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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 5, 1954
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER, 1, 1854 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK5ON. Editor FAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Mtnager Sole Kutlonul Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, AtlanU, Memphla. Entered u second clas« matter at the post- office a< Dlythevllle, Arkansas, under act o! Con- gresi. October », 1917 ~ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or nny suburban town where carrier »ervlc« Is maintained. 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 milts, »5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months. »1.S5 lor three months; by mall outside ,60 mite lone. »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutes! Ihou net—Aet> 9:4. * * * Christianity has made martyrdom sublime, and •orto* triumphant.—Chapln. Barbs All teen-age girls are not Interested in boys, lays a writer. It must mean they prefer men. * ¥ * Sometimes It'l too bad that life in the country •frees «o well with relatlvea from the city. * * * Th« girl with the most beatuiful back was picked at a summer resort. Her chance to grin and bare H. * * * It would be }uit like the perfect bore to get • kick >Dt of belnr perfect. • • • A, Judgt says we're smartest after 90. Maybe now nome of the women will admit their age. Blyrhevilie's Citizens Show Political Interest A steady rise in Blytheville citizens' interest in hometown politics is reflected, at least in part, by the fact that every office and aldermanic position which will appear on the November 2 ballot has more than one candidate— with one exception. The exception is City Clerk W. I. Malin, and whiie we feel strongly that opposition in a democracy is necessary we also feel that Arkansas laws place too many of these offices at t..e mercy of the voter when, in effect, it should go to a career civil servant. We've always looked upon Mr. Malin as a career civil servant and a (food one. Therefore, we're just as happy to see him free of opposition. Elsewhere however, we look with favor on the entry into politics by various citizens. Not that we are lending an endorsement to all the challengers and a blanket indictment of incumbents. Such is far from the truth. However, political activity bespeaks of genuine interest in civic affairs. This rtiay be viewed only as a healthy signing any community. And the manner in which Blythcville's city government in recent years has been taken from the "back room" and put in a virtual goldfish bowl for all to see is indeed a by-product of citizens' interest in their government. Taxes And Politics What's happened to the nation's taxes in the last couple of years has become an issue in this election campaign, and the subject deserves a little examination The Republicans say they voted tax cut amounting to several billion dollars and overhauled a tax structure full of iniquities and creaking'with age. The Democrats say most of the cuts voted had actually been approved by a previous Democratic Congress, and that the rest are designed to benefit the rich with the thought that part of these gains may "trickle down" to the poor folk. The labor leaders particularly complain at the "lack of humanity" in Republican tax bills. What is the story? We acquired our high federal income tax level during World War II, when of course we had to raise as much current revenue as we could to hold the public debt down. But in the immediate postwar years, the incumbent Democratic regime did not enact or even propose g tax reduction. A $4 billion cut was approved by the Republican 80th Congress. Later, upon the outbreak of the Korean war, new tax burdens were impos- •d unt{j| ratei approached thoie prevail- ing before the cuts. The Democratic Congress in power did place "terminal dates" on these increases both in personal and corporate levies. Those dates came up in 1954, by which time the Republicans held the White House and Congress. The cuts were allowed to take effect as originally provided, but there was some modification in the corporate tax picture before reductions were voted. The Democrats now wish to take credit for those personal and corporate tax cuts. But the fact is, former President Truman's budget called for about 12 billion more in government outlays than the GOP Congress under President Eisenhower finally voted. It is very difficult to see how such marked lax cuts would have been allowable if the budget had been $12 billion bigger this year. In 1954 the huge tax revision bill, aimed principally at modernizing the tax structure rather than providing specific tax rate relief, was pushed through by the GOP. Democrats assailed it on the ground it did nothing for the average