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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 29, 1952
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BLYTHEVIXLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1952 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINE8, Publisher EAKRT A. HAINES, Asslsl«n» Publliher A. A. rREDRICKSOM, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Mantcer Sol« Nitlon»l Ad»ertlslng Representatives: Willie* Witmer Co, New York, Chksgo. DetroH, Atlanta, Uemphlt. Entered u second class matter it the po>t- ottiee «t Blythevllle. Arkansas, under »ct of Con, October «, 1811. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By cirrler In the city ol Blytherllte or «ny suburban town where carrier service 1« miin- Uined, 2Sc per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per yew, »2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three monthi: by m»ll outside 50 mile tone, $12.50 per year payable In advinc*. Meditations Judge not according to the appearanre, but Judge righteous judgment.—John 7;2i. * * * He tlial judges without informing himself to the utmost that he U capable, cannot acquit himself of Judging amiss.—l/x:ke. Barbs Look at the prices at the butcher shop and you'll deride not to try to make both ends meet when you serve a full-course dinner. » * * Shortly, all of the bigger hnrse races will be over •nd, M usual, most of the spectators Kill have tome In last. * * * It won't be long now until the home gardens will be far enough along to be neglected. * • * LllM !• Mlrf to be the universally favorite •cent. We'll still stick to the smell of corned beef «nd eftbbafe. * * * Tip to golfers: If you constantly put your , mind on the ball, you're wife Is apt to think it Just flti. ' Credit for Air Base Work Will Go to Many People Blytheville's hopes of getting its air base reactivated seem to be approaching reality following Tuesday's announcement that the project hnrl received approval of a Congressional committee. There are still a few hurdle* to surmount, but this action represents a significant milestone in the long process of getting Air Force and Congressional approval. Credit for bringing this large payroll to the area, if and when it comes, will go to many people. The men of the Chamber of Commerce Industrial Committee for several years have given freely o£ their time (and a considerable amount of their money) in making the necessary contacts. Other business lead- era responded promptly when called on to help. And Eastern Arkansas' hard-working Congressman, E. C. (Took) Gathings, gave the group splendid cooperation from his Washington office. But air base or no, the Chamber's efforts are not ending with that project. Since Jan. 1, some 36 industrial prospects have been contacted. Just under a third of this number is still listed as active by the C. of C. today. Through continued arid unrelenting efforts in this direction will Blytheville keep pace with the industrial growth of the rest of the South. Think Twice, Senators On House Sneak Tax Plan Reports from the Senate indicate the new House-approved proposal to give members of Congress special tax exemptions may get a- couple of Mcle- long glances before passage. That's more than the thing got in the House. It may well he true that members' salaries have not kept pace with rising living costs. H may also be true that they have a problem in trying to maintain two residences, one in Washington and one back home. If these things are so, why be afraid to discuss it? \Vhy not draft legislation to increase salaries, or to renew and possibly expand the S2500 expense allowance due to expire next year? Instead of sailing into the problem openly, the House executed a sneak attack. A plan was drafted that would allow members to deduct for tax purposes all their Washington living costs, including rent, plus travel charges to and from their home states. But this measure never was submitted to a formal House committee for study, or to any other group. Thus no witnesses spoke for or against it. Nor was there ever a moment's debate on the House floor. The proposal was tacked on as an amendment to another bill. This was done by a quick voice vote, with no members being formally recorded as to their stand. Anyone who has ever watched the House amend or pass bills in this fashion knows it can be accomplished so fast that few in the chamber are aware of the action except those engineering it. It's pretty clear why the House resorted to legislatis'e sleight of hand. The members undoubtedly feel they might be embarrassed to discuss increasing salaries and expense accounts in an election year when they're busy hollering economy. The distinguished gentlemen of the House could hardly have been more foolish, since (hey ought (o have realized that a tactic like that, once discovered, usually backfires loudly. Theso arc the men, remember, who constantly chide the jjOTurnmont for being too sem'livo, for not telling the American public what it is doing. And here they are snapping through a bill that would, in the judgment of some tax experts, permit them virtually to charge off their full government salary by making it tax free, A great many members of Congress live 10 months a year in Washington, and some have had a lifetime of service there. There might be more sense in giving them an allowance or pay boost to defray some of their costs back home, since these probably would be far smaller in most cases. Strictly speaking, it is this residence and not the Washington home that is the extra establishment. The current proposal, as a matter of fact, includes a rental allotment for hometown office space. Yet it is difficult to argue that this should be granted in addition to tax exemptions for all Washington expenses. The senators who now have this problem in their laps ought to think hard before making themselves