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PAGE SIX (ARK.) COURIER THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A, HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDR1CKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., tfew York, Chlceco, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis, Entered as second class matter at the poat- offlce at BlytUeviHe. Arkansas, under act of Contress, October ». 1»>7. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or »nj •uburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, »i.oo pei ye&r, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, II].50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for lie ts no( a man, that he should repent.—I Samuel 15:29. + * * Wliat is past is past. There is a future left to all men who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.—Bulwer-LyUon. Barbs Auto tires gain pressure on long drives during the hot days—not to mention golfers. * * * We read more and mure about people being peeved about more and mure things. Our pique year! * + » The youngsters of today, says fln Illinois judge, know all the answers. Except, probably, during school hours. * * * Most of in are smarter than ne think, according to « Jurist. Try to gel jour wife to be- Here this, men! * * 4 The average dream Insls about live seconds, «ays a doctor. That Isn't, what the cosmetic ads say. Money Big Requisite For State's Top Office What are the requisites for a governor of Arkansas? Friends, prestige, brains and general political know-how are essential, but it's beginning to look like tlie candidate who doesn't have a big chunk of money at hia disposal is out of luck. Governor JlcJIath has pointed out that it cost his and his backers about $25(1,000 for eacli of his two campaigns. A man cotdd have a lot of friends, brains and prestige and still not get into that league. McMath has concurred in an idea by gubernatorial aspirant Jack Holt that sll candidates enter a "gentleman's agreement" to hold their campaign costs to a certain minimum. This, if others will agree to follow such a plan, is certainly a step in the right direction, but it's only a slop-gap measure at best. And if the campaigniii greatly gels hot, some of the hoys might be inclined to fudge a litlle and before election time, spending would have been curtniled but little. Plainly, there is a dcfinile need for legislation which would clamp the lid on campaign spending . . . and not at ?250,000 a throw, either. This high spending is dangerous because it tends to put a price tag on the stale's highest political office a n d would naturally place any governor under some rather staggering obligations. Defense Spending Ceiling Blocks Full Mobilization It is very difficult for an inexpert layman to weigh the right and wrong of proposed cuts in defense expenditures. The same need not be said, however, of the "rider" recently approved by the House which puts a flat ceiling of 5-IG billion on defense spending for the year beginning next July. Tile uncertainty of these times makes an arbitarry limit on anus outlays just about the most foolish provision that could be conceived. And it is no answer that in the event of emergency it could be quickly set aside. In case of real trouble, it would be merely one more obstacle that would have to be cleared before full mobilization would be possible. Some may contend that the threat of war with Russia is today considerably mure remote than it was a year or so back. Perhaps so. Bui only a foolhardy man puts his trust in exterior appearances where the Russians are concerned. Certain))- w« do not wish to ourselves into bankruptcy, to pile up defensive strength that we do not need. But neither must we hazard our se- curily by hamstringing our defenses so we become inviting targets for H Russia which never abandons hope of destroying us. In mallei's of military policy and foreign affairs, it is impossible and impractical to attempt to lake all power of discretion away from the executive branch of government. If you could do it successfully, you would only .have wiped out all flexibility of action in your government, a highly dangerous condition in a world containing the Soviet Union. Congress has, of course, distrusted the present administration in these fields for some time. No impartial viewer would contend that the administration has nol given the lawmakers somo reason for their attitude. Yet, at leiist until next January, this administration constitutes the executive government of the United Slates. In the name of this country's safety, it must be allowed a reasonable amount of discretion—a sensible flexibility—in conducting U.S. military and foreign policies. To do olhei-wi.se would