The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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PAGE SCt Bi/rnncYTt,LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 199$THE BLYTHEVIU.E COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HA1NES, PuDlisner HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol« National Advertising Representative*: W»lla« Winner Co., New York, Chlcaso. Detroit, AtUnU. MemphU. entered « second class matter at the port- office at Bljrthevllle. Arkansas, under act ol Con- Cress, October 8, 1911 Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Br carrier In the city ol Slythevllle or »nj •uburban town wher* carrier service to tnaiu- Uined, 250 per week, By null, within a radius ot SO miles »b.OO per year. 12.50 roi six months, 11.25 foi three monthi; bj mall outside 50 tnlle *me, U2.50 per yew payable In advance. Meditations I spite unto lliee in Oiy prosperity; but you taldst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy south, that hou obeyedsl not my voice.—Jeremiah 22:21. * ' * * Remorse goes to sleep during a prosperous period and wakes up in adversity.—Housscau. Barbs Speaking his piece at home is one sure way lor a husband to get himself ignored. * * * School kids In a Norih Carolina town »re collecting r»gs for a library book drive. Hey, dad, keep your eye on (hat other suit. » * * Millions of Americans picked up the gobble- gobble on Thanksgiving right where the turkeys left off. •» * • One hard thing iboul beinj poor is (he dan- »er of rcttinj; shol instead ot beinj »ued for breach of promise. . * * ' » If you're * self-made man. keep quiet about it unless you did an exceptional Job. be the signal for the Immediate summoning of lop western defense official* to a new conference to consider the altered picture, Time can't possibly b« working on our side when we aren't doing anything to get ready. Lost in the Shuffle What lins happened to Red China's war against mountainous Tibet? Dispatches from that frontier are lean and infrequent. Have the invading forces been stalled by the steep Tibetan mountain passes? Are they nearing the capital of Lhasa? What's the stains of the shaky government there? You don't get much cue on these questions from the daily press. In fact, the Tibetan war appears to have slid so far down the scale that it's now competing for minor attention with the football scores trom Slippery Rock Normal. Views of Others Selling U. S. "Down the River.' German Vote on Re-Arming Is.Blow to Western Allies France has long been the chief stumbling block whenever German rearmament was discussed. But now a new and greater barrier has arisen: Germany itself. The German Socialists have won three straight state elections as avowed opponents of rearmament. Their most recent triumph came in Bavaria, a part : ,of Germany never before captured by 'the Social Democvrafiic (Socialist) Party: .:.-.. No one in Germany doubts that the issue was clear. The Social Democrats' most effective election poster depicted a rifle topped by a steel helmet and stuck into the churned soil of a battlefield. The caption read: "Never again." • • No one doubts, either, that the Bavarian result, coming after similar Socialist successes in Hesse and Wuerttem- berg-Baden, is a serious blow to Western plans to bring Germany into the European defense establishment. Flushed witn victory, Socialist leaders are calling for new national elections on the rearmament issue. There is no sign yet when or if this call will be heeded. But even if it is not, Chancellor Adenauer's Christian Democratic government is certain to be considerably embarrassed by the new turn of events. Adenauer is already openly committed to a policy of re-militarizing West Germany. But he can hardly do any thing about it in the face of such obvious popular sentiment against it. Unless this trend is somehow interrupted or reversed, his hands will be tied indefinitely. And that makes German rearmament a question strictly for the professors. For, plainly, a Gorman army will not be created against the svill of tlie German people. B'rench opposition to a remilitarised Germany was bad enough, but this is worse. There was always the feeling that if the situation grew critical, France would yield and approve German defense units. Nobody is coming up with any bright ideas, however, about how to cope with resistance within Germany itself. The issue isn't one which can be quietly shelved for a later day. Russia lias been welding the so-called "police force" in East G-ennany into an effective army. Its own armies in East Germany and elsewhere hold a commanding advantage in both manpower and weapons 'over anything the West can muster in Kurope (except the atomic bomb). It has been recognized for many months that a I£uropcnn\dcfcnse force without sizable German units would be incapable