consumer whose income was falling as the economy declined. They proposed to increase personal income tax exemptions from $600 to $700. But this bill was not intended to give general relief. It was the President's conclusion that the stale of the budget would not at this time permit further rate cuts or boosts in exemptions. He believed more savings were necessary first. The Democrats, not having the responsibility of the budget, gave no concern to this aspect of the problem. They simply urged what amounted to « tax cut, and belabored the GOP for being so inhumane as to deny voting one. The record shows, however, that when they were in power they never really put into effect n single tax reduction except once to lift the World War II excess profits levy. The Democratic performance is a virtually unbroken catalogue of tax increases. Most or all of these boosts may well have been necessary. But they do not give the Democrats license to chide the GOP for not making tax cuts of a sort they never made when they had the chance. VIEWS OF OTHERS Panamanian Position The treaty covering the- Panama, Canal has been in existence .since 1903, was revised In 103C. But for much of the period since the latter date, the Republic of Panama has expressed dissatisfaction. Negotiation^ were begun over a year ago «nd the United Stntes hns proposed certain concessions which Panama IB considering. Panama wants an increase in the annual rental for the 10-mile strip on each side of the canal Panama also wants restriction OP commissary sales in competition with Panama merchants. Neither IE unreasonable. The rental problem is easily solved the commissary one is not. This last Ls nlways complicated by the human element. But the problem is complicated, too, by Panamanian logical desire for wider markets of local products in the American zone. Panama's Canal Zone is not (he American Suez—yet. But in the march of nationalism, it is inevitable that UiKeuious fire eaters will ultimately make it .so. The Republic of Panama owes Its existence to the caiml, the canal could not have been dug but lor this country. But future history pays small heed to past history. Best guess is Unit ultimately the United States will be out of Panama. So currently it 15 wise to make as rnnny concessions fts possible to vetnui our standing; there as long as possible. At least it Is necessary to remain there so long us the canal is essential. Air progress assures that this will not always be true ol it.—Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY The ugliest of our exhibitionists and the bitterest criticism of our policy in two years has come from Republics ns.— Adlm Stevenson. if. if. jf. Any male or female who is not compiciously Interested in dressing us perfectly as passible is really not human being at all. Fashion expert Elizabeth Hawcs. - •' — I think (Redi China means no more business against Kormasa than Chaing Kai-shek menus agnhisl the mainland.— British Laborlte Alieurln Sevan. A Republican majority tin the 84!h Congressi Is essential If we are to continue to have honesty, integrity and efficiency in government in place of the old chiseling grafting and exlravagance.--In- terlor Secretary McKay. Unless we can make this possibility (of co- •xlilenwi a reality, there will not be either o>- mocrfltic or Communwt nationi. -India i Madam Pandit, Business as Usual Pettr Edson't Washington Column — Aviation Circles Heatedly Await Ikes R uling on New Cargo A irline WASHINGTON — (NEA)—Some unfortunate White House assistant this .summer not the staggering chore of boiling down 8504 pages of. Information into tuc one-puge summary which President Elsen- hower Insists on getting. That was the size of the record which the Civil Aeronautics Board turned over to Ike on the application of Seaboard & Western Airlines for a regular eL'rtificate to fiy cargo back and forth to Europe. CAB listened, to the arguments for seven years, during which time there were 70 full days of formal hearings, before deciding this summer by a vole of 3-2 that Because overseas flying could Involve foreign policy the President has final approval. While CAB was considering the CHSC heat was general hip over H hccaiLse the old question was raised of whether Uncle Sam was maintaining a "moiioroly" or reviving the "chosen instrument" Idea for Its international nirlinefi. Since there hits been a long delay In getting a decision from the White House the heat over it in aviation circles has gotten more intense. Maybe the- delny in the While House action is because the assistant assigned to mnk« the .summnry has Insisted on reading the whole CAB transcript. Actually he doesn't have to because the basic issues Involved ran be .