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PAGE EIGHT f AKIC.T TOTmTKR NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL H, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man»ger Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter »t the post- office at Blythcvllle. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city at Blythcville or «ny suburban town where carrier service to maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year'$2 50 for six months, 51.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per !«« payable in advance. Meditations And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do It not: I am thy f«l- lowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus Is the spirit of prophecy. — Rev. 19:10. * * * The tongue blessing Qod without the heart is but a tinkling cymbal; the heart blessing Ood without the tongue Is sweet but still music; both In concert make their harmony which fills and delights heaven and earth. — R. Yenning. Barbs Among the greatest pieces of fiction anywhere is the one about having a little extra work to do at the office. * * * Twelve stenographers In one office In an Ohio clly were off with fla at She s;rne time. Bad spells are part of the business. * * * A zoo attendant says baby pigs can learn things. At least, to make hogs of themselves. * » * Once there was a tourist who said he Intended to get started at 5 ».m. — and did i t * * Killing time Is one of the best ways of murdering opportunities. State Liquor Control Is Bad in Principle The Arkansas Fair Managers Association, threatening wholesale liquor dealers with state control in retaliation for the dealers' refusal to halt a fight against a liquor tax increase, has a wildcat by the tail. Whether the fair managers will let go while a graceful retreat is still possible remains to be seen. If they hang on, the battle will be something to behold. More than just forcing from business the state's nine wholesale liquor dealers is at stake in this row. A principle is involved, a vital principle. This principle is nothing new. Tt has been a subject of much discussion during the past 20 years. Tt is the old question of state or federal governmfcnts going into business, of public ownership vs. private enterprise. As we see it, the state (or federal) government has no more ethical or moral right to enter the liquor business than it has the grocery business, the clothing business, the power business or the newspaper business. Money for state, district and county fairs a:-rl livestock shows lies behind the whole business. The last legislature cut the wholesalers' legal mark-up from 13 to 10 per cent, with that three per cent dii'i'trence to be used for the livestock slmws. The dealers then began petitioning for submission of this act to the voters, and the fair managers hit hack by threatening a similar move for state control. A shortage of state general funds resulted in these shows being omitted from Gov. Cherry's financial program. Hence the scurrying for funds from other sources. And it must be remembered the stale itself is not involved; just two groups fighting over state tax money. To gtt to the base of the fight, we are not sold on livestock shows as a reason for the slate to take over any private business. Just why these shows should be subsidized by the state is not clear. The state, of course, should take carfe of the state livestock show, preferably with Resources and Development Commission funds since it is basically a promotional proposition. District and county fairs, however, ought to be put on their own. If local support won't do the job, then there's some doubt that they are serving a useful purpose. It is, Wfc suppose, natural that the fair managers should jump on the liquor business. Cigarettes and whiskey are popular items — popularly used, popularly cussed as sinful and properly clobbered by every legislator who ever dug for a tax dollar. The fact that liquor already has bten taxed to the point of diminishing returns and to the bootleggers' delight apparently hasn't occurred to many people. ( However, when tax money is sought to the extent of putting people out of business the time has come to draw a line. Reds Practice Dishonor Proudly If you were the betting type, you could have figured it for a sure thing that the Communists would use the designated Allied prisoner routes in North Korea to move large military supplies free of the bombing hazard. They did, of course. It's not so long ago, but a lot of us may have forgotten that in the early stages of the Korean war the Reds used civilian refugees en masse to cloak armed thrusts across bridges