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CTGBT BLYTrTEVTLLg, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' ' TVB COURIER NFW» CO. B. W. KAIKZS, Publisher »T A. HAIITO, AssUUnt Publisher A. A. ntEDRICKSON, Editor >AtTL ». HUMAN, AdvtrtWnj Manager National A4vert!*tni Rcprewntatlv»: Wltewr Co., N*v York, Chlcaio, Detroit, , IfenphU. _ M aeeond elaae matter at the post- •ffie* at Blythevtlle, Ailuiuu, wider set of Con- p«M, October », 1(17. Member of The Associated Presn SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . carrier la the city of Blytheville or any town where carrier aervlce Is maintain** JSe per week. By mall, within > radius of 90 miles 45CH) per >•»/. fXSO (or (ix months, (1.25 lor three months; tor; mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year advance. Meditations Bol, beheld, the hand of him thil belnjeth W to with ne en the Ublc.—Luke 22:21. * • ' • The kiss of the apostate was the most bitter •irthly Ingredient in the agonies which Christ «ndured.—E. U Magoon. Barbs ' The loss, of friends sometimes can be blamed ori the spectacles through which others see your character. • • • lt'» important that we raise, our teachers' p»y U w< expect them to help ralat our children prop- The lat«i child wonder: how Jong until Christmas? jou an trying to take off welfhl, good thin«f art the thlnn that nauaUr are not rood for TM. * * • , Snow days are hen again— and the usual number ft auto driven' will go slaying. Any Excess Profits Tax BilI Shoufd Be a Workable One "An excess profits tax apparently is fomjr to beeping!'law,'as it was during World JVar Ji. If it does, it will be a Victory for a symbol, not a triumph of .l"8*»Orl. .'.'•'"'' 1Ti« tax ig viewed in many quarter* as a necessary balance for the draf t- ' ing of men. If manpower 1 !! to be con- "cnpted, they say, then so must capi- .tai b». ;.--• ;;.'v •;/.;:• '";,'. There can't be any quarrel with that jpmpositiop. Every segment of American life must make fair sacrifice in-a time of stress. The only question:. Is the excess pro- * fit» levy the right way to exact proper aacnfice from business and industry? The evidence suggests the case for It has not been proved. As has been pointed out before, there are still some 22,000 individual cases unsettled since the last war. They stand as testimony to the confusion engendered by this kind of tax. Moreover, witnesses appearing be- r? congressional committees this fall ]iave testified without contradiction that during World War U only one in six -corporations paid money 'to the govern- jinent under the excess profits law. : Not even the most ardent supporter ,of such a tax contends that it can be •applied without special provision for young and growing corporations. But it is extremely difficult to arrive at a formula, that will really protect the needed .earnings of an expanding infant concern. Experience in the past and testimony .in Congress indicate that many executives beat the law simply by spending freely enough to insure there will be no excess profit to tax. While a lot of people might label that unpatriotic, nobody has yet devised a way to cope with it. And everyone admits its effect is inflationary. • No reasonable businessman is proposing today that industry be allowed to escape higher taxes when everybodv else is taking it on the cliin. What most are recommending is a hike in the regular corporate income taxes which now range up to 45 per cent. Backers of this plan argue that it will bring the government ample additional revenue without the confusion and inequity attend- ,ing the excess profits levy. But the odds are against it getting anywhere in the Senate. A profits plan already .has passed the House overwhelmingly, and it seems just a question, of changing certain provisions of that bill. • The House, measure would tax 75 P«r cent of all earnings above 75 per cent Of the level of profits averaged during a company's three most profitable years in the 1946-49 span. It Assumes in other words, that about 15 per cent of earnings in thai period represent abnormal ftins due to the postwar boom. In the future it would tax that "extra" ai if it were war-produced. In an effort to meet the objections to the wartime law, the Herns* proposal contains several escape clauses designed to prevent undue hardship; and special provision is made for growing companies. There is also a rather complex optional formula for figuring excess earuingrs on the basis of a firm's invested capital. Only experience can tell whether these features really make the plan more workable. Bui if there is any obvious weakness in them, it is the Senate's duty to get rid of it now. • Since Congress has committed itself to approving a proposal that is above all an emotional symbol, the least it can do is to provide that symbol with the greatest possible degree of practical substance. Views of Others Place to Get More Revenue: .The slate might hoist the gasoline tax, might hike severance taxes, might Increase the cigarette tax. That's the current talk. And along with it, counties and cities are moaning of their empty coffers, and looking hungrily around for more revenue. But there's deep official sller\ce on the one tax-source that could, and that should, clinic In ' larger support to public services. This la the property tax. book at the matter from the viewpoint of the schools. The main lUpport of the schools in rrfost states Is district revenue, paid by property. State aid K furnished AS »n aid, NOT as the big end of the expense. The country over, taking all 48 slates together, state aid amounted to only 44 per cent of. the school outlay In fiscal 1B49-50. The other *6 per cent was supplied by the districts. ' . But In Arkansas those figure* are heavily ' reversed. State aid was 62 per cent of the toUl, with only 38 per cent from, the district*. ' These figures do not Include capital 'outlay . and Interest, and they're from the National Education Association. .. Property In Arkanass Just isn't carrying It* shire of the lax-loan. That Isn't the fault ol property owners. They've had'to protect thernselv««,. v by under-assDising, against hog-wild mlllage rates. And the result is that property-tax .revenues in Arkansas are a sour joke. Both the schools and local government suffer—and have rushed hat- In-hand to the state for help. The schools and the local governments have the property tax all to Ihenuelves. It pays no revenue to the state. That Isn't true In most other states. The majority of them tax propery, which is a considerable offset on the aid they give their schools. But In Arkansas, state revenue Is derived chiefly from taxes on store bills and salaries. Thus our state aid falls heavily on the worker. It forces him to pay millions annually to the support of the schools, counties and cities which they should be collecting-fWrti'lust property taxes. When will our thoughtful people, our leaders, wake up to this situation? It's the sore spot In the inflamed clamor for more tax revenue, '—ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Telephone Manners Tills might have happened in your home, tosvn. In Madison, \vis.~, a 6-yoar-old lad almost bled to death because two teen-age girls held on to the party line. For more than half an hour these two thoughtless, ill-mannered brati laughed at the plea of .the boy's mother for a chance to .call a doctor and the police. More than good manners are at stake, A life often hangs on putting through an emergency phone call. Every child should be taught elementary consideration of others over the telephone. Otherwise, many will grow up to be as stupid as some of us oldsters In the use of this vital We line. ' —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say Give them (Chinese Reds) a seneratton or two and they can't be thrown out Now is the time to do it.— Mnj.-Gen. .Claire Che.mault. * * * We are not increasing our strength because , we Kant to. We are increasing our armed strength because Soviet policies leave us no othcl choice. —President Truman. * * * ' Europe is the theater of decision. Communist successes elsewhere might alarm the free world. Communist successes in Europe could destroy It. —Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Hoyt Vandcnbcrg * » • You can have B perfectly lovely time from 3o on. You've had your name up In lights and all the fame. But that can be very lonely without someone to care for.—Actre&s Miriam Hopkins. * * * In Korea for the first time we were called upon to fight the first, day. That will certainly be the case hereafter.—Defense Secretary George Marshall. * * • Professors are the,only people in the world whose sole duty It Is to think. To icquire them to stop thinking, or to think like evcrvbody else, is to defeat the purpose of thcli lives and of their Institutions.—University of Chicago chancellor Robert Hutchins. * * * I'm going to go right on talking as long us I'm here. I want to keep this country solvent. —Rep. Robert Rich., R., Pa., on his "lame duck" (talus. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1950 The Russian Kilroy Was Here TRADITIOWAIL FRIEWDSMIP Peter ft/son's Washington Column— ^ War Jitters in Nation's Capital Are No Help in the Korean Crisis WASHINGTON — (NBA) '— The atmosphere in Washington could not possibly be worse for finding a sensible crisis solution to the Korean From the outside. It appeared that President Truman and Prime Minister A 111 e e ; of Great Britain were in agreement oh main principles. They Were covering not only the military collapse ' 'in Korea. They were also trying to solve a broad range of political nnd eco- Peler Edson nomic questions :hat related to the iwo countries, and to the whole of Europe as well. Matters which the two heads of state could not resolve themselves were being given to teams of experts for advice, with every assur- ance.of ultimate solution. By contrast, the scene in Unll-d Staies Senate was anything but assuring. The Senit* Is supposed to be the calm, deliberative branch of th« U.S. Congress. Yet its members revealed a bad case cif jitters that amounted almost to panic. 