^rlduwn for the President rather quickly and briefly. Opposition to the grnniini; of the certificate has come from Pan j American and Trans World alr- IIIK'S. It's the favorite pitch in the airline business to make Pan-Am the whipping boy for all troubles and to denounce its ' 'powerful lobby." But Pan-Am and TWA in this case have made a straightforward, understandable argument against the Seaboard application. They're obviously interested parties. Pan-Am and TWA carry both passengers and freight between the United States and Europe and operate all-freight schedules. It's not a monopoly. So why should Uncle Sam create a third freight line to compete with them? That's their point. The Seaboard answer to that question obviously convinced CAB. Since after the war Seaboard has built an impressive fleet of giant cargo planes and is now getting delivery on four new all-cargo Super Constellations. Their volume of business was in the neighborhood, ol 13 million dollars Inst yenr. The firm has never gotten a subsidy from Uncle Sam but It has flown a lot nf goods under government contract. The fact that they have created this going enterprise without subsidy is one of the accomplishments the firm brags about most. It also has an excellent .safety record. Just about any product you can name is carried by Seaboard to Europe there is a steady flow of such things as clothing, office machines and appliances. The flight (o New York from" points in Europe carry textiles and a hundred I other items. \ Shippers find air freight advantageous for several reasons, Insurance Is lower because less handling is involved and consequently there Is less chance of damage. Because of the speed of delivery it means less merchandise in the pipeline and less inventory generally for a firm. The speed of flying also permits a seller to reach special seasonal markets in a hurry, too. Seaboard officials believe that the potential air freight business between Europe and the United States is practically unlimited and. untapped at this point. They believe that they can carry profitably anything the boats can except the bulk cargoes like grain and petroleum and heavy machinery. Seaboard's big complaint in all of the trouble they have had to date is that they have never really had a chance to develop this business the way they would like to. They have been operating, .on a nebulous kind of letter of approval from CAB which could be withdrawn anytime and Wreck their enterprise. It's this unstable nature of their permit to operate which has held buck greater expansion, they claim. If they get a permanent certificate they will be able to attract more Investors and feel free to make an all-out effort to exploit the air trafflce business. In an'open letter to the President Seaboard has appealed to him to uphold "free enterprise" and grant them their certificate. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. A notiiblc medical triumph is that over the knoun as pernicious anemia. Until about 1926 people who were ill with this disease eventually dial trom it, and the nverni;e clur.uuin ot life was only a little over threi 1 years after the onset. Today, death from prrnu-ioiLs tmemirt, if the diujiuosis is v.uxde i'SRsonably prompt and t treatment employed, is e ly rare. The romn.rku.ble iinpt'ove;r.ont, in outlook for pernicious an<';r.:.i victims is due principally to the fundamental observations :uu: .ioi; experiments of Whipplo, Mir.ot. Murphy and Castle, although knowledge, hns continued to miv.mce with the investigation of otliei-.s. This disease is not riuiM-ri by overwork, as one correspondent appears to think. Put in a* simple terms as possible, the cause of pernicious anemia is uow cosiMder- ed to be the result of n (lotu'iem-y of ceitnin important elements in the diet. This, in turn. lea.i- to a slowing down in the production of new red blood cells, and since these cells continue 'o die ai the regular rate of speed an anemia or blood Irck gnuiiiiUly develops. This is not the \vl-ole MOIV, of course, since the disease ;s associated with changes in the .-.'n'lnach and often the liver. Nevertheless, th discovery that in t's^enre pernicious anemia is a dtot;v.-y deficiency led first to n.s treatment with liver or liver extract.'The development ol a Mib.