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FAOI SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLXTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS TUX OOORIBft KXW8 CO. M. * BAINI* ftklfclwr MMM V. TBBOKW. Editor MOL D. EUUAM, AdnttUn* Miim«r MattMMl Adwrtkin« Winner Ccv. MM York. Chk>«ci, Detroit. K*«7 Aittroooc Except Sunday ' office tt Blythevilie; Ariuiuu, undet tet ot Oo» , October I. 1S11. . Served by the United Prut SUBSCRIPTION KATES: 3j etrrier In the dty ot Blyuuvlll* or •nburbra town where carrier service (• Ulned, JOc per week, or S5c per month By mall, wtthin > radius of SO mllw. MJO per ftu (3.00 tor sl» months, »1.00 (or three month*; by null outride SO mile son*., 110,00 per yew to advance. Meditation Wherefore lift up the hinds which hinj down, mat the feeble kne«; «Ad make ttralfht p»th« for your (eel, lest that which 1< lame be turned out of the way; but let It rather be healed.—He- brewi IMS, 11 pay as little attention to discouragement as possible. Plough ahead as a steamer docs, rough or smooth—rain Or snlne. To carry your cargo and make your port is ihe point.—Maltoie Babcoclc. Barbs Credit to the folks who enter checker tournaments this summer. We'll be too lazy to move. » * * Alarm clocks In the city and roosters In the country can b« depended on not to mike zetUnr up any easier. * * • Women are outliving men, says a doctor. Well, the attention of women pedestrians it not districted by men's hats. • * « Home-crown radishes and onions are those little red and white things you didn't know were bite your tongue. MosQultoea are moving , In again — hide the grindstone*. State Property Taxes And Local Governments Governor Laney's proposal to seek voters' approval of an amendment to the state constitution eliminating forever the state property tax contains merit. Such action should take this one phase of taxing power out of ihe hands of whimsical state legislatures, where it now rests. The legislators, however, are to be commended for eliminating the tax at the session hold last year, but there is nothing to keep another legislature from restoring the tax. Elimination of the property tax will enable • county governments to provide funds for local governments, as much, or aS little as may be needed to perform the services which their constituents demand, or are willing to provide out of their own purses simply by putting real estate and personal property on the taxbooks and knowing they will not be required to share high taxes with the state. The fact that the state has been getting from six to nine mills, or between one-fifth and one-sixth of all property taxes collected in most counties, has discouraged assessments at the level the law requires. The law requiring assessments at half of the actual valuations has been ignored for so long that it has ceased to have value. With the state property tax eliminated until such time as the voters themselves may want it restored, or until the need for state pvirposes becomes so great .that three-fourths of the state's lawmakers will vote for it, assessors will feel more inclined to raise assessments knowing that their constituents will be the beneficiaries. Another trend has discouraged any serious effort to-keep assessments at a figure anything like as high as the law requires. It has been the trend of a paternal state government through legislators to curry favor back home by doling out state funds to be used in financing county and state governments, and schools, too. In the lush war years, and the period of high prices which followed, the state has been rolling, in revenues from the sales tax, and from other special levies which it has used not only for state governmental purposes, but also to dole back , to the counties and cities where ths money came from. Lean tax years are certain to follow the fat ones and when this happens local governments, anil the state, too, are certain to face a crisis which will make • piker of the depression of the decade jart before World War II. When the lean years arrive, the state - wfll look after its own immediate needs Cnt »od leave only the crumbs from tax UU« for th« city and county government* and the schools. Unles* county governments put their own houses in order, local governments will, when those lean yearn'put in their appearance, find their hands tied. It takes at least a year to get increased revenues in the treasury through an increase in assessments, and the state now has a constitutional amendment which prohibits county and city governments from spending in any fiscal year more money that it has from current revenues and surpluses. Thinking taxpayers will, we believe, support the constitutional amendment which Governor Laney is proposing, and they will then begin planning improvements in the tax structures in their own counties so