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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ..THE BLYTHEVU-i-E COURIER NEWS . „ TUB CCX7IUZR NEWS OO. H. W UAINES, Pubiiihtl I JAMES L. VBRHOEM', Editor .-, PAUL D. HUUAK Advertilng tUucer '''' Salt National Advertising Representatives: ** Wailao* Witmet Co, New Sfork, Chicago, Detroit. Bveiy Afternoon Except Sunday (stereo u second class matter *t the port- at Blytheviile, Arkansas, under act ot Con- October ». HIT. Served by the United Pro* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: , By earner in the city ol BlytnevlUe or any tubuiban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month . By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, $4.00 per •r year, 12.00 (or six months. $1.00 fir three months; h; mail outside 60 mile tone, $10.00 per year o payable in advanc*. .Meditation j And the fW>or» shall be full ot wheat, and the .fall thall «verflow with wine >nd oil.—Joel 2'.24. rL * « • " If I have enough for myself and family, I am •teward only for myself; It I have more, I am » •leward of that abundance lor others.—George Herbert. Barbs Now Is a fine time for politicians to buy two hats— one to toss Into the rinj, the other to talk ' through. • * • An Indiana judge says unimportant thinns make lM\ leave home. Sounds like a slap at the men. * ' + « The house shortage is preventing a lot of peoplr *rom being moved by the piano music next door. * * r Two w«k« on the xandj and 50 on the rocks la That the average vacation adds up to. * • • Ask who Is the eldest, If you want to silence a group of women. • Income Tax Reduction I May Be Short-Lived i } Thus far we haven't run into any} one who isn't delighted at the prospect ; of paying a smaller income tax, or no IPX ! at all. At the same time there seems to ! be a tendency to look this welcome and ' attractive gift horse in the mouth. For —-the future is not so unpredictable but E that it suggests that the gift horse may 5" have a brief life expectancy. '•A The pros and cons of tax reduction *?j have been argued at length in the hist wr. couple, of years. A lot of good reasons •ft have been\advanced for cutting them — j^ most of which boil down to the fact' that, "as producers or consumers, we could do something more economically construc: tiye with our money than pay these tre- ;••" mendous income taxes. At the same time there is a whop'_ ping national debt to be paid off. And the often-cited danger that more spending money might add to inflationary pressures can't simply be brushed aside. Most important, perhaps, are the •; emergencies now unforeseen or, if foreseen, not acted upon. : __ Unless Soviet-American relations ^ • suddenly become suffused with sweet- m ness and light, or unless our opposition t to a pugnacious Russia is to consist only " of words, this country is going to have to spend some money. The ERP spending may be only tlie beginning. If we re- „ build our Air Force into a first-class -^ military arm, and construct ships, and fill out the ranks, of the Army, and step up our military research program it, *>• wouldn't take long to use up that $4,«•*. 800,000,000 that has been lopped off the - tax bill, ^** It took considerable courage on I'resi- dent Truman's part to call attention lo some of these unpleasant facts of financial life. !n an election year of general tf t» strengthen them—even if it mcuns that the government will be taking us big a bite out of our iwcketbaaks as it is today. SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1948 High-level Policy Needed It would appear from Uie highly cautious statements of Secretary of the Army Royall that the State Department has decided to leave policy decisions to General Clay In the recent unpleasantness with the Russians in Berlin,, The great danger in suth flare-ups is that a few careless, angry shots might undo the most careful diplomatic calculations and set off a spark that could lead to war. Even elementary prudence would suggest that the State Department handle the methods of coping with these incidents—especially at a time when diplomatic and military policies often seem inseparable and indistinguishable. VIEWS OF OTHERS Our Weak Defenses prosperity such talk amounts to political t| heresy. Your average politician would no >* more object to tax reductions in a normal election year than he would object to f . the sanctity of the American ';.ome or the institution of motherhood. Yet there is the