of halting the Russians in any push westward. That outlook hasn't changed, and no fancy words from any diplomat cnn make the prospect brighter. The German election results should American people who are willing to sell out this nation for a "fast buck" are the country's greatest traitors. National Commander Earl Cocke of the American Legion hurled this stinging rebuke at "ren- egate Americans" who are supplying Red China with materials to help build up communist w&r machines. Copper, steel, oil, armor-plate, machine tools, scrap and other supplies are among the things which the belligerent Chinese are receiving trom this country. These supplies load the guns with which American ais are mowed down. "A runeed path stretches ahead of/all of us," the commander said. "If we escape total war In the immediate future, we shall (ace years of continuing tensions and recurring national emergencies .We cannot pass the sternest of all tests on a basis of politics as usual, business as usual, pleasure ns usual and spending as usual. All of us must return to the old-fashioned American virtues of hard word, thrift and sacrifice." He pointed out that men who actually call themselves Americans think It Is clever to find lookholes In our laws and In our export license regulations to carry on commerce with communist nations. The Irate commander said: "Government officials who connive with these blackguards or whose stupidity permits this criminal trading axe guilty of diplomatic murder." This little problem In "back-firing economics" also stirs the ire of the man. In the street—especially after he has given a son and his hard- earned dollars. It seems that our silly policy toward Japan before World War II did not teach us a lesson. Old cars and scrap iron that we shipticd to the Nips came home to our boys as whizzing bombs and shrieking shrapnels. And -what's to prevent the same thing happening again? —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Double Fused American Way in Iran The kids in the capital of Iran now have » play park, complete with slides, see-saws and flying rings—thanks to Mrs. Henry Gracly, the American ambassador's lady. This gracious woman, recently arrived In Tehran, found that the tiny tots had no place to play, even though a 78-acre area had been earmarked for their use ten yenrs ago. It was still a weed patch. Sc she persuaded the ambassador to don fatigues, and with the help of other' embassy officials and scores of their Persian friends. Including Mayor Mehdl Nanular nnd the wife o{ Premier All Razmara, the play park was cleared and equipped In a single day. What bowled the adult Persians over was the sight of nil these big shots working with shovels, hammers, saws and paint brushes. It seems this just isn't "done" by upper class Iranians. The local papers poked fun at these crazy foreign ideas. But iraninn youngsters ate it up: it didn't look so crazy to them. Maybe more than one of them will grow up to look more kindly on the worth and dignity of working with their own hands. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say Truman-Attlee Meet, Eases War Tension The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JOR1IAX, M. D. Written (or NEA Service The name, leukemia, was originally proposed, by the German pathologist, Virchow, more than 100 ago. It means literally "white blood." Of course, th« blood does not turn completely while in leukemia, but there la a "whiteness" about it which Is caused by the destruction of many normal red cells and their replacement by colorless cells, known as white celts or leukocytes. Leukemia Is really a condition in which the white ceils have grown wildly. In leukemia, not only are there more white cells than there should be, , there are abnormal forms and types also. Under normal conditions there are between 5000 and 10,000 white cell? In a cubic millimeter of blood (a cubic millimeter, Incidentally, Is an extremely small quantity), but leukemia the number of white ells—normal and abnormal—risej o 30,000 to 40.000 and sometimes a- -ilgh as 100,000 or more In cubi nlllimeter. There are several kinds of leu- jemta. named according to the type f cell which Is predominant and he acuteness or chroniclty of the condition. Regardless of tlie type, lowever, the cause of leukemia is lot known, although many theories lave been suggested. In the rapid or acute cases of .eukemta, regardless of the type of cells Involved, the body becomes overwhelmed with these abnormal leukocytes. Usually, the patient De- Peter Ft/son's Washington Column — Election Is Over So Congress Is Balking at a Profits Tax Now WASHINGTON (NEA) — Back- ' tracking and confusion continue to muddy up the record on excess profits tax legislation. This Is the number one priority business before the lame duck session of Congress which Just convened. Before the elec 