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PAGEFOOTl BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Ttm COURIER NTWS CO. M. W. HA INKS, Publt»h« Y A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. raEDRICKSOH, Editor , D. HUMAN, Advertising 6*t* National Adrcrtlslng Representatives: Wattao* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. AttonU. M second class matter at the poct- at Blythcville, Arkansas, under act of Cort- Oclober 9, l»n. Mejnber of The Awclated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bjr carrier In the city of Btylhevllle or anj cuburbaja town where carrier servic* la maintained, 36c pec week. By mail, within a rsdlui of 54 miles, (5.00 p«r ftK, JS.50 /or six months. |1.2i /or three monthi; by mail outside 50 mite tone, $1250 per year payable IB advance. Meditations CM up now Hiy loins like a man; lor I al HIM, and answer lho« me.— Job Oon«le«e« So Uw loul I* the root of all tru« courage. U a man would be brave, let him learn to obey hk eoiaclenc". — James p. Clarke. Barbs It takes only a.small complimeni to swell the lame Wr:rt oi a head. * • • I* JIM «on't want io flunk In your driving ol»M tewtortft, learn how to POM. • * * An Ohio man picked a chicken in 40 seconds. We'll jiv« him a blue ribbon when he oan do it wrth t duck. • • * ' •W«w M.rtea of biH art Invented every season >M th* fishermen »r« alwayi ready to bit*. * * * A sur»er in « weatwn town 1*1 ows that jaywalkers lose Mm*—even when rushed to the hospital. No More Johnson Grass? Hardly, But Project Helps Congratulations to County Agent Katth Bilbrey, assistant agent Hershel Garter and the Mississippi County Rural Electric Co-Op for their work with in- *»b»**<m of soo»e »gg«. It could go far twwtil Jowerinif the cost and raising the hwoin* of farminjf in this area. Tba oo-op supplied th» incubator Md Mr. BSfcrejr and Mr. Carter supplied •fa* work »nd WOCTT. And they are th« fc-t to point ou* Uwt they simply fol- fcwed "th« dirsetiong on the box.'' Th**r JIXXHMW wi* hatching the »oe«e egffi wag ra*hsr ejioeptiomil. The fc«i tti*t Aef accomplished the job with a i-etetirely Inexpensive incubator fc'd'oton that many farmers will soon W ha4ching out goslings (perhaps sev- •ral hundred per year) nnd will no . fcrwer have to pay up to fl.75 for day•W goslings -which soon (about six weeks) grovf into cotton choppers. Th« whole thing indicates that the fcrmer« will soon be able to control •weed* a»d grass better and cheaper. It wae an important job and well done. Cabinet Jobs Haven't Worn Well During Truman Reign Looking for s steady job? Then do not apply for a cabinet post in President Truman's administration. That sort of thing has proved to be just about the most insecure employment you couid hold. There was a time, not too long ago, when a fellow picked by a President for the cabinet had reasonable assurance of sticking in there throughout the President's term of office whether it be four years or eight. It was, in fact, the rule rather than the exception. Today all that is changed. Maybe it's the stress and strain of the times! Whatever it is, short-term service is standard. Cabinet memhers come and go like offensive and defensive football platoons. Some get fired, some get worn out by it all, some deliberately restrict their tenure to two years or three. In many quarters this kind of duty is looked upon as the most hazardous front-line combat. It's something you don't take too much of if you want to preserve life and limb. The "resignation" of Attorney General McGrath puts the matter in fresh focus. James McGranery, McGrath's •uccessor, will be the fourth attorney general under Mr. Truman — if h e should manage to win confirmation from the Senate. Remember Francis Biddle, President Roosevelt's last appointee to that job? Then there was Tom Clark, who served just long enough to be regarded »s noeiallf acceptable in the rarer atmo- sphere of the Supreme Court. McGrath wms next in h'n«, Mr. Truman has had four secretaries of State-Stettinius, Byrnes, Marshall and Acheson. He's had the same number of Defense secretaries—Forrestal, Johnson, Marshall and Lovett. The turnover pace Isn't quite so .swift in some of the quieter cabinet backwaters. There have been but three secretaries of Agriculture, three secretaries of Commerce, three secretaries of the Interior, three of Labor. Of course, the President acted in accord with tradition when he ousted most of the Roosevelt cabinet he inherited. A chief executive is expected to surround himBelf with men of his own choosing. Yet, no one quite imagined when h« did this that he was opening the gates to » flood. He's fixed it so that setting down the names of his full cabinet is about the toughest parlor game you can