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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTT.I-E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 19W THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, PubllihW HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publiiher A. A. PREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Sole National Advertising RepresentatlK«: Wallace Witmer Co., New Yorfc Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. Entered as second class matter »t the port- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act oJ Congress, October 9, 191T. Member of The Associated Fret* — - ' SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bv carrier in the city of Blythevlll* or any .uburban town where carrier service It maln- ta "S d mall Within'a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per rear *2 50 tor six months, »U5 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile .one, $13.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I Kid unto thee, I saw th« under the fir tree, be- lievest thou? thou Shalt •« freater thlnn than these. — John 1:50. * * « I prefer a firm religious faith to every other blessing. For it makes life a discipline of goodness; creates new hopes, when those of the world vanish; throws over the decay of life the most grogeous of all lights; and awakens life even in death. — Sir Humphrey Davy. Barbs * Ever since the word welcome has been in use it has been something else for iome people to take advantage of. * * * A doctor <an »<J<J 10 yean to » pe«on'« life, »ays » writer. And how m»nj y»n don the bill knock offT * * * The earth has a vibration all its own, accord- Ing to scientists. Maybe we should blame It on the modern dances. * * * Ketplnj tht place homelike li whal puts truth In the expression, "There's no place like home." * * * A lot of our counties are unable to keep up with needed street repairs. No wonder we're in a rut. We're Exporting Our Best Product: Youth According to the percentage of Blytheville High School graduates who have indicated in a Courier News Poll that they will seek their fortunes elsewhere, this city — and state — is losing a valuable resource too often overlooked in this dizzy world of ''adult" problems. That resource is our youth. There is nothing else that will fill the shoes of those of us who are slipping past our occupational prime. Yet we are often inclined to feel so unexpendable and irreplaceable that we cannot conceive of worrying about making room for youth. It appears that we can be relatively certain of losing at least one-third of our high school graduates to other larger and more opportunity-filled cities. And this is most likely to be the most able third — the very ones we would like to see remain here. The fact that so many small cities have somewhat the same problem should not make us content to accept it as unsolvable. We need more than mere replacements in the lower occupational ranks. Merely maintaining a certain volume to take care of normal turnover is not sufficient unless we have found our rut comfortable enough to want to gouge it deeper. Better jobs and better opportunities in other cities — this is the lure that is siphoning off our high school graduates. After they have completed their college work or other advanced training, they want to use it where it will do them the most good; this is not mers selfishness, just good sense. The need for industry has been given added impetus by these graduates' answers. The high cost of living here (let'* face It; it is high) also was mentioned. This situation is no more new or unique to Blytheville than are any of the other problems the city faces. But perhaps the thought that the course we take can cut to a great extent the exporting of this talent will spur us to the solution of these problems. Friendly Enemies- Hostile Friends History has an alarming way of not repealing itself. Last fall the political pundits, looking back, assured us all that whoever won the presidency was pretty sure to win Congress, and especially the House, by ft thumping ma- jority. So what happened? General Eisenhower rolled up one of the biggest margins ever polled, but his party barely squeaked into control of the two houses. After that, the boys-in-the-know said Ike would have the usual presidential honeymoon of four to six months, during which everybody would go easy on criticism and the fellows up on the Hill would give him just about anything he asked for. Wrong again. He not only didn't get any honeymoon; he was virtually deserted at the altar. With history thus confounded, the big question doesn't seem to be what the doubtfuls among the President's own political relatives will do. Instead it appears to be: When will his enemies, the Democrats, break with him? Views of Others No Sugar-Coating The war-born scheme for