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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 5, 1948
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PACK SOT BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TO* COURIER NEWS CO. B. V OAIMEB, PUUiontt JAMES L. VERHOCFF Editor D fete NtttooaJ MvcrtULni Representative* iilM* Wiimer Co, New Vork, Cbjcago, Detroit, PubttstwcT Bier) Alternoon Except Sunday fettrn M second clu* nutter at the pott- otfct at BlythesUle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gnst, October ». 1917. Served by the United Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: *! carrier in U» city ot Bljthe»ill* or urj Miburb*n town where currier tervlct U tntln- Utned, SOc per week, or Uc per month By null wtthln • radius of SO miles. »4..00 iier yew. »290 for sis month*, tl.OO (or three month*; bj mail ouUlde SO mil* KK». 110.00 per r**r to mdranc*, Meditation Ml sitUlh alone and keei«eth illence, because IK hath torne U upon him.—l.m«Utloiu 3:t». • • • It ht* been »ald with Goms meaning thai It men would but rest In silence they might always bear the music of the spheres.—Arthur Helps, Darbs A man too important In his own way is usually in the way of others. * * * Me»t \ountstrrs who stick strictly to their practicing on the piano'usually go far, says a teacher. We hope H>! * * » For a lot of people who recently cleaned up their Income t.~~, now is a good time to roll out the barrel. Home In happier when little thlnis are running anwn* the house, savj * piutor. How about A new auto is likely to cease being a thing of beauty when it is a Joyride forever. Good Government Needs Interest of Taxpayers Blytheville voters tomorrow will help, or hinder, the city's future, depending oh the interest shown in the municipal election where important issues, in addition to .the selection of municipal officials, are to be decided at the polls. If only a few electors go to the polls they m»y be able to exercise their will oyer the majority in a city of more than ISjOOO inhabitants. Minority rule never is a good policy, even in a democracy. ..-..Seeking to encouiage greater public . interest in the management, of tlie public's business, Mayor Jackson and tha City Council have caused to be submitted to the electorate the final decision on whether Blytheville should install parking meters as a means of solving a troublesome parking problem. Parking meters may, or may not be the solution. The issue has many angles. Tht City Council has expressed its belief that the meters will improve the situation, and by passage of the ordinance authorizing the use of meters the aldermen have pledged the best efforts of the city government to place the meters Where they are needed and then see to it that the system is operated to the good of the citizens as a whole, But the city officials express a tle- zire to be democratic and not force a new tax—for parting meters impose new financial burdens on motorists—upon the people of Blytheville snd Hie thousands of residents in the city's trade area unless it meets with approval of the taxpayers to wliom they arc responsible. Hence the filing of a referendum petition which resulted in the placing of the parking meter proposal on tomorrow's ballot. Vote for it, or against il «nd let your vote reflect your best judgment, but by all means vote. . There are two other proposals on the ballot in addition to the names of candidates for city offices. One calls for a one-mill tax against Blytheville property to provide more ade- _ quat« support of the public library. The other gives residents of Blythe ville a voice in whether the city is "t o Uk« in adjacent areas and substantially increase the number of taxpayers and citizens to whom the city officials will be responsible for their conduct in office. _ Tomorrow's election still would be an .