The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 25, 1950 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 25, 1950
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FACT EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS i TUB BLYTHEVELLB COURIER NEWS '* THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher KARRT A. HAINES, A»UUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, AisocUte Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising TTTURSDAY, MAY 25, 1950 Sole National AdTtrttsIng Representalltei: WtlUce Wllmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit ; Allante, Memphis Entered M second class nutter it (he port- •ffk» >t Blj'thevllle, Arkansas under tct oi Con•, October «. 1»17. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or »nj •uburban town where carrier service It main' talned, 20c per week, or 85c per month ' By mail, within » radius of SO miles M.OO pti ye*r, $2.00 for six months, H.OO for three months: ; by mill outside 50 mile tone. J10.00 per rear ' payable In advance. Meditations Who {ave himself lor our sins, lhal lie might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of Goci anil our ralhrr.—Haitians 1:4. * « « There is truth in Jesus which Is terrible, as well as truth that is soothing: terrible, for fie shall be Judge as well as Saviour; and ye cannot face Him, ye cannot stand before Him, unless ye now give ear to His Invitation. —Henry Mclvill. Barbs With some women, staying young Is not only a good habit, but an old one. , s * * * * An Oklahoma man says he broke n loolh while 1 «*tlng chllf. Now he wants to put Ihe bile on * ' food eompanj for $2500. * * * Hunters in Wisconsin shot an Angora instead of a groundhog, by mistake. Getting a farmer's goat Is nothing new. * * « Regard!es« whether you plant radish, beet or lettuce seeds the same kind of weeds seem to ; np. If you're dissatisfied with your Job, maybe It's too #a*y. Railroaders' Strike Unwise And it Deserved to Fail The recent six-day strike of railroad firemen ranks with the most pointless and irresponsible walkout ever called in the United States. The union's chief demand was that an extra fireman be placed on multiple- unit diesel locomotives for "safety." The union has had this item in its bargaining kit regularly for the past 11 years. But within recent months two separate presidential fact-finding boards hava weighed the issue and declared it to be wholly without merit. Despite this conclusive verdict from Impartial judges, the union chose to press its objective by ordering a strke against four major rail lines. Under the circumstances, the action smacked of stubborn recklessness and disregard of labor's broader interests. For certainly strikes of this character damage labor's cause before the public. Unions can hardly expect to gain increased sympathy when they seek to . enforce unreasonable demands. Furthermore, there's been a tendency of late for the railroad brotherhoods to accept the recommendations of fact- finding boards only when they are favorable. The public is unlikely to rale as fair-minded any unions which won't accept proposals short of their full demands. People like to see a spirit of compromise. Had the strike lasted much longer it would have had serious impact on the economy. The union kept the strike within limits to avoid federal intervention, but the lines it tied up carry a big share of the nation's traffic in many leading industrial areas. One reason the strike was short-lived was that the firemen had no public support whatsoever. As the effects spread, their position would have worsened. Then, too, the affected railroads did a good job of maintaining skeleton service and were gradually expanding freight and passenger schedules So, as a weapon of compulsion, the strike was proving something less than a complete success. The walkout deserved to fail. Its only conceivable value is a s a lesson to labor how not to behave in the future. Send Him to the Showers Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin began his heavy oombardment of the State Department on Feb. 20 The barrage was steady for several weeks, but ninny seasoned observers figured it would gradually taper off. It's now nearly the end of May, however, and tho senatoi is still blasting nway. Apparently the end is not in sight. We must be prepared for statements, eounter-chargei and th« lik« Issuing almost daily. By July McCarthy should be such standard fare that his pronouncements can be slipped into the daily news agenda along with the weather report, the stock prices and the vital statistics. The only difference: After the November elections we'll still be hearing about the weather, the stocks, and the births and deaths. The same may not be true of the senator, however. Views of Others Encouraging Capital The House Ways and Means Committee has come forward In the last few days with two proposals regarding taxation whjch have very little to commend tliem. Presumably a reduction of the tax on capital gains from 25 per cent to 16 per cent might • stimulate business. But if there is any intention to encourage genuine investment rather than in-and-out speculation, why should Die cut be coupled with a proposal to treat