play. When ULB Internal Revenue scandals were at their peak last year, there were a lot of demands for the resignation of Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder. But hs wouldn't quit. If he had, he would have had to yield up his honors. For though he shares with Postmaster General Donaldson the rare distinction having been the sole Truman appointee to his job, Snyder has more oak leaf clusters on his cliesfc. He's manned his post almost from the start. In later years, not only the .historians but the psychologists may be keenly interested to learn what peculiar qualities Snyder possessed that enabled him to stay in there fighting while his colleagues were dropping like flies. Speeding From Land Sometimes It seems that in our modern mania tor speed we're hurtling directly away from a thing that can mean most to us—the land Itself. Super-highways mid B0-mlte-an-ho«r trains whisk uj about to fait w» often can't even see whert we're going. Planes rocket us along auova the clouds and often out of sight of the CK.rth. Subways shoot us through underground night. Maybe we didn't set any speed records In the old slow clays. But speed records are flimsy, perishable stuff anyway, and there's not much 'market Jor them. There waa nothing like an • overland trek in » Mode! T to gel the look and the feel and the smell of the land. Views of Others We Seem QuiteJHappy, What of the Opposition? The United Nntlons has achieved some of Its main objectives In Korea,-and might find that discretion Is the better part of valor. This Is the substance ot recent remarks of Gen. Matthew niclgwny, who pointed out in Tokyo that the gains could be lost by retreating from principle for the sake of a speedy armistice, or by stirring the embers for the sake of « conclusive victory. Th« general said tho objective of repelling the Invaders from the republic has been achieved, •nd that x considerable spiritual victory has been accomplished. Most Important, w« have shown the world that the United Nations means business. An attempt lo gain an all-out military victory can be made only nt the cost of risking a general war, the commander announced, a thing [he United Nations wiints to avoid. The war In Korea apparently has settled down to maintaining the status quo. Our regiments nre fulfilling the same functions as the legions the Romans hud guarding the periphery of empire along the Danube and the Rhine. Officially, we seem satisfied with the status quo. But are the Reds? The barbarians weren't. —The Atlanta Journal SO THEY SAY What good n-miW It do to have well-equipped American divisions tiglitins side by side wilh Inadequately armed allied divisions?—Thomas Fin- leHcr, secretary or the Air Force, defending Mutual Security program (or allies. • « » I have an Idea the Soviets want, peace as much as we do, but (hey happen to believe there can only be a good world U the world is nil the way they think U should be. I don't believe that, but I do believe we can live In the same world peacefully.—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. » • » The failure of many Americans to achieve character trail* through education, habit, and self-discipline, seems lo me to be a basic cause of many of our current difficulties as a nation.— Millor. S. Elsenhower, president, Pennsylvania Stale College. • * . Eisenhower ... is a man of probity and common sense. As President, the man who has been trained In the less sophi.sticfltcd field of military experience and has known no other would have to prove himself anew, u would surely be a bold challenge to fate.—A. J. Cummings, British newspaper columnist. "Er—I'll Sit This One Out SATURDAY, APRIL 26, Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Wage and Price Spiral Reflects Marked Increase in U. S. Budget WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The question of how much inflationary cost there is In the U.S. government budget is timely agnin. Legislation to extend price and wngfi controls ts before Congress. So are appropriation bills lor next years nntlonnl defense, foreign aid general government expenditures. -~.jgre.SK is also preparing to set up a new Joint Senate-Hoiise committee with a big staff to check on spending. Strike threats over wage in- crenses demanded on the basis of inflatlo n ar y living costs are current In steel, oil, railroad, tole- i'cier Eilson graph and other key tndu-strie.s. AU these itiriusti'iEs supply things thfit the government buys. Any increases In costs resulting from wage and price increases are therefore bound to he reflected In the Federal budget. • • • BEST KSTIMATKS today are that since the start of the Korean war nil government costs have risen by an Inflationary factor of 10 to 12 per cent. When In May, 