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PAGE EIGHT BT-TTHEVTIXF! (AKK.) COURIER NFWS TUESDAY, MAY », 1988 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publliher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publish* A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or anjr suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, 15.00 per rear 52 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tons, »12.50 per year payable in advance. . Meditations Forasmuch as ye know lhat ye were not redeemed with corruptible thlnss, as silver »nd rold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers. — I Fctcr 1:18. * * » Redemption is the science and the song of all eternity. Archangels, day and night, into its glories look. The saints and elders around the throne, old in the years of heaven, examine it perpetually.— Robert Pollock. Barbs You get no place in a hurry when the only thing you are quick at is getting tired. * * * Here'J to every man getting high up In the world — unless It makes him look down on people. * * * Don't forget that mosquitoes like your skin —and lump it, too. * * * When we hear of meat prices taking a drop we begin to think that maybe prosperity Is Just around the cowshed. * * * Young couples often use a fork lor a spoon- along a country road. EDC Would Suffer Ironical Fate if France Failed Pact Onlj' one obstacle stands in the way of full and final West German approval of the European defense treaty. The German high court must pass on the . constitutionality of the pact. Prospects for favorable court action are considered good. If that is so, then Chancellor Adenauer's victory is almost in hand. With notable statesmanship, he has now piloted the treaty measure successfully through both houses of the Bonn Parliament. West Germany thus has become the first of the six signatory nations to win parliamentary ratification of the pact. The example is impressive. And there is not much doubt that Italy, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg are willing to follow it. i The question mark, of course, is France. To begin with, the French want a settlement of the thorny Saar' issue before going ahead. Negotiations are under way on this in Paris, but there's no indication yet how they are faring. The Germans have said they would accept any solution calling for the in- of the Saar. But the French haven't yet shown any willingness to release their tight economic grip on the coal-rich area. Even if this difficulty is surmounted, no assurance exists that France would then move with speed to ratify the defense pact. The French have other conditions they would like to attach, conditions that would assure them a powerful voice in the treaty organization regardless of their military manpower representation. The French have understandable fears of a revived German militarism. But the EDC pact was their own idea, a device shrewdly conceived to make use of German strength while keeping it within the control of an international organization. It would bt a sad twist if the French should now show themselves unable to get their fears under reasonable control and give EDC the crucial push it needs. The French would then stand before the free world as the destroyers of the unity of Europe which they were t li e first to clothe in such bright hopes. They would then have allowed the memory of an old menace — Germany — to cloud their recognition of the ntw and greater threat from the Soviet Union. Too Much Independence Americans love on underdog, whether in sports, politics or whatever. That's why the whole country took note four years ago when Vincent ImpelliUeri bucked the New York City Democratic machine which had rudely discarded him, and won the New York mayor's chair as an independent. Apparently . Impellitteri has been celebrating ever since. His more vocal constituents in the big city are suggesting the mayor has proved himself independent of everything, including work. It does seem hard to sift out much solid accomplishment from his four years at the helm. Politics can be a business. Elect a machine candidate and you sometimes get yourself a statesman. Pick an independent and you may wind up with a ribbon-cutter and city key giver. ' Views of Others Diminishing Returns Behind the announcement by the Eisenhower Administration that it cannot balance the budget for the coming year, which contains heavy left, over commitment? from the Truman regime, Is the disturbing news that one big reason for the anticipated deficit, despite extensive economies, Is the Government's revenue is falling off. What that means Is that the Federal taxes are not producing as much money as was expected. That is new proof the United States is paying