< important election if the selection of , f unici P«l officials was the only issue. . ; As » result of the balloting the city - £ will h«ve « new clerk. The incumbent is H ' £u«r*1_ lng • r t!L ec J lon and IllV s"««sor T must be picke^ from a field of two wrnhdates. The office to be filled is one « the moat important municipal posts "i any, city; .J 8 * 3 ^^ 11 * dtizens will show tlieir '; in government tomorrow by their presence at the polls. Three thousand ballots have been printed. Kvery one of them should be used. Not Exactly Synonymous An article on the Department of Labor's 35th anniversary, in the United Mine Workers Journal, discovers a paradox: While the labor movement lias grown . stronger, it says, "the government department established to be Its spokesman was becoming weaker." It seems to us that the article's author leaves room for argument when he assumes that promoting: the wage earners' welfare is tile same thing as being spokesman for the labor movement. And when one thinks how well some of the labor movement's leaders have promoted that welfare— like the UMWs own Join: L. Lewis at (lie present time—the assumption borders on the ridiculous. VIEWS OF OTHERS Property Tax Limits No Strait-Jacket There's a squawk every little while about the limits on properly lax rales fixed by our state constitution. We are told that this celling on rates put* local government In a slrail-jackel; keeps the cities and counties Irom giving their people the things they need. And you gather .from these eruptions that Arkansas is backwardly dilfcrent. from other states In such wicked crimping of local government. But the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council rompa all over that notion In a study It made of our state taxes. We hope the boys who moan so much about our property tax ceilings are llstenin 1 . The Council says that the rate limits in Arkansas are "very high In comparison with the limits imposed in some other sUtcs," and "all but 10 ot the states have some sort or property tax limit." In Ohio, the study s«ys, no more than 10 mills may be levied by all uniU of government combined, without approval of the voters. In Oklahoma, there Is a similar limit ot 15 mills. Alabama has an over-all limit of 26 mills; Michigan one ol 15 mills, plus debt service requirements. In contrast, Arkansas local government can levy a total or 31 mills, and the state up to 10 /mills, along with special county and city millages for'libraries, hospitals, municipal pensions, debts, and other such item». What was that again about Arkansas local government being ' In a property-lax strait-jacket? Well, it la—but not one made by our Constitution. The strait-jacket is In our political assessment system, under which property valuations have lagged far behind the state's growth, and actually are lower now than they were 20 years ago. It's the assessment machinery that needs modernizing—by an appropriate constitutional amendment. Ttie Council found that assessments are only JO per cent of actual values. They are supposed to be 50 per cent, ir they were 30 per cent, the council says, the general and road funds of local government, and the schools, would get somewhere around five million dollars more; if 40 per cent, around 10 millions. Bond and special inillages would tilso bring in more—and could be reduced, or ihe debts retired sooner. Here is a remedy for the poverty ol local government mid school districts. These officials have a poor case for complaint as long as they are willing to wear the low-assessment strait-Jacket, which they have made for themselves. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SO THEY SAY And Don't Forget Me, Come Next November. MONDAY, APRIL 5, 1948 Truman s Critics Unfair When They Reprimand Him for Wanting to Pay Off Debts Made by FDR NKA W.S, n 'V." 'corespondent ' Sh^reS.^UIn'S 'nor"cctt'rv I S^, " '"»•» * h * th « °"«™> WASHINGTON ( NE A) - This i that i- now i?limY £, ^ country Palestine policy should not have beating that President W's. i SV. ^rw'JSf derT^ \he ^-VW-.