as a long-term capital asset anything held longer than three months? Tiie kind of capital (hat builds business Is capital that stays five, ten, 01 twenty years, why should that sort of constructive capital pay the same rate of taxation as a hit-and-run three- month stock market winning or a quick dollar on an inside real estate Up? If the committee and the House want to encourage real commitment of capital to productive work and at the same time treat ordinary income-tax payers fairly, they should do something like this: Divide the capital gain by the number of years the asset has been held. Then apply to the total gain the rate indicated by the bracket In which that fraction would place the taxpayer. Another Just, and practical way of encouraging investment, would be to do away with the double tax or corporation dividends or at least provide an exemption to small stockholders on income from this source. But the Ways and Means Committee moves In the other direction, it recommends a 10 per cent withdrawal tax on dividends, to be collected by the corporations. This would compel an enormous amount of jelly bookkeeping in order to turn over to the Treasury a relatively small amount of revenue, much of which would have to be returned lo the persons from whom It had been withheld because they would prove to be tax exempt or below tax-paying income levels. The effect would be to discourage the Investment, of capital from the very sources which now look most promising-everyday purchasers of small amounts of common stocks. Certainly, the committee needs to find some sources of revenue. One very good place to look would be in the field of businesses which claim large, tax exemptions because they' have been taken over by educational, philanthropic, or religious organizations. A little fairer distribution of tax loads in that field also would encourage capita] Investment in legitimate competitive industries. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR The $57.50 handkerchief Linen handkerchiefs : al $m the pair arc going begging at a New York shop, and we won't deny it's encouraging. Postwar doo-dads like hand- Painted tics at astronomical figures had suggested that maybe a return of the frenzied "normalcy" the country once knew wns taking place. It begins to look, though, as if America Is bringing up a generation which knows the value of a hundred dollars. Personally, all the tears we would shed for the unpopular $57.50 handkerchief could be accommodated in one of those lacy nothings women- folks carry evenings. We regard (hem as something to sneeze at, preferably in a good honest two-bit red bandana. In fact, it restores our confidence in the sovereignty ol common sense lo the point of tucking a spriggin of linen with rolled edges itwo for n dollar) In our brcnst pcckct and facing the world with an old hope renewed and almost as good as before it was kicked around. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH So They Soy The |>owcr of a dictator has never yet been pa.ssed on to a successor wiihout a period of great turbulence. 1 predict that such a period will come to Russia . . then we will sec the crackup of the most evil dictatorship ever lo dream of enslaving the world.—ECA Administrator Paul G. Hoflman. * * » It's {the I9th Century world) naive confidence will not return; the years of mortal crisis nave taught us much about the Inhumanity of man and the vulnerability of civilization.—Hans Kohn, professor of history, College of ihe city cf New York, on oullook for remainder of the 20th Century. * * * I'll fight like a wild cat until they nail Ihe lid of a pine box down on me.—Capt. Ecldie Rick- enbackcr. * « + Great Britain has recognized the Chinese Communists, but they haven't recognized Great Britain.—Sen. Tom Connally. * * * As hypocrites and moral swmdlcis, thcv <Cc-in- munlst "fellow travelers"' seek the protection ol the freedoms which they constantly seek lo destroy.—FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. + * * The Chinese Communist regime thai controls the entire China mair.laiicl ... is now regarded with loathing by nearly every claw of Chinese. Dr. Ernest B. Price, former executive director, Institute of Pacific Relations. Breaking Out in a New Place— •Kremlin Pours States Down anlronFunnel Peter Edsan's Washington Column — Democrats' Scout Set to Travel FarmCircuit to Sample Opinion WASHINGTON - (NBA)— Leslie L. IJiffle, Democratic secretary of the Senate, plans to take to the road again this summer to sample political opinion at the grass roots. In years past, Biffle has traveled on a light truck, more or less disguised as a farmer. He talks to people he meets on the road and in small towns, to find out EDSON how they Ice! about things. His surveys have been given considerable weight by President Truman and the Democratic Party bosses. Biffle now figures on getting away about mid-August, winch is as good a tip as any on when Congress might wind up its present session. Slight Slip of the Tongue Rep. Otto E. Passman of Louis- .. ... ..,, v-v^/vt, tana stood in the well of the House I averaged S3.000 or floor the other day and requested 10 days' leave of absence, "to attend to politic-to official business." With a laugh from his colleagues, the permission was granted unanimously. In the Congressional Record it appears that Representative Passman asked for leave to attend to official business. New Health 1'Ian Proposed Newest health plan is a proposal that the U.S. government finance grants or loans to co-operatives which «ould establish prepaid medical care systems and clinics in rural areas. Sen. Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota has introduced a bill to have Congress authorize the loans. Ex-Congressman .Jerry Voor- 1m at California, now lobbyist for the Co-operative League of America, sjys it wouldn't cost more than S5.0M.OOO the first year, with a maximum of S2S.ono.con later on. Differ on Social Security Benefits -Most important point of difference between Senate and House on new social security legislation is the formula for paying enlarged benefits. Senate Finance Committee's formula is 50 per cent of the first S100 of average monthly wage, plus 15 per cent of the next S150. This would make Senate maximum S72.50 a month, for workers \vhose pay had more per year. Senate minimum would be S20 a month for people who averaged S35 a month or less during their working years. For those who averaged over $35 a month wages, minimum would be S25 a month pension. The House minimum would be $25 a month flat. House maximum would be 50 per cent of the first S100 a month, plus 10 per cent of the next $200 -for people whose average annual wages were S3600 a year or more— or $70 a month base pension. To this would be added one-half of one per cent of this base pension. This would figure out to S73.50 a month for anyone with 10 years' coverage or $84 a month for anyone with 40 years' coverage. U.S. Construction Studied by Ttritish A team ot 17 British building con- Th« DOCTOR SAYS All of us who live long enough will eventually face old age. Certainly few who are ederly consider It the happiest lime of their lives, hut neither does It need to be a sad or tragic period of life Older people are often freed from some of the problems which troubled them when they were younger When they adjust themselves to certain changed conditions, and If they have the understanding and sympathy of the younger members of their family and friends, life contented and com- Aging of the body and mind does not occur suddenly nor does It pro- crcss at the same rate of speed for everybody. Some who are In thfclr 80's and SO's are quite spry physically and remain mentally keen. Others, however, who may be cnn become fortable. 20 years younger can show signs of r, a nas ""'anded th physical frailty and slowing down'!:,,?,, lls Warsaw embass; Bt SIGKII) ARN'B ^ AP For dun Affairs Anatjrs* (FOR DeWITT MacKENZIE) Little by little the Kremlin appears to be shutting its captlv* states In the middle Europe away from whatever Influence the West could spread in (he area. The final result could bt that Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria will talk to the outside world only thromfc spokesmen at Moscow. ^>No one In Washington, and In particular at the State Department, will stand for such a gloomy prediction. But State Department people will acknowledge that ove r th« past two years the communist, governments or middle Europe hav» made it increasingly diggicult, tor American diplomats to carry on their business. Score No*- St.indi This is the way the score stands: U.S. diplomats have left Bulgaria' and the Bulfarians have left the U.S. Poland has demanded that th» of the mental processes. One of tin; complaints of many older people is a poor memory. Often an elderly person remembers well things which happened 20 or even 50 years earlier but gets mixed upon recent happenings. This Is often shown by repeating the same story over and over again. It is annoying to tht listener but should be taken cheerfully because it is not intentional. Only when loss of memory becomes extremely severe and Is associated with other changes In mental functioning, is it proper to speak of [rue senility. Even In this condition, however, the memory for events which happened years before may be good, while that for events which occurred recently Is confused. The person who has developed serious mental deficiencies because of great age is not, as a rule, much upset about It himself. Nature seems to give the aged person a certain protection against realising the changes which have taken place. Family and friends are, however, often sadly distressed. It seems tragic to see a person who had formerly shown great mental and physical vigor lose their- powers and not even realize It. The menial age does not necessarily parallel exactly the change in physical powers. Some people show one much more than the other, though as a rule a person who has developed severe mental deterioration wilt also show many signs of physical old age. tractors. foremen I t No Real Worry Family and friends, as well as ionists, brought to the United States • trades im- tlie a ? in S person himself, should these changes philosophically , to study American construction allti not worry too much about methods, have now returned home 'hem. Associates: should ., try to ^con- and filed thefr reports. They found I limle lo 8 et as "much -pleasure; out --- ...... ' of the elderly person as they can, and not to hope for the return of powers which have been lost through the passage of time. U.S. building trade wages four times as high as In Britain, output per man twice as high. Two million U.S. construction workers have built 3.500,000 housing units since the war. while 1.000.000 British workers have completed only 800 000 units- These are some of the reasons given by the British for greater American production: "There are more contractors than contracts. . . . Having secured a job in a highly competitive industry, the American worker Is prepared to make a real effort to retain it." As the London Daily Mirror put it. "It's fear See EDSON Page 11 IN HOLLYWOOD B; Ersklne Jonnson S'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — NBA — Those headlines which hung out the Bing Crosby's domestic wash for all to ;ee came as no surprise to Hollywood. The rumors have been making the rounds for some time. Despite their denials, you can still flic tile situation Strained under the S's—for •Jick Hilton can take a DON". Don Taylor, who was Elizabeth Taylor's excited groom two months ago in "Father of the Bride." told me: "I went lo the wedding with my wife. Nick was very convincing. 1 gave a performance but he was [o: real." Latest count of the wedding gifh.s at Li-i's Elm Drirc home: 203. Geddes is irked about si the commotion over her nose bob. She explains: "We just remodeled the tip." . . . Gloria Swanson has switched agents, claiming a wholesale turndown by Charles Feldman of loo many good yarns. . . . Hollywood hears whispers of a secret marriage between Toni Sven and Senator Warren Magnusen. VALUE DROPPED? Real estate agent to Stan Standford, after looking at a movie queen's mansion: "She's asking $60.{ 000 but her latest picture was re- 1 ! viewed this morning and I think ir i she'll take S40.000." Oh, no! Yvonne Wood, the UI fashion designer, predicts that , , _. ., ', " . ,, , .1 bathing sll |is will soon fellow- the Audrey Toller plays a niRlU club} current fashion trend back to the singer in "Under Hie Gun" bill her] 2Q's. vocali/inp will be dwie hy iMnrtlia Mcars. Audrey is at the uny Mnrllia has coppicil her vni She says: "She sings jusl like lalk—and it sounds good." The Spike Jones deny radio reports tiiat they're expecting .... Mario Lanza, I hear gets the best break of his career in "Toast o[ New Orleans." The film already has been booked into the N. Y. music hall. OUT THE DOOR Cesar Romero, dropped by Fox alter 13 years, says he Isn't 501115 back to the studio except to get his haircut. "The studio gave me up." he says, "but I refuse to sivc up the studio's barber 'and manicurist." Romero w'as at Fox long enough to be pensioned off but he says. "All I got was a nice note o! thanks. I "as like a horse put out to pasture — without the pasture." He pdays Ihe biggest heel ot his career In W. Lre wildcr's "Oner a Thief." He even hales himself for hoodwinking June Havoc ac the heroine. "Bill Id's face il,~ he (crlnnnl. "No girl cnuld be as dmnb as that In real life." ................ ---« * » Wanda Hendrix and Anlhrmy Blonde Joan Vplerie nixed a film _ career nine years ago. aflcr 23 i films, lo get married and raise a j family. Now she's tack, in "All AI bout Eve" and "Misler 880." convinced that actresses should retire In their 20's and rctirrn in their SO's. "A little aginj al Hie fireside," .loan told me, "has been t;nod for me. Vou can'i ect emotion from an actress «:io never nas experienced emotion." .loan hcRan her career In her 'lecns. rclircd In 1941. • * • Toss right into the ashcan the report that Pamela Keilino Is putting on greasepaint again to pday in James Mason's "Del palma." She isn't and there's no part for her In the script. think I played next?" "If you made the right play," said, trying to keep the note of doubt out of my voice, "you laid down the ace of trumps." "Of course I did Just that," said Joe triumphantly. "I told you I made the right play on this hand. What i did was to lay down the ace of trumps and then lead the low trump from dummy." This was perfectly correct. It cost nothing to give up the trump finesse, since if West were able to win the second round of spades - ;y staff of military attaches by 40 per cent ^Czcchoclovakla has demanded that we get two thirds of our embassy staff out of there. Romania wants us to cut our . Hungary make, the same d«- mauds Diplomatic Procedore this diplomatic procedure requires that they be met. But be- -ause of restrictions lh« Soviet satellite governments have thrown around the staffs we have had there, these cuts won't really amount to much. The restrictions vary in the various nations. But til jay that American diplomats can jo only certain distances from their embassies «nd that they must ask permission Jk. fore they do. when they gel 3I- 1 mission they the followed by'secret police. What do we do in retaliation: Some o( the satellite CommunlsU have been sent name. But even at this column ij written • a Communist from the Hungthlan legation could get on a train at Washington —without any special permission— and go to San Francisco If he wished. Whether anyone would be tht wiser, no agency In Washington