lurking suspicion that maybe this isn't the ideal lime to cut taxes, after all. So maybe we all would be wise to plan a short harvest season in the financial field. Let's have fun with our extra : > money, or be prudent with it. But let's jack up our standard of living or em- - bark on any grandiose ventures with the assurance that our net incomes are going to be permanently higher. The presidential election is seven months away. And when it's over don't ' s be too surprised if the -party that con* trols Congress— and which party doesn't K make much difference— should take a s look around and quietly start to talk B about restoring the lax cut. One thing seems reasonably sure. If we need to build up the country's de- lenses in November as badly as we need *? to now, every taxpayer should feel more vjv ««forUbl« if Con*r«M votes money to ' Army day this year came as uic grimmest, of .reminder that the only certain protection In the world today for a peace-loving people is in girding their loins to such security that no nation wiil he so foolish as to attack Ihcm or their forces wherever they may be. Since the last observance of Army day there has been a great change In lhe attitude of the American people atid their Congress toward adequate provision for our defense forces. Last year at tills time, selective service and universal military training had very few supporters in lhe House and Senate. Now the i>rosj>ect Is for quick action on selective service, with military training coming along soon after. A year ago, the disunion WHS still to pare and trim on other clcmcuts in the arm^d services. Today plans are being laid for-the greatest air force the world has ever seen. Events of recent months and of recent weeks In particular. Including the pressure the Russians have applied In Berlin and the Czech coup, have awakened the United States to the weakness of our lines of defense. While there is no comfort anywhere in the troop deployment table which Chief of Staff Bradley presented to the Senate Armed Services Committee, one situation is particularly dangerous. This Is our strength, or rather lack of It, In Alaska. The total of our soldiers m our northernmost defense area is 7000 and the air-power In the region Is "perhaps fewer than 100 fighter planes." A force of this small slie would have little or no dunce In the event of an airborne invasion of Alaska. It is not enough to protect our own Insufficient air Installations, to say nothing of being able to act swiftly In eftective retaliation. Gen. Bradley's proposal to double the troop strength in Alaska is modest enough. As the country comes lo realize that an Invasion from Russia would come over the lop of the world and down through Alaska into lhe heart of Amirica, sentiment for making Alaska an armed bulwark will grow. The United States IS forlun&le to have this vast area as a region of first defense in the Northwest, we should make the most of it as a factor for the picscrvation of peace. Our strength In Europe, also cited by Gen. Bradley, is also lamentably weak. A large proportion are service troops and, In any case, they arc dispersed In many places strung out from Bremen in North Germany to Trieste. Ouv main force in lhe American zone In Germany is a conslabulary of some 25,000 which operates chiefly as a police organization. Mcst of its members lack combat experience and their training has been in la\v enforcement rntlier tlinn in defense tactics. This unit would be absolutely helpless in the face ol modern warfare. Our strength In Germany should be increased lo make two Important impressions: First, on the Germans that nre in Western Germany lo stay as long as necessary; mid second, on the Russians that they will be wljc to stay out. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. Sf> THEY SAY Who's Freezing Out Whom? New York Woman Wonts Tax Cn Lipstick Dispensed With Some Supporters of Eisenhower Still Believe General Might Accept Presidential Nomination NEA Staff Correspondent , slances ' .statement that Ike "under no con- WASH1NOION. (NBA) - Just' After he had holed out one over cclvable circumstances" would ac- about lhe only person who Is not par Ike said, "By the way, Floyd, cept a Democratic bid getting nil excited about the re- don't bother calling me every time ( Parks now explains that his sUte- newed "Elsenhower for President,". you get a call about this president , ment became slightly changed boom seems to be the general him- i talk - You know how 1 feel and what i somewhere, so that the reader got self. " I ' navc always said. You know Since he retired as chief of sl.