^tlon h« never Truman gel* Is real,, something ! President is threatened by revolt of wwrif'i T u add , up lhc crimcs • flom withln his <"*'" p«'y of which he is accused thcv amount ' .1. , to simply this: "mown, . Truman's proposals for UMT and worked. It. took guts to admit this policy wasn't working and that a mistake had been made. But Is I here any reason why a foreign pot- icy shouldn't be abandoned if it isn't working? While the Marshall Plan was criticized because it asked for too high. .2) Thai n-aHona, 7e7en; e E he7,d"v? ^-"^"T^T'atrT^ "^ ^ 1™™'* Chlnl »°** which shou c ML a "V n r montfv ! ln aliy delete pro^m^^ iron, borrowing. ' ° Ut °' tms - »° l j ^fi^™™ orde"^rTe I ^ "« =><"« *en «*» People who object to this policy 'Planes or tanks or guns unle=s there cl>n!u - ;;on °" Just what American are in a funny position. They used i is trained manpower to run them po ! cy towards China has been or is. to criticize Roosevelt because 'ie ' The President has now announced General Marshall went lo ran up the debt. Now they criticize I that he will send a special message 1 9 a as am °assador, it was to t * •:<Truman because he yvants to pay '•. i to Congress on military preoared- a coahtl °" 0( Nationalists and -"'-'• ness. He has been criticized becan.r. Con «»"»ists. When he came back He has ^en opposed lo.. tax cut j 1,,^^^=^' r^rve? % ThafT. ^« use , h .e W'evcs: (1) criticized with about the same d,: rerlurn .h! ,- eb , t - Sh ° Uld be grce of «»^<™5'- The President h£h L-n %i , " at '°" al lncome » « Pa»»ed by his opponents because high. L2) That national riefrnsp k ' l,« HM.,'. „,<. r— ... _:_ THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin r. Jordan. M. D. Written for NEA Service Up to 1926 perniclou.5 anemia was ilghly fatal. The victim of tills disease of unknown cause lived on the average only a little over three rs after the onset. Today death from pernicious anemia in the properly treated patient Ls rare. Pernicious anemia was described n 1865 by an English physician i»med Thomas Addlson. His description of the disease In untreated patient* still atands. and this condition U often called Addison's memla. The victim of pernicious anemia las difficulty in telling when the symptoms Jlrst started because they develop so gradually. Usually the 'irst feeling is lack of pep. The 'ace becomes pale, the whites of the eyes look pearly, the muscles ;eem to be flabby, the pulse Is soft and Urge but has a slight jerk when th« person Is excited. How- Dtarutb U Made When the disease goes untreated, the paleness becomes worse and ; vorse. A small amount of swelling ' s likely to develop around the an- cles, and the appetite falls. Eventually the sickness may become so ere that the patient cannot even -at from bed. A diagnosis \ s made principally 'o the result* of an examination of the blood »nd the absence ot acid In stomach secretion When diagnosis Ls made early ind liver treatments started proinp- :1y, the results are almost always jood. Liver by Injection or by mouth Is standard treatment today. Liver will prevent the progress of the disease and restore the vigor of those afflicted with this kind of anemia. • » • Note Dr. Jordan Is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently asked questions In his column • • * QUESTION: What causes buzzing and ringing sounds In my right ear? ANSWER: The condition may be in the ear itself, it may be imaginary, or It may come from some general condition, such as hiRh blood pressure. Whether it can be cured depends upon what is causing the trouble. off as fast as The President thinks there ought • he nas Proposed only economic aid to be » federal law ngainst lynching I '? r Western Europe—not military If the President now calls for people. He thinks the poll tax should be abolished as a requirement for voting in federal elections. Only seven of the 48 states still have poll taxes. The President thinks there should be a Permanent Fair Employment Practices Commission to prevent as secretary of slate it was with tha feeling thai, coalition wouldn't work. This position has now been clarified by statements from the President and Secretary Marshall. The cosily ,n£T.\ton,r«"™m'.nt Ts ^^SX^J*' ssrzzix sr '.ra,sss? I - -«- "- S^rSE --- -- ™ ^.^.^..w , Jacturing capacity. Under such in-i 'unfair" discrimination. Not all rib- creased demand prices are apt lo be I, criminnlion—just "unfair" discrim- torced still higher. Last November | j. All these s ley are—are i l .. .. ., . •? he vac!l - ination. He thinks Jim Crowism the President asked for authority should be eliminated on intcrsta:e to Put emergency controls on prices transportation. He doesn't say on ' where needed. His opposition sa:d local buses and street cars — Just I he wonted set up a police state. His --..