that the schools may operate, BO that roads may be maintained, so that fire and police protection may be provided at a tiine when the country might otherwise face a tax situation more serious than it ever lias known. Embarrassing Precedent Two Oklahoma boys, 11 and 12, stole a plane and, as you probably road, flew U 120 miles and landed it safely. Their knowledge of flying, they said, came from reading comic books. We feel that those kids will be cited by a lot of their contemporaries when parents start saying, "For heaven's sake, put down those comics and go read a book that will teach you something." VIEWS OF OTHERS American Enterprise This Is a different sort of tree enterprise. By their own free will and enterprise, a group of itudents at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been working energetically to raise W5,000 to bring 80 graduate students from 19 European countries for a three-month summer seminar at MIT. They are still short of the desired smn and the desired quota of sturtenls. But their enthusiasm is undaunted as they (cap one hurdle after another. With an equal mixture of gusto and shrewdness, they have planned their strategy, cut through red tape, won the cooperation of countries even behind the Iron curtain, and demonstrated that practical idealism which Is America at iU best. Their chief opposition has come (rom conventionally minded elders who have been shocked • I the thoUKlit of leaching the skills of peace to foreigners from the wrong side o{ the iron curtain. Is not thj», such doubters ask. like the prewar policy of sending scrap iron to Japan? After a preliminary reminder that it was not American students who sent scrap iron to Japan, these young crusaders argue persuasively that the way to sell damocracy to the world is lo show It in action. All Uie world admires and desires American technology, but the plans of the MIT students call for supplementing the technical cour- ics the Europeans will lake with trips, l.ecturci and hospitality which will acquaint them wiUi the real rurkings of American democracy. It is like a'breath of fresh air to turn from the hard dogmas and smug platitudes of the current political scene to such a live quest for better understanding between men of ability In all nations. So long as American youth faces the world challenge with such relish and resilience, there is no danger of American enterprise being smothered by the sheer materialism of its own technical achievement, 1 ;. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Maybe GM Can Help You, Boys WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1948 Influence of Communists Seen in Broadcast Beamed to U.S. From the New State of Israel Eastern Europe, its membership is , ers of Haganah. and may evcntual- ri b ^ c :: e . d .. to . b _ e :' a ' 8elj : i - ecr " iti;d l i 5- ** ^°^^ mto the Jewish *,- By Peter Edson NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA) — How much Communist strength there may be in the new Palestinian I Middle East, state of Israel is attracting Wash- I The Htern gang was formed oriK- ineton attention. A recent Stern ] inally in a split with the Irguu |iy Irag, Iran, J my. Yemen, Egypt and the rest of tlu gang clandestine radio broadcast j Z'vja Leilmi. Ir'sim, for its part had from Palestine monitored in the I been formed in the 1930's in a split 1 United States, praised Soviet recog- j from Haganah. Jewish Agency belittling > semi-official defense force now be- of Israel, while American recognition. I j ng converted "Ru.ssla's attitude was clear," said | Israel. this propaganda, broadcast. "This I Though a secret arm into the Army oi Haganah was an attitude ol friendship and ! has twice been armed bv the~Brit- support. . . . Russia lias helped us isli and used as police to" quell riots • in the political battle at Lake Sue- During the war, General \Vin«ate cess. . . . Real friendship with the I of Burma raider fame traiiv Soviet Union will enable us to be t nnah night fighters about 4000 men. No such union is considered likely for the Stern gang, it has always considered Irgun to moderate. That St. Louis' Weather Credited With Discovery of Iced Tea THI DOCTOR SAYS A child bom with a club foot, an extra finger or a hare lip, has one of By Harmon H'. N'ichol* (United Press Staff Correspondent) -WASHINGTON. June 1 TupV_ If you've ever spent a Summer in St. Louis, you know It can get hotter than Satan's pitchfork there Even or Man River gets Tun Tempers get short and the barnacles on the bottom of me riverboats get cross and don't speak the conditions which Is known as a ; ' or days. CBiigenital defect or malformation ' Well, the year 1904, when our Some of them almost certainly arise story opens, was a body-and-soul after (lie child is in the womb. For ; wlltcr. The thermometers blew their example, It is