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(ARK.T COURIER news WEDNESDAY, MAT 6, 198S BLYTHSTILLS OOUKIBR KBWS THt OOrorBB MEWS OO. H. W. HAINBS, Publliher HAART A. HAINW, AolsUnt Publisher A. A. FRKDRIOK80N, Editor PAOT. D. HUMAN, Advertising M»n««r Bolt National Adrertlslng Representatives: WaSSt* Witrae" Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, M«nphJ«. _ EnUred u »econd class matter at th« poet- afllct »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ot Con- gren. October ». l»n. ______ 1 Member ot The A«socl«t<id PrtM SUBSCRIPTION RATES! BT ctrrler In the city of Blythevllle or any •uburbantown wher. carrier lervlc, IM matn- By mail within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per «ar 12 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; £mail outside 50 mil. lone, I1S.50 per year payable In advance Meditations Then »ld J<*ui unto them Be not afraid: 10 tell My brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me. — Matthew 28:10. * * * Renew the courage that prevails. Th« steady faith that never fails. And'make us stand In every light Firm as a fortress to defend the right. —Henry Van Dyke. Barbs There ire always two swell choices for kids In the summer — go to a circus and have a picnic or to a picnic and have a circus. * * * - Getting upstare with your friends docs nothing but keep you out of the spotlight. * * * Cheer upl It won't be long until it will be so hot you won't miss that shirt you lost on March 15. * * * The first thine mothers should take out of the house when startlnf gprlnj- cleanlni Is all the kidi. » * * The fellow who really uses his head won't go over it Into debt. House Used Devious Tactic To Kill Public Housing Plan Public housing is the brightest red flag you can wave in the face of a private builder or real fcstafe man. Hence It is understandable that the issue is _ eternally embroiled in controversy whenever it hits Congress. Private businessmen contend that they can adequately meet the nation's housing needs if left free of government competition, i.e., public housing. Even before World War II ended, leading legislators were looking into the housing problem. The country had a big backlog of unsatisfied housing demand at virtually all income levels. Senator Taft, then on the minority side, was among those who examined the issue closely. After exhaustive study and endless testimony from every viewpoint, a bill took shape. It called for many types of activity, including a renewed public housing program for citizens in low income brackets. Taft not only supported this bill, but lent his name to it and became an active promoter of its passage''. Two or three times it got past the Senate but failed in the House. Finally, in 1949, under a Democratic Congress and administration, it became law — still bearing Taft's name. Now the senator can hardly be described as an enemy of private enterprise. He is realistically viewed as one of its staunchest defenders. He accepted the public housing idea because he believed no other housing solution could be devised for low income groups, who apparently could not afford the cheapest private housing. The 1949 law authorized construction of 710,000 public housing units over a six-year span, or 135,000 a year. In practice, howevtr, the program got under way slowly and then ran afoul of the Korean war with its heavy demand on materials. Thus actual housing starts have been limited to fewer than 50,000 a year by annual congressional action. President Eisenhower this year sought appropriations for 35,000 new units, in keeping with this general pat- term. But the House recently rejected that plan flatly and killed all new public housing. Certainly it is the function of House and Senate appropriations committees to exercise due restraint on law makers who might see fit to authorize all sorts of programs without regard tn cost, But abolition is more than mere Abolition, In thli Instance, amounti to full reversal of a policy enacted by Congress and standing on th« statute books. Appropriations committees ar« not empowered to legislate — to deal •with the substantive matter of laws. The fact that the House has endorsed this usurpation of power by one of its committees does not legalize the process. The public housing program came through the mill originally as it was supposed to. If-the popular sentiment now is against this program, it should be repealed in the same fashion. The proper committees should vote to withdraw authorization of the plan, and this vote should then be endorsed h.y a majority of both houses. By going through the back door in an effort to kill public housing — whether it be good or bad is not the issue here — the House has evaded the issue. It rests with the Senate whether the