„ -.iinian foreign policy. But what is a man to do if he has made a mistake? Keep on making it? Or admit that he has been wrong and then try something different? those which cross state lines. """ j program" has'go't no "place"' He h« I "'v.,'^ T7tVm»n"h.«"i^ > 'f' ! , < "it • Other Proposals on the r»n been lambasted all over the lot-tor I „.,,,, ,^T tr "'" a " h " hls fau "'' " For these four and sU more gen- Anting to prevent further i.ifla- I ^ S^wTlS! l°" ifU^ "' criticized the most, it's a little difficult to see how he deserves all the cral civil rights proposals like admitting Hawaii and Alaska lo statc- ticm. The President is also takine ticnlarly on Palestine. There are hood, giving District of Columbia „,;„„„ ly ul , rmraunc. -mere are cttiaam the right lo vote and ad- shellacking on foreign policy, par—!H!^!*."'"'"'"'^* * • t!!**'"^*'"''""'* **'* •" ••• "i^T IN HOLLYWOOD ~ 1 - ing to the grapevine, Rosalind Russell lost that Oscar to Loretta Young by only three votes. The U. S. position ion Palestine) is dictated by oil imperialism and oil politics. A second Munich is under way—Henry Wallace. « * * One of our great national weaknesses Is that we don't rely on our professional people. Folks who know nothing about a siibject demand a right to Judge.—Dr. Edward U. Condon, director. Bureau of Standards. * * * We have enough committees now. Action, not words, is wanted. Inaction only encourages Arab incursions and bloodshed. This "is further evidence of U. S. fumbling and (alntncss of heart.—Rep. E. Ccller (D) of New York, commenting on UN delegate Austin's request for another Palestine committee. » » » President Truman feels, with Mark Twain, that the first thing to reform Is the habits uf other people. Bob Taft feels that ihe first thing to reform is |h e habits of government.—Mrs. Martha Taft. * . . It I am one or the weakest links in the notion's alomic security th:s is gratifying Information, because r m absolutely reliable and thereto^ we have nothing i o worry about. The nation can relas.—Dr. Edward U. Condon, director National Bureau of Slandards. The United States couldn't tight its way out of a paper bag. u 1s ma klng no military preparations, cHhcr.-Scn. George Malone (R) of Nevada, asserting ERP amounts practically to a declaration of war. * * « Those who think the time has conic when we can be appeased and chivvied and kicked around with impunity arc making the mistake of their Ivcs.-Lord Pakcnham, government spokesman hi the House of Lords. BY ERSKIXE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, (NEA1-H could : Apt. C. because the colors In D he in- be "Mourning Becomes Elcctra" , sisted. didn't suit Paulett^s oer °' C °" bU ' accord - so ™'» '' her collecuor, of pain I ' • •-- - *"""• ings. I should have such a thought- .'ul landlord! Care's Ambassador i.'' She plays a teacher who murders one of her pupils. Lucky for producer Hal IVallis, he had Lorelta's name on the (lotted line for the picture before the Academy results were announced. Otherwise, she mi?hl have cost him another S3C.OCO. That's the value placed on Oscar by Hollywood agents lo a star's box- office. It's definite that the Theater Guild will produce Jean Pierre Au- monts p' a >' "The Emperor of China" on Broadway In the fall. Jean will star and direct, with the possibility of Katie Hepburn as his co-star. Speaking of Katie's, she's magnificent In "State of the Union." Clnudcttc Colbert must be tearing out her hair over turning down the part in favor of "Sleep, My Love." particular punishment now being heaped upon him. S^SSrSS-MSlt**"*"'*--*'*''*"*"*"*"*"*-* McKENNEY " ON BRIDGE iastic about anything. "It was great," she said, "lo be doitip something without an angle ' —kids don't have angles." The Plight of Italy, she said, is ap-nlling. The towns tht were bombed arc' still in ruins, with even the rubble still in the streets. "I've seen CARE's ! work first hand." Paulcttc salci, i 1 and believe me it deserves every- ' one's support." Juno Allyson and nick Powell arc hearted for a vacation In France and England. . l,ana Turner is slated for a bijr bonus from Papa Mayer to compensate for lhat Injury shr received on Hie set of "The Three Musketeers." Dinah Shore i« radio's No. I singer again by the top polls, despite ] Small Card Set Up With Vienna Coup By William K. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NE.\ Service _S'atistics show that more tha:i 15,CCO,(JCt> people in the United States play bridge, yet there is only one biigde magazine, The Brid"~e World. In !hc February issue I read an article entitled "Angus Carries the Ball" by A. E. Armstrong of Glendale. Calif., and It brought out A most interesting Vienna Coup The Vienna Coup is a difficult squeeze play. Generally you cash (in ace, deliberately setting up the king for Slojtle-SIan Promised but not hoped tor by Mickey Rooncy: His role of songwriter Larry Hart in "Words snd Jnnet Blair nnd Lou Busch who ought to know, deny those divorce I rumors. . . . Looks like Susan I * A K J 5 ^ t 3 » K 1037 4 4 VKQ97 65 -12 ^ iVonc *K32 k AJ 4 N W E S ' Dealer AQKG4 3 V J8 • 62 + 10975 * 107 1 f A 10 » A Q J 8 5 3 + Q86 Rubber— E-U Opening — » K vul. 5 White House Guards Balk Man Seeking Meal With President 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — Receiving more than twice as many votes as all of his four opponents together, Cecil Shane won a run-aaay victory in yesterday's mayoral election. The vot« was: Shane all; E. J. Browne 239- Neill Reed 139; Ben Elliott 29; 'o. B. Boone 14. J. C. Noah Li spending a week in Clarksdale, Miss. J. Nick Thomas Jr. of Memphis spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Nick Thomas. By Harman W. Nichols United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, April 5(UP)_ The White House Guards wer« having a little trouble with the man who wanted to stay for lunch. He said, by golly, he was a taxpayer and the big house on Pennsylvania Avenue was as much his as the next, one's. And if he felt like staying and having a bite of lunch with the president he would Supper too, maybe. The guards explained patiently that, for one thing. Mr. Truman wasn't at home at the moment. He was in Williamsburg, Va seeing Governor Bill Tuck and being honored by William and Mary College. Mrs. Truman and Margaret went along. The guards finally talked the man Into getting back In line and moving along with the rest in the daily tourists' sight-seeing trip. The huge Irongates are opened to the public at 10 A.M. each day except Monday and stay open un- lil noon. Yesterday, half an hour before 10, several hundred persons were lined up four abreast alone East Executive Avenue. Standing in front of one was a pleasant little gray-haired ladv sporting a hat clustered with pin* feathers. She was. followed by three small boys she called Morton, Martin and Milton, aged about 9, 7 and 5. She told the lady in front of her she had traveled all the way from Arkansas with the kids to see Ihe cherry blossoms and other sights around the capital. The lady in the pink hat pointed out the things of interest as the line moved along. The magnolia tree right outside the entrance to the East wing. The picture on the ground floor of Abe Lincoln one of Mrs. Calvin Coolidge and other of John Adorns, the second president. Next, up the steps and into th« beautiful East room, scene of many official functions. Morton spied the big grand piano In the coner as the line passed and asked his mommy in a !otid voice if that's where Mr. Truman practices the Missouri Waltz." Mommy supposed so. On into the Green Room and Martin held up the line while he held a short conference with the. guard. He wanted to know if the president was allowed to keep all the pretty furniture and china when he moved out of the White House? And do people really eat off the dishes and sit on the chirs or are they just there to impress nosey little boys- from Arkansas. The guard assured the lad that Indeed there had been a lot of eating and sitting done in those very rooms. How long you been around this place, mister?" Martin asked. The guard said a long time-since the days of Cal coolidge. "Which