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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVIUR (ARK.) COUKIER 8ATURDAT, APRIL It, MM THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H. W KAINES, Publisher HARBV A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDBICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co., New York, Chlcaso, Detroit Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bv carrier In the city of Dlytheville nr any suburban town where carrier service is main- ta "m dl maii "within 6 a radius o! 50 miles. Sft.OO per vear's250 for six months. S1.25 tor tlirc-e monlhs. by inail outside 50 mile zone. SI2.50 per year payable in advance Meditations Now it was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the Lord (iod of Israel. — 11 Chron. 6:7. * * * A church to me Is the symbol of faith in the life eternal; it typifies decency, kindliness and fair dealing; It offers comfort to the sorrow- Ing. With the golden rule It would make neighbors of us all. — Edgar A. Guest. Barbs With the price ol coffee going higher and higher, it looks pretty black for all of us — even with cream. * * * On Illinois man who failed in two attempts to take his own life probably was never successful at anything. * * * Why not take your lawnmowcr over to your neighbor right now — and let him have it sharpened? * * * Losing mothers In baby beauty contest always do more squawking than the babies. * * * The job of our Income tax department would be much easier If figures really never lied. French Shun Industrialism And Dream Fades Away Tlie French people may only dimly perceive it, but in tin; eyes of other western nations they have arrived at. a crucial crossroads in their history. By any strict measure, France is not a great industrial nation nor a first-rank military power. Yet the French are des- peratfely fighting to maintain the posture of a great power. Almost petulantly, they are demanding of other free countries that Franco be accorded the influence of a great nation, though they art not demonstrating it has the substance. This dream world cannot endure. Either the French must develop the substance of greatness, or they must expect to see their world influence drop off until it mm'e nearly matches their present moderate power. Many students of modern France concur in this: The French never really embraced the industrial revolution. In many ways, French industry and agriculture are antiquated. T h e French economy is saddled with incredible numbers of middlemen who add to the price of goods without performing much useful service. Labor unions block technical progress. The French evidently were happiest as an artisan people. Their Golden Age was the 19th century, before the harsh intrusion of the machine interrupted the sunny felicity of Kronen living. They appear to resent all that has happened Since. They dwell longingly upon the past; their faces are turned toward it. Yet the circumstances of history cast the Frt-nch in a powerful role on the world stage, until World War I devastated their lands and sapped their manpower. Somehow, though, the illusion of strength remained. Only when the Naxis poured through the Sedan gap in World War II did the world come to understand how weakly founded was French power. Since that conflict ended, the French have clung hard to the outward signs and symbols of their former position. America and the other free lands have generously encouraged French influence in high councils in the hope of setting France on the path to greater strength. But, fundamentally, the problem has not changed in 80 years. The French still are not acting to make themselves n truly modern industrial power. They go on savoring the past, striving for the simple life of pleasure in a world apart from clanking machines and grimy soot. Cold reality is '.-hilling the warmth of this life today. France's truest 'friends, America nnd Britain, are not so eager to lend aid any more; they have watched the French put off their test too long. Germany, hated and feared, has risen from war to new strength and once again casts the French in shadow. No longer can they muster the power that goes with independent might. Their only hope of solid greatness lies in partnership with all the free lands, including Germany itself. If the French now shrink from this, if they shrink again at this late hour from the industrialism they have shunned, they may awake one day not far distant to see that their image on the work! canvas has shriveled as an old orange dries and cracks. The reckoning for France cannot be put aside forever. Nominated in Self-Defense? Ramon Magsaysay, former defense secretary in the cabinet of President Quirino of the Philippines, has been nominated to run for president in the election due there next November. We nominate Mr. Magsaysay as the owner of the most improbable name of this decade, if not more. If the Filipinos should now go on to (.