11 on, congressmen were all steamed up about the need for an excess prof i ts tax. When they had to go face the, Peter Ectoon voters to explain why It was nee- ess &ry f to p rovide for price a nd Wage controls, pass-big military appropriation hills and extend the draft laws, then they were eager to say that they had also made provision for taxing the so-called war profiteers. Now that the election Is over, there is hedging on the excess profits tax issue all over the place, Look at the record: President Truman's July 19 message to Congress, requesting Income lax Increases to finance the defense effort, didn't mention excess profits taxes but Implied they might be needed later. Senator George and Republican Senator Mlllikln of Colorado pro- burgh, introduced a resolution to; direct tax committees to prepare an excess profits tax for the present i session of Congress. This passed by a vote of 331 fo 2. The two opposed were Democrat Cox of Georgia and Nicholson of Massachusetts. Tn the end, something close to the Eberharter proposal was enacted &a part of the interim tax bill passed on Sept. 22. It directed that an excess profits tax bill "shall be prepared" and "shall be reported" to the 81st Congress if in session, _Jt was further provided that this bill hould be retroactive to either July 1, 1950, or October 1. 1950. Final passage of this tax bill was 328 to 7 In the Hou.se and apparently unanimously, on a voice vote, in the Senate. Rep, Eberharter said he consider* dthe votes bound tlte Congress to complete enactment ol an xcess profits tax this year. But after election this sentiment seemed miraculously to change Since Nov. 15 the Hoii.se Wnys and Means Committee has been holding hearings and trying to draft a bill Testimony before the committee has been predominantly againSJ excess profits taxes. Arguments on the Issue, however boil down to fairly simple concepts In favor of the excess profits tax it can be said that in the defens effort, some firms and individual will make a lot more money than others Some will lose. As a matte posed putting off the Issue until next year. This finally carried in the Senate 42 to 36 because there was some dispvUe RS to how much the O'Mahoney bill would raise— |3 billion or maybe only$30 mil lion. House Started Rail Rolling Meantime, in the House, 32 Republican congressmen signed a statement in favor of immediate passage ot an excess profits tax. Rep, Herman Eberharter of Pilts- some companies will have had cod records and some will havi ,ad bad. The aviation Industry would have a low average base in his period. Television would b General Motors would have ligh average for a base. Ford's av By DeWlTT MacKENZIK AP Foreign Affair* Analyst Announcement of the meeting between President and British Prime Minister Attlea In Washington to consider the Korean crisis—with the possibility thai French Premier Pleven may join them — already has eased tension among the democracies, . Observers on hoth sides of iht Atlantic, and especially in Western Europe, have been expressing fear that the common Interests of the Big Three might suffer from lack of coordination of policies. This uneasiness had been emphasized by the grave threat of a major war growing out of Tied China's assault on the United Nations forces in Korea. Thus one «an understand the spirit which moved the usually staid old British House of Commons to break into cheers when Attlee art-- nounced that he was going to confer with President Truman. Jost prior to this aboot 100 La- borlte members of Commons had orged Attlee to emphasize that Britain codldn't be committed In Korea by any decisions made outside the United Nations. They wanted him to declare that British fc^es would be withdrawn from Korfllit iny unilateral action were takeh^ This request obviously was inspired by widespread iriticEsm both n England and in France of what, was de-scribed as "political activities" by General MacArthur. Foreign Secretary Bevin answered this oy declaring that MaeAithur's objectives were those of the U.N. Western Europe's high tension Js quite understandable if you have had first hand observation of what they have experienced in two world comes weaker rapidly. Bleeding may take place from the gums or the skin,'and the latter is usually pale and slightly yellowish looking In the slower or more chronic cases, enlargement of the lympl glands In the arm pits, groin, or neck may be the first sign ol the disease. The spleen also is usually enlarged, increasing fatigue is an other common early sign. Transfusion May Help The person who discovers a cure for leukemia will merit universal acclaim. As things are today, however ,a sure cure lor the disease is not available. Those who are afflicted with leukemia, especially the chronic varieties, can be helped rage would not "be so high. For temporarily in many cases by