president do you like ths best?" Martin wanted to know. The guard said, wait a minute young fellow, that wouldn't be nice to say. they were all nice fellows. "Well." piped up little Milton, "if presidents are such fine guys, why ain't they got any Ice cream around the place?" Mommy got Milt by the ear and the line moved along. The guard looked relieved. Farley Is Democratic Leaders' First Choice As Truman Running Mate WASHINGTON, April 5. (UP) — Former Postmastei General James A. Parley i s the No. ] choice of Democratic leaders tor the party's vice presidential nomination, ac- the jack of clubs Is cashed. South lelains the eight-spot, md East ha; the ten-nine Declarer starts to run his diamonds. Souih sets down to the ten of spades, eight of diamonds and eight of clubs, with the king-jack of spades and four of clubs in dummy. East is left with the queen- eight of spades and ten of clubs. Then South leads the eight of diamonds and discards dummy's club. If East drops the ten of clubs the Vienna Coup is completed and declarer's eight is good. If East lets go the clgM of spades, South will lead his spade, go up with dummy's king, picking off East's queen, and the Jack of spades will win the last trick. Pupils at Harrison High Contribute to Red Cross Children from the Harrison High School Saturday reported *1650 for Red Cross financial campaign, which brings the negro contributions, under the leadership of Chairman Will Moss, to a final total of 5529.05. Powerful Kilowatt The work in just one kilowatt hour of electricity equals the energy expanded in climbing to the top of the Washington Monument 35 times. cording to a special Sunoco (NBC) poll. The poll covered delegates to the 1944 Democratic National Convention. Some 546 of the 1.176 delegates replied. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was second choice for President Truman's running mate, and Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney. D., Wyo!, and Rep- Sam Rayburn, D., Tex., tied for ihlrd. Screen Star ' HORIZONTAL i 1,5 Pictured ' nctor 10 Proportion 11 Iterate 13 Underworld god VERTICAL 1 Card game 2 Preposition 3 Tear 4 Pronoun 5 Hold firmly 6 Repose 14 Prig in diction 7 Appropriate 21 He is a motion 35 Hireling 16 Cured pork 18 Sacred bull 20 Transported 21 Smoking device 22 Punitive 24 Places of dialog, i John Garficld's perccntaKC on the profits of "Body and Soul" will docs a)1 hor cmMnif ,„ one |n ncl . next, "Weep No More." . —.-,--.. - heckler from i the audience at Slapsy Maxie's by asking him if he was Egyptian. That I man said he was. "1 thought so." cracked Ben. "they always bury their dead standing up." Paulctle Goddard was moving from Apt- D to Apt. C In Mitch Lolscn's fancy Shoreham apartments. Lciscn had just redecorated Pemiscot Ginnings CARUTHERSVILLE. Mo.. April 5. —Total cotton gimirncs for 1947 for Pemiscol County were 02.926 bales, according to a report released lasY week by Floyd Wilks, special = ! the opponents, then squcccze them out of il. making your queen good But in today's hand declarer scls up a small card. Armstrong gives no bidding, but [ScuHi plays the !iand at seven dia- niono's. No-.v \vat:n t!-.e play. I The lead of the king of ; hearts is won by South wi;.'i the ace. A trump U led to dummy's king and j Hie ace nf shades c?shed. A trump I l.s played to declarer's ace, the len of ho-irls crumped in dummy and I Xow we come to the interesting i Play. South leans the queen of clubs, West covers and dummy wins. Then 10 Mature •12 Bound 13 Dips in water IS Sun god 17 Disorder 23 Sleep noisily ig Small fi.-h 26 Sour substances 27 Down 2B That tiling 29 Soul h American mammal 32 Care for 36 Portents 37 Horses' gails 38 Musical inslrtinient 39 Poor district 43 English school 44 United StMcs of America (ab.) 45 Ideal state 47 Hail! 48 Rubs out SO Aver 52 Food regimens 53 Withered 8 Compass p«>iiU star 9 South Pacific 23 Sly glances island 24 Holy person 2!) Balsam 30 His films — 3D Printing term 40 Deprivation j 41 Higher ! 42 Feminine titled 45 Employ many people 46 Consumed 31 Small bomb 40 Three-toed 33 Turn sloth 34 Healingdevirc 51 Are.i measure

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