matter is to be handled properly from here on. Views of Others Claiming Credit It is rubbing many people the wrong way that the play for peace seems to have been taken away from us, and the Reds are acting as If they were the ones taking the initiative to end the Korean War. We hear it said that the Reds will sell the Idea all through the world that they deserve credit for bringing peace. But If many people are fooled by this, they must be remarkably stupid. Because it has been > well publicized fact that the prisoner-of-war exchange proposal now offered by the Reds is not an offer at all, but the acceptance of something that was previously offered to them and refused. The critics* who say our government is letting the Reds take the initiative know very well that there was no way for us to take it except by giving in to the Reds as they now give In to us. or going allout war. We could not do anything more, Just as we could do nothing more about dlscus- •»ion of armament »nd atomic power. We made our proposals and we said "Now it ns up to Russia." That is all we could say. The rest was a matter of marking time hoping for exactly what seems to be about to happen. If the people in the world do not know that the basts ot the armistice, which we hape to see, is our terms accepted by the Reda rather than the other way around then we have failed completely to get the truth to them. Of course, this praise of the Reds can reach ridiculous lengths. Such as the proposal that Malen- kov be recommended for the Noble Peace Prize. This suggestion comes from a Laborite member of the British parliament. Maybe the man wa» being facetious, maybe not. On this basis, we should have recommended Hitler for the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the big war. But If we can see the war ended with honor, we will wait for the verdict, of a calmer day to show where credit belongs. —Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Stronger Without A reduction from 250 million dollars to 1W ' million dollars In the agricultural conservation subsidy program has been recommended by Agriculture Secretary Benson, as part of his plan for a ten per cent cut to spending by his depart, ment. The proposed ten per cent cut would not apply to farm price supports, presumably the most substantial reductions — except in conservation payments — would be in administrative costs. Under the Benson proposal, a farmer who Is paid this year for a temporary conservation practice, such as supplying lime or fertilizer accord- Ing to government recommendation, would not receive payment for doing the same thing again next year. Some farmers undoubtedly would receive payments .if this proposal Is carried out, but the basic farm program might be on a sounder basis If this Were done. Border-tine practices of this kind weaken the argument for an over-all farm program. The nearer the total farm program comes to being above reproach, and the fewer vulnerable spots It has, the surer It la 1 M keep- Ing support in congress. —Lumberton (K.C.) Robesonlan. SO THEY SAY Stymie Peter Edson'f Washington Co/urn Eisenhower Can' Take His Time But Roosevelt Had to Act Fast WASHINGTON —(NEA<— T h e contrast between the first 100 days of Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration and the first 100 days of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's adminis- stration is great. But the condi- dition of the country when the Democrats took over from the Republicans was also in marked contrast to con- Peter Edson ditions prevallttvy when the Republicans took over from the Democrats. On inauguration day, 1953, the country was pretty prosperous. There was much grousing over high taxes, debt and Trumanism. But there was no need for emergency action. The advantage this gave the Eisenhower administration was that it could take a long, slow look and work out its reform program with more care. That, in summary, is what has been going on in Eisenhower's first 100 days. His program has not been spelled out fully. It may be a year before that program is known in all Its detail. Sen. Everett M. Dlrksen of Illinois recently told the Republican National Committee it might take four years. In 1933, the country was in the depths of the great depression. The stock market had crashed nearly four years before. But it was not until Just before President Roosevelt was inaugurated that Gov. Herbert Lehman closed the banks of New York and other states followed suit. President Roosevelt's first act holiday. Then he called the 73rd I wns to declare a national banking Congress into special session to deal with the emergency. Roosevelt's historic 100 days are really the 99 days that this Congress was in session—March 9 to June 15. It is doubtful if any session of A real good infield. Took time to get It together. Can't afford to have any of 'em killed. . . . You'll have to come out of there. — Casey Stengel, to Yankee rookie pitcher, being hit freely. .