-lect him over the incumbent, it may be only to save themselves from having him enter the ranks of newspaper columnists under the banner: "Magsaysay Says." Views of Others Wind, Sand and Taxes Let us pause briefly to lament the Intrusion upon what was once man's last refuge from society nnd the law — tlie French Foreign Legion. Now there was nn outfit where a. man could always find escape from a wife, or wives, or policemen and bill collectors. From Casablanca -to Saigon the Legionnaires were, if the songs and stories are to be believed, a guy bunch of rogues, riding like the wind across the Sahara sands, responsible only to the commandant. But, nlas, no more — not In these days of pooled resources, infrastructure, joint command nnd repatriation. The Legion Is becoming almost disgustingly respectable. It's officers, some of them graduates of St. Cyr, France's West Point, lire more nt home In a medium tank or the Camp Loiuune PX than on a loping ciunel. And now the final blow: „ Samuel N. Savltt, American, left these shores three years ago. He fought with the Legion, won his wounds in Imlo-Clilna. Now he has been returned to America In humility, to face U. S. law. Who brings him to justice? You guessed it — the tax men. Seems he helped folks make out their taxes and even was nicr; enough to take over the trouble of collecting them for clients. But, it Is charBed, lie neglected to turn the taxes over to Uncle Sam. We reyret the passing of the Legion as a refuge for troubled males. Even Its members can't get a\vny from the tax collectors. But we're also rather proud of our persistent tux men. durn 'em. —Tlie Charlotte News. Traffic Tip Tin: current issue of U. S. Municipal News reports that traffic citations In Tucson. Arizona, are now handed out in the form of fl self-mailing envelope called the "Travelope." in which the violator can mail his fine without making a trip to traffic court. Tucson reports reduced police operational costs, higher revenues, and happier motorists. Worth Investigating, we'd say. —Charlotte (N.C.) News. Aid To Schools Federal aid to schools is bad for two reasons In particular: 1. Federal aid to schools would mean evenual federal control of education 2. Federal aid is not necessary. There is not a slate in the im.on that is not better able to support its schools than is the federal covernnlent to take on the new burden. The total debt of all the •18 states Is less than $24,000,000,000. The debt of the federal government is now in excess of $205.000,000.000. —Lang Pratrte (Minn.) Leader. SO THEY SAY There Is no truth in the statement that we wasted ammunition to put on shows for congressmen — Gen. James A. Van Fleet, former Eighth Army commander. * * * It is time that Gen. Van Fleet and the Joint Chiefs ol Staff B ot together and decide which of the two stone.s we are to believe. - Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey >D., Minn.), commenting on ammunition shoitHRe testimony of General Van Fleet and Defense Secretary Wilson. * *' * In She sphere of foreign policy our main rare consists of not permitting a new war, and in living In peace with all countries. — Premier Gicoi'gi M. Malcnkov. * + . * Malcnkov is a vicious haLer of the west - re- lenili-ss, ruthless and cruel. — Sen. James H. Puff (R., P».). Now to Hatch the Real Tough Egg Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Would-Be 'Depression Grubs' JL Fill Washington Filing Cabinets WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Just as the big budget cutters in the Elsenhower udniinisLration thought they wore getting a nice start on lopping off appropriations for government public works, along come a couple of rude awakenings to upset their awect dreams of economy. The rude awakenings nil stem from the bright- 1'eler I dHOD ened , )ros pecta for nn nrmistice in Korea sine! better relations with the new regime in Russia, following the cienth of ! Premier Stalin. As a result of these two developments, the stock market does a nose dive. It is feared that defense production orders vail be cut buck. The worriers begin wondering if that will a mild recession ] in the U. S. j The upshot of all these things is \ (hat there have be^un to rain down on Washington requests tor the Eisenhower administration to make some plans to relieve a possible depression. [ Demands for this kind of artion ' come not ju.s! from people like \ TO President Walter Rcuther. who I vnnts President Eisenhower to call \ conference "to draft a worksheet for full production and full employment." Republican