the price of the ruinous high-tax policies of the past. In planning to collect taxes, the Federal Government must first have something to tax. Currently, for example, a big part of the Federal tax revenue comes from tnxcs on profits nnd incomes o! individuals and corporations. Taxes have been raised beyond reasonable limits already, so If the Government wants more revenue from income taxes It must have more income to tax. But Federal policies in the past have taxed Income at such high rates that they have discouraged a broadening of the tax base which is needed to provide greater revenue. With the report of failing revenues, there has arisen a cry to extend the so-called "excess profits" tax which is due to expire June 30. And In the thinking behind that cry lies the very fal lacy which Is now afflicting the nation. Our tax program has reached the point of diminishing returns. When taxes become too heavy, the incentive to produce and earn the income which Is to be taxed Is lessened, why should a man or a company work harder nnd make greater efforts for additional income if It will mean only that larger shares In taxes will be paid and little benefit will be received? The excess profits tax has so drained off legitimate profits under the propaganda name of "excess profits" that It has taken the capital which would have been used for expansion of the productive base of the nation. And had the productive base been • expanded, there would be greater corporate and individual incomes to tax and the corporations and individuals would be better able to pay the taxes. How much better it would have been had taxes been kept reasonable, encouraging individuals to strive to be more productive and earn larger incomes as a result, encouraging companies to finance expansion with their profits, If that had been done, the nation's productive capacity would now be larger — and the revenue from taxes would be greater while the people would have more left for thir own uses. The only reasonable remedy is to save some of those golden eggs from tax_eating confiscation, let them be "hatched" in productive enterprises and put the golden egg-laying goose back into business for the good of everyone and the nation. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. The Friendly Minority The Eisenhower administration's recommendation for public housing was defeated in the House by a vote of 25 to 157. with n majority of Republicans voting against the President's proposal and a majority of Democrats supporting him. It's looking more and more like the President will have to wait for the Democrats to get control of Congress in 195 so that he can get one of his measures passed. —Lexington Herald. "Glad to See You—Come Right In!" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column— Steelworkers Union Chief Leads His First Drive for Wage Boost WASHINGTON _(NEA)— David J. McDonald, new president of the United Steclworkers of America, 10, takes the spotlight on the labor stage for the first time he heads the negotiating committee in wage negotiations with U. S. Steel Corp. executives. The result of these talks may determine whether there will be Peter Edson ^"ou^ if U. S. wage increases since the end of World War II. Big Steel las in general set the pace for his advance. The new steelworkers' president thinks it should continue. The base wage in steel was 78 cents an hour during the war. It was raised by 9'/t cents in January, 194G, and another 9^ cents in February, 1947. Then came increases of 12'.a cents in April, 1947, 9'/2 cents in July, 1948, and finally, two raises of 12 !a cents each In December, 1950, and March, 1952. The total increase is 65'/a cents an hour to today's level of $1.43'^. This is only the base, or minimum job, doss-one level. The average steel wage rate is $2:06 an hour. And the American Iron and Steel Institute has just released figures indicating that with fringe benefits for insurance, pensions, paid vacations, holidays, shift differentials and overtime, the labor cost to the steel industry averages $2.38 an hour. Dave McDonald, the man who now leads the drive to Increase 'hese returns to the steelworkers, isn't as well known as his prede- cessor, the late Philip Murray, who was also president of the CIO. But McDonald says he will simply be carrying on Murray's policies. The two first became associated in 1923 when McDonald, then 21, took a job as private secretary to Murray, who was at that time vice president of the United Mine Workers. Murray was an understudy to John L. Lewis. McDonald became an understudy to Murray and stayed with him all through the past 30 years, while the steelworkers were organized, the CIO took shape and the break came wjth Lewis. McDonald was