and other barriers. Nobody really expects any show of honor from these fellows, but we still are always a little shocked at each display of dishonor. Tn between times, we get to thinking that maybe next time they'll be different. Naturally, they never are. Communists practice dishonor as proudly as we practice its opposite. The only time you can expect them to act honorably is when you have so trapped them that they have no alternative. Those are the only conditions, incidentally, under which we shall ever get an enforcible peace from the Reds on any front in the world. headers Views To the Editor: I think It's time our leaders of the town go ahead with n sewer plan to the best of their ability and quit worrying with the people. That's what we elect them for, to run the city, and to me sewerage Is the most vital issue at present. I own some property in town and I do not mind more tax for this purpose. These people who are objecting (should have) to live on Highway 01 South and pass over this filty ditch all summer. Sometimes the odor Is so strong we have to eat our dinner behind closed doors In hot weather. I know of nothing more disgraceful to the town than this. A man Kivt in my shop window and counted the cars that passed for M minutes. There were 98. Just think at tills rate how many smelled this ditch for a day, a week. These are people coining In to trade. I drive over the county in my business quite a bit, and so many people ask me how I stand to live so near that unsanitary ditch. When the Lever- Board vailed our taxes, it did'not ask me; it just notified me. So did the telephone company and tiie water company. I , have managed to pay all this, Just as I can for sewers. It was my understanding that we would have to have (new sewers) before the government would let the air base re-open. I hnve always thought that the two per cent sales tax the fairest tax we pay. I now think every one wiio uses water can pay a small tax and that will be the fairest way. But I am sure if this is left to out of town officials, they will work out u tfoocl plan. Mrs. Howard Bowen To the Editor: T am against the new sewer system plan because I have my sewer paid out, and ho one in tills city helped me pay it out. I don't think it would be fair at all to help people sitting in their fine new houses pay for ... a sewer system. That .veins to be double duty on all of us, the way I see it. Name withheld by request Views of Others Horrible Outlook The American Automobile Association announces that 22,000,000 car owners — ft new record — will take to the highways this year for their vacations. There never was a better reason for a sane man to stay in his own back yard. — Knoxvillc tTenn.) News-Sentinel. SO THEY SAY I think that Malcnkov was caught in a dilemma of either making war or peace. He chose to have the peace talks in order to solidify his position because he Is not too sure of himself. — Lt.-Gen. Robert Eichclberger (Ret.) one-time 8th Army commander. * * * A majority of Washington writers are longtime New Deal supporters and arc inclined to view the new .administration with a critical eye.— they tend to be anti-Kcpubllcan. — Senator Taft (R., Ohio) calls for a thorough invcsttca- tion of the Truman administration. One False Move Could Be Fatal Peter Edson's Washington Column — Defense Department Budget Cut Of 10 Per Cent Is Best Guess Now Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)~ Inside reason for Dennis Day's sudden trip to New York: is to talk to his TV' sponsors about filming his show for the 1953-54 season. "They're not fighting me about it, so it looks good," he confided. "I'm most interested in some of the pressure being taken off me so I have a week off once in a while." Dennis' version of why the show format was changed after the first season: "Verna Pelton was wonderful as my mother, but the sponsors felt that the show made me too kiddish. I was too much like a 16-year-old boy, a sort of Henry Aldrich, that confined me too much. The bachelor characterization has worked out much better.' Hollywood's major studios, who are refusing to lease old movies to the home screens, are doing double-takes over Republic Pictures' TV sales. President Herbert J. Yates told an annual stockholders' meeting: "We anticipate a bigger profit market in films for television than in pictures for the theater. There will be more profit for our company in the next two years than ever before, even better than with the jam-packed houses during the war years." Republic films rriade between 1935 and 1943, he said, will earn $4,000,000 on television this year! PROSPECTOR—'53 STYLE THIS-MODERN-WORLD note: U-I rented the decaying shack of a prospector in the middle of I'etcr Edson WASHINGTON —(NEA)— When the Truman administration's $4; billion military budget for next year was tossed back at the Department of De fense by the Eisenhower admin tstratlon, with instructions to cut it back to essentials, one of the younger staff officers who had worked on the original estimates sighed wearily and said: Well, I guess the first thing to do is get the Republican definition of an 'essential.' " To dale, this definition has never been put in writing. But pro- ram by program. Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson and his icw Pentagon team have been cutting hack manpower require- n e n t P and forcing reductions vhercver they could. Best guess mw is that the defense budget for he year beginning next July 1 vill be cut by nt least 10 per cent, • over $4 billion. Assistnnt Secretary of Defense V. J. McNeil—an ex-admiral who las been kept over on the job of lomplroiler of the armed services >y the new administration — was irourier of the original 1954 budget nan any prepared since unifica- 1011 was begun. When tiiis budget was announced firly Ir January, McNeil declared hat there had been real service ;ooperat:on in its preparation. Nobody tmd raised a loud voice of Totest over any decision. And for he fii^t time there had ben real consideration of the possibility of buying too much or too many of seme 800 major items, led by tanks and trucks. The size of the budget was de- termiand not on the basis of how I much mongy they thought they I largely obligated for future spend- could get from Congress, or what i ing. For next year an additional the taxpayers would stand for. Instead, the first determination was how big an armed force the country had to maintain at home and abroad. Broad Calculations to Figure Costs Then they started figuring what it would cost to keep this force in being, with a reserve of all supplies needed for a full year of all-out war. The size of the armed forces— a maximum of 3,700.000 men in all services—had been set by Congress before. Translated, that was enough manpowerfor a . Navy of 400 combat vessels, 77 Naval air squadrons, three divisions of Marines and three Marine air wings; an Army of 20 divisions plus 18 combat teams, the National Guard and the reserves: an Air Foi now over 100 wings, to be creased gradually to 143. The number of bases, camps and schools to be operated for this force was determined and the cost of their maintenance added up. The degree of modernization was decided on to find what equipment replacement costs would be. This took into account such things as the fact that combat planes wear out in from three to five year.s even when the3 r 're not in combat. The number of hours these planes could be flown for training purposes had to be determined, and the cost estimated. All these and a lot more calculations like them are what really determined the size of next year's military budget. The important point about cutting this budget Is that any cuts mean some of these things won't get done, and there will be that much less national defense. As of July 1, 1953, the Department of Defense estimates it will p e a ciedit of some $62 billion in the Treasury — unspent but $41 billion of new spending authority was asked in January. Congress Aimed at Carryovers Originally, the services expected to write checks tor about $43 billion worth of military pay, subsistence and supplies in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954. This would leave an unspent credit of $60 billion as O F July 1, 1954. Secretary Wilson points out you can't save money by cutting a credit fen money not yet appropriated. Nevertheless, these large carryovers have been the special targets for congressional economy knife-throwers. The fact tha t it takes a long Lime to tool up a. factory and get into mass production on a new model plane, tank gun or guided ice missile is what muses these ear- in- ' ryover credits -necessary. If the holdovers are cut back, it simply means that there will be fewer weapons available in the future than there would be otherwise. Secretary Wilson has been polishing off plans to cut back on the defense production base. This means that a number of stand-by arms plants that, hnve been running at less than peak capacity will be closed down entirely. Others will be put into fuU production, to cut down unit, and total costs. This will be a complete change from the defense production policies of C. E. Wil?on the former defense mobilization director. But thi. c . whole .subject of how broad a defense production base would be needed in case of all-out war is still undecided. Harold Vance of Studebaker ran a survey on it last year and came up with the answer tha'. the presently planned base was far too small. His report was that it might take S2 billion or more in new plants. There's only half a billion for that in the Truman budget. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NBA Service Curious behavior reaction to t thorn because I do not want to circumstances may or may not be I suggest some new phobia to a suasions of true mental disease. A I ccptible person! reader recently nskcd for :v discussion of one of these, namely kleptomania. Tlils may be simply defined as an irresistible desire to steal—the object stolen may not be needed or <iven wanted by the person who taxes it, but he or she simply cannot resist the temptation of picking something up in a store, locker room, or even in a home. When caught, the kleptomaniac frequently does not know why he or she behaves that way—"I just can't help it" is the frequent response to questioning. Untold misery has been caused to the relatives of someone who is a kleptomaniac. The problem of treatment Is often complicated and difficult and the aid of a psychiatrist should always be enlisted. Among other curious problems of a somewhat similar nature are the fears or phobias which appear to afflict so many. 1 am not talking about normal fear, which almost all of us have experienced, but about those persons who are u.'-rllied of something which is imaginary, or which carries such slight risk that It is ordinarily miiorcd. Severe phobias are those which persons cannot overcome by thcm- sa'ivcs. This kind of thing: may be n symptom of real mental disease and the aid of a psychiatrist should bt sought. There are many kinds of fears aiid I shall mention only i Icw of One fear is called acrophobia, which is fear of great heights. This seems to be quite common — probably so much so that It is almost "normal." There is another lear called bathophibia, which really means fear of great depths Instead of what It sounds like. MARKS .OF PHOBIA There are other phobias with long and astonishing names and even stranger meanings. Here are a few:: apiphobia—fear of bees: automysophobia—fear of being dirty; bibliophobla—dislike of books; cl'F.rophobla—fear of gaiety, and necrophobla—or fear of death. Obviously the last is a fear which nciirly everyone has. .It is a true pnnbin only when a person thinks about death abnormally often. True phobias make the victims miserable and can completely dominate their lives and points of view. Even when the nature of leai seems amusing to thp outsider, it is a constant source of annoyance to the person Involved. Should anything be done about these abnormal fears? The answer is yes, if possible. But remember, fear is not abnormal unless excessive. WARM WEATHER, bock beer and the sign of the goat, an earlier Enster and such things just nbout have the groundhog blushing H It were not for so many flu victims, .10 we just sny, "Sprig's gubl" — Lexington Herald. • JACO8Y ON BRIDGE Avoid Opponent Who Gives Trouble By OSWAL D.IACOBY , Written for NEA Service What do you do when you are walking along the street and see on the crowded sidewalk that you are going to encounter somebody you don't like? Maybe you just grit NORTH II 4&7 V A • 98732 4KQ987 WEST EAST 4 AQJ53 4 10 92 VKQJ107 V8432 • 105 »QJ6 + 4 A532 SOUTH (D) 4K64 V965 • AK4 A A J 10 6 North-South vul. South Weot North East 1* 14 24 Pass 2 N.T. 3V 44 Pass 54 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—f K your teeth and keep right on, but if you are the cautious type you might execute an "avoidance play" by crossing the street and doing your window-shopping on the other side. The same sort of avoidance play Is possible In bridge. You go out of your wny to avoid the opponent | who can be troublesome to you. One of the methods of doing this is illustrated in today's hand. West opens the king of hearts and dummy wins with the ace. You are playing the hand as declarer in this slightly ambitious contract of five clubs. How do you plan to play the hand? Sooner or later, of course,' you are going to draw trumps, but that is only part of your plan. You are going to ruff your two losing hearts in dummy sooner or later, but that likewise is only part of your plan. The burning question is what to do to avoid the loss of two spades and a diamond. The bidding makes it perfectly clear that West has the ace of spades. Hence you cannot expect to win a trick with the king of spades. Your best plan is to establish dummy's long diamond suit and to discard two of your spades on dummy's extra diamond. In the process of establishing dummy's