-rtf i wrat to tc " them." of the Army, he's been taking life' TliaL wns before the Eisenhower pretty easy. Most of his time has < do °m had become so intense, how- been spent leisurely dictating his; cvcr book, based on his war memoirs. I Finder Thought He Had Words flow so easily from him, the j fy ' cw l"f"rmatlcn j under certain circumstances-Find- first draft, is almost finished Be- i '" " ie wantimc. Leonard V. : er challenged Parks' statement glv- fore It goes lo the publishers, how- Finder, publisher of the Manchester j en to the reporter, ever, the facts are going to he : (N - HJ Evening Leader, the man I .General Paries now frankly admits checked against official Army re- i wll ° S ot Ule now-famous "I Won't' that he did not talk to Eisenhower cords. The general Is a stickler for 1 Run " letter from Ike, believed that before he gave out the statement the Impression that those were were Ike's own words. Publisher Stuck to Hlj Opinion Confident that his own Information was correct—that Eisenhower | would accept the Democratic draft THE DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. I). Written for NEA Service In 19C8 a remarkable man named Elic Metchnlkoff was awarded pan ol the Nobel Prize because of , ills research work on Immunity, or I resistance to disease. Long bsfoie this, ot course. It was well known '.hat some people contracted certain diseases more easily than oilier* »nd tint some recovered more rapidly. Metchnlkoff tried to find out more about this. He concenttatiid on while blooel cells. He iound tint ihey can surround, swallow up and destroy certain disease germs. Tills action is one ol the most important defense measures which Ihe body ' has at iLs disposal. Indeed ordinary pus It, nude up largely of these white cells which have been attack- Ing and destroying invading germs. A Real Pioneer MetchntVoff was born in Russia in l»4i. He attended the Pasteur Institute In Paris when Pasteur lilnueli was director. There he carried out his painstaking studies. The body resists, not only with the white cells, but also with th<; liquid part ol the blood. This v,">. know now but because it was not understood so well in Metchmkoff'a time, Ills theory about the actions of the white ceils was violently opposed by some. Like many other research worl:- crs, he carried out studies on himself using such dangerous germs as that which causes cholera. He was a re»l pioneer. Based on such \vor!c as that carried on by Metchnikoff, modern medicjne has been able to build many methods of treatment and prevention. The best known oi these are 'the various vaccinations which have practically eliminated many scourges of the pust. * * • Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he wi!l answer one of the most frequently asked questions in his column. * • • QUESTION: What are the benefits ot the electrocardiogram or the pyelogram In cancer? ANSWER: The electrocardiogram measures electrical impulses in the heart and is of no pratieal value Jn detecting cancer. The pyelograra involves a method of seeing a portion 61 the urinary tract in and below the kidneys from an X-ray picture. This is of value in certain cases of cancer if it involves the regions visualized. I detailed Accuracy. he had gotten new information on about "no stances." He based upon his talk with Ike several conceivable clrcum- savs h« gave it out In addition to writing,'he's done lhe general's stand, in light ot re- a little portrait painting. His touch cent events. .. . . .. . isn't bad, they say. He 1ms avoided ; Finder prepared to Issue a stale- i weeks earlier on the golf course, public appearances as much as pos- ! mcnt that the general could be i And Parks still contends that EUen- sible and has courteously but firmly • drafted. General Parks, hearing of : hower hasn't changed his'position refused lo give newspaper inter- ' finders intentions to release a ] one lota from the day he expressed views or pose for pictures. i slatement, called Fimler and order- lit in the original letter to Finder. He's had K great . deal of fun ! ed him not to do so. | Parks is now sorry, however, that plnylng golf with Ills good friend..' Finder replied that he felt Jiistl- i he let himself be quoted as the MaJ.