* .* * The whole question of Federal control of activities to which the Federal government contributed must be thoroughly examined. — President Elsen- hower calling for a new blueprint of "proper" Federal-State relationships. * * * ' In common with so many of her generation, she has fallen a victim of that great social evil, Cannsta. — Randolph Churchill on the social accomplishments of Queen Elizabeth II. * * * In my opinion no one can measure the purposes or extent of the change which has become apparent in the Soviet mood or even perhaps In their policy. No single hope, however slender, should b* oast awa*. - WlMtoB Churchill. Congress did more work. By contrast, today's 83rd Congress was already in session and organized when President Eisenhower took office. But its production to date has been so meager that Rep. Clarence Cannon of Missouri was recently moved to remark, "The only thing we've passed so far is the vernal equinox." 73RD Made Many Bold Headline" The 13rd Congress made headlines like these: President Given Dictatorial Power Over Money and Credit. Hoarders Given Till May 1 to Turn in Gold. $500 Million Economy Program Passed. 3.2 Beer Legalized. Stock Exchanges Reopened. Federal Reserve Note Issue Begun. Government Effort to Peg Wheat Loss. Reforestation Bill Signed to Give Work to 250,000 Unemployed. Gold Standard Abandoned. Farm Relief Bill Passed. $500 Million Unemployment Relief Bill Passed. Tennessee Valley Authority Established. National Industrial Recovery Bill Passed. Home Mortgage Legislation Approved. Three-Billion-Dollar Public Works Program Planned. Securities and Exchange Bill Passed. General Manufacturers' Sales Tsix BUI Defeated. World Disarmament Proposed. World Economic Conference Opens in London. It Is interesting to note that many of the things 'done in Roosevelt's first 100 days, the Elsenhow- er administration Is now trying to undo, or at least redo. * There is strong pressure tn return to the gold standard. There are proposals to liquidate TVA and other government public power projects, selling them to private industry. Instead of expanding public works as In 1933, the new administration is trying to reduce the volume of public works, to save money. Instead of farm relief, the new administration wants to reduce government farm aid, to make the farmer more self-reliant and to let the free play of the market place set farm price levels. While both the Roosevelt .and Eisenhower administrations were elected on promises to reduce government expenses, there is considerable difference in carrying thm out. Roosevelt began by cutting salaries and making a half-billion slash In the Hoover budget. The budget in 1933 was $4.6 billion. So Roosevelt's economizing r e p r e- sented a better than 10 per cent cut. It was toward the end of Roosevelt's first 100 days that he reversed his economy angle and began to try to spend the country out of the depression. In so doing he increased the national debt from $22 billion to $258 billion at his death. Today it is $265 billion. Today the budget is $78 billion —some 17 times as big as 20 years ago. And while there is much talk In Congress of wanting to cut it by $12 billion, cutting it by 10 per cent will be a Job well done. It will be another week or so before the Elsenhower administration knows what its budget for next year will be. It has taken the first 100 days to straighten out the account books. Tax policies, all domestfc programs and even foreign policy must Walt on determination of how big—or how little—the budget will be. It is worthy of note that both Presidents Roosevelt and Eisenhower proposed world disarmament in their first 100 days. Roosevelt's London economic conference Was perhaps his first great failure—largely because the President himself pulled the rug out from under his American delegation. But readjustment of world trade relations is today, as then, a major problem for which new approaches are being sought. NEXT: :100 days of Eisenhower foreign policy. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NBA Service Ulcers ol the stomach, oi which there are two main varieties, are usually classed among the chronic disorders. Much has been learned about this interesting condition over the past yenrs. Among other things, the undesirable effect of nervous strain and emotional upset have come to be increasingly well-recognized. In all likelihood, the nerves are not the only ciiuse of ulcers, nnd there are certainly other influences which are important once they have developed. Certainly ulcers tend to come back and the symptoms get worse whenever a person has some mental or nervous strain or shock. This fact has been recognized by doctors (or a long time, but there was not much which they could do about it. Even now the victim of a stomflrh ulcer cnn probably do more to help himself by trying to avoid excitement, anger or other emotional upset than the doctor can. Many treatments have been nnd are being used (or ulcer. Almost nil of them are aimed both nt Ihe stomach Itself where the' ulcer lies and at the nervous cause. In mos t t cases of ulcer of the stomach,' there is nn Increased amount of acid present which Irrl- tntes the ulcer and delays or prevents Its henllng. Most trcntmcnUi, therefore, try to get at his excess nclcl and thus Mlow the ulcer ft better chance to heal. One ot Uu mod common treat- ments consists of frequent feedings of small meals alternating with milk nnd cream and alkalis or other substances which decrease or neutralize the aclos. Certain gelatin-like substances called mu- cins have a similar effect be- cnuse they nra supposed to coat the area of the ulcer and protect it from the irritating acid In the stomach. Nerve Operation Used In the last few years many people have been operated on for ulcer by culling a nerve known as the vriKus which goes to the stomach. Tliis operation seems useful in innny cases of ulcer which have not responded to other treatment. One correspondent nsked recently how to avoid getting ulcers. I wish I knew. Probably those who cat rpRuiarly and well who lead calm lives unperturbed by clashes nt their work or In their homes, stand a better chance of avoiding ulcer thnn those who do not—but this is about as far as one can go. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Television's first look-alike problem has been solved by the bleach vat. Black-haired Elena Verdugo became a blonde to star in CBS- TV's "Meet Millie," she's confessing, because "I photograph a great deal like Gale Storm. Gale became Margie about "' the same time I became Millie, and we wanted to be sure there would be no confusion." The rating on "Meet Millie" is zooming under Producer Frank Galen's supervision and the big fan-mail pull has everyone bug- eyed. One letter left Elena howling. A fan wrote her: "You should be in the movies." Ela switched to TV after STARRING in 14 MOVIES! Now it's competition for Jack Webb's "Dragnet," with a movie star, Rod Cameron, pounding the same police beat in a new half- hour weekly telefilm series, "City Detective." Rod's all smiles about a chance to break away from the western film cycle—"I needed something like this"—and for the opportunity a picture police detectives as pret- ;y shrewd characters—"We never nake jerks out of them." Will he be smarter than Webb? "I always know who to arrest," he grinned, "AFTER I read the >cript." Lynne Roberts, the beauty In 'Biff Baker. U.S.A.," and "China Smith," weds wealthy Hy Samuels June 6. . .Watch for a new TV series for Reed Hadley, the ins p e c t o r Braddock of "Racket Squad" -It may be denied, but Reed and his lawyer, Jaco.ues Leslie, are setting up an independent production company. NAME ISN'T SMITH LUCILLE BALL andJDesi Arnaz may be thinking in terms of "I Love Lucy" for movie theaters but Dan Duryea has definitely ash- canned the idea of a "China Smith" that will run 90 minutes in the popcorn palaces. Instead, Dan is starring in Plaza Productions' "The World for Ransom"—a thriller that has him backgrounded by the same oriental landscape. 'But I'm not China Smith. I checked into the matter very care- •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Impulsive Playing Is Very Dangerous By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When an opponent takes a losing finesse in your direction, don't be in too much of a hurry to win the trick. If the finesse Is repeatable, you will get the trick later on even If your refuse It the iirst lime. The important thing is to look abend and make your de- VARfOIIS ARGUMENTS .have been advanced for and against admitting Alnskn at a state, but I haven't heard anybody say anything about one of the most pleasing results: It. would make Texas the second biggest state In the Union — Lexington Leader. • • • PEOPLE who squnwk about Income t.ixcs can he divided Into two cln'ws: mm .ind women. — Carlsbad Oumni-Argu*. NORTH (D) 6 4AK VQJ3 * J88 4K9862 EAST * 109862 • A43 4A74 SOUTH WEST 4453 VK84 »K972 + J 103 A 10975 «Q105 *Q3 North-South Vul. N.rth Eaat South West 14 14 2V 2* 1V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 3 clslon before the play Is actually executed. Today's hand shows one reason for this. West opened the three of spades In response lo his partner's light evaroaU. Dummy won wlUi U>« dng of spades, and declarer Immediately finessed the queen of learts. West