1. Republican Sen. James P. Kem of Missouri introduced a resolution on behalf of 30 Republican senators, requesting the President to make no commitments that could not be reviewed by the Senate in tftaty form. Senator Kem said ne wanted to prevent a second Yalta or Potsdam. What this overlooks, however. Is the fact that S»viet Russia or its Premier Stalin are not parties to the Truman-Attlee talks. This Is supposed to be an agreement between American and British allies for their own safety and well-being. 2- Sen. Irving M. ives. always In the past one of the calmest and sanest of the Republican senators, gave in to public clamor and «n- the nounced he would Introduce a res- olution demanding the resignation of Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Undermining Top Leadership Coming right. at a time when Acheson was in the. middle of the American-British negotiations, this could hardly inspire any British confidence In the U.S. position. Prime Minister Attlee himself had publicly expressed his government's confidence In Acheson. bill that of rse had no, bearing on the Sen- 3. Republican Sen, Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin made a speech In the Senate'In which he called for the resignation as Secretary of Defense of Gen. George C. Marshall. McCarthy's' reason was because of General Marshall's "advanced age." General Marshall is 70. So. it might be pointed out, .is Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Demands for the resignation of General MacArthur—voiced by Sen. See EDSON on Page 10 ate IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKINF. JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Katha-. rine Hepburn's big scret Is a movie version of "As You Like It to be filmed during 1951 with Vanessa Brown .William Prince and most of the original cast of the stage play. . . A big hush-hush project at 20th Century-Fox is a remake of "Cavalcade" |n England on a Vadis." type budget. Quo come Exhibit A In Hollywood'*" new ring - irnunri - the-bud(el chant, We gott» cheaper." make good raoTlH Helen Hayes' TV debut. Hollywood agents are whispering, changed a lot of minds In the movie star ranks. The current cry to the agent is: "Get me on a TV show. If It's good enough for Helen Hayes. It's good enough for me" . . . The wags are telling about the starlet who's writing her lite story. It's titled, "Mink Is a Girl's Best Frenzy.", And they're tellin; this about, stunt, man Jlmniy Dundee, who suffered a six-inch lateral break In his collarbone and six broken ribs when a set collapsed during a Eilm fight, scene. An ambulance with si- reen screaming, was. rushing Jimmy and another stunt man. who was also injured, to a hospital when Jimmy popped up with: "The studio oughla give us another clicck for this," "A check for what?" asked the other injured stunt man. Jimmy grinned and said. "For this chase scene down Sunset Blvd!" Sylvia Gable will pick up s small j fortune when she releases Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.'s old movies to TV. she controls the rights as his widow and has been talking about them to NBC. . . . Mario L.inzas recording of ''The Virgin Slumber Song" is enroule to the Vatican for a special Christmas broadcast. . . . The deal Is set for Glenn Ford to star in "The Whits Road" In France, lie reports April 1 for the film, which has a "Third Man" l-ype suspense theme. Rudy Male will direct. Unusual THISI Short, short story: A couple of years ago he was a more-than - successful independent producer with a gorgeous girl friend who went with the title. There was nothing her little heart desired that she didn't set—a mink, a Cadillac, a home In Bel-Air. Then came the crash—and a surprising epilogue, she sold the mink and the Cad and mortgaged the home and is now financing a comeback. A movie filled "Pick Up," filmed Hugo not only made a good movie, produced with his own money ("If it's your own. money you hate to lose It so you make » good picture") but he also starred In the film, directed It, wrote it with Arnold Phillips and uncovered a new bundle of sex named Beverly Michaels, an ex-model and New York showgirl. Now that Columbia will release "Pick Up," Haas Is making a second film, "The Bridge." Same low budget and shooting schedule, same feminine co-star— this lime Beverly plays a wide-eyed innocent, instead of a trollop with a wallop- plus a new acting discovery, Bob Dane. Dane is n night supervisor at the Hollywood technicolor plant who got a two-week leave of. absence to play the parti Fox Reminder will re-issue "Three play that they never try to stage one