blood and the aviation industry would ktran&fuslon, sometimes by X-rays therefore have to pay more excess! over the spleen or by certain kinds >rofits than G. M. and TV makers. This is considered unfair, It is further argued that the government should want the companies making extra profits to ex- Dand. And an excess profits tax would be considered a curb on expansion. Finally it Is said that an excess profits tax would be inflationary. It would encourage companies ,to increase their expenses so as to reduce their earnings below the ex-1 cess profits tax brackets. \ Against this argument It Is said that the final determination should be on what taxes can be easily passed on the consumer. Sales and excise taxes i*l! directly on the consumer, without increasing the manufacturer's or dealer's profits. of arsenic preparations taken' by mouth. These can be considered only temporarily helpful, but there are others which are being studied. Tre only good thing that can be sale! about leukemia is that It Is not more common. There Is much, more danger of being hit by an automobile than there is of contracting leukemia. wars. Great cities still stand In [he ruins to which they were reduced by bombing. Untold thousands of civilians perished under this hurricane of death. Tl\e entire way of life hns been, changed In many areas. The people of Western Europe have their fill of war. Yet the? know thai the Korean crisis has brought them once more face to face with the possibility of another upheaval. They know that if this should come, it would set th6 great Russian military machine to rolling westward towards the English channel. And. as I pointed out in yesterday's column. Russia lias in Eastern Europe six armies. They could race • through to the English Channel II they were started rolling; for the Western European countries havft- ' J n't yet created the military strength \to stop such a great offensive. U Naturally one of Western Europe's chief worries is that in event of another world war Russia likely would 15 Years Ago Today -Mrs. C. A. Tant entertained the Cotton Club and the Fortnightly clubs with a Yule-Uric party Tuesday afternoon at her home, 220 East Dougan. The Christmas motif was uniquely carried out with the dining table converted into a miniature of justice, it Is argued that whe the government has to raise a lo of money from business, the peopl with the high incomes can best contribute' more. Need Calibers lo Measure "Excess" Profits Against these theories are raised what are said to be practical ques^ lions. How do yon mepsure "excess" profits? If you figure the av- rage income in the best three out of the past four years as a base, Corporation taxes on the other| nome on Christmas eve. A tiny lighted fireplace, from which hung Christmas tallies on the mantel, dolls, doll furniture, and the prizes wrapped in Christmas packages by the fireside, formed the scene. After the guests hart taken tallies from the mantel these were replaced with tiny stockings of candy. One of tnese held a tree and so Mrs. E. D. Hale received the prize, ft cut work centerpiece. Snow pudding, molded into balls, sandwiches cut into tiny men smoking pipes, and coffee further emphasized the winter motif. hand can be shifted entirely to the consumer. Excess profits taxes fall so unevenly on business, however, that they may not be shifted to the consumer an d t heref o re they are not considered so Inflationary, In 1945, 303.000 0. S. corporations reported -net income and 118,000 reported no net Income. Of these 421.000 . corporations, only 52,000, or a little'over 12 per cent, reported excess profits. It is the representatives of this 12 per cent who are raising the most objections to excess profits tax legislation now. The 369,000 or more corporations who would not be subje'ct to excess profits tax are strangely silent or else not organized to make their voices heard. suggested that he had some defensive values, so that West (who had two aces) was justified In hoping to defeat five clubs. points, far less than the value of :he rubber. East's actual bidding vise atomic bombs (if she has them). Europe knows nil too well whtjp|de- struction can be wrought by "ordinary" bombs. She doesn't want anything to do with the atomic variety. That is wHy there is a European bloc which feels that America shouldn't employ the atom bomb without agreement by her allies. Apropos of these fears, it Is worthy of note that they are In no small degree the product of Communist propaganda. Last summer, heavy pressure was applied throughout all the Red satellite states for signature on a Russian-inspired petition to bnn the atom bomb. The petition was drawn up In Stockholm by a meeting of Communist-led partisans. Europe's anxiety about the bomb is likely to be considerably eased by the statement from > MacArthur's chief Intelligence officer, Major Gen. Charles A. WHloughby, who says the predicament of U.N. forces in Northwest Korea isn't desperate enough to warrant use of the atomic bomb on tlie Chinese Reds. -v General MacArthur himself has said that the military situation in Korea is serious and critical, but j not hopeless. He made tills statement in a copyrighted interview with the magazine U.S. News nnd World Report. So unless the situation takes quick change for the worse, -< !.',. allied meeting in Washington -v j » I In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.