1951. General George C. Marshall snld that inflation hart robbed the armed services of $7 billion out of their $35 billion npproppriation for that year, he may have overstated the case. This would be a 20 per cent inflationary boost. In'trying to measure this impact. Budget Bureau exeprUs admit that it cannot be done accurately and must be estimated in only the roughest term. 1 '. One reason is that there is no Indfx oi goods and services that the government buys. Stacy May. chief statistician for the oM War Production Board, tried to get. up swell an index. He finally had to give It up as an impossible job. There Is no index on the cost of a battleship, an airplane or a tank. Designs change. New models are far more complicated than the old. Comparing the cost of a $5000 World Wnr II Norrfen bombsight with a 5250,000 -electronic bombsight becomes meaningless. • * • EVEN INCREASES in the costs of government public works projects cannot be measured against commercial and private home building cost indexes. The government bujlds roads, dams, airfields in Greenland and atomic energy plants which the general public doesn't have on its shopping lists. On government pay scales an inflationary factor may be figured. Congress raised all government pay rates In July, 1950, Just after the Korean war broke out. Increases were from $200 to $800 a year, depending on grade. Average increase was about 10 per cent. Sonic 800,000 "blue collar" gove- ernment employees — craft workers in arsenals and similar installations receiving union pay scales—have had additional raises. They have been in line with wage increases for comparable work in private industry, since the Korean war broke out. and so,may be considered Inflationary costs. Not all government payroll increases since the Korean war have been due to raised wnge rates, however. Most of the increased cost has been due to the employment of 500,000 more civilians in the first t\vo years of the war, with another 200.000 scheduled for hiring In the next fiscal year. « • • THIS W1I.L raise the government's civilian payroll from $7.6 ( billion this year to S8 billion for an 1 estimated nvernge of 2,700,000 em- I pLoyces In fiscal 1953. In fiscal 1950 1 the payroll was S6.6 billion for 2, 000.000 employees. This represents a 21 per cent increase in payroll, but the cost per employe is reduced from an average of $3300 to $3000 a year. These figures do not include the military payroll of $10 billion for over three million troops this year. This will rise to »H for nearly four million troops in the coming year. A military pay increase bill now before Congress may raise this figure another 5800 million. This will be another inflationary boost of over 7 per c«nt on payroll. If finally approved. On goods and services bought by the government. Budget Bureau experts s_ay that only" an approximate calculation can be made of the inflationary Impact. It ts obtained by applying either the bureau ot Labor Statistics' \vholcsale price index or Its consumers retail price index to all govtrn.uent spending. * - * GOVERNMENT tallying is entire ly different frcm either of these patterns. But because these indices have come to be accepted aa measures of the relative purchasing power of the dollar, they may be used as a rough guide for measuring government budget inflation. As of June 30, 1950, before the Korean war began, the consumers' index was 110.2—1935-39 prices being 100. As of Feb. IS, 1952, the Index was 187.3. This 17.7 point increase is 10.4 per cent. If the wholesale index Is used, the June. 1950, figure Is 100.2—1949 prices being 100. The March 29, 1952. figure is 111.7. The 11-5 point increase is U.5 per cent. These 10 to nearly 12 per cent increases represent the best guess obtainable. If accepted, they mean that from S7 billion to *8.5 billion of this year's $71 billion budget j can be charged to the failure to I hold the line against_ wage-price increases. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Closeups and Longshots: Ricky and David Nelson, the real-life progeny of Ozzle Nelson and Harriett Hillfard, are billed this way in UI's opening credit* for their movie: Oirfc Nelson and Harriet Milliard >• "Hm Come the Nelsons" WJ*h ]>arM and Rlekj Xelson Tw» Char*e««rs Created by Omb an. Harriett • * » Lauren Bacall, warbling a duet of "Why Do I Love You" with Bing Crosby on hta air Bhow, stuck her fingers In her ears for the last four bars of the song. Ijauren later explained the ear-stopping: "I set so fascinated with his harmony, I can't King." Audle Murphy's soft-pedaling of his Most Decorated Soldier title Janded him behind the eight bnli In a Kansas City radio Interview before the premiere of "The Cimarron Kid." A gushy feminine commentator