he to cut off our nose to spite our face, to lake political advantage at the cosl of our security. It should be possible to exercise an intelligent cheek upon our military expenditures without putting the Pentagon in a financial strait jacket. Views of Others Dollars and Dependency Britain has Joined the lengthening list or friendly nations which are complaining against American restrictions on international trade. In addition to the British, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands ami Canada have recently warned that increases In American Import duties, and other methods ot discouraging Imports, are seriously impairing the ability ol our allies to earn the dollars they need for International trade. The curious thing Is that In this country th« strongest supports ot restrictive trade poilciei frequently turn out to be also (lie strongest opponents of foreign aid. Their position is, In effect. Hint the allies whom we are urging on to » greater military effort should nol be given dollars with which to buy our goods, and neither should they be permitted to earn dollars wtlh which to buy our goods. Some day the issue will have to be faced. Both HID recipient.! ot our dollar aid at)d the American taxpayers who support iOhave an interest In ending an unsatisfactory situation of dependency, but how is it going to be done'unless we permit the bcne/lclnrles of emergency aid to earn their dollnrs by selling us goods? —St. Louis Fost Dispatch Capital and Colleges Private colleges and universities In Illinois have bunded together to urge private industry to support their work financially. Leaders of the private colleges and universities point out thnl 60 per cent ot the student,'! who seek higher education in that slate do so at private institutions. Endowments from wealthy patrons are not nearly so hennent as they once were and these institutions are now faced with serious problems. The situation Is the same in most states. The state-supported universities and colleges serve a worthy purpose and do their job well. But there is a definite place for independent Institutions, without gifts, these Institutions muy have to curtail their efforts and some of them may actually pass out of existence. Industry and business reap many of the fruits of the work of all the colleges .The leaders In business and industry of tomorrow nrc the students on the campuses ot the colleges today. In n sense, business ts investing In its own future when It makes an investment in education. —Portsmouth (Vn.) Star SO THEY SAY If there has ever been n proposal Hint lias been rtrcjsed up in the horns of R devil, it has been these proiwsals. — Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D.-Mlnn.) on the presentation of Fair Employment Practices by civil Rights opponents. * * * There arc, at present, no plans lor nesolia- tior.s on general pioblems with the Soviet Union. But the possibility of a high-level meeting should not. be excluded il circumstances ore favorable.— Winston ClnirchilL * * * Dependency should be remover! as an automatic ground for determent from military service.—James D. Zellcibach. chairman of Hie National Manpower Council. * * + We have full confidence in your sell^e of responsibility nnd your firm desire to use your resources lo prcmite the gro«(li of freedom in Ihe world.—Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. * » » Any well-known fellow with a lean, long huu- Kty look gels a break from Ihe tailors, and it's un- lalr to the hcitvyweignis—Actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., after being honored as • "Dcst Dress•d Man." Russell's Backers Upset Him, Make Kefauver Camp Hopeful 'Such a Beautiful Day—Think I'll Walk" TUESDAY, MAY «, 1952 Peter Edson's Washington Column — WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Geor!la Sen. Richard H. Russell Is in the unique position of having BO inatiy friends backing him la the Florida presidential primary Mny G that a lew ol them arc actual' 1 y embiirure ing him. Presidential candidate Russell is backed by both Florida Senators Holland and Srnathers, by all Peter Edson six of the Florida congressmen and by Gov. Fuller Warren. It has now come to light that Governor Warren has been using state funds to distribute an attack Senator Hii&tel's rival, the crime-busting Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee. The attack consists of reprint from "U.S.A. Confidential." Governor Warren's defense .s that he cannot be held accountable (or money given to him by the late for promoting its best Interests. Next, it was disclosed that Senator Holland had been a beneficiary from the will of Henry Miss. He was the New York marine insurance undrewriter whose Washington Investigator