will say. ( Away In Bulgaria Bulgaria is the single nation under the Kremlin thumb from rhlch we have pulled out completely. That happened on Feb. 24, after > great deal of provocation. The American staff there had found It more and more difficult to work. Then the American minister, Donald Heath, was accused of being a "spy" and Washington broke relations. Bulgarians here were asked to get out. They did. :The' cut that Poland has askjd will reduce military personnel Mh 10 to four officers. Our representatives In Poland will be cut from 61 in all to 55. Poland has 11 diplo- The really aging person is In a matlc representatives here. difficult stage of life both for himself or herself, and for family and friends, There are DO medicines nor any operations which can substitute for the fountain of youth. 75 Years Ago Today Miss Rebecca Gillespie. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Oillcspie, became the bride of Vcrnon E. Thom- j ason last evening at the home of the I • Rev. Alfred Carpenter, pastor ot the First Baptist Church, who performed tne ring ritual at ten o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. J. w. Adams, lat* of Lepanto, were here for a brief stay en route to Dyersburg. Tenn., where they will make their hewe. They formerly lived here. Mrs. Hattie Oillcspie will leave ] Saturday for Los Angeles, Calif., where she will spend the summer with two daughters and her son, ",ehman, who are there. ilk A .1 -I v ion5 • AK 4 (DEALER) A None I V KQ6 ' * Q J 109 I 81 I J. A 7 3 2 N W * K763 V H -I 3 2 * 10954 •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hy OSHV.I.I1 .lAHOBV Written for XEA Service Double Rivals Even // You're Vulnerable "Nothing helps at all," said Hard Luck Joe. "The better I play, the _ vvors e Ihe breaks are. Now. Just Clrtis have discovered each other, i lonl: at l " e beautiful w.iy i played . . . Haltic MsDaniel and her rs- Iranged groom have a date with their legal mentors to try lo work nut a reconciliation. If the huddles Jail, Hattie will tell It lo the Juricr tllis Jne is a pcrsuas;ve leimw, so I looked at the hand he was showing No rih I N. T. 'Double 4* A Q 109852 V A ,17 » 1552 N-S vul. East Smilh Pass Pass Pass 2 , '•'' * Pass West Pass Pass Romania has askert that we cut our staff of about 15 people tolO. Hungary has asked a "drastic cut" of our staff of about 35 Amerlcani and something under loo Hungarian employes. Both Hungarian! and Romanians have only skeleton staffs in Washington, and no one heirs much from them. WARNING ORDER The defendant, 8. C. Alexander, U warned to appear in the Chancery Court, Chlckasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Ethel Alexander. Witness my hand, M clerk of said court, and the seal hereof, on his 12th day of May, 1950. Harvey Morris, Clerk By Ania Sykex, D. O, Frank C. Douglas, ally for pltf. 5-43-20-JT 6-1 Australian Mammal the contract could not be defeated. By that time Bast would surely be out of trumps, Dummy's high diamond would therefore be quite safe "As you can see." said Joe sadly, "the right play didn't help. East took the king of spades and returned a heart. That was the end No matter how I sweated, I was bound to go down." As usual. Joe had dug the pit for himself. Do you sec in what way he was responsible for his own hard luck? Joe played the hand well enough, but it was his own fault that he wound up a loser on the hand. There was no reason in the world for him to tamper with his partner's double of three diamonds. Normal good defenses would have held West to six tricks. North and South would therefore have collected 500 points. This would have been a lot better than losing 100 points. Many players adopt Joe's altitude when they have won the first game of that rubber. They hate to double the opponents, The real expert collects any sizeable penalty "The opr-nin? lead was the queen with satisfaction, knowing that he •••H U i J 1 Ti \ ni ' «.nnm, ii, oil w 11,-% vm: (JILIJIMI \ \\ lll\ Ml LIMtU LIU! I, FvlUJVY IUJ-; m HO UU without, delay Barbara Bel of diamonds, »nd then what do you I may also get the rubber later on. HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted Australian animal 8 It has strong 13 Withdraws 14 Carouse 15 Structural units 16 Mountain crest 18 Age 19 Symbol (or neon 20 Since 21 Wager 23 Measure of type 2'l H Is found .Australia 25 While 27 Lease 29 Wound wilh a knife 32 Poker slake 3.3 Female horse 31 Genus of shrubs 35 On the sheltered side 36 Notch 37 Swarm 38 Dou-n 39 Symbol for iriduim 40 Centigram (ab.) 42 Butt 45 Japanese outcast 47 Rough lava •t!) Trouble 51 Annelid worm 53 Too 54 Reverie 56 Pondered 58 False gods 59 It lives in VERTICAL 1 "Emerald Isle' 2 Surrender 3 Heights (ab.) 4 Two (Roman) 5 Impediment 6 Roman emperor 7 Peer Gynl'j molher 8 Indian 24 Contcmplat* 45 Unbleached 25Tritcr 40 Cod of 9 French article 27 Incursion thunder 10 Hail! 11 Existed 12 Bang 17 Consumption (ab.) 20 It is an 22 It also is found 41 Bra'ce in and 43 Charity New Guinea 4-1 Pronoun 28 Grafted (her.) 47 Afresh 30 Aphrodite's 48 Annexes lover 50 Lion 31 Vegetable 52 Heccd* 40 Mohammedan 53Buslle magistrate 55 Indian mulberry 57 Correlative of either

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