—Famed British author George Orwell. * * * Our nation cannot long support other nations. If one nation tries for long lo be the Atlas of the world, ever.tuatly Atlas himsell will collapse and Ihe free world will crash atwut uim. —Pennsylvania State College president Dr. Milton Eisenhower. + * * There can be no universal peace unless there is universal disarmament.—Gen. Dwlght EJsen- howcr. * * * Canada nnd the United Stales have given. * unique example to the world of peace and cooperation unrtp.r the democratic system, despite the fact that the United States Is much more powerful and could gobble up Canada,—Nova Scotian premier Angus MacDonald. * * * We are frequently reminded .that our economic system Is not perfect. . . . Cut of all the systems that have been tried out since the beginning of time, none has the record of success that we have had In this country.—Industrialist Nell McElroy. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKIN'E JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Bette* Davis poUtcly bo-REd but ol plans lo strike back at Tallulah Bankhead in the haggle over whether Bette Impersonates the Alnbjxivm tornado In "All About Eve." But what will Bcttc say—nnd do—when she hears Tallulah's latest cracks: "Bctle Davis and I are very good friends .There's nothing I wouldn't say to her face—both of them." Anrt, when asked If she'd like, to do "The Life of Belle Davis," she purred: "All nine of "cm darling!" Now tlint Kathryn Grayson rias decided to divorce Johnny Johnson, MGM Ts releasing her new pic- ure, "Grounds for Marriage." . . . Lex Barker and Arlene Dahl have set the marriage date and place- early January nt Sun Valley. . . . Butt Lancaster's son is on the recovery road following that polio at- Uick. Clinic treatment will not be necessary. , . . Paulet(c Godrtard now Insists that her "romance" with Cy Howard was inspired by a press agent—his I Alan Wilson's Ivrn-llne summary of Gayelord Haustr's "look Younger, Uve Longer": "Blackstrap molasses anfl Yaonl Yogurt, "Makrs you love like Flynn and fight like Hojurl." Old M.»n Rlv!cr» Director Vincent Sherman, on Eve Ardcns art llbblng talents: "Every time she opens her mouth she says n ralithfull." Vic Da mom's latest is Mona Knox, a dancer. . . . The shooting schedule on EWiriy Kayo's "On thi Riviera" at Fox Is so long tlia they're callir.g It "Old Man Riviera." . . . Warner Bros, will re-is See HOLLYWOOD fijc I • JACOBY ON BRIDGE BY OSWALD JACOBY Written (or NEA Service ConjerrofiVe Play Doesn't -Always Pay Everybody knows some bridge player who Is very proud of being conservative. "When I bid 'em, I've got 'cm," he will say smugly. This is very line when our hero lias the tickets. But his caution osUs him a lot of certain rmnds and Ihe peculiar thing Is that he will never know what he has missed The hand shown today is a typica example. There was nothing much to the play at five clubs. The defender :ould take their spade trick anc the nee of diamonds, but nothing else. North and South scored IOC points for the rubber and 100 point "or the trick score at five clubs Thereupon East dlsmiwed the h from his mind and went on to big :cr and better things. Now let's sec what mtghl hav happened If East had been less con servatlve. After all. East eventual! bid three spades—why couldn't h bid three spades right over North double? The ctfccl of such n bl might well have been devastating. What would South do if Eas jumped Immediately to thre spades? Could he take a chance o four diamonds? North might hnv a shaded tnkcout double, with good heart suit (for which Sout had only two-card support! bx poor diamonds. The hand might. I a poor fit; nnd Smith's normal ten riency would be to play safe passing, especially since he was vu nerable against non-vulnerable op onents. Now suppose that three spades appened to be passed by South id West. What would North do? : would wonder whether or note was being robbed, but he would' t dare Investigate any further. If ,s partner had a poor hand, they ould neither beat' three spades nor ce any contract of their own. North also would play safe by assing. West would wind up playing the nnd at three spades—which ne NORTH * 10 V AKQ9 * QJ6 J.A9732 WEST (D) * AKJ75 EAST 87542 * A 103 4. 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