had anticipated this slay as soon as he had seen dummy's trump holding, so he was able to play a low heart very casually. South should have cashed dummy's remaining top spade before proceeding, to be in position for a spade ruff, but the apparent success of the trump finesse had given declarer the Impression that at least one overtrick could be obtained. He therefore switched to clubs and was allowed to win the third trick with the queen of clubs, clubs. Declarer next led his remaining club, and West was allowed to win the trick with the ten. West naturally returned another low spade, forcing out the side entry to the threatening club suit. Now declarer decided to repeat his trump finesse, but West was able to win with the king of hearts and return his last trump. This eliminated dummy's ruffing power, set one at an "unbeatable con- so that South had to lose a spade trick. Since South also lost a trump ;wo diamonds and a club, he was tract." South could have made the contract by playing the hand properly. The face remains, however, that thousands of declarers all over the country make mistakes every time they play bridge. It is the duty of a good defender to give an erring declarer enough rope to hang himself. fully before I abandoned the Idea of doing Smith as a feature. No matter how good your TV series may be, people don't like paying for something they get free in their living room." Ethel Waters, who loathed being TV's "Beulah," has found the program that may bring her back. as a home-screen steady— an inter-racial show designed for children. Mario Lanza tells pals that the new trouble with MGM began when the studio insisted that he give a deposition in its $800,000 lawsuit against him mere days after full peace had been made and mere days before he was supposed to report for work. Talking about a TV panel show wit he met in Florida, Johnny Flynn flipped: "The only time ha listens is, when he's talking." Jane Powell's version of her side of the rift with Geary Steffan throws a new light on everything. She names NAMES. . .Inside reason on why teen-aged lark Anna Maria Alberghetti bowed out of "Red Garters": Rosemary Clooney was slated for four songs, Anna Maria for only one. Plus the fact that her father objected to scenes calling . for his youngster to be kissed in adult fashion. Let other movie queens apologize to Hollywood for making the TV plunge—not Celeste Holm who just signed one of those million- dollar NBC contracts. She's saying: "Everything's a medium these days. If I were doing p. full-length film, it would he in 3-D or Cine- maScope or Cinerama or what have you. Well, TV is a medium, too, and I happen to think it's the most important and exciting of all of them." Celeste's TV emoting will be on film and will "give me the chance to do everything. I'll sing, I'll even dance. I waited a long time until I made lip my mind about TV. I saw too many people-who rushed In without knowing what they wanted to do." 75 Years Ago In Mrs. Edgar Borum entertained with a dinner for the seven girls from Lindenwood College, St. Joseph, Mo., who have arrived to be the guests of Miss Rose Stacy and Miss Mary Elizabeth Wilson. Mrs. Marvin Nunn won high and Mrs. James Hill second high when Mrs. C. P. Tucker entertained members of the Double Deck bridge club at her home for the last meeting of the year. Gene Bradley spoke on "Child Labor Laws" at the regular meeting of the Sudbury Parent Teacher Association yesterday afternoon. When the Reverend Passmore delivered a sermon to young people against petting and car-parking, Aunt Sally Peters told him he was just preaching himself out of some June weddings. The Three R's Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Done in arithmetic 4 Done to a book 3 8 What you read 12 Falsehood 13 Dancing girl 14 Spanish duke 15 Encountered 16 Separation 18 More severe 20 Covering for Ihe foot 21 Legal matters 22 Vipers 24 Cougar 26 Siberian mountains 27 Turkish title 30 Beast studied In physiology 32 Satiric 34 Gaudy ornament 35 Girl's name 36 Female saint . (ab.) 37 Poles 39 Poses 40 Position 41 Males 42 Adhesive 45 Put down on paper 49 Enflarne 51 Anger 52 Close 53 German king 64 City In Yugoslavia 55 Poker stake 56 One who (suffix) J7 Obtain 1 Charity 2 Food regime 3 Decide 4 Downpours 5 Otherwise 6 Without sense of wrong 7 Split pulse 8 Washings 9 Medley, 10 Music maker 11 Kansas (ab.) 17 Reach for 19 Measures ol . paper '23 Goes by steamer 24 Caresses 25 One 26 Apportion 27 Oiling 28 Bound 29 Playing card; 31 Eagles' nests 33 Beginning 38 Founder of Ithaca, N. V. 40 Gaze fixedly 41 Inferior 42 Pineapple 43 Prayer ending 44 Petty quarrel 46 Repetition 47 Great Lake 48 Bird's home 50 Distress signal tr& ;m?

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