tried to steer him into admitting that he won the Congressional Medal of Honor with: "And now, Audle dear, what decoration are you proudest of?" Audie snapped: "If you must know, It was a good conduct ribbon." Clark Gable's new movie I: whimsically titled, "Never J.ct Me Go." No, it's not dedicated to Sylvia. Ex-western hero Rex Lease, gray- haired and portly, is blushing about his 25-year-old western movies playing the TV channels. The old horse operas show him as a thin, dark-haired youn^ man as athletic as a Fairbanks. One night his-10- 5'ear-olti son, Richard, kept look- Ing, puzzled, from the TV screen to his father and finally asked: "Is that really you. Dad—or one of your brothers?' Rex, who collected S1850 a week as an early day western star, now plays movie bit roles—he's n waiter in "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd"—and he pb.ys the sheriff In the "Ma nnd Pa Kettle" films. Hear about the starlet with the poodle haircut who broke her lei and was rushed to the nearest veterinarian? It's comic Will Jord.ln's ltn« about the' gun moll who decided that James Cagney and Georg* Raft were too hard to GAT, Character actor Tom Tuny vhlte driving off the POX lot. was forced to the curb when a starlet ahead of his car suddenly made a right-hand turn from a left hand lane "Hey, you!" burst uot Tully, "wh r didn't you signal?" "Because," chirped the doll -^ always turn here, silly!" * • • Bob Rope »aj baking o«4 a cold In >n electric cabinet on th* Paramount lot iriien Claude Bin. yon pas;pd by. "Vou look Jujt HVe a loaf of bread." said Claude. "Do yo« mind if I slick you Trtth wound up with a tnimp, two hearts, and a diamond. Wiis there nny way for South to know what the true trump situation was? Would an expert be fooled by East's deceptive play of the queen of spades at the first trick?" East's play was very neat, and South had no way to be sure of the trump situation. Nevertheless he should have marie his contract. South should be blamed for picking the wrong line of play. ' The correct play Is to win the first trick with the ace of spades and cash the two top clubs at once. South next lends a trump to dummy's king. If the trumps are 2-2, South has no further problem (as long as the diamonds break reasonably). Suppose, however, that East's queen of spades really was a singleton. West Is now left with the established ten nf spades, but South is still in good shape. Declarer continues by cashing the top diamonds and ruffing a club Then he lends a trump and allows West to take his trump trick. What can West then do. If he lappens to have R high diamond he can take It. but this merely Jostpones the key play. He must :hen lead hearts, allowing South to win o trick with the king (since a club lead will surely allow uammy '.o ruff while South discards n heart). In any case South will lose one trump, on« diamond, and one leart. In short. South should not try to guess the trump situation. He should prepare for an end-piny since that will assure the contract if West eventually wins a trump trick. the Doctor Sayx— By EDWIN p. JORDAN', M. D. Written for NEA Serricc There are probably few people in the world who nre thoroughly satisfied with their own physical const tuitions. Most of us would like to change our feet, faces, leg.s, Wick, or some other physical characteristic, to some Improved version of snme. Q—I am R boy, 19 years old, height 5 feet 4 inches, and would like to grow taller. My father ts 5 feet 6 inches, mother 5 feet 3 Inches. G.M. A—Tlrlgh Is largely a r?flection of what is inherited from the par- rnts, plus diet, and perhaps climate and other things. As yet, there is no rrliaMf. -method of increasing j hfifchl, and while somr nriditinnnl ! STOWtli may still occur, U is nnl j likely lo br nuirh, and you should \ Jcarn to arrept U along wftli hath some advantages and disadvantages. • • * Q—About 12 years aso I developed polyps In my noso, and. had them operated on. i hart relief until last year, when I again dcvelop- pt) a polyp In my left no,stril. I nm nervous about tills condition. T>.R. A—Folyps are non-cancerous tumors which have a remarkable ten- do nry to regrow aftrr they have been onrc removed. When thry do come back, it Is well to hate them removed agnin. In most Instances, and some people have had tnem removed time after time. Q -I have been quite ill ^vith low blood sugar. What can be done for this? Mrs. LAV. A—Assuming that there Is no tumor In the pnnrrriu, or oilier definite physic/it MUM of thai kind, K witfc tow Woo* has symptoms Is generally best treated witli frequent feedings of high pri>lcin mnt starchy foods as erroneously staled in this column previously) foods. It Is best lo bave the exact diet outlined by the phy- slcran who