-Gcn. Floyd Parks, Army In- fietl In issuing such a statement, ; spokesman. He hr.s been formation chief. Both shoot In the ; as long as it expressed his own Nigh flO's. It wns a conversation on opinion and riirin't quote the gene- the eighth hole ot the Army-Navy. r«l i" any manner. Country Club course several weeks' 'Hint same afternoon, a reporter ago which led to the controversy• called Parks and asked him lhe over the recent clnim thnt the gene- ' sainc question about whether Biral wouldn't accept a Democratic senhowcr hud changed his stand in 4 State* to Honor Kentucky Pioneer FRANKFORT, Ky. <UP)—Kentucky's general assembly has petitioned the national government and the state governments to join with Kentucky, west Virginia, virgin!* »nd Tennessee and celebrate in 193O the exploits of Dr. Thomas Walker. Walker built the first cabin in Kentucky put up by a white, man. Dr. Walker headed a company of By Hirman W. Nichols (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPJ — Lipstick Is awful stuff, particular], on the collar of a white shirt. You are indebted to a Mrs. Veron- lea Dengel of Mount Vernon, N. Y., for today's sermon. She calls herself a beauty engineer, whatever that is, and is the head gal of th« American Woman's Institute. Mrs. Dcngal, being B woman, la not opposed to the red label, or red menace. The grease that our ladies smear on their lips. Her contention is that it's about time that Congress, or somebody, quits calling lipstick a luxury. As Mrs. D. looks at 11, lip rou?« is something no woman can afford to be without. Therefore, a necessity like meat and potatoes and carrots and husbands. The beauty engineer is so worked up on the Question she Is going lo do something about it. She wrote In to say she's about to launch a nationwide campaign to put the well-known skids under what she calls the "synthetic" tax on "essential beauty items." She's written a sort of open letter to Mrs. America, asking every woman in the land to go to the nearest dime store and pick up a bar of lipstick and mall it straight to tile White House. To Mr. Tru-ti man, our president, In protest against the tax. Do the men folks, she asks with a measure of logic, pay a tax on shaving cream? No. Can a wite expect her old man to bring home the check at eventide if she shows up at breakfast with pale lins? Hardly. Mrs. Dengel maintains that the government took advantage of poor, weak womankind during the war, catching them wilh their patriotism down, as it were. The big shoU sneaked in and slapped on that luxury tax. It all simmers down (o a couple of important things, in Mrs. D'a book. 1). American women are beautiful and American men want 'cm to stay that was—it lipstick will do it. 2'i_ How can Communism sprout and get a decent foothold here In our lovely land in the midst of all of this female loveliness? That's a good question. Mrs. Dengel will make you i bet at fat odds. Squeegee the lipstick off our women folks for three days running and what would you have? A depressed, dispirited nation, that's what. Her quotes, not mine- Beauty, still quoting, is a ba of courage. The brave woman who majored In pulchritude engineering In college doesn't like to get nasty mean just lo prove a point. But she would like to point out, she said, to that, man on Pennsylvania Avenue who just built himself a new balcony, that women vote. The overworked mailmen at the White House have been advised of the deluge of mail—lipstick—that's coming their way to mess up their headquarters. -.Chances are they aren!t very.hap- py about the situation. Most of 'em probably are married men. who wear white shirts, themselves. deluged _ by letters saying that Ike would too men — including Ambrose Poweli, serve, if he were drafted by the William Tomlinson, Colby Chew, people. And, apparently, the people who count are putting more stock in Finder's opinion than they are Parks'statement, because the draft- draft as presidential Candidate un- ' light of recent events, it was to I Elsenhower boom Is continuing under "any conceivable circum- this query that Parks made the flat 1 abated. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA1—Ecconcil-1 film star before she retired iatlon rumors are flying. Friends i marry Wayne, of Jane Wyman and Ronald Rca-I Here's .Ifornan gan are more confident now that Aside lo Howard Hughes: "More i they will eventually make up. Lat- i trouble for your movie, "Vendetta." csl talk nbout Rita Hayworth and | A French movie now showing In Orson Wells Is that Rita is headed '< Paris is titled. "Vendetta." The UN Is not what it was Intended lo be. Us members are nol doing all they could be doing to make it work.