party to the House's deception. Where money matters are concerned, voters often have long memories. Where But Here? Where hut in America could you expect to find the head o£ the government taking the citizens of his country on a guided tour of his home a.nd headquarters? "'f President Truman's radio and TV tour of the rebuilt White House fit exactly the mood and spirit of this democracy (republic to the purists). And he did nothing to hreak the mood when he sat down at the piano and ran through a bit of Mozart for the viewers across the nation. Can you imagine Slalin taking the Soviet citizens on a TV round of the massive Kremlin and then winding it up by plinking out a tune on a handy balalaika? Views of Others Convincing Miracle Thrre are a lot of people who believe the Lord loves the United States of America because its heart is pure. Certainly, we're no cleverer than competitor nations, but we do more than muddle through Often we get the breaks. The piece of apparently supernatural luck occutreci in Leghorn, in Italy, where a great port is being built to supply the western armies. Water for tlie i>oit was a problem. The city ad- ministvatHHi was Communist. ai:d wouldn't help. Besides, (here \\ii.s a really soriml.s water shortage, Not enouch for Leghorn .itself, certainly not enough for the ships that would dock t-here. -So we rlrilleci a well while the wise men lauched Certainly the icnnrant Americans would not find water where everyone knew there was no water. It was another one of those minor American miracles. Water was found, and found in ereal qunntitirs. Fit for consumption? Trst.i showed It perfect, of the same type that is sold by Italian spas for many iiTe per bottle. No wonder so many people envy and some hate us. —Atlanta journal SO THEY SAY The Brave Bullfighter once over lightly- »j A. A. Fredrlckson Bee where some Congressmen are about to light in on television, movies, comic books and assorted media of modern entertainment with the noble intent of scrubbing up the moral tone of all concerned. Now. I'm Just as much tn favor. rascals out. tossed some into the ol morality, prosperity and the vir- I bastille, Indicted others and dls- tue cj womanhood and as opposed I credited a few. We have saatted 'eter Edson't Washington Column — Mystery of Lends' Demands For UMW Pact Adds to sin, depression and B. O. as any candidate who ever stumped a precinct. But I can't avoid the feeling that the concerned solons are attempting to pa.M a miracle that won't pass simply by majority vote. I TAN'T DISAGREE with them that the emphasis in much TV and radio and comic book plot material has been heavily on the seamy side of things. But how tlie matter got into Congress is something I am not too clear on. I was rather under the Imprei- slon that our legislators had » hop- per-ful of business to keep them occupied. Little things like foreign aid and the obselty of the budget and military outlays and corruption Investigations. Seems to me that the morality of the times has be«n the subject of previous Investigation. What the results were has never been clear, and things on't seem > bit more saintly than before. Codes of ethics have even proposed for (he lawgivers, but they themselves have given same a wide, wide berth • • • AT THE RISK of repeating myself and others. I wish to point out that, sin. immorality, corruption and plain- larceny have be«n located on what were once the htgh planes of our federal leadership. In some cases, officialdom has simply 1 'ten duped by the shrewd citizen, iut then where does stupidity end ,nd dishonesty begin? We have turned a handful of the Confi usion WASHINGTON — (NEA) — One | no position to grant i wage in- rease. The present coal contract gave the miners a 20-cents-an-hour raise f the big mysteries In the current :uddled labor situation Is why ohn L. Lewis hasn't made known is demands for a new United Mine Vorkers' contract with the coal op- rators. They are actually overdue. The contract under which the oal miners are now working expired March 31. Since Feb. 1. therefore, the door has been open for the UMW boss to ?lve 60-day notice of a desire to terminate the present contract and negotiate a new one. Mr. Lewis has Peter Kdson old no one of his intentions. The oal operators generally expected o get their 60-day notice during he week of May 1 to May 7. This vould have allowed the contract to ixpire while the miners \vere ob- :erving tKcir annual memorial per- od. If no contract were signed oc- orc (hen, (he miners could simply continue their vocation till they did get a contract. * « • SPF.r*n,ATTON In labor circle* Is that Mr. Lrwls might be Baiting or a .settlement of the steel wasc :nse, the Supreme Court, decision to a 516.35 average. Before that, there was a nine months intermittent strike ending In March. 1950. It won the miners a 75-cents- per-day Jscrease plus a 30-conts- pcr-ton royalty payment for welfare. on the steel Industry seizure, or the las.'age of his federal mine safety bill before reopening his contract. The coal operators have another version. They know that the m .vorkers' chief knows, coal stocks above ground are at record hitrh.s ind that the coal business Is now worse than at any timo sincp 1939. Under such conditions the operators might welcome a strike and are in RESPONSIBILITY for the advancement of A. Devitt to the second highest position in the Department of Justice is now being blamed on Associate Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark and his successor as attorney general, James Howard McGrath. ' Vanech made this climb In 19 years as a career man in government's law enforcement agency in spite of the fact that he failed to pass bar examinations In District of Columbia and Virginia, finally getting In through Tennessee. Vanech went to work for Department of Justice in 1933 when he was 27 years nlri. His i:rst job was as an investigator. Prom