now known that some tops all over the place and the mothers who have had German mercury looked way down (here at measles during the first three the lOO-degree mark for davs on months of pregnancy are particu-' end. larly likely to have children with \ The weather, you may imagine some congenital defect of the eyes,; set the St. Louis Chamber of Com- the heart or elsewhere. Although ; mcrce on Its civic ear. but goodl this relationship seem quite definite, ; For 1904, you old folks win rcca n Ihe reasons for it. are not yet un-; was the year of. the St. Louis Ex-' derstood. Not every child of a ! hihition. or world's fall- mother who lias had German But the C of C was not nearly sell'• and agent have something to do with the ap-, ing to the. American peon], pearancc of deformities. In general , doubtless was the first press the older the mother the greater the | they'd ever seen, chance of having a malformed child.; Mr. B, nn. Englishman was th« although most older mothers have official representative of both In perfectly normal children. dia and Ceylon Risk of Repetition our hero came loaaed-with The parents of a child who has a black tea. He nlso was loaded with congenital defect often ask whether | fancy ideas of peddling the stuff there is any risk that other children .to the fair-goers and, if possible will have malformations. This ques- • making 'cm like it. tion is difficult to answer. Definite I He went out in all that heat and congenital deformities occur in , creased the palms of a crew of St about one every 213 births. Accord- ' Louis unlives, carted them over to ing to one study, families which have the Indian pavilion and dressed already had one malformed child j them up in native gear are 25 times more likely lo have Bright-colored jackets 'and pants other malformed children than the ' topped by turbans ' general population. Prom this it | That's 'where Mr. B's troubles could be calculated that the parents j began. The kids liked the colored of one malformed child stand about! work suits until they put them on othe^such^u'^ of . 2 '» rin « an -l T ° 'heir credit, the help "tSek other such child. j it oul ta spite of the heat, for one A deformed child requires a great I day. Then they went on strike deal of adjusting on the part of | The ambassador from India, Brl- the family. As the child grows older ! tain and Ceylon found himself it will be conscious that it is differ- ' wearing a two-edged headache cut from other children. Parents j under his own sweat-soaked tur- need to use tact and understanding ban. Out there in front of his tea so that the child will not become' stand marched the pickets That too disturbed by the difference, i was embarrassing Many children born deformed have But the pickets had the joint overcome their difficulties and 1 to themselves. Nobody wanted to j drink tea that was hotter than . j the St. Louis weather. Bechynder brewed his tea, and steamed inside as he drank it hirh- achieved success. THE DOCTOR ANSWERS By Edwin p. Jordan, M.D. Question: Is clectrocoagulation is why the Stern gang broke away I gcDd wa i' to ren io ve the tonsils? to engage in anti-British terriorisni. It is generally credited with the murder of Lord Moyne, British minister in Cairo, with hank self, just for spite. 1 As if that wasn't bad enough, he ! had frightful competition from his j neighbors. Answer: Almost all specialists who • On his left was a bright young have studied this way of treating | man passing but samples of itisn j the tonsils are opposed to It. It does j chilled soft drink. On his right wa» VTri ! llot ranove the lo:>sil issues entirely ! an ice cream stand. Both were other acts of violence. It has fought j fection Vhi-h and been [ought by the Haganah. was before." victorious in the struggle for our country's independence." Concerning the U. S. attitude. How much Communist support the stern rroup may have is un| known. Total Communist party icd Hag- j membership in Israel is said to be . - to guard tlie ,' less than 4030. This is about half of British pipelines. Haganah also one per cent of the total Israel . furnished paratroopers for Allied missions behind the Nazi lines, and the secret radio of this Slern group i recruited a Jc-.iish brigade of 30.- declared critically, following the , 000 which fought with" the British I countries. population of 750.0M, and smaller than Communist party membership neighboring Middle Eastern I ,.j, .^.. w ,,...