—Trygvc Lie, UN secretary general. * * » In this Imperfect world, high principles and noble purposes are not enough. They must bo backed up with sufficient strength to make our voice heard—and heeded. The weak have little Influence.—Secretary of Defense Forrcslal. • » » Workers are again imced to demand wage Increases in order to provide their families with the minimum necessities, in order to nold their own In what industry has decided must be an economic free-for-all.Walter Rcuthcr, president, (JAW. * * * There's not much sense for politicians to talk about housing programs, taxes, economy measures, education as long as the question ot war is Imminent.—Mrs. Clare Doothe Luce, former Republican congresswoman from Connecticut. * • • We have arrived at that point in our economic development In this country where we must export or dry up.—Andre Moulon,, agcnl, Port of New Orleans. * * « Stalin docs not fear American dollars to fight communism, but he docs fear American dollars going into the most modern military preparedness.—Sen. Harry P. Byrd (D) of Virginia. * » » We do not want to do business with Russian- dommalcd countries.—Henry Ford II, head, Ford Motor Company. open the bidding third hand weaker than in any other position. Personally, I like to open any hand on _. I any good excuse in any position, ••and I think that the North hand ^ 0 I justifies an opening bid In any but fourth position. The next bidding problem is what to do with the East hand. In my opinion a pre-emptive bid of three spades would be too weak. East is off four quick cards, two in hearU So This is New York" has this t:ig: "We don't guarantee that you'll like this picture. But can you guarantee us that we'll like you?" for Rome soon in company with ! Henry Morgan's trailer which plugs Mrs. Jack Lighlcr, whose husband, formerly with the Mercury players, is now In Rome wilh Orson. So their reconciliation talk may no; be as far off as some Holly wood - itcs think. John Garficld giving out with Glenn Ford's contract will be up \ household hints on a home cconom- nt Columbia next year and the,'" nlrshoir Susan Hayward is studio is dangling a fat new one going all out for glamor via a ] In front of his agenls. But Glenn, wardrobe of Don Lopcr traffic-slop- i at (he moment, insists he'd like to I>i»!T rinds for her New York junket. | try free lancing (...Jackie Movan. the former kid and two in diamonds. But in view of South's pass there is no law against, West's having a trick or two. Therefore, not vulnerable. I am inclined to favor East's bid of four spades. South's opening lead of the o,ueen Henry Lawless and John Hughs — that set foot in what U now Kentucky, April 6, 1150. The house on the Cumberland River was near the present site of Barbourville. Dr. Walker's expedition in Kentucky antedated that of Daniei Boone by some twenty years. Because the route taken by Walker to and from his home at Charlottesville, Va.. traversed the state of Virginia, all four states are arranging to celebrate the occasion in 1950. Almond Hulls Found Useful for Food 15 Years Ago In Blytheville- Mr. and Mrs. Sam Orgel and son, Louis, of CaruthcrsviHe were the guests yesterday of Mr. and Mr». I. Rosenthal. Mr. and Mrs. J T. Hall have u their guest Mrs. Hall's sister, Mrs. Ethel Emmerson of Hernando. Miss. Mrs. outhrie King has returned from a week spent in Sikcston. Mo. Jimmie Boyd and his orchestra will furnish the music for the dance to be given tonight by the young men's club at Hotel Noble. The Washington Monument ii(| an obelisk of white marble, 555 BERKELEY, Cal. (OP) — Dried I feel S 1-2 inches high, 55fcet 1 1-8 almond hulls may be used in two new ways, according to Dr. W. V. Cruess, University of California food technologist. Cruess said the hulls may be usc;l inches square at the base. Ions of syrup or molasses. He said that besides syrup. th» Tilings I never thought I'd hear: I ot diamonds was allowed to hold. Everyone insists I'm "ruiiR about lhe Van Johnsons splilllne up, Inrluilini; Julie I'ark. Julie jusl made a nightgown for Kvie, on Van's order, embroidered with the inscription "To My Sivccls.' 1 . . . Alike Curtlz is going after rilhcr (.Jary Cooper or Jimmy Slcn'art for the lead In "The '43crs." star who clashed with lhe law recently. Is attempting a comeback by tourihT with western singer wally Tuttle. 