themselves. That's foolish, because they are really pretty easy. In fact, »s today's hand shows, it's possible to fall right Into an end play without any planning at all. East won the opening club lead with the ace and returned the deuce of diamonds! It would have been pretty bad for South if he had played a low diamond: West would win. lead to the diamond ace, and ruff the third round of the suit. However. South was In no doubt about the location of the ace of diamonds. East had opened the bidding and needed the ace of diamonds for his opening bid. Even if East were suspected of making » very light opening bid. it EmpiresAreHandicap To Western Nations Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN', M.D. Written for NEA Service The early years of life are the formative one: both physically and mentally. They are also years in which mothers are worked hard and can wreck their strength and dispositions unless they take the problems of early childhood sensibly and easily. The little pamphlet about children from three to six recently published by the public Affairs Committee (22 East 38th St., New York 18, N. Y. — 20 cents) Is a great help to mothers who have children in this age bracket. The pamphlet points out that 3 to 6 is a restless age. youngsters who are ready foi school can wear a mother down in no time. They overflow with questions, and their physical activity i s past be- ilef. "I want to go out and play" is (he theme song of this age, and although they lack (he sense to play safely all the time, this desire cannot be resisted. are ready for Most children school at about four years, but school is not always possible. Some group or gang is almost necessary and children who cannot- get school so early ma}' he just as well off if they have friends to play with. When schoool time comes, however. mothers should resist the tendency to feel blue about It because they are losln? their "baby." This can make the youngster feel guilty and self-conscious at whit should be a happy occasion. On the other hand mothers should not go to the opposite extreme. and feel that they are releasing the child as soon as she or he goes to school. Children need the affection and understanding of the mother for a long time to come. Every mother has the clothing problem with children of this age. As the pamphlet, says, getting dressed Isn't Just » simple, business of putting clothes on. it means measuring the effect ahead of time of how you will look In the eyes of your friends. Use Good Sens* In extreme youth the importance of this can hardly be over-emphasized. and many of u s can remember If we try ho-v miserable we felt when we weiv dressed differently from the rest of the crowd. This problem must-be tackled with a lot of sense, but mothers usually find that they must Insist on rubbers and sweaters when- these are necessary. All this information and much more is contained* in this'common- sense pamphlet. Since the health and mental stability of grown-ups are effected ta greatly by what happens in childhood, parents can well afford to spend a little time and thought on the particular problems which their children encounter at various a?«. Came Home" to remind voters for Academy Oscars of Claudette Colbert's performance. . . . The line that forms to the right for dates with Paulette Goddard Is minus Irwin Kramer, the Hotel Edison bossman. Kramer just announced his engagement to Broadway actress Irene Moore. * « + • Sultry Lisa Ferraday can jive Rhonda Fleming some pointers on her "Little Egypt" cooch dance that's giving UI censorship headaches. The Johnston office version of the epoch is what Lisa dots In her first starring role in Columbia's "Flame of stamboul." • * < Costume designer Eddie Stevenson Is working from photographs of Biblical pottery for the duds Susan Hsiyward will wear In "David and Bathsheba." Seems that Bathsheba's era was a poorer one than I'.edy Lamarr's as Delilah, but Stev- cnsons not sticking entirely to the facts. "With Susan the gowns won't be as rich as Hedy's but they'll cling." he whispered. 'We still have to sell the picture, you know." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD .1ACOBV Written for NEA Service Most bridge players think of an "end play" with exaggerated WFST *QJ» NORTH * ASS V A J 1062 48754 410 . EAST (D) U « <5 3 * A962 4976433 + A Q J 3 5 SOUTH A K 10 6 1 * KQ98 4 • K 103 *K East- West vul. East South West North I * IV Pass < r Pass Pass Pass Openingilead— + 4 15 Yean Ago Today Cotton ginned In Mississippi county prior to December 1, from the 1935 crop, was 99.410 running bales. Tom 1 Short, of this city, currently serving in the CCC, has been chosen as one of 31 outstanding CCC athletes in the United Slates it Is announced by Happy Days, national publication of the service It cite* Short as a star pitcher, member of the boxing team, volley bal team and basketball' team. On the track he was high scorer