£, tin, i ww njjn.ii luu^iii YMIII me oriiLSii } Mason- line, that "More than once ! against the Germans in North At- I did they try to enslave us and ob- i rica and Italy. Today Haganah tain concessions for construction of claims a membership of some 10- bascs and for oil trusts." And so i COO men. now fighting the Arabs ' Mrs. torth. Small But Rugged Outfit Bin the early methods of Hag- aimli were not considered severe | that I may seal over in- j doing big business. worse than it j After a couple of days of this, our friend was about to pop his roof right through his bonnet, when all of a sudden the light diw*:d. As he was leaning against his teapot one morning, a roan passed, struggling under the weight of a dripping 100-pound -keg of ice. Our man whistled to him, passed a bill across his mil and became the owner of that stuff that chills. W. McCutcheon and He parked away his teacups, rah Lou are in Mem-1 bought some glasses, and called in y for the commencement' the pickets. He raised their wages of St. Mary's School, and offered to let them go bare- 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— In appraising this kind of stulf, j enough—not anti-British cnou»h— it is of course necessary to consider the. source. The file™ gang LS When the new 37-member Pro- ! visional Council of Israel ^"^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^ Beaded if they felt like it. with United Nations , lsl ructions | school there , is participating in the Then he started hawking represent eveiy po- program. She will return with them iced. for the faction thai broke off to i At the first meeting of the Coun- form the Irgiin Z'vai Leumi. This cil, it was repoi tonight to spend the Summer with j The ice-man here, who told me them at home. , the story, said that so far as the .. , - -iince last March, Irgun has been j mation of a Tpwish state It was started by immigrants from | clearing its activities.with the lead- I Commie? switched IN HOLLYWOOD BV ERSKINE JOHNSON XEA Staff Correspondent SO THEY SAY I he Communists nave established beachheads in our own land and have placed key men and women In leadership positions In government, some labor unions, schools, some segments of the press, radio and movies.—Rep. Joseph w. Martin, jr. IR> of Massachusetls. A realistic foreign policy backed np by an adequate defense program and education for world responsibilities is the best way to avoid World War III.—Adm. William p. Halscy, U. S. Navy. Ret. Anyone who promises peace, but never ex- pla-ins how you are going lo make good on your promise, will get a large vote. All tlic world wants peace.—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, predicting a substantial vote for Wallace. We shall find that what control of the Mediterranean meant lo the nations of (he ancient world control of the "airsea" over the pole will mean to us. The Arctic cannot help but be thc huh of world power.—Comdr. Charles c. Gold U. S. Navy. The real danger of the world Is that the leaders of the Kremlin may make a nud move toward war. —Harold E. Stassen. A strange coalition of reactionary Republicans and equally reactionary Southern Democrat* has supported every legislative attack on labor and every favor for big ousiness.—William Green, president. AFL, assailing record of 80th HOLLYWOOD —(NEA>— Jim- to Cleveland Benclix Air race in September. The plane is a Mustang, which jimmy from Uncle Sam's war surplus at Kingmnn, i Ariz. Jimmy and his pals arc | "souping!' it up at Santa Monica's i Clover Field. The pilot will be Joe ] DeBonda. 'the Beverlv Hills real ing about his future. He has four ......... McKENNEY ON BRIDGE opening lead of the five of hearts with the ace and return a heart which Leo won with thc king. premises described as 11. \V. 2nd St., Lcachville, Ark. Application is tor permit to be issued for operation beginning on the He cashed the aie of spades, and i 1st <iay of July. 1948. and to expire when the blank king dropped from on the 30 day of June. 1940. the West hand, he knew that East! R. A. CHILDRESS had two spade tricks. He had tol I estate man who finished 36 seconds ccivcd a inn letter and a request i behind winner Paul Mantz last for a photograph from a 102-yeaV- iear - old lady in a .Seattle nursing home. I Jimmy Is back in Hollywood, co- . ~. Rily Bolger's musical version of I. v r 8 Mwlt o\ Joan Fomame m "Charley's Aunt" will be re-titled You Gotta Stay Happy" after ap- to avoid confusion with all the Ipearmg l n "Harvey- for a month other revivals. . . , Llovd Cough pictures lined up, including change ol pace as a likeable heavy ' in his cmrent role with Doug Fairbanks Jr.. in "The O'Flynn." '• Then he goes back to Fox for "The Fan" (economy wave title for "Lady Wiriennere's Pan"). Second Childhood? Who said cowboy star Roy Rogers CotltrUCt Possible «as just a kids' star? He just re- i Usually not more than one or I two members of a family gain | lose a club and he had already ] the- ace and king of clubs, and ost a heart trick. He wanted to make his contact By William t. McKi-nney America's L'ard Authority Written for NEA Service End play Makes This i so he led the deuce of diamonds when the jack fell from the West hand, he simply played another club