-tnnce known as crystalline vitamin B-12 Is now of highest value in treatment. When L;iven in the right quantities and (airly e;uh m the disease, vitamin B-12, .sometimes combined with liver or other substances, is highly effective. Perhaps OILS does not srom so remarkable to llu- ; reader, but lo the morneal man especially one who can remember the (ale of « person 'vitli pernicious unrmin before the introduction of liver treatment—it constitutes a proud record, and particularly because the was described and set apart as IOHR- ago as 1855 by the famous English physician, Thomas AtUUson. Following this for nearly 15 | years, the disease could be recog- j nii:ed and accurately diagnosed, but nothing more could be done • for it than Addison could do. When 11 started my medical training pernicious anemia was a fatal disease: when I finished it could be treated with n high degree of success! and therefore cannot hope to outbid the enemy unless West has about 12 or 13 points, in which case West can bid his own hand If you can't outbid the enemy, you may still make a sound defensive bid If you can Indicate a favorable opening lead. In this case East's ten - high spade suit doesn't support an opening lead; and, in fact, West's best opening • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service B) OSWALD JACOBY Silence Is Golden In Bridge Game "There is a time to -speak rind n lime to keep quiet," Peter Leventritt \vns saying the other day at Itlie celebrated Card School, in New York, us I poked my face through the doorway. I sidled in quietly niici took n sent to listen to Pete's lecture, very happy (o keep auiel while Peter spoke. The text for the talk is shown as today's hniid. North and South have every ripht to speak up during the bidding, but East should know enough to keep quiet. ! North has a sound opening bid. I with 15 points in hlRh cards. South is ready to bid two no-trump re- jgardlcss of whether or not East I bids, since South has 14 points in lliish cards, balanced distribution, i and a stopper in each of the ttnbid 'stilus. Thereupon North properly raises to three no-trump. HnvtiiK iinlecl that North - South have (he right to speak, let's sec why East Mionld keep quiet. East hns only 7 points In high cards NORTH (D) AQJ6 WEST 4 S VK10T63 4 J 107 A 10 874 » A Q B 5 3 + Q93 EAST 4 10934 32 North 14 3 N.T. » K 2 +KJ SOUTH A AK7 VQJ9 * 964 4 A 6 5 I North-South vul. Eut South West 1 A 2 N.T. Pass Pass Pa5S Pass Opening lead — V 8 Erskme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: There are worry rowns on the faces of some Hollywood career quarterbacks about Bob Hope's choice of the Eddie Foy story as a movie, but Ski- nose has a smug "wait and see" look about the whole thing. Eddie and his seven children were a star family vaudeville act—"Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foys"—and there was a strange mixture of drama and comedy in their lives and careers. Hollywood's arguing: "Should •{ope be doing another backstage vaudevile story so soon after Here Come The Girls' and in the midst of vaudeville type television shows?" Hope's answer to me: "Thl* I* different from anything I've ever done. It'* not the conventional backstage story. There was only one guy like Eddie Foy. The story has heart and tears. You can't make those boy-chases- girl, girl-chases boy, tell-'em-some- jokes - and - crash-they're-married films any more. That's why I'm thrilled about this." A FELLOW NAMED as the 'other man" in a Hollywood di vorce announcement telephoned the office of a newspaper wire service the other day and asked for the head man. The reporter who took the call recognized his name and when he summoned the boss to the phone he whispered: 'Handle him with care, boss, he sounds mad." The fellow wasn't mad — just disturbed. "It's just a small thing really," he complained. "Your story was wrong. I'm an ACTOR. Not, as your story said, a student." Ii Edgar Bergen headed for politics? No. but some people must think he Is because of his new Washington, D. C. radio show with capital city guests. The letters are pouring in like this one: "Don't waste Charlie's time talking with Washington brass. If you are trying to get into politic*, Bergen, use some other way." It's a private chuckle for Bergen, who has no intention of switching careers. He wrote me from Washington :"We go along for years and then I change the program and suddenly the mail pours in, 'What are you trying to do? 1 " Edgnr on his occasional TV emoting this season minus Charlie McCarthy following his click as Sir B o,e s on "A Connecticut Yankee.": "I'm glad this has happened because it is difficult for a ventriloquist to get action in live TV. Then,too, there has been so much puppetry of all kinds on TV that I almost feel that less would be more." END OF MARRIAGE, Hollywood style: French film cutie Martine Carroll, separated for several years from hubby Steve Crane, phoned him from Paris , at his Luau restaurant in Beverly Hills. The conversation: MARTINE: "Hello, darling, I've got news for ' you. I've divorced you . And I'm getting married Tuesday." STEVE: "Well, congratulations." MARTINE: "Goodbye now." (CLICK) End of marriage—and conversation. U-I Is filming the amazing war saga of Audie Murphy, "To Hell and Back," on location at Ft. Lewis, Wash. Most decorated hero Audie plays himself but a young draftee, thinking he was just another movie actor, paid him an unconscious