1'diir cities mimed Vrmis (Florida. Nebraska, rcnnsrlv.inia and 1 Tc\:isl arc hcgglitc for l!ic. prc- mlcrc of U.I.'s "One Tov- s of Vrnus," . Burt I.aniv ^ will change the title of bis fir: "lc- pcnrtcnt, "Kiss the Rlood OTf My Mantis." The Johnston Office convinced him it was too gory. When England this summer, she will go alone. Husband Dr. Peter Liurislrom and daughter pia will join her at the end of the summer, when the three will go to Sweden for a visit. "Arch of Triumph" will ipen In McKENNEY Gcoigc Glass's definition of a Hollywood party: "A hunch or people you don't care about drinking a bunch of your liquor that yon do care about." Sneak Reaction Audience reaction to one scene in "Summer Holiday" at the sneak preview was really gratifying to Director Roubcn Mamoulian. one shot of Mickey Rooney and Gloria I England while she Is there, de Haven dancing across a field J was shot almost- a quarter of a mile away. It rated a round of applause. • * • Plans are cooking at Republic to team John Carroll and llona Mas- icy In a filmusical together. . . . Max Gordon wants Jimmy Wakcly, the western singer, for his Broadway showing kidding Hollywood titled. "Glittering Cowboys." Irving Berlin shipped a piano down lo the Palin Spring. Calif., Blltmore so he could work on that new musical he's writing, between suubaths. with Norman Krasna Marilyn Maxwell will goon .inolhrr personal appearance tour this fall, mixing classical and semi-classical numbers ivllh her tisusl repertoire. * 107(5 VK92 « QJ *QJ 1008 Rubber—Neither vul. South \V c sl North Ea Pass Pass I « 4 Openins—* Q Ingrld Bcrsmati goes tof«»d "lien he continued with t!ie Two Hands Present Bidding Problems By William t:. McKcnncy America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service ja;k of diamonds, declarer again re- lused to cover. South then elected to play a heart instead of a club. North won this trick with thj ace. He thought his partner had put him in to return a diamond, :;o he laid down the diamond ace, hoping that if ruffed. South would overrun. But East ruffed with tha ace of spades and Ihcn led all his sp.;dcs. blanking down lo the queen of hearts and the ace and small dub. South found nimsclf in a squeeze Dummy had the king-seven-five of clubs left. If South let go the cluj ten. declarer would make three club irir^R. while if he let go lhe kiu» ot hei-rls. declarer's queen would be good. North of course could have rte- j fefttcd the contract by coming back I with a heart at trick four. in table, syrup and crude molasses ] hulls have commercial possibilities 'or livestock feed. He pointed out that a ton of hulls will produce about 800 pounds of refined div •natter, worth about $K>, which ca'.i je processed into at least, 100 gal- as a source of tannin extract for tanning leather, but they are a money laser, except for the largest distilleries, if converted into brandy or alcohol. Music Writer We do not oltcn i nn across a hand CAIRO, III. <UPi— The land that Involves a discussion of bidding, around old Fort Defiance, which defense play and declarer play, but stood at lhe confluence of the Ohio Icclay's hand lias all three. [and Mississippi Rivers here, has _* " ' i First, there is a qucstrii whether i been bought by the city of Cairo. John Wayne's wile. Esperanzi or not jou would like North's op-'. Officials said Ihcv will restore the Bauer, Is talking about returning : cnir.s bid of cue diamond. Tlic i fortress as a permanent Civil War to 'lie screen. She was a Mexican ' majority of contract players today ' monument. HORIZONTAL 1 Piclured musician, Camargo 9 Cease 13 Morsel 14 Utopian 15 At Ihis place 16 Burmese wood sprite 17 Compass point 18 Behold! 20 Malt drink 21 PufTs up 23 Spice 25 Theater sign 26 Fiber knols 27 Pigpen 29 Belongs to him 30 Symbol for tellurium 31 Myslic syllable 32Footlike part 33 Small flap 35 Pinnacle 36 Varnish ingredient 38 Soviet nation 41 Cuddle . 44 Social insect 45 Chemical suffix 46 Out of (prefix) 4 7 Beverage 48 Abound SOOslcnlalion 53 Gibbon 54 Whirlpool 55 He is one of Brazil's VERTICAL 1 Departed 2 Russian mountains 3 Perfumes 4 Number 5 Roman dale 6 Eye (Scol.) 7 Sun go<t 8 Ailments 9 Fie quiet! 10 Tantalizes 11 Lowest deck of a ship 2R Affirmalive 29 Torrid 32 Mailed 34 Armed conflict 35 Harmonious 12 llnmmer head 37 Unobscured in Whirlwind 38 Appraise 22 Wavers 39 Butterfly 24 Beasts 40Fish sauce 41 Kind of tide 42 External (comb, lorm) 43 Auricles 49 Mine 51 Symbol for cobalt 52 Lonf meter (ab.)

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