secretary-treasurer under Murray till the steelworkers made him their president at Atlatnic City last month. McDonald today is 50. He is big, gray-eyed and gray-haired. He smokes big pipes and big cigars. He is soft-spoken—like Lewis is and Murray always was in their opening remarks. But when he gets warmed up, he likes to throw his weight around—again like Lewis and Murray—and cuss people out, like a steelworker. Dave McDonald is the son of an [rish father who migrated to Amerca by way of Wales. His father was run out of Springfield, 111.. : or taking part in an old Knights of Labor strike. He settled in Pitts- jurgh. Dave was born there. He got through two years of high school by age 15 and then went to work in a steel mill. He took some light-school courses in accounting and got a certificate from a school of dramatics., He still likes the theater and In making speeches or conducting la)or negotiations, he isn't above us- ng touches of what might be called the dramatic art. After all, .ewis and Murray, before him, never hesitated to ham up the act When given a good cue. McDonald makes his headquarters in Pittsburgh, where the present wage negotiations are being held. But recently the steelworkers moved their Washington offices oul of the crowded CIO building near the White House, into a big, new air-conditioned building. Tastefully decorated in brown md beige, with modernistic desks and chairs, the union's suite is only a trifle less lush than the U. S. Steel Corp. Washington offices a block away. After all, the steelworkers' un- 'ion is now big business itself. It i has 1,250,000 members. Its financial statements show assets of clqse to $11 million. McDonald doesn't go along with the Walter Reuther idea of fixed annual productivity increases for labor, nor with escalator clauses tied to the cost of living. "The Lord help labor," he says, "if it ever gets wages tied down to the cost of living." He recalls the story of an old mineworker in Pennsylvania who was objecting to what he thought was a slidtng- scale clause in a coal contract. "What zips up," he cried out, "must zip down." McDonald sees little hnpe of the Republican Congress doing anything about Taft-Hartley act revision this year. But he has no doubt that if his present negotiations lead to a strike, President Eisenhower will invoke a Taft- Hartley injunction against his union. Only the wage provisions of the steel labor contract are up for revision this year. But the full contract expires July 1, 1954. And before tae time President McDonald wants the steel companies to begin studies on his union's proposals for a guaranteed annual wage. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Leggy Lill St. Cyr, the high-salaried Wrong-Way Corrt- gan of burlesque—she starts from scratch and puts 'em on instead of taking 'em off—is bubble-bathing for the 3-D cameras now to the tune of "Soap Gets in Your Eyes." "Son of Sinbad," an RKO tongue- in-cheek fantasy, Is the second movie bringing the. runway nudist to the masses who wear Polaroid glasses. There's even some emot- ng for her this time as a harem queen with a passion for Dale Robertson. Llll, wearing a smile and not much else, may be box-office wal- :op, but rugged western hero Dale, in the title role, is scratch-' ng his head and wondering how the fairy tale .plot will explain his Oklahoma twang. Director Ted Tetzlaff is wonder- ng about that, too—"The writers are working on it. I'll let you know when they figure it out." The film's ending, says the studio, was written with a sequel n mind but Dale says he won't be around to don a turban and fancy silk pants again even if Lili takes a bath without bubbles. "If RKO wants a sequel," he told me, "they'll have to hire Tony Curtis and call it "The Grandson of Sinbad.' " ACTING MAYOR BOWS OUT CHARLES FARRELL is bowing out after eight years as mayor of swank Palm Springs when his term ends next April. Now busy with radio and TV versions of "My Little Margie," he explains: "I agreed to one more term and this is it. I just don't have the time anymore." Defending Palm Springs against the "gangster haven" chargss recently made by the Crime Commission, Farrell points to a law passed there a year and a half igo requiring the registration of ex-convicts 24 hours after arrival, but claims: "How can any town check up on the past of all Us residents?" Fox can take a bow for honor and decency. The studio could easily have cashed in, but didn't, on the sensationalism of a movie queen who became a nun with all the sexy bathing suit art slated as a come-on In billboards for her last flicker, "The Girl Next Dopr.'V DARNELL IT ALL! W LINDA DARNELL Is burning over that movie mag article that compares her friendship with Italian