tribute. "You know something," said th« new G.I., "you LOOK like a soldier." SHORT TAKES: There was many a blush around town when Sam Goldwyn signed Vivian Elaine to recreate her Miss Adelaide role in the film version of "Guys and Dolls." Despite her Broadway hit in the show, movie makers overlooked talented Vivian for many a film. It's a hurrah from this corner that she's returning to the screen. Ozzie Nelson, about the mental beating and career risks stars take on hectic, live TV: "They remind me of something my high school football coach laid: 'Anybody who doesn't wear a head guard doesn't need one.' " Stanley Kramer has wisely changed the weak ending that Norton Thompson tacked on his best-seller, "Not As a Stranger," in its screen translation. The film, costarring Bob Mitchum and OHvia. de Havllland. will have Dr. Lucas performing heart surgery, making a fatal error and coming to the conclusion that no human being is perfect. The , Dawn Addams-Prince Vlt- torio Massimo bambino is expected before Christmas. Medicos have ordered Dawn to shelve her movi« emoting until the stork completes the mission. Farley Granger jays h« finally bought a tuxedo because: "When I rent one, I automatically leave » party at midnight." monds. Then he would lose two diamond tricks, and the contract. But if East has foolishly bid spades South should credit him with the two missLig kings and should duck the second round of diamonds. East must play his king anyway, and now the contract ifi easily made. 75 Years Ago In B/ytheri»/«— As a means of awakening » greater interest in the prevention of traffic accidents, the Central Ward PTA, under the leadership of Mrs. Charles Crigger, Jr., opened a drive for increased safety of streets and Highways of Blytheville and vicinity. Mrs. F. L. Engler is able to b« out after having been confined to her home because of illness. Cooksy Dodsen has been named Junior Rotarian for the month. The Rev. Mathew Curry and L. S. Benish were named by local Kl- wantans to attend the Klwanls International Convention at Hot Springs. Herman Cross, postmaster, stated today, that failure of the Postal Department to allow for additional help would prevent this office from remaining open on Saturday afternoons In the future. POME In Which Is Given An Infallible Rule For Marital Happiness: If you'd lead a happy life, Do not argue with your wife. — Atlanta Journal. COMMUNIST Peiping's bosses appear determined to make their people live up to Bret Harte's tag, the "heathen Chinee." — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. A MAN can wreck his married life by foolish conduct at a summer resort, says a lecturer. Which is very true. But. a lot more men wreck their lives of single blessedness at such places. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Versatile Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle) i is a heart rather than a spade. To sum up. East cannot hope to outbid the enemy and can only confuse his partner In Uie choice of the best opening lead. .Hence the overcall cannot do any real good. Now let's see what harm is done by the overcall. West leads the .six of hearts, the best lead regard- j less of East's action. Declarer I plays low from the dummy and I wins in his own hnnri with the ! nine. He now knows that West has the king of hearts. Declarer leads a diamond to dummy's ace (the correct safety play, in case East has the single{ton king), gets back to his hand | with the ace of spades, and leads another diamond towards the dummy. West naturally plays low, and South has to decide whether to put up the queen or duck. If there has been no defensive bidding, South* percentage piny Is to put up dummy's queen of dla- ACROSS DOWN 1 Radio actress, 1 Waits on Douglas table 6 She also has 2 Concord appeared on the , TV and in films 11 Infirm 12 Armed fleet H Staler 15 Tiller 16 English 3 Perch 4 Drink made with malt 5 Fiddling emperor 6 Demon 7 Three times 21 Sea nymph 23 Poignant (comb, form) 2 5 Organs of versions (ab.) 8 Ampere (ab.) hearing 17 Harem room 9 Open-mouthed 26 Cereal grain lookers 27 Short barb lOEdamatous 29 Extinct bird 11 Pace 13 Small genui of herbs 190slrichlike bird £0 Mexican peasant 22 She is heard -the radio lfi DQVJ 23 Border 24 Scoffs 27 Circular plate 28 Beam 29 Entangle 30 Before 31 Worthless table bit 32 Goddess ol discord 34 Dormant 37 Winter vehicle 38 Parent 39 Biblical name 41 Companion 42 British money of account 44 High priest (Bib.) 45 Moorish tabor 48 Oar 51 Sell in small quantities 52 Closed, as a letter 53 Tears 54 Compound lUier property 32 Click-beetle 33 Tell 34 Gibbon 35 Sewing implement 36 Greater in stature 37 Mast 38 Balloting places 40 Hastened 43 Part of a church 46 Prohibit 47 Assist 49 Roman bronze 50 Dative (ab.)

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