withholding tax collecting was designed to facilitate collection of payment by war workers who shifted from place to place, as we recall the explanation. While that procedure has helped make tax paying a bit more painless to the payer — good or bad as that might be — many have opposed it on grounds that firms were being required to serve as t«x collector for the government. T. Coleman Andrews, now commissioner of Internal Revenue, is working on a system that will make income tax payment about as painless as possible for the some 40,000,000 persons who re. celve no other income than from salary and wages. Under the new plan, tax officials would take the employers return of deductions and either bill the wage earner for more, or refund him any over-payment. Thus, the entire burden of tax collecting, short of adjustments at the year's end, would be placed on the employer who already is burdened with Tarlous tax bookkeeping problems. If the employer Is held responsible for the payment by em- ployes of their proper tax, the employer will then be serving completely as a tax collector. The -withholding plan carries with It the implication that people who earn the money on which taxes are paid are not responsible enough to manage their affairs in paying their taxes annually or a lesser period. That Is allied with the philosophy of letting the government run our personal lives. We don't like the Idea of making the tax entirely painless because people are too likely to forget the extent of the tax burden they are carrying. If the wage-earner has to shell out several hundred dollars to pay his tax he certainly is more likely to be conscious of the tax burden than if it doesn't show up In his pay envelope. We agree with the new commissioner that the tax payment should be made simpler but suggest that his experts devise easier forms, rather than further burden businesses and further sugar-coat the tax payment process. —Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. No Thinking? Bernard Baruch hns pointed his finger to a sore spot. He says that instead ol thinking we are becoming distracted. All the modern miraculous forms of communication — high speed presses, radio, movies, television, he said, do not appear conducive to thought. They bomb us dally with fresh distractions, he said. This is a serious and profound charge. With all the means of disseminating information more quickly than ever before, we are cited for muffing the ball by falling to discipline our minds. If Mr. Baruch's premise is correct, it is no wonder we have so many unsolved problems In the world. We may Just not be thinking them through. Mr. Baruch's statement Is the kind of still, small voice that occasionally breaks through the compounded confusion. His words are likely to go unheard In the melee, but his Indictment may, in years hence, be one of the transcendent keys to our times where the pace was set so high that we outran ourselves. —Shelby (N.C.) Daily Star. SO THEY SAY I do not see why anyone should be frightened at having a try for agreement ... we might have ageneration of peace. — Prime Minister Churchill, calls for Big Three meeting. • * * If anyone tells you we have enough ammunition, they're craiy. We have about enough for a 15-minute fire fight. — Letter to mother from her Army son, now dead. + * # I am amazed to see that the white flag has been run up downtown. The spenders seem to hav« taken over. — Representative Reed (B., N.Y.), on administration's failure to balance budget. * * * We had better keep our defenses up until w« have more than just words to go on. I'd be Inclined to, oppose (the reductioas) or be ft little skepitcal until I see Just where the. cuts are and what they will do. — Sen. Estes Kefauver (D., Tenn.), on proposed defense cuts. t * • We have much legislation to work out, and this is the first time In 20 years that a Republican President and a Republican Congress have had to work together. — Secretary ol State Dullct. French Toast Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Double Talk Make Air Force Of Future an Unknown Quantity Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Television Is in a childish copycat rut and the lack of new ideas is keeping a host of movie stars off the home screens despite their eagerness to make the TV leap. Ann Sheridan Is one of the Hol- lywoodites complaining that she's been offered scores of shows, "but all of them were poor copies of something already on the air," "Every .week." Ann told me, "agents come to me with TV ideas and say, 'This is something like the Lucy show,' or 'This is something like Ann Sothern's show.' A good new idea for television would interest me," says Ann, "but there's no use trying to top somebody else. "But when I argue that I won't follow somebody, the agents shrug their shoulders and say, 'Well, that's all they'll buy.' It's