producer Giuseppe Amato to the Ingrid Bergman - Rosselllnl idyl and goes on to say that Linda is aching to make a film on Strom- boll just to complete the likeness of the romances. Vivian Elaine, ''Guys and Dolls,' in London lor is now spelling the Doctor Says— Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service SO THEY SAY They were brutal during the marches north . . . one of the North Korean guards jumped up and down on my legs because I was sitting where he wanted to sit on a truck. — Sgt. O. R. Mullins. repatriated POW, on Red treatment. * * * The American people aren't children. They are the ones who have to fight, to doe, to suffer and to pay. They are wiser than many of us think. We sometimes find that out at elections. — lier- nnrd Baruch, before the Senate Banking Committee. * * * No element of academic freedom is involved in the question of barring Communists from teachers' jobs. A person, in order to be a teacher, ought to have a free Intellect, you cannot have a free Intellect If you are a Communist. — FBI Director Hoover. * * * We must trade with others or we cnnnot exist, — President Elsenhower. When warrrv weather arrives many people carry their enthusiasm for the sun too far. After a winter in the factory or office, >eople are pale and easily burned. With the opening of the beaches n d recreation spots the first clear Sunday is an invitation to overexposure to the sun. This re\ suits in the inevitable Monday morning crop of bright red skins, blisters and short tempers. A severe sunburn Is not only uncomfortable but doesn't help the health any. Although the sun's rays are beneficial in moderate quantities, when there is too much of It the skin is destroyed and harmed. The action of the sun on the skin leads to the production of a substance called vitamin D, which is necessary for good health; It probably has other good effects as well. When part of the skin is killed by too much sun. however, the good effects are lost. The proper amount of sun to take at the beginning is just enough to cause a gradual brown- Ing or tanning. The tanning which is caused by deposits of pigment serves as a protection against the sun's rays and at the same time allows the sun to get in Its good effects. Tanning takes time, however, because the pigment or coloring matter does not come to the skin at once. The first exposure to the strong summer sun should be short. A few minutes lying in the sun each day for several days is much better- than a long exposure resulting in a burn. Gradually the length of time in the sun can be increased as the tanning progresses. After a week or so there is little danger of sunburn. Lotions Will Prolect A number of ointments or lotions can be placed on the skin and will protect somewhat against rays of the sun and promote tanning rather than burning. There are a great many of these substances on the market. Regardless of what is used, a little common sense is in order.' The temptation to soak up a lot of sun the first good day should be resisted. It does no good to get too much and serious harm .over and above a tender, painful skin can develop. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE 'Great Steal' Is Worth Studying By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The National Championship will be held in St. Louis during the first week of August, and It Isn't a bit too early to warn all of the "mtestants: watch out for the local experts! One of the Missouri players who will have to be shown by the rest of us is David Carter. Today's hand shows Dave stealing his ambitious contract from under the noses of his opponents, and if we don't watch out he'll do that with some of the National Championships this August. Carter's opening bid of two no- trump was eminently sound, but North's raise to three no-trump was slightly ambitious. North should have held at least another jack for this raise, and U he had been able to supply this extra jack the contract would have been made without great difficulty. West opened the five of clubs, dummy played low, and East put up the king. Dave Carter, playing the South hand, won with the ace of clubs and wondered where nine tricks were going to come from. He could count four spades and one trick in each of the other suits, but from there on the going Mary Pickford just delivered her autobiography, "This—My Life" to her publishers. She dictated every word of It without a ghost writer in sight. Geary Steffen was In the audience for Jane Powell's Desert Inn opening at Las Vegas but there's no change in the strained relations. He left the next morning and Jane, a lefty, went to the golf course for a round with Danny Kaye and is sizzling over George Raft questioning the cost sheets of his TV