diamonds, you must avoid giving the lead to East. One diamond trick must be given up to the opponents, but you must make sure that this trick is given to West rather than to East. If you made' the mistake of allowing East to gain the lead, he would lead a spade and you would promptly lose two tricks in that suit. Here is how you "cross the street" In order to make sure of avoiding the dangerous opponent. You draw two rounds of trumps with the ace and king, and then lead the nine of diamonds from the dummy. If East plays low, you can likewise play low from the South hand, and West must win the diamond trick with the ten. If East covers with the jack (a dangerous play) you can win with the king and ruff a heart in dummy to lead the eight of diamonds through. East will be obliged to' play low the second time even if tie has played a high diamond the first time. In this way you make sure that West wins a diamond trick. It is now easy for you to clear your remaining top diamonds, draw the third round of trumps ending in dummy, and run two diamonds in order to discard two spades from your hand. the Mojave Desert wasteland for a sequence in "Tumbleweed." But before the .studio could turn a camera, they had to remove the TV aerial from the prospector's humble abode. Now it can be told: Wanda Hendrix shudders when she tells it, but she turned down the co-starring role with Charles Farrell in "My Little Margie." "I didn't think it had a chance," wails Wanda. Gale Storm, by the way, has been given the same orders that Jane Russell got now that she's turning on the sex appeal in Margie. No move publicity about her religious activities. IN THE TV EYE: :Andy Devine. Andy gets the laughs in "Wild Bill Hickok" but 27 years ago Hollywood considered him the romantic type. Then along came sound and his high, rasping voice put him in the comic league. "But don't rule me out as a romantic," he says. "I've had a couple of kissing scenes in my career. In one picture I kissed Martha Raye, and in another I kissed my horse." Theres a buzz from Europe that Orson Welles and Charley Chaplin (?) are getting together to write and star in a movie. Orson, its said, has talked to Julie Wilson in London about the feminine lead. Donald O'Conner will rest his dancing feet and pull himself together emotionally this summer. Its his first free period in two years, Sign-of-the-times note: Photographs of television stars have replaced all the movie-star photos on the walls of the coffee shop at General Service Studio. If movie screens get wider and wider, as announcements indicate, theaters will have to Install swivel chairs. 'Im still waiting, by the way, for Sillymascope Productions to announce a new film process re- Press - agents - think - of-everything note: The 6 a. ,m. showing of "The House of Wax" In LA for Warners 24-hour marathon premiere had electric razors .he lobby for gents who had just rolled out of bed. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille f Dr J. L. Guard last night underwent an emergency appendectomy at Blytheville Hospital. A eon has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Graham Sudbury at WaUs Hospital. The baby, who weighed seven pounds, has been named Roger Wheatley. Mrs. C. W. Garrigan and Miss Mary Blanch? Gay are spending some time in Memphis. © NEA ( After complaints from miles around, Arch Nearbrite gave up the idea of playing the bass '< drum and cymbals in the town band and has quit practicing every night. Blossom Bouquet Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Sweet 4 dragon 8 Lemon- scented herb 12 Supply with weapons 13 Heal 14 Eye middle tunic 15 By way of 1C Straightness 18 Registers 20 After (Fr.) 21 One of the Caroline Islands 22 Newts 24 Building additions 26 Growl 27 Drink slowly 30 Cover the inside again 32 Turn 34 Herbaceous plants 35 Wild ass 36 Distress signal 37 Royal Italian family name 39 Threw 40 Scent, as of a bouquet 41 Twitching 42 Hoist 45 First . 49 Preceded 51 Individual 52 Sacred image I 53 Withered 154 Shoshonean Indian I 55 Corded fabrics j 56 Those in favor 1 57 Knight's title VERTICAL 1 Prepare th« way 2 Its national flower is the shamrock 3 Lilylike blossom 4 Upper head skin 5 Of no effect 6 Ascended 7 Wooden pin 8 Collides with 9 State 10 Unaspirated 11 Tangles 17 Hydratcd mineral 19 Desert green spot 23 North Atlantic Islands 24 Ages 25 Gauzy fabric weave 26 Prepared painting surface 27 Wise 28 Followers 29 Impudent 31 Required 33 Unspoken 38 More hackneyed 40 Kilns 41 Ocean movements 42 Maiden fern 43 Noun suffix 4-1 Upon 46 Roman emperor 47 Opposed 48 Ogle : 50 Viper H 5

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