hail been Henry Gnmevrald, the'non-talking witness n the Bureau of Internal Revenue tax-fixing investigations. Holland admitted knowing Gnmewalti and said he thought him a fine man. TIIKM THE Russell forces arranged for a big political rally and who should decide to come down and''help celebrate but Gov. Herman Tahnattge of Georgia. Finally two. states or KusseU delegates to tlie Chicago nominating convention have been filed for the second, Mtiy 27. Florida primary. One slate is made up of Dixie- cents, the other of regular Democrats, if RusseU gives his blessing to one it will make the other angry. The senator's main problem while campaigning in Florida will be to try to work out. one compromise slate of delegates bcfcre the ballots are printed. All these complications have made Senator Kefauver's camp hopeful. Originally they saw little chance of winning any tiling in Florida. Now the tall Tenncsscean thinks he may be able to pull a few chestnuts of his own out, of the Florida campaign fires. * * * FLORIDA primary reults will have an important bearing on Democratic battle for the whole Southern blcck of cenvention delegates, if Kefauver makes a poor showing, he can't expect much in other Southern slate,?. If he makes a good showing, he has hopes of picking up delegates in Alabama, North Carolina, Arkansas, Texa-s aiul Maryland. He is of course a cinch In his home state of Tennessee. But his managers won't admit that the solid South is ns solid for Russell as has been generally believed. A BIG PLUG /or all-out aid to tlie French In Indo-Chlna will be contained in New York Gov. Thom- n s E. Dewey's new book, "Touring the Far East." Governor Dcwey is .said to feel that if Indo-Chlim to lost to the Comintes Japan will Call into Stalin's lap and the free world will lo^e all of Asia. Incidentally Governor Dewcy was recently introduced as the 'William Jennings Bryan of the Republican Party" nnd didn't Know what to make of it. * * • SOMK prominent Democratic leaders ore still Insisting, "Don't count Gov. Adlal Stevenson of Illinois out of the presidential race yet. He can still be drafted." VICE PRESIDENT Albert W Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Hartley's Number One rule tor conducting a strenuous political campaign is, "Always get eight hours of sleep every night." SKN. ROBERT s. Kcrr of Oklahoma Is doing a lot of his presidential campaigning by radio nnd television. As a guest on various quiz programs, he gets this time free. Having appeared on ABC's 'Crossfire" program April 23, he hit Martha Rountree's "Keep Posted" on the 29th, and Bob Considinc's TV show the same night. May 6 he's in "On Trial" over ADC and two nights later on the CBS "Presidential Profiles.' • In between, Senator Kerr will do some regular old-fashioned campaigning. He was booked for Kansas Democratic state convention April 26. Oklahoma Democratic convention April 28, and will appear in Arizona May 19 and 20. He'll make one California appearance, in Los Angeles May 29, before the state primary first week In June. • • *. » TELEVISION now makes possible a lot of junior-grade Lincoln-Douglas debates with the whole country watching, anrt they will be tried on u limited scale in (he near future. As a wind-up of the Florida primary, Senators Richard B. Russell of Georgia and fetes Kefauver of Tennessee will appear on the same television panel at Miami, Fla.. Monday, May 5, 0 to 10 p.m. This will be the last of Russell's 30 public, radio anrt television appearances in his 10-day Florida campaign. An even better show, with candidates from both parties appearing on the same platform, was League of Women Voters "Citizen's View of '52." at Cincinnati, May 1. Gov. Earl Warren of California, ex-Gov. Harold Stasscn of Minnesota and Senators Kcfaiiver and Kerr were bookert to speak on their own behalf. Paul Hoffman speaks for Eisenhower. HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Irene Dunne's stepping off that Hollywood pedestal labeled "Miss Prestige." It will be comedy;' broad or subtle, from now on for classic-fuccd Irene, who's celebrating her 20th year as a movie star. "I'm through with those big prestige pictures." she tofd me on the set of til's "it Grows On Trees," In which she play* a zany but believable character In the tradition ot her one-time comedy hit, "Theodora Goes Wild." "My last two films, 'I Remember Mama' and 'The Mudlark* were prestige movies. I jruess I've maile more heavy epics than an-yne In Hollywood. Bui limes liave changed. I'm sticking to comedies from now on." "ft Grows On Trees," which Arthur Lubin is directing. Is the story of a housewife who buys two trees nt n nursery, plants them in her backyard and discovers that (hey grow money. The one planted