In both district and state meets. He do«s 'he 100 in 10 flat, broadjumps more nan 22 feet and throws the Javelin close to 16* feet. Rupert CrafUm was elected pres dent, of the Blythevillt Chamber of Commerce at the organization, meeting of the new board of dl rectors. He succeeds W. J. Wunderlich. was still Impossible tor West to hold the ace of diamonds. His opening lead thowed length In clubs, and he surely would have raised to two clubs If he had also held the ace of diamonds. So South put up the king of diamonds, and West dropped the jack South still didn't see how he was going to avoid the loss of two diamonds and a spade, In addition to the club that the enemy had already taken. However, South was a man who liked to play a hand out, so he proceeded. Declarer simply drew two rounds of trumps, cashed the ace and king of spades, and then gave up a spade trick. This was all very straightforward, and without any deliberate* plan. But South suddenly discovered he had executed a very fine end play. The only cards left in West's hand were the jack of diamonds and some clubs. He led the jack of diamonds, properly enough, bu East didn't dare overtake with the ace'of diamonds—for fear'of setting up South's ten. The resul was that West had to lead one o his clubs, and that jdic declare a chance to ruff in dummy while discarding the ten of diamond; from bis tund. f By ivWITT MACKENZIE AP Fereifa Affairs. Analyst The Chinese Communist advance In Korea "has cast a shadow of fear- over Southeast Asia." £ That Is the central note of a dis™ patch, from Seymour Topping, AP correspondent reporting from Ha- nol, French Indochina, simultaneously another AP staffman, Kenneth Likes, cables in similar tons from Saigon, Indochina. The consensus of military and diplomatic observers . in Hanoi is that if China secures Korea she will then turn southward to countries rich in resources, she needs These observers feel that the French and British armies in Southeast Asia aren't ready to cope with a massed attack by China. Certainly the situation is grave enough to warrant gloom on the part of the colonial powers In some nstances. However. It strikes me that one of :helr greatest weaknesses is that hey are Colonial powers. The terms "colonialism" and •Imperialism" are anathema to the peoples throughout Asia- in many nstances the "mother countries" are facing a fierce resentment against colonialism by peoples who want their Independence. , A case in hand is that of Frencrll ndochina where the authorities are battling a rebellion. NOW it is rue that heavy Communist inllu- nces are fostering the revolts, and hat manpower and material help are being sent over the border into Indochina by the Chinese. R*da Taa\e Advantage* However, ths .point is that the Reds are taking advantage of the anti-Imperialist feeling among the natives by promising independence. The natives are ready t 0 gra b at any straw which they think may give them sovereignty. Colonialism has existed so many centuries that it's difficult to accept the fact that it Is fast on its way out. The days when a "mother" country coul dlmpose. her will on he peoples of another 'race are gone forever. Britain recognized that when, for sample, she gave up India- brightest gem in the imperial crown. Holland recognized It in agreeing to independence for rich "Indonesia. Americ'a established 'hllipplne sovereignty.' The other day the independence of the prewar Italian colony: of Libya wai proclaimed. And so the story goes. "The Red Empire" Yes. I know that at this point you are asking how about the Red 'empire" which Russia is construct-. Ing. Wei!, the answer is the same. :mpires. ideological or otherwise, can't be made to slick t any more. Of course, it Is going to'take'ti " :o do away entirely with colon!; systems. There are dependencies tn some backward parts of the world which are quite incapable of standing on their own feet. They need help. But that Increasingly will-be, made available in a disinterested way. Apropos of this question of colonialism. Dr. Ralph J. Bunche. 1950 winner of the Nobel peace prize, had something to say on the subject in his traditional Nobel lecture yesterday in Oslo, Norway. H» warned the West that there must be "an awakening of the Incontestable fact that the far away, little known and little understood peoples of Asia and Africa, who constitute the majority of the world's population, are no longer passive and no longer to be ignored." At another point he'declared: "There must be a liquidation of colonialism." That is the plain writing on the wall. It is particularly applicable to-Southeast Asia, where the call for Independence Is the battle cry of numerous peoples.' Small wonder that there over that world. ig "a shadow of fear" troubled part of the Iddies thrown off by the GurJ Stream are found well to the north near Nova Scotia. 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