films, "I'm the Law," which they .made together as partners. Lou says Raft collected $1500 a show, plus 50 per cent of the profits, and he can look any time he wants.' at the books Lucille Ball and Desl Arnaz aren't a bit worried about their TV fans not accepting them as newlyweds when they co-star in the film version of "The Long, Long Trailer" for MOM. "Well be playing two entirely different •eople in a plot that has nothing to do with 'T Love Lucy!'" is Desi's argument. Maybe he's right. dicated a probable six-card suit, so that West was now out of hearts. Carter continued by running off his four spade tricks, and then led the jack of clubs! West could take two club tricks, but was next obliged to lead diamonds. Carter had saved three diamonds in the dummy and three in its own hand, and carefully reused to win West's return of the dng of diamonds. The forced continuation of a low diamond then gave declarer his eighth and ninth ;rick. it BLAYNE!. . .Greta Peck, still denying a rift with Gregory: "I'd join him in London for the Coronation but you know how it is when you have three children. His letters are very cheerful.". . .Sally Forrest, weary of playing "girls with problems" in films, is making the big leap into comedy. She'll star on Broadway in the fall in "Debut," a laugh-getter about an 18-year-old southern belle breaking into society. John Lindsay's explanation of why Diana Lynn will divorce him: "I'm sorry it has to be this way. Diana's career takes her all oves the world. I'm not rich enough to give up my career and follow her around." He was with Mitzi Gaynor at Giro's. Vincent Price, the mad wax dipper in "House of Wax," has Jack Warner's word for it that the 3-D hit is due for a $10,000,000 profit. Back fr9m personal appearances with the depthie, he says: "Tha only people I've heard complain about the film are movie people. It's classic melodrama and the public loves it." Deborah Kerr will play a lady psychiatrist with three men—nona of them patients—chasing her in "The Perfect Husband." The long feud, almost 10 years in duration, between Jeanne Grain and June Haver ended with June's retirement from flickers to become a Sister of Charity. The former dancing star now writes to Jeanne regularly from a Kansas convent. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Miss Mary Spain Usrey nnd Miss Jenny Wren Dlllahunty spent the week end In Memphis • with friends; Mr. and Mrs. J. Louis Cherry have returned home from Paris, Ark., where they have been visiting friends and relatives and attending to business. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jontz are spending today In Memphis on business. Money may not mean as much as some people think, but Aunt Sally Peters says she never heard anyone complain about anything but the inheritance tax when mentioned in the will of a rich relative* Screen Actor Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Screen actor, 1 Social flowers NORTH 26 4Q75 V9873 • J 104 4984 WEST EAST A10842 ' *96 »6 VAJ 10542 »K83 » Q962 4Q10752 +K SOUTH (D) A AK J3 VKQ » A7 5 *AJ03 North-South vul. Sfuth West North Ewi 2 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 5 got tough. For lack of a better plan Carter returned a low club, and West won with the ten. East discarded the five of hearts, hoping to encourage a shift to hearts, but West returned the deuce of clubs instead. Dummy won with the nine of clubs, and East completed his signal by discarding the deuce of icarts. Carter next led a low heart 'rom dummy, and East played n low ftcnrt for fear that South had all tlH'os of the missing cards In that suit. South won with the king of hearts and road the situation correctly. East's violent signal In hearts In- Howard 5 birth occurred in Bremerton, Wash. 8 He also is a radio 12 Irociuoian Indian (coll.) 2 Russian river 3 Element • 4 Auto part 5 Hut 6 War god 1 Sentry 8 Fixed looker 9 Weary inaian —•* 13 Native metal 10 Dismounted 14 Baked clay U Interpret 15 Farm building 19 Obtain 16 Mover's truck; 2! G>x! o{ love 17 Dry 24 Footless 18 Heavy animal hammer & Hawaiian 20 Rounded precipice 22 Lamprey 26 Flrst man 23 Anger 24 Separated 27 Heavy breathers in sleep 31 Cushion 32 Sediment 33 Rodent 34 Palm leaf 35 Genuine 36 Follower . 37 Obscurity ' 39 Property Hern 41 Abstract being • 42 Era 43 Pompous show. 46 Decoyed 50 Prince 51 Small horse 53 Story 54 Duration 55 Small shield 56 Gaelic 157 German river 158 Scottish rivsr .59 Peru* .. i 27 Oceans 28 Goddess of discord 29, Ratio 30 Let il stand 32 Abated 35 Tear asunder 38 Closer 39 Since 40 Dog 42 Debate 43 Masculine nickname 44 Among 45 Hoarfrost 47 Deduction for weight 1 48 Girl's name I 49 Require 52 High card m

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