has observed the level of Mi?od sugar and can follow the results of l'i*» diet. * * » Q—My bahy is 19 month? old. but ever since she was three weeks old she has pulled out her hair, and now she eats it as well. I haven't asked our family doctor yet, but I have a.skcd a hair stylist and she said If I don't get her to stop this habit she will ruin her hair cells. A—Tills Is an extraordinary habit fnr tnls young child. Perhaps H Is more likely to hurl her stomach than ber scalp In the long ruu* It is a condition In which you should Ret your family doctor to hrlp yoti as soon as pr.sslblfc, Q—H I take two vitamin A capsules a day. n-ill this mnkc my cataracts disappear? C.A.D. A—'Unfortunately, It will not. Thpre ts as yet n« satisfactory method other than surgery wMch will make cataract* disappear. 15 Years Ago In Charles Lemons will have R part on the program at the annual convention of Arkansas Rotary clubs which will be held nt Hot Springs. W. J. Pollard hns bren elecf.ed president of the BlythevlUe Insur- •JACOBY ON BRIDGE End-Play Better Than Guesswork K) OSWALD JACOIiY Written for NBA Service '.'Is It pity or blame for South In the accompanying hand?" asks a Milwaukee correspondent. "W e s t opened the jack of spades, dummy played low, and East playea the queen. South won with the ace of spades and decided that East's NORTH AK94J VJ5 » AK3J + J107 WEST BAST * J5 VAQS2 * 106 4Q9854 SOUTH O» *A87«J VK.10 • 8741 *AK Both sides vul. Weil N«rl» »98743 *QJ> Smtli 1* 3* Pass Pasa 4* Pan Opening lead—*J queen of spades had been singleton. "Declarer ted a low spade at the second trick, and West naturally played the five ot spades. South then finessed dummy's nine of spades and the hand went up In smoke. East won with the ten of spades tod returned > h*»rt. Tb. defender* "Okay- ,aid Bob, "but dont shake the oven—I mljrht fall." Errol Plynn tells this story: H« was stopped for exceeding the speed limit and muttered that he sun. posed the traffic guardian was go- In? to Rive him a ticket. "I'd like to do you a faror, Mr Flynn, said tbe ^policeman, ha.nl- imr a 50-pound manuscript out ot his motorcycle tool bo*. "I'm a writer and this story of mine would i make a great movie for you " Errol gulped, looked at the weighty bundle of paper and groaned: . "You bet." "Then save the manuscript for Clark Gable," said Errol "and give ticket ticket '" Plynn got th » • • « Kathryn Grayson's become a camera fan and is showing friends a whole collection of cnnd'id shots. One photograph, completely blacked out because of a faulty lens opening, bears her cnption: "Palm Springs taken at 15008 feet above sen level at midnight by K-Uhryn Grayson (on her broom )" Madge Kennedy, the former silent rtar who returns to the screen ' in "The Marrying Kind." tells this as her favorite story about W C Fields. ' •' Madge co-starred with Fields on Broadway in "Poppy." One of the touching scenes in the play came when a petite actress named Emma Janbter appeared in a fluffy costume as a princess. Each night, Fields would look at her tend-rly as the scdnt dictated and would murmur; "Go to jour bower. 1 * But one night, Emma was too ill to play the role and her understudy, a larep. stoutlsh woman, was rushed on stage in her place. Fields, who had not been warned of the change, gazed at the new Amazonlc princess in horror and said: "Go to your hangar!" Motorists' Muddle The locaJ woman's dub to considering i resolution ol sympathy for the wives of all those Missouri politician* who will be packing up In Wufalnpr ton all summer and having their houses back home tidied up to live in aeain. With President Truman out as » wndfflale, the cronies will be out, too, no matter which parly wins the elee- tlM1 - s> NE» Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Auto body type 8 Convertible 11 Analyses a sentence 13 Expunger 14 Ascended 15 Motorists' lodging places 19 Right sld« page (ab.) 7 Cereal grain 8 A motorist gasoline and oil tn his vehicle 9 Hide' 10 Gaelic IS Fillip 13 Strong feeling 18 Through SIR i 1^ r H jTS G fe S A Ell 28 Measure ot land 21 Coalescence 2.8 Sidelong look 22 Nothing • 29 Goddess of a motorist like discord a flat lire 43 This cause* 11 flat tire ',; 45 Small island' 46 Year betw««n' 12 and 20 47 Strajj from a mot«r 24 Precept 27 Undulation 30 Returnt 32 Willow» S4 Madden 3 5'Genus of marine worms 38Doctrinet 38 Succinct 19 Guileless 1 Salt , 44 Llxtviurr 45 follower « Wrinkle 31 Renter M Plne«ppl« 5! Trller 56 Hungarian wine 57 Prayw endings VERTICAL IMaii S Auricles 3 Fall in. drops 4 Onager 5 Bom 25 This causes * motorist grief if in » fender 31 Colonizes 33 Com pass point 49 Literary bft» 37 Crafty 50 Utter 40 Lampreys 52 Greek lettw 41 Begone! 53 Old Dutch 42 Italian river liquid meaiurt \