real crazy." Lucille Ball and hubby Desi Arnaz have an off-stage sense of humor, too. The new apartment they have moved into in "I Love Lucy" is numbered 3-0. Every time Bob Wagner and I play a love scene, we can hear a growing murmur from the sidelines, 'I'll bet they are too engaged,' or 'Sure, they're married.' There are times when Bob and I feel we should be wearing sand- w i c h boards saying 'No, we're not.' " WASHINGTON —(NEA)— If the purpose of recent conflicting statements on the future size of the U. S. Air Force has been to confuse the Russians, the effort seems to huve succeeded a d- mirably. In this process, however, the U. S. Congress and the American people seem to hfive been equally b-jv/il- Ttttcr Edson deiccl. The net impression na\v Is .that ,he Air Force buclcet for next year has been cut by S5 billion, and the number of wings has been reduced from 143 to 120. A new bureaucratic activity in Washington during Ihe next few weeks will therefore be performed by what might be called a busy Department of Fuller Explanation. But out of hard facts now available, this much can be told: The entire defense .setup is &oing to be re-re vei wed by the new | Joint Chiefs of Staff when they take office in August under their new chairman, Aclm. Arthur W. Radford. The 120-wing Air Force is explained as "an interim go: 1 .! 1 only —not the final goal. If, after the re-reView is completed, it is decided that 143 wings or more are necessary, that number will n^ain be recommended. But tbe additional 23 wings would not be nviu'.able until later than scheduled bv the original Truman administration plan. This called for 143 wings by January, 1955. The strength of the Air Force was put officially at 103 wings as of April 1, with 10 more wings organized but waiting for planes. The revised goals would be to have 114 wings by June 30, 1954 and 120 wings by June 30, 1955. Transport Cuts Would Hurt Army The'obvious cutback, it is bevng explained, will be made by reducing tbe number of trainers, liaison planes, helicopters and transports. But most of these auxiliary planes are not organized by wings. The . cut in transports will hit the Army I harder than it will the Air Force, by reducing airborne infantry division strength. Even with these cutbacks, the reduction of 23 wings has not yet been accounted for. So when it is maintained that the Air Force is getting more airpower for less I money, and that it will be stronger ! in 1954 than it would have been i under the l43-\ving plan, some conj pressmen — like Sen. Margaret j Chase Smith of Maine—are of the 1 opinion they are being kidded. Nevertheless, there are serious 'presentations that in the-next year j not one combat aircraft—not one ! fighter or bomber—will be lost to i the Air Force, in spite of budget j cuts. j The explanation for this is that i in the present status of aircraft | production, the long "lead times" : between order and delivery can [ lie reduced. And with jnore effi- ' cient manufacture, deliveries of ! combat planes will be more rapid 1 than had been previously sched- ; uled. This is explained in part by examination of the revised Air Force budget. The amount of money scheduled for spending on new aircraft procurement during the com! ing fiscal year is now put by the (Eisenhower administration at $6.3 billion. Under t h e Truman administration budget, $7 billion was sched- j uled for spending on new aircraft i procurement. The cut from, this i figure is $700 million, or 10 per cent. This would cover the cutbacks in training" planes and transports, mentioned above. Deliveries on combat planes would not be cut back, but speeded up, in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1954. If the 120-wing "interim goal" figure is not changed, however, where the reduction in combat planes would be felt is after June 30, 1954. The 55 billion savings figure which is being kicked around represents a cut in Eisenhower administration requests for new spending authority for the coming year. The Truman budget had re quested $16.8 billion for the Air Force. It is now being said that the Air Force couldn't spend this much money, even if it had it. The Eisenhower budget therefore requests only $11.7 billion. The Eisenhower savings in Air Force cash spending are only $2.3 billion for next year—$15.1 billion instead of $17.4 billion. This again is an inciicatioa that it is now planned to cut back Ajr Force production in the years after fiscal 1954. When it is said that no cutbacks are being planned in combat strength, what they are 'alking about are schedules for the year ending June 30, 1954. It is now apparent that these cutbacks were dictated to the Air Force by Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson and his office backed up by the National Security Council. This means that President Eisenhower and his top cabinet officers approved. The