politicians from various industrial ureas iround the country are writing to •heir congressmen—and probably ' nittonholing those who went home "or Easter week vacation. This new development rfvprscs :he pressure exerted on Washing- j .on before Stalin died. The line i -lien was, "Cut to the bone all | that awful waste and extravagance in Washington to give the taxpay-1 ers a break." Now It's. "Great gvief! Why doesn't Washington plan something to break a depression?" The answer to the worriers is that they can stop fretting. Washington has on tap plans for at least $15 billion worth of public works. Actual construction could be started just as fast as Congress appropriated the money. The Eisenhower administration had nothing to do with the making of these plans. They were made by New Dealers and Fair Dealers. The Republicans might not want to use these particular plans for that reason. But if they wanted to start something in a hurry, all they'd have to do is reach into the nearest filing cabinets to pull out n whole sheaf of plans, in various stages of readiness. Breakdown of the $15 billion estimate for public works is roughly as follows: Army Corps *of Engineers—950 projects worth $8 billion nt 1951 prices; Bureau of Public Roads—state plus federal-aid plans for 52,205 miles of highways estimated to cost $4.225 billion, as of April 1. 1951; Bureau of Reclamation—a seven-year program involving 350 projects costing an estimated $2 billion. This is the big shelf of reserve plans. A shelf of smaller projects includes these: General Services Administration plans to build or remodel many U. S. Poet Office and Federal office buildings. Costs might range anywhere from $50 million (o $1 billion. Civil Aeronautics Administration airport program has S315 million unallocated nut of its original seven-year $500 million program which has four years to run, in addition, CAA has a $150 million backing of unauthorized n i r p o r t improvement plans. Many of the projects planned several years ago as postwar depression stoppers might be founc undesirable today. This would apply particularly to Corps of Engineers projects, all of which have been authorized by Congress, bul lack appropriation of money. The authorized Corps of Engineers' plans include 37 rivers anc harbors projects estimated to cosl $3.2 billion and 580 flood-control projects estimated to cost $4.8 billion. Today's construction costs are higher. The $2 billion reclamation program for the western states includes 2 projects authorized by Congress for a total cost of $695 million. Of these, three projects estimated to cost $255 million are now being restudted to make sure they are feasible. Incidentally, Rep. John P. Saylor of Pennsylvania has a bill pending to "deauthorize" all previous reclamation projects, and start afresh. Bureau of Public Roads stopped trying to tabulate state highway construction plans two years ago, because they changed so much. One of the big factors now holding up state road programs is a shortage of engineers, as well as a shortage of state and matching federal funds, At the end of the war General Services Administration compiled a list of projects that might be built In every congressional district. Few of them of course, will ever be authorized. But of $40 million authorized for planning, only $13 million has been appropriated. With this money, GSA has acquired sites on 110 projects, and has plans ready to start building from 125 to 150—when Congress appropriates the money. There has been only $150 million in federal building since the war, and over $100 million of that was In Washington. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. IVrittcii for NEA Service Renders of newspapers nre fa,-1 entirely for over 10 years. Alexis ( miliar with the cxtrnorrtinnrily in-i St. Martin, in spite of this hole in j tcresUng studies of giimma plobu- ' his stomach, lived until the ripe lin n.s a possible help in pruveut- j old tx'-jc at 83. ( ing tlie paraly/inpr efforts of polio, j Another American patient One noteworthy feature of these j whose service to medical science scientific 1 .studies is tin- assistance i is not. generally known was Mrs. rendered by the public. Jane Tortrt Crawford, on whom Dr, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bad Bridge Habits Will Cause Trouble By OSWALT) JACOBY Written for NEA Service In this connection one of the pci- Ephraim McDowell performed the entific reports, for example, said: first ovariotomy, which is an op- t "The whole community appar- j eration for the removal of a cyst j ently decided that it had been of- or tumor of the ovary. fercd an opportunity to participate in a very important project that could do them no harm and iniKht lead to immediate local