in the shade grows »5 bills and the one Jn the sun $10 bills. • • • There's romance In the life of Jean Pierre Aumont for the first time since Maria Montez's tragic death. Tlie lady's name—Hlldegarde Neff . . . Errol Plynn has the years' most fabulous percentage deal with UI for the film. "Against All Flags." in which he co-stars nith Maureen O'Hnra. Plynn and the studio will share 60-50 In the profits. • * • Bettc Davis' guesting with Jimmy Durante on his TV show was an eyebrow raiser. Bette made her video debut reading the commercial and then went Into a comedy sketch playing Jimmy's wife. There's a big argument and Jimmy winds up shooting Betle's eight Oscars off a shelf like ducks in a shooting gallery! Bidding for Jlrrlrny's life stofi-y, by (he way Is hot and heavy with four film studios trying to get him on the dotted line. The movie will be based on dene Fowler** blo-raphy, which Jimmy has approved except for Fowler's inference that Jimmy is still self-conscious about his nose. "That's ridiculous," says Jimmy. "I lore that nose." • • . * Hollywood^ Reconnaissance: There's no Ava Sinatra in the Hol- Ivwood telephone book, but a Frank Gardner Is listed. The Ingrld Bergman - Roberto Rossellin! romance Is more solid than ever, with the new baby bringing tliqni even closer together. That's the' flash from Erik Blythe, a New York stage actor who recently completed a top role with Ingrld In "Europa. 1952." Erik's now In Hollywood for "Invasion, U.S.A.," and reports: ' "That man Rossellini has a wa» with Ingrld. He's got the smoothest line of dialog I've ever heard " • • • Cornel Wilde's Mushlnr aboot that tropical growth of virile mailing on his chest on the billboard! for "At Swords Point." Rldlnr the crest of the wave as a hlsh-volt- age star since his click in "The Greatest Show on Earth," Cornel said: "I Euess I have an adequate amount of hair on my chest, but nof for Howard Hughes. The makeup department Insisted on Increasing (he foliage." * • • Richard Conte suggested a certain acfor for a role in his new hearts. Joe shifted to a diamond. Dummy won with the ace of diamonds, and another low trump was ducked to Joe's king. Dummy still had a trump to stop the hearts, and it didn't make any difference what Joe returned. Declarer could easily gain the lead to draw two more rounds of trumps, and then Ur rest of the tricks were hia. Joe wasn't unlucky, of course; h- lulled a boner. See if you can spot lis mistake before you go on. It «-as correct for Joe to lead two rounds of hearts and to vvin the lirst trump with the queen. He iiade his mistake when he shifted o diamonds. He should have kept ending hearts at every opportunity. Suppose West takes the queen of spades and leads a third heart. Dummy must ruff to let South keep :iis length in trumps. But now dummy has only one tramp. Declarer must let that trump out to give West the king of spades, and now West can lead hearts for the fourth time. By this time dummy has no more trumps, and South is forced to ruff for the second time. This leaves him with one trump leas than West. Hence West must make one of his low trumps as well as his two high trumps. He sets the. contract with three trurrip tricks and one heart. a sagebrush performer. "So okay." shrugged Conte, "put him on an Adler elevated saddle." * * * Il's strictly In the dnn't-breathe- »-word stage, but Hal Wallts and Kzio Pinm have been confabbinr I about "The Life O f Ch.liarjln" to lure movie audiences who went book, line and sinker for "Th« Great Caruso." * • • Wanda Hendrix Is still giggling. She , met a genuine shelfc while making "South of Algiers" In the North Africa desert and he tossed his only four English words at her"Baby, you slay me." * * • The stately halls of England dept- Douglas Fairbanks. Jr., has Just bought a loth Century mansion fn Kensington . . . Orson Welles, who's a whodunit all to himself, is writing the last pages of his first book —a murder mystery . . . The censors nre damning down on Peggy Castle's way of reading her lines as a sultry tioll in "Invasion, TJ.SA" Too Mnc Westlsh! Rlcardo Montalh.in has been cleared by MOM to star In Budd Boetllcher's Independent, "The Number One," In Spain next March. It's Bocttlcher's follow-up lo "The Bullfijrhter and the Lady." The younger generation does not know the elegance of kissing the hand of the ladies one meets. No, they prefer to grab the dainty dig: (.s as if they were squeezing out toothpaste. No charm,.no nothing. —Rico Dajou, author of a book on hand kissing. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, H. Written for NEA Service A correspondent writes that she miserable and can completely dom- .jas a neurosis of fear and is always | inate their lives and point ot view, depressed with everything. She says Even when the nature of fear seems that she has been righting this hor- ' humorous to the outsider, it is n riblc thing for years and wonders j constant source of annoyance to the what cau be done about It. Now. fear can be either normal abnormal. Doubtless, there are few living persons who have not sometimes bi'en afraid in the pr person involved and causes untold mental distress. Should anything be done about these abnormal fears? The answer yes, if possible. But being rm-e ol real risk, but when there 1 nfr;ilrt of something Is abnormal exists a tear of something which is I only when it Is evcesswe nnd there Imagmery, or whkh carries only slight, danger, (he reaction is called a phobia or obcsMon. In severe cas^s which -*;>cr=o;is CAinioi overcome by themselves, this may be a symptom ot real menial dlsffl,^, and the aid of a psychiatrist should be sought. There are'many kinds of fears and I shall mention only a few of them. One frar is called acrophobia, j is no goort reason for that fear. 75 Years Ago In Byron Walker nnd Russell Moslcy were only members of Blytheville's Irnrk to.mi lo place m the state (rack meet at Conway. -! Mitchell nest, Alabatnn graduate which is fei\r of Rreat heights. This j and McCrory. Ark., native, has seems to be quite common— prob- j been offered 'the assistant football ably ,so much ,so that it Is ahno*t coathitig po,st at Blytheville Hfgh "" There is another lear | School Thc'Arkansa., high school football conference's board ot govcr- „„,,, was , o nllc tod on w ,° cthcr a eiythnlllc game \vltb Grccn- ! »?°". ™.'.v. next fail can be count- normal. frli Cd nf b p m T h f iil ; "' 1 ;' Ch , m ",', 1S m ,,?n B ! , «•»'>; mrant the vv;>y it sounds it. would b common eunugl, among clnl- TtVcro „•,«. othe, nutnmysophobla—foar of bolng dirty. biWiophobia-rUshke of books: I want to sec our Republican Par- cn")hobia 11!< oifMr J 'o7'driT ld T ! '"' "'"" "'""">' '" labor ' ' ' mcrc viously. the last | S . i^ r ;,.!,(,.!, ,n T'wam l o ri "« S ' 0> ! rll R ( . m iblican . nearly everyone has. II is a irne photo only when a person thinks nhout death almost constantly. all. Party give more farsigliUid and courageous world leadership for fu- i tnre peace and American security, malH UH viclinu I —Harold Sta«eK. >JACOBY ON BRIDGE Shift to Diamonds Was a Real Boner By OSWAIJ) JACOBY Written for NEA Service "I certainly thought I was going to beat that hand," sighed Hard Luck Joe. Maybe he should have, and maybe you can find his mistake. Joe opened the king of hearts from the NORTH (D) ¥9< * AQ7 + A K 10 8 2 WEST EAST 4KQ32 44 VAKQJ85 1M0632 » 81 «9632 + 8 47543 SOUTH A AJ 1098 North 4QJ9 Both sides vul. Cut South Wot 1 * Pass 1A 3V Pass Pass ? 4 P»M 4 * Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Pasj Opening lead—VK It's pretty sad when a man tal a responsible government job, refuses to answer questions be*I cause of fear'of self-incrimina. lion. It's sadder in donvestia life. Some husbands h«re tried it out They'd have been better on if they'd answered their 1 wjves in the first place. ® NCA Cover Girl Antw«rJoPrtvrou» Pun)*) HORIZONTAL 51 Also 1 Cover girl, 53 Gltl ' s name 54 European MacDonnell river , • . 5 Her likeness !5 Arrival (ah.) appeared 56 Mohammedan on many priest magazine 57 D 'n« covers 58 UN official 8 She was " 59 Promontory Television of VERTICAI. 1 Leg joint 2 Shout 3 Misplace 4 Makes into law 5 Draft animal 6 Exist 7 Colonizer* 8 King with I Pis West hand, and continued with the ace of hearts. South rutted the second hcnrt with the eight of spades and calmly returned the nine of spades. Joe thought about playing a low spade In tlie hope that hts partner could beat the nine, but he eventually saw through the trap and won the trick with the queen of apadei. Since dummy <vu cut o! 12 Gaseous element 13 Mineral rocX 14 Unoccupied 15 Bride of Lohengrin 16 Soak flax 17 Darling IBChoosesb* ballot 20 Hoboes 22 Pedal digit 23 Fairy fort 24 Wave top 27 Crimson 28 High mountain 31 Rowing tool 32 Peel 33 New (comb, form) 34 Onager 35 Red planet 3 6 Pitch 37 Southern general 38 Anger 39 German river 41 Frozen water 42 has photogenic qualities 43 Depress 46 She Is n panelist on 8 TV show hosted by Nagel 50 On the sheltered side golden touch 9 The same 10 Blow with open hand 11 Weights of India 19 Small child 21 Be borne 24 Fuel 25 Demolish 26 Gaelic 27 Uncommon 28 Against 29 Slender 30 Minute skin opening 32 Pertaining to parents 35 Small rodents 39 Greek letter ' 4015th century' headdrej* 41 Notions 42 Twenty 43 Bargain evtiX 44 Athena 45 Slight ,; depression $ 47 Italian city { 48 Brazilian I macaws ! 4 9 River barrier! 52 Boundary (co.-nb. form) (

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