Air Force does not approve the cuts. The Air Force would have liked another $1.5 billion to spend next year, at least. What may happen, of course, Is that an air-minded Congress may take matters into its own hands and restore this amount. Or more- Ralph Edwards' "This Is Your Life" show is hitting new peaks in human emotion. Even the realism of Italian movie makers pales in comparison to the real-life dramas piloted by Ralph. "This Is Your Life" is one of your best TV bets. SHORT TAKES A FILM series in which he will play a singing private eye is on :he cook stove for Johnny Johnston this fall. . .The Felix Jackson who replaces Fletcher Markle as producer of "Studio One" is Dean- la Durbin's ex-husband. Deanna, jy the way, says she wasn't asked ;o join Eddie Cantor's other dls- jcoverfes in appearing with him on [his June 7 Comedy Hour show. . . Note to Jackie Gleason: Best imitation of you in Hollywood is being given by—of all people—Montgomery Clift. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service Two readers have recently askedj pressed an .interest in treatment, for a discussion of a curious con- " * dition known as erythema nodo- sum. This may be considered neither a common disease nor ex- It must be said that this is not too satisfactory. Apparently, drugs such as the sulfas or anti-biotics, including penicillin, do not affect aptly a rare one. It is a puzzling | the disease to any great degree, condition in many respects and one which has ca/sed a great deal Salicylates (of which aspirin is one) are often used as they are of curiosity in the minds of medical men for a long time. First, what is it ?The first part of the name—erythema— means redness, and the last part means nodes or lumps. Generally, ery- thema nodosum consists ol only a comparatively few reddish, oval, tender lumps, deeply burled in the skin. They are most common on the legs and arms, but may appear in other places as well. For many years there was a feeling that this condition was a sign cither of tuberculosis or of rheumatic fever. Now this is not believed so much, and erythema nodosum Is considered to be part of a general infection, since quite often people who get it first have signs of an Infection in the breathing apparatus, in which certain kinds of streptococci (a common germ) are found. Furthermore, Inflammation of cveral of the joints often comes before the signs of the disease In the skin. All of this points toward some kind of obscure Infection, perhaps associated with allergy. One of the correspondents asks how long erythema nodosum usually lasts. .The skin signs are likely to disappear within a month, but this does not seem to be always the case, and sometimes they come back. Quite naturally both letters ex- in rheumatic fever. Clears Up Shortly Altogether, erythema nodosum, like its more acute cousin, ery- thema multiforme, has remained something-of a problem from the standpoint both of origin and of treatment. This is not due to any lack of interest, since hundreds of studies have been reported in the medical journals. In view of the lack of complete information, however, it is fortunate that erythema nodosum is not more common and that It usually clears up by Itself after a comparatively short time. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE 'Serendipity' Saves Declarer's Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service One of my favorite words in the English language Is "serendipity" — the ability to find good things that you weren't looking for. This wonderful gift came to declarer's rescue In today's hand . . West opened the queen of hearts, and South won in his own hand with the king. Declarer drew three rounds of trumps with the ace, queen, and Jack of spades, after which he got to dummy with the ace of hearts and ruffed a heart. South continued by taking the top clubs and ruffing a club In dummy. At this moment the lead was in dummy and declarer had one trump and three diamonds in each hand. He intended to lead a low diamond from dummy and finesse the eight of diamonds from, his own hand in order to thrust West into the lead. If this maneuver could he executed, West would have to return a diamond and give declarer a free finesse. (If West could return anything else, declarer could ruff In dummy and discard a dia- NORTH (D) AK9B52 ¥ A43 • 732 *K7 WEST 4> None ' VQJ108 '» K J 9 6 5 4 *853 SOOTH * AQJ103 EAST • 4764 ¥9762 410 » AQ8 <f A 10 6 North-South vul. North EaM South Wot Pass Pass 1 A Pass 3 * Pass 6 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— ¥ Q mond from his own hand.) Much to South's disappointment East put up the ten of diamonds when that suit was led from dummy. South swallowed his disappointment and played the low diamond from his hand. There was no need to finesse the queen of diamonds at this time, for South A Jack London telefilm series is being