benefit nnd When West opened the four of hearts in today's hand, South "mechanically" played low from the first ovariotomy, which is nn op- j dummy. This sort of play is usually perfectly sound, but there are times when it pays to think rather than From her. remote farmhouse in the wilds of Kentucky she went on horseback to the town of Danville, where the operation was per- to long-term benefit for many oth- formed, in December, 1809. At that ers." | time neither doctor nor patient rec- The public cooperated with the i ognlzcd the importance of the op- experiments by the thousands. This brings to mind the many contributions which patients themselves rather than their doctors have made to the advance- eration to coming generations. Another example is Isambard Brunei, a distinguished engineer. lie Swallowed Coin In 18-13. Urunel was entertaining ment of medical knowledge. Too! some cliiliirc'ii by pretending to often, the patient has been more or less forgotten and only the Kci- entist or doctor remembered. Probably the most celebrated of all patients was Alexis St. Martin, who contributed — at times pass n coin froiii his car into his mouth when he accidentally inhaled the coin. Tills was followed by an attack of choking and cough- inft and the pntient could feel the coin move in his windpipe when he most unwillingly — to the modern | coughed or bent forward, knowledge of how the stomach bo- j Attempts to remove the haVes. Young Alexis, when If) years old, was shot In the abdomen at close range on June 0. 18H2. He recov- cral iroin' this accident but it left him with his stomach exposed to Dr. William Beaumont, n United Stales Army surgeon, observed the processes of digestion In Alex- Is St. Martin's stomach over a period of vears. failed on several occasions, but some six weeks after the accident Brunei supervised the construction of a table which could be moved into the upright position. He had himself strapped to this .table, turned upside down and shaken. Afler a few coughs he licnrd what he called the delightful music of the coin clinking against his teeth. There are manv other patients 18 WEST AK83 V J964 NORTH (D) 47652 V A53 » AJ6 + KQJ KAST AQJ109 VK107 + 8652 SOUTH *743 VQ82 « K. 1098 3 + A109 North-South vul. North Kttt South West J + Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 4 The patient was. extraordinarily ; who have served us all, a few be- elusive, disappcarins at frequent | inn well known but most whose InUivalf. At om Unit hi wu lost pr»i»o> ut unsung, act as a creature of habit. East won the first trick with the Icing 01 ncnm and shrewdly shifted to the o.ueen of spades. South could hold up his ace for only one round, but had to take the ace of spades on the second trick In thai suit. Now his contract depended on guessing which b*M UM DUMB ol oi«- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —Exclusively Yours: That court ruling that held Virginia Mayo responsible for the alimony due hubby Michael O'Shea's ex-wife is one of the reasons why Patrice Wymore has changed her mind about returning to the U. S. Errol Flynn's ex, Lili Damita, is on the warpath again about alimony overdue from the star. Flynn'K 18-months-abroad caper ends in August, but his muddled Income t,ax situation is likely to keep him in Europe for another year. Gene Tierney and her almost-ex, Oleg Cassini, are burning up the transatlantic telephone wires between New York and London, where Gene's starring in "The Day's Mischief." Subject of the talks: The future of her two children by Oleg if she marries Aly Dick Haymes and Nora Eddington are about to call off hostilities and make the best of things. The sour notes sounding from Powell - Geary Steffan The the home are an eyebrow-lifter, couple has always been on the "most - happily - married" polls. If things don't work out, it won't be Geary's fault. Red Skelton's loss of his TV sponsor has Alan Wilson chanting: • "Tide's in, Tide's Out, Tide's in, Bed's Out." Overheard: "She wears her wedding ring on the wrong finger because she says she married the wrong man." ROOM FOR GOOD MOVIES ' 'GOOD pictures are cleanink up," heavily accented Gregory ar- Hedy Lamarr wouldn't take ont penny less than $150,000 for th« lead in Sam Katzman's "The Kiss and the Sword," so the role will go to a less expensive beauty. Terry Moore and Greff Bautzer insist thai he's merely her legal representative and that sometimes business h a s to be discussed around midnight. . .Ann Sheridan, unhappy with the way her career has been going lately, has changed agents. . .Hollywood will be represented at the West Berlin Film Festival from June 18 to 28. It's Germany's big bid for the tourist trade. . .Denise Darcel's mystery siege at a New York hospital cost her a flock of night-club bookings. FILMTQWN FOREIGN POLICY ORIGINAL script of the Martin & Lewis comedy, "Money From Homo," described comic Romo Vincent's role as that of a Pasha. Worried about international corn- plications, the Johnston office changed his title to Poojah. That near-tragedy caused by smoking in bed has pals of Hannah Williams worried. The ex-wife of Jack Dempsey has been ailing for many months. Movita, unhappy over the bust- up with Marlon Brando, tells pals she's through with Hollywood and will live permanently in Mexico . . .Marie MacDonald to the "Have- you-retired-from-pictures?" q u e stion: "Find me a good script and I'll be there." - Reason Mira Rostova, Montgomery Cliffs ever-present drama coach, isn't lurking behind the camera on the "From Here to Eternity" set is that Columbia told GREGORY RATOFF, director of [ ciift he had to choose between 40 hit movies, isn't a bit worried Mira and the plum role of Pruitt. about the future of Hollywood. Maureen O'Hara denies the existence of her Mexican Romeo (sh« gues, "and they alvays vlll. Hoi- denied she was divorcing Will lywood alvays has expected too price, too) and says, on the much of its movies. When a bad "Brady's Bunch" set, that she will play closes on Broadway, nobody { go to Ireland for another movie is surprised. But ven a bad picture i f 0r John Ford in June. Daughter flops everybody is surprised. It's Bronwyn will go, too. ridiculous." Gregory, once a comedian, joins Susan Zanuck in her nightclub singing debut in Las Vegas this month—"she'll sing and I vill make laughs"—and then he hops to Manhattan to direct "Woman of New York," a murder-mystery movie about a fashion model. Janice Rule is his choice for the model—"she's another Jennifer Jones with sex monds. If South had guessed the diamond correctly, this sad tale might never have been told. Unfortunately for him, however, South decided to finesse through East for the rjueen of diamonds. West triumphantly won the trick and led his last spade, whereupon the defenders set the contract with three spades, a heart and a diamond. South should have made his contract without the slightest risk.' The correct play is to win the first trick with the ace of hearts, cash tlie ace of diamonds and let the jack of diamonds ride around for a finesse. If the diamond finesse succeeds, all well and good. If the finesse loses to West, he cannot continue hearts without giving South a trick with the queen of hearts. If West leads anything hut a heart, South is sure of one spade, one heart, three clubs and four diamonds. South's "mechanical" play at the first trick gave him his best chance to win a total of two heart tricks, but jeopardized his contract. The correct play may limit declarer to one heart trick, but it assures the contract. It's merely a question of whether you want to play for a single suit or for your contract. Maybe she's getting ready (or color TV, but Lucille, Ball's changed her famous pink<1ocks to a blonde mop. First time she'i been blonde in years. /5 Years Ago In Blytheville Practically all of the 1,217 children enrolled in the first eight grades of the public school system saw the "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in a private .show this morning at the Ritz theater. At a meeting of the music department of the Woman's Club, Mrs. J. P. Friend spoke on the "Romance of Kaster" in association with Easter music. Mrs .J. A. Leech and Mrs. A. G. Little are In Holly Springs, Miss., for the Pilgrimage. © NEA When Joe Parks reported at the barber shop last night that he couldn't open his front door, friends found he had the right key, but was trying to get into the wrong house. Wyoming Rodeo Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 4 Seine the official state flower of Wyoming 11 Starting tennis player 12 Keep 14 Cylindrical 15 Experts 16 Bitter vetch 17 Blackbird of cuckoo family 19 Compass point 20 Harmonizer 6 Gray matter 7 Crimson 8 Indian 9 Enervates 10 Strikes 11 Female saint (ab.) 13 New South Wales (ab.) 18 Chaos 20 Handled 21 Cut teeth 22 Eluder 2G Shield bearing 40 Tree 28 Italian coin 41 Petty quarrel 29 Allowance for 42 Vegetabl waste 30 Essential being 38 Church officials 37 Strap shoe 44 Foundation 45 Roman road 46 Number 48 Route (ab.) 49 Oriental coin 51 Native metal ~" lt 1MUUIM 24 Makes amende Madc ove] 27 Lissome 24 Mimics - - -.... 31 Analyze a 25 Be silent 39 Iron (symbol) 52 Clamp sentence 32 Princes 33 Applause 34 Challenges 35 Boil 37 Unruffled 38 Upstream migration, of young eels 40 Inquire 43 Lair 44 Harness part 47 Wyoming's population is 50 Give 53 Noose 54 Ascended 55 Years between 12 and 20 56 Victim of leprosy VERTI 1 " ' 1 Equal 2 A' rives (ob.) 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