there he went to clerk, administrative assistant, principal administrative attorney and special assistant to the assistant, to the attorney general. Tom Clark lifted him from this fohrth-strtne job to be assistant attorney general In charge o[ the Lands division. Howard McGrath made him deputy attorney general. THE THUMAN administration is iue! having a tour;h time finding competent people to fill top defense jobs. Nobody Is in sight for C. E. Wilson's vacated job as director of Defense Mobilization, and the only tiling the Defense Mobilization agents' name a new part-time advisory committee on machine tool production. It will be headed, by Harold S. Vance, studebaker chairman, the only new face and name on the Washington scene in a lon^ time. Henry H. Fowler, just confirmed as successor to Defense Production Administrator Manly Fleischman, isn't expected to stay Ion?. Nobody seems to want a Job with a lame duhk administration. The word that goes out Is that the fourth team is now running things in Washington. ONE OF the next big labor cases. Involving many defense orders, Is General.Electric. The company has contracts with 68 different, labor unions. Of O. E.'s 216,000 employes about half are In two unions, the CIO International Union of Elec trical Workers and the Inrtependen United Electrical Workers. IUE haj about 65.000 G. E. members, to 4S. 000 for the older but more leftish UEW. Iviajor contracts expire Sept. 1 and many others around that date but they may be opened for rene gotiation on fin days' notice. G E.'has already offered the tin- lons-'a 1.03 per cent wage Increase to cover cost-of-living increases between last .September and March. This, plus a 1.08 per cent cost-of- living increase and a 2.n per cent general wazo increase last September, would give G. E. employes a total wage raise of 4.61 per cent. Twenty unions have accepted O. E.'s last offer. The others—including the two big onp.s—are now debating whether to accept this offer or to ask for more. The unions mny also ask for a union shop, as the machinists and auto workers are ! now demanding at CT. E.'s Lockland, West, won with the nine. West, snift- 'd back to clubs, and East, took the queen of clubs and continued with he ace of clubs. Up to this point, the play was dentical in both rooms. Both declarers ruffed the ace of clubs and :hen needed the rest of the tricks :o make the contract. In the first room, the South >layer led the queen of spades for finesse. This picked up West's blank king, but East later won rump trick with his ten. Thus declarer was therefore set one, trick. In the second room, when Mr Jaye played the South hand, the the flies and plied the garbage heap with legal DDT. but we have not takn a shovel to the heap it- Trie basic blame has been shut- led around like H lead half-dollar it a pickpockets' convention, and I clnd of hate to_see the Implication hat TV, movies, comic books, girdle ads, etc., deserve any part of he rap. It's Just too hard for John Q. Citlien to linX a bribe with a plunging neckline. • • • A SURVEY QUOTED by Arltsn- »as' Rep. E. C. (Took) Gathings shows that. In one week on six TV channels between 6 and 9 p.m. there were »1 murders, seven hold-uris. :hrer kidnaping*, 10 thefts, four • Mlrglarles, two case* o* arson, two iatl breaks, one murder by explosion, one suicide, one case of black. mail and "lots of assault and battery, drunkenness and brawls." This Is a mess of Illegality, I admit, but it also Is about pur for 1 week's reading of almost any newspaper, especially in the more populous villages. What's sauce for ths newsman seems to be sauce for the fiction artist. It's even possible, although I shudder to think so. that » sizable bloc of the citizenry really wants Congress to worry about our morala for us. and hence save us the try- Ing difficulty of having to decide for ourselves what's decent and whst Bln't. It ll reported that It Is the Im- poct on the kiddies that has th« solons worried. Since legislating morality Is a proven Impossibility, seems to me the problem of what the young 'uns shall hear and witness and read Is a matter ot education and discipline available only from thoughtful parents. Far as TV and radio are concerned, the solution come* with the set. It's a little dial labeled "On" and "Off." 75 Year* Ago In BlytheviUc — O w. McCutchen has been elected vice president of the Independent _.-.,_ ,.._.,__ .... Theater Owners of Arkansas. contract was made by » comblna-1 New concrete parking areas and driveways are being laid this week 'n front of Ernest HalselPs Rustic has done .since Wilson left is to' Ohio, jet engine production plant. tion of good luck and careful somng, j It was clear from the opening lead that each defender had four clubs. The bidding and the play of the second trick made tt clear that West hart five hearts. South had to hope that East had the king and one small diamond since otherwise a diamond trick would surely be l«t. Summing up, Mr. Jaye saw that West surely held five hearts and four clubs and that the eon tract was unmakeable unless West also held three diamonds. This left room for only one pade in West hand. If West hart a singleton spade the contract could not be made unless that singleton happened to be the king. After coming to this conclusion. Mr, Jaye decided to play for the favorable distribution that would permit him to make his contract. He therefore led a low spade from his hand instead of trying to finesse the queen of spades. Mr- Jaye's clrvse reaoning was rewarded. West's singleton ktng of spades dropped, and dummy won with the ace. Declarer returned a diamond from dummy and successfully finessed the queen. He then rirew two more rounds of trumps and captured the kine of diamonds with his ace. The rest, of course, was capy. the Doctor Says- Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN M. I>. Written for SEA Serrlce JACOBY ON BRIