's Washington Co/urn Reduction of Marshall Plan Aid Sbouldrit Slow Recovery Abroad once over lightly- By A. A. Fndrkkaan Triers may sxist more irony somewhere in this quaking globe at ur« than is extant m the lUtementa that while Korean truce talks re "stalled" they are not "deadlocked." But It's hard to decide.where. Incontrovertible (set forces me to admit that my formal education nded somewhat abruptly—at Uncle •m's urging—and that ss s student of semantics I am still wesr- nf my freshman beanie. * . * * HOWEVER, I PREFER not to pi it hairs in any realm of activity, it the abuse of language or the waging of wars. For many moon's now, we have been spoon-ted caution by various paragons of diplomacy who point mt with a. long fsce that there are numerous strings on this "police ac- lon" proposition and we daun't yank the wrong one else the whole :lobe explode in our faces/ I don't doubt that the considerations in a deal like this number as PARIS (NBA)— In spite of Congressional culfi In Marshal] Plan funds for 1 the period ending next June 30, American officials in Paris believe that European reovery can continue almost unabated. Congress was asked for J1.6 billion for this final year of the Marshall Congress Plan. appropriated, for purely economic recovery In , Europe, 51 billion 1 In round numbers, 'About half ot this will go to ..... Greece, Austria, Peter Edson Trieste and other areas where recovery has been slow eat. But the western Europenn countries will not suffer by reason of an additional lack of dollars, trom having this extra aid cut off. Three factors will be responsible. 1. Greater numbers of Americai troops in Europe will be spendin more dollars in the North Atlantic Treaty countries. ' .2. What the French Mil the "Intra -structure" will begin to operate. This Includes United States M11I- tr.ry nirt In the form of dollars to pay for A share of construction costs on military roads, airfields and other installations in Europe. 3. What American officials call "off shore" procurement for European defense will pump more funds into western Europe. This Is purchase of military Items for both American and European armies, produced in European factories, instead of In American factories. There may be some squawk about this last part from American manufacturers. They will ask why this U. S. dollar business should be given to Europeans instead of being kept at home. Dollar Buys More In Europe Than In TJ. S. The readiest answer given Is that this is really a saving to the U. S. tax payer, since more defense can be purchased with a dollar spent in Europe than a dollar spent in America, because of lower production costs. Also, the United States Is having some difficulty in producing' what is now on order. And finally, the European share of this defense production Is relatively small. The American defense program is $60 bllHon this year. Total defense funds allocated for Europe nre S5 billion, and about 90 per cent of this will be spent in the United States. One other argument is that an approximate half-billion dollars or so spent in Europe on defense Production now win help get European arms manufacturing industries built up to a level where they can ultimately supply all Europe's needs. But all this European nrms production aid, whatever the final amount decided on, will require careful planning. Contracts have to be placed where they will do the most good. And to do this, they have set up still another alphabetical agency of Americans In Europe. It is called EDECC—European Defense Economic Coordinating Committee. EDECC's members are Charles M. Spofford. senior U. S. represent- atlve in Europe and American mem- of the North Atlantic Treaty Council; Gen. Thomas T. Handy, 1 commander of American military orce* In Europe; Maj.-Gen. Cortland Van Rensselaer Schuyler. deputy chief of staff representing General Eisenhower; William L. Blatt, American chairman of the European Defense Production Board; and Paul Porter, now head of what's left of the Marshall Plan organization In Europe, soon to be liquidated or transferred to Averill Harriman's new Mutual Security Agency. , Ike's "Crusade" Replaces Marshall Plan Removal of the Marshall Plan from the European scene will take something very definite, out of Europe besides dollars. In the three years it has been in operation it has given Western Europe a great moral and morale lift. It has sparked European recovery and, it unquestionably helped prevent Western Europe from going Communist. Concurrently with the Paris automobile show, across the Seine the Marshall Plan has had its "European Train" on exhibition. It corresponds to the American Freedom train. It has toured nil Western Europe, and it has drawn and Is stil drawing capacity crowds. It ha. been a tremendous propaganda lift And this lift has been the intang ible asset which the Marshall Plan has supplied Europe. It is being replaced now with General Elsenhower's new crusade That'shows signs of providing an even greater boost to European morale. But the Marshall Plan showed the way and wha.t*could be done. The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service The first and most interesting etter today is a real $64 question. Q — "I know that shingles is 'a kin eruption following the course of a nerve. What causes the shingles :o appear, or rather, what causes :he disturbance with the nerve?" A — The Immediate cause of shingles or Herpea ioster I* a virus, which lc a small living organism loo small to see tinder the ordinary microscope. Why this virus 'attacks some people and causes shingles and not others, no one really knows. In face, why many of the disease attack some ani not others is one of the great mysteries of the world. • • • Q— "When you have your teeth pulled out with nerve block, can you feel them coming out? My doctor advised this and my friends tell me there Is positively no feeling." H.L. A— It Is correct that there is no feeling from the removal of teeth In the area supplied by the nerve which Is blocked. This Is a common method of removing teeth when all the circumstances Indicate It, • • • Q — "My baby Is to have an eye iperation because some of the mus- les in her eyes are paralyzed. Could th* fleas on a cocn hound. No war in history hai been fought u has the Korean brawl. Perhaps that's because it's not a war. Deep down Inside 'em, the true professional soldiers who haven't taken side excursions into diplomacy and politics, musTbe alternately guffawing' and weeping at the procedures W date. • '» * IT HAS BEEN debated many times, this proposition of conducting a police action with thi) tools and strategy of war. Or conducting a war with the gloved touch of a diplomat's limp handclasp. Take sour choice; you can't possibly add to the confusion. I know nothing of tactics and strategy necessary to brina a war to successiul conclusion, anu the wily maneuver I learned in tour years with the Navy was how to weave down a foggy pier and hit the gangway without wandering off into the harbor. But I have yet to -hear or read or be told of anyone coming out top dog In a gun luss without completely clobbering his opponent. By ' present standards, we should be ' frightfully ashamed of the vandalism our boys committed at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Kwajalein, Frankfurt, Omaha Beach and Salerno. • • • THESE WORDS AREN'T aimed at our field cuic'ers or the men trtey, lead. For that matter, I have 1 no bone to pick with the brass up to the policy level. Then phooey. Our armexl forces, which always have operated wars according to the ultimate instructions of a military-civilian combo at the top. now resemble the headless critter that chased oP Ichabod orane all over •ou discuss this?" Reader A—The transplantation of mus- hes of the eye so thai good musses will take over aome of the 'unctions of poor ones is highly effective in many instances. It is commonly done early in life -since :his mar preserve some of the nor r trial vision which might otherwise e lost.. Q—"What happens to a person's mental facilities when he gets 'dead drunk'? Docs such a. person know what heis doing or paying? When his head has cleared, can he remember what has been done or said?" W.JT. A—Alcohol Is classed as an anesthetic, and drinking enough will cause a person to become entirely unconscious. Under such' circum- sUncei, th« person will not know what he is doing; or saying and frequently eannot recollect afterwards what occurred during the time of being "dead drank." • * • Q—"Is there any relief or cure for cramps m the legs which occur at night?" W.B.J. IN HOLLYWOOD By F.RSKINE JOHNSON XKA Stiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA1 — Exclii-nng suit she tried on for the film I want every Democrat to put patriotism above iwlitics. — President Truman. * * • This nation's foreign policy must be capable of quick adjustment to changing conditions, while.. we stand firm on basic principles.— Sen. Tom Connnlly (D., Tex.). Some are now saying, "Either extend the war or get out of Korea." They are asking us to choose which of two roads to disaster we should lake. Our choice must be to take neither If we can avoid it.— Dean Rusk, assistant secretary ol state. • « « His soldierly qualities were never more pronounced. It think this has been his finest hour. Maj.-Gcn. Courtney Whitney on how General MacArthur took his dismissal. • * • I don't think Elsenhower can be drafted and I rton't. think he can get the nomination by betng coy. I think Eisenhower should relinquish his command and come home and declare himself and tell where he starvls.— Oov. val Peterson of Nebraska. • * • On the international scene we have been out- bargained. out-smarted and out-maneuvered. VVe have undergone hum illations unparalled in our history.— Uep. Joseph W. Martin, Jr. (R-, Mass.), on Administration diplomacy. sivcly Yours: Doanna Durbin again is hinting (or a chance at a film comeback in letters from Paris to Hollywood pals telling about her new svelte figure. Joe Pasternak, who dicovcred her and produced nil her hit films, is still dreaming of guiding her bach to boxoffice fame but not in the immediate future. Peanna's 26 now," he told me, "I'm going In wait until she pets a little, oldrr. Slie'll mature nnii be another Jenneltc Mac-Donald." and which had to be remodeled because of censorship. "It was awful." she confided, "no two things hap- Sce HOLLYWOOD on Page IS ;et the contract. East's little swindle was very neat, of course, but nothing to rave about. It worked only because South was too greedy to be satisfied with a sure ten tricks and the rub- JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Reason for joe's flylng-down-to- Here's Some Adyice: Rl ° "'P:. .„ , ,.. .. i Don't Be A movie. Latin Lovers, in which he says he'll co-star Lana Turner »Y OI , can - t swindle an honest and Fernando^Lamns.^ man." all the confidence men will tell you. Thp easiest mm to swin- Jantt Leigh, in her new short-Idle is the creedy fellow who's out bobbed hair, and hubby Tony Cur- j for a profit that doesn't belong to its may get their wish to co-star In j him. The honest man will pass that a movie—a trailer. | prout tip, but the greedy fellow will MGM wants to borrow Tony from ] reach for it every time. UI for « day to work with Janetj Is this a sfrmon ov a bridge col- in the trailer for "Just This Once," umn? Today it happens to be a In return. Janet will be seen In the little of both, trailer for Tony's new film. "Hear; West opened the queen o[ spades No Evil." j in the hand shown today, and Prepare Stage Act South won in his own hand with Esther Williams and hubby Ben ; the ace. He counted six clubs, two Qage are working up a stage act. for! spades, and a heart no matter what the New York run of "Skirts Ahoy" i happened—so he was always sure which will be unveiled on the tenth! of his Rsme. Meanwhile, there was anniversary of the WAVES around! no harm in taking a look at the Easter time. Ben will sins and Es-, diamonds. ther Mil work with four girls in a So declarer led the Jack of dia- comedy scene from the picture In! monds at the second trick. West which she sets drenched In s wa-! naturally played low, anrl so did ter-and-mop initiation to the; dummy. East won with the ace of WAVES. j diamonds. "Well prove to people." Esther! East returned a spade to rium- M>S. "thai things aren't always my'5 king, and South got hack to tricked up in Hollywood." jhis own hand with the nine of ciubs Her fans may scream about hcrjin order to lead the ten of dia- lack of swimming in "Texas Car-1 monds. West again played low. and nival," but Esther isn't worried. "i's.-> did dummy. Just write them and say I do a lot Thereupon East produced tho of swimming in Skirts Ahoy' and Queen of diamonds to win Ihe trick that Hit Annetlce Kellerman story He then led a lliird round of spades, will be all swimming." allowing his partner to win three ..... „*. „*, o«mmmi5. avowing nis parinfir 10 win tnree I The movie mermaid Is still blush-! tricks in that suit. Three spades ing over the regulation WAVE baih- and two diamonds were enough to NOETH. (D) WEST * q.r loai V K83 • 642 » A5 • K73 * AKJ1083 • EAST *9632 VQ9762 • AQ North 3* Pass sotrra * A. 4 ¥J104 • J1098J + Q93 Both sides v\H. C*M Sooth Weal Pass 1 » Pass Piss 3 N.T. P*M P»s» Opening lead— *9 xr, A sensible declarer would havi laken his 630 points and would nol nave risked them for the sake o! an uncertain 30 or 60 points more 75 Years Ago In B/ytheri'fe— The Biytheville Chickasiws. pow crful bjt inexperienced, defeated the lighter Greenwood (Miss.) Bull dogs, as smart a football team ever played on Haley Field, Frld night, 13 to 7, to register their 25t consecutive victory. A distinct earth tremor was fe: here at 10:30 o'clock last night. S< far as could be learned no damage was done. A marriage of wide interest her was that of Miss Ethel Emmersor of Hernando, Miss., and Fran Webb, of this city, which was so cmnizeci at. the home of the bride parent*. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Emer son. of Hernando, Saturday morn ing. A—This is an extremely corn- on condition which is sometimes lated to poor circulation, some- mes to pregnancy, and sometimes causes which sre more obscure, onw people geta certain amount relief by mftiag around for a ort time. Apparently a number 'of persons Sleepy Hollow. Only_they haven't got nearly ths leeway that Icky'B pursuer had. UN torces have depreciated the value of considerable Korean re^l estate andl have, cut the population of China a fraction. In reply, tho Commies have plowed under much acreage and increased our total war dead by a number roughly approximating the population of ville. It did not increase his popularity » in ofiicial circles, but it did ma.kelj considerable sense when Mac Arthur pointed out the simple Uuism that the-ultimate aim of fighting a w-ir is to win it, Otherwise it becomes a costly and painful outdoor sport. IT HAS BEEN publicly acknowledged and proven to date that you cannot parley with the Reds, whose purpose appears to be more nearly above than anything "else. Truce talks In Korea already have.(alien flat onoe, yet we worry about a deadlock over the resumption • of them; The words armistice, truce and ceasefire have been bruited about so loosely that they have become iynonomcus, and the resultant mixture resembles an attempt to concoct a highball out of water and ice cubes. The umpteenth round in the current truce debate is at hand and although the Reds flatly refuse to budge, UN bargainers still claim it^ is no deadlock. It isn't clear whosai dictionary they are using. The UN has bent over backward to jolly the Reds along in these tete-a-tetes because our policymakers and our allies are afraid of hurting somebody's feelings—while admitting that Stalin probably doesn't want a hot war on his hands. V Bending over backwards Is a po- !th thl § difficult? do not" ha re I lite posture all right, but it's » hell- alcium In their syitems and aeerm | uva awkward position In which M See DOCTOR SAYS on Page 17 fight a war that ain't a war. 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