peddled .by Mutual Television, with a sample film, "House of Pride," starring Virginia Grey and Bob Hutton as sponsor bait . . .Bishop Fulton J. Sheen is writing an inspirational book that will carry the title of his TV show, "Life Is Worth Living.". . .Sensitive sponsor dept.: The words "lucky" and "cool" are taboo in any dialog of Bob Cummings' "My Hero" telefilms. Rival clgarets. Television can take a bow for producing Jack Lemmon, just signed by Columbia as Judy Holliday's co-star in "A Nice Place to Visit." He's been on almost every TV show in New York. GLASS HOUSE PRIVACY NOTE from Terry Moore on location in Key West, Fla., for "Twelve-Mile Reef": "Working on location here is about as private as being in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. would have a chance to finesse if East led another diamond. Here is where serendipity came to declarer's rescue. East couldn't lead another diamond. This was a piece of good luck that South had not been looking for. It didn't matter whether East returned a heart or a club: In either case declarer could discard his queen of diamonds while,dummy ruffed. While you're congratulating South for his good luck, however, don't forget to give him credit for playing the hand properly. It was necessary to strip out the hearts and clubs before attacking the diamonds; otherwise East would have exited safely with a heart or a club, and South would have lost a second diamond trick. The sets in Paramount's new Technicolor filmusical, "Bed Garters," are only suggested—one tree for a forest, a door standing that ends in space and interiors with transparent walls. But there's more than just the absence of conventional sets to give it a 3-D—Daring, Different and Dangerous— label. Equally shocking, by Hollywood blueprints, are the song numbers. Rosemary Clooney and Guy Mitchell come right down to the "footlights" and sing directly to the audience, disregarding Hollywood's don't - ever - look - at - the- camera taboo. After 50 years of movie making Hollywood is admitting that stage technique may have some merits after all. M A R C I A HENDERSON, who played Wendy to Jean Arthur's "Peter Pan" on Broadway: Backstage life with Jean? I never found her strange and I don't know how stories started that she wouldn't speak to the cast, she was kind and generous. Everybody adored her." CHUBBY JOHNSON a character actor in "Calamity Jane": "I like to think of myself as.a pointer dog. A good supporting actor is not pointing, but spotlighting himself, he is not doing his job." BRAD DEXTER, on why he's not turning down any good villain roles: "I believe moviegoers love brutality. If a man is brutal to a doll, but charmingly brutal, men and women both go for it. It sell} pictures." ENGLISH has its limitations and Inadequacies. If, for example, you're writing a lone \voman, a comparative stranger, the salutation can be either Dear Mrs (Miss) or Dear Madame. But if you're writing two or three women all in one letter, Dear Mesdames sounds silly. And if you're writing a girls' school about the admission of your daughter next year, heaven help you, — Charlotte News. 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille — Mr. and Mrs. Byron Moree and son, Bill, and Mrs. T. J. Mahan have gone to Fayetteville to attend the graduation exercises of Byron Rhodes Morse. Harold Nathan Rosenthal Left this morning for Nashville, Tenn., where he will study for six weeks at the Paris Art Institute. Susie Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Taylor ,has returned from Dyersburg where she visited Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lee. I © NEA Why is it that a clothing salesman can always show you that a coat fits better in the store than you can make it fit after you get home! Baseball Business Answer to Previous Puzzle 3 Tip 4 Vapor 5 Close the way 6 United States territory 7 Identical 8 City in Germany 10 Afresh 11 Spreads to dry, as hay 16 Chewed 20 Lateral parts 22 Start again 24 First man S5 Ten (prefix) HORIZONTAL 1 What batters want 5 What they want to get on 9 Baseball tool 12 Mine entrance 13 Sad cry 14 Compass pornt ™™£ 15 Wired 9 Assailed messages 17 Guided 18 Devil 19 Teeters 21 Symbol 23 Penpoint 24 Augment 27 Baseball players uniforms 29 Major . 32 Excavate 34 Fairy king 36 Yield 37 Abandon 38 Baby food 39 Unwelcome plant 41 God,(Latin) 42 Sloths 44 Wander 46 Bury again 49 Ardors 53 Shade tre« 54 Fanciful ornament 56 Malt drink 57 Ceremony 58 Certain | 59 Cincinnati baseball player 30 Extra 31 Atop 33 Chinese duck SS.Slupcfy 40 Printing mistakes 43 Popular baseball 26 Made a speech players 28 Round-up 45 Disordered IS Bring up 47 Diminutive suffix 48 Iroquoian Indian 50 Water 51 Lie in wait 52 Observes 55 Babylonian deity IB 21 60 Close securely 61 Tibetan oxen VERTICAL 1 Headgear 2 Notion 43

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