and threw East in'the lead. and finessed dummy's jack; When ' East was helpless. All he had was iit held, he cashed the ace and the jack, ten and four of spades. Iking of diamonds and discarded! He led the jack, Leo won in dum- the five and three of clubs from ' my with the queen and gave East his own hand. Then he led the: the ten of spades. Thc end play jack of hearts, ruffed it, cashed had cheated East out of a trick. a national reputation in tournament bridge, but there are three j who have done so in the Lcven- tritt family of New York City. ' Peter Levcntritt Is one of the! Canadian Minister i " - ' ™ '""""' wujfi iuvi\uj5. . . , jjioyd uoiign ' * ct <M i^meiuriiL is one ot the! on Broadway And this story he who played thc crooked'fight pro- nation's outstanding players, and I ictjs on himself: mo(er in ,. Bodv anri Soll) .. k;lon . s his mother and lather, Helen and the about type casting now. He's play*- Leo Levcntritt. are known tor liar ing a crooked baseball manager in their activities in the light against vey's name and, after stiimblinj "The Babe Ruth Story" anri is Be- cancer in chlldcrn. Not long ago At one performance of he forgot the rabbit around, called him Charley: ,\ lapse of memory th;tt happens to the b«st of 'cm. "You mean Harvey," Mid a fellow actor. "Yeah," said Jimmy, with a relieved smile, "Harvey." Then he ail libbed to thr auilirnre: "You ing paged to play a crooked basket- ; thv- Lcventritt ball manager in a Broadway play. Bill Lundigan proba'jly rail join Joel McCvea and Zachafy Scott in "South of St. Louis." . . . Charles Kovvin's warbling on the Bob Hope family conducted ' . r n • ->..•>•• -j H <n w.iii^ ujj ms. wu nuiie I "Th'u* i ° W "" 8Ct " "'' nirsntnv " a s "'••> ascnis looking /or In this play." Paramount has writers working on "Tiie Life ot Paul Whltcman." . Leo Durocher has dedicated his book. -The Don'sers and Me," to Laramc Day. It reads: "To Ln- rainc. The Manager's Manager.'' Old Gag, New Twist Kenny Washington, the Rains' All-Ameikau football slar, played a barracks scene with Dick Powell 'in "Rogue's Regiment." A pixie a musical role. A new rtaffy song. "Nursln' One Beer." may be driving you rrar-.v - .soon. II wa s ivritlrn by Joe Solm.irtr. iip\vly elected mayor or Cower r.ulrh (luuie- out fnr movie extras!. Joe is a bit pl.iycr with an Irving Berlin complr-x. After dark: Gary Grant and his I prop man couldivt "resist putting a latest. Betsy Drake, at the Dells, sign over his bed: "Kenny Wash- '. • • Gloria Jean will probably [ington slept Hen Richard Oicene came back from ihe \\iir .six yeais older, but Fox still thought of him only as = sign a three-year deal At Columbia. i 1 4 t J 7 6 > A K J 5 A 1076 A K VQI035 1 • Q10S6 4 J. J 4 N W E S Dealer A J 1(143 V Afi3 » S 7 3 *Q62 Lro J.cvcnlritt A A S 7 6 2 » K2 * A K 9 5 S To'.irn miont — K -«' V.ll. South \Vcst North fa^t 1 * Ps 1 A l>. ! A P;) ss 1 • --f 2 A Ps ss Pnss -s Pass Pass Opening — V 5 2 1 HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured Canadian cabinet minister, J. L,. 7 He is Minister of H Repeat 15 Properties I6Mouthward 17 Hurt 10 Impudent 20 Penpoint 21 Waken 23 Observe VERTICAL 1 Satiric 2 Spanish town 3 Wound crust 4 Cover 5 Diminutive suflix 6 Time measure 7 Tenth king of 22 Expungcrs 47 Attcrnoon Israel 25 Make amends parties 8 Employs 27 Portents 9 Street (ab.) 30 Musical 10 Spigot clircclion 11 Followers 32 Also 12 Cactus genus 35 Sites 13 Natural fats 3S Establish dashing young that." Dick told lulrmluccM II George Washington nuroduciM juvenile. "And the riiiE-iicckcd pheasant to Ainei- i proximatcly . S-IOOO 25 Any 26 Artificial 'language 23 Abraham's home 23 Throws 31 Accumulate 33 Pull 31 Oriental coin 35 Make smooth 37 Finished 10 Behold! •11 Comparative suffix •12 Rupees (ab.) ~' ' I -IS Greek letter the annual rubber bridge lour.la- ! 44 Deed mem of The Whist Club of New ' 46 Set of steps York, as a result of which ap-; SI Footlike part 24 Heredity unit ]g Company 38 Come forth 48 Troubles 49 Not (prefix) 50 Soaks flax 51 Gasp 53 Be mistaken 55 Strike (ab.) 21 Replies 30 Cleaning tool 57 Compass point 45 Woody plant 50 Pronoun be made . 52 Mind me, I ica when he imported a few lor his i available for the fight against can- : 54 Ireland asked for a release to free lance, i estate, in 1739. However, the bird ccr In children. 1 couldn't go on dashing around actually got It" start as a game Leo plays a pretty good game Wtt.i a tennis racket under my arm tirri 'in the United States when of bridsc when h? sets his mind Bn, C1 r>'i >.. ' fo '' le wcre brought Irom the Orient, to it. and the way he played to- Bui Dick', l»n. o»n Hop worry- and released in Oregon, In 1S«0. 55 Male deer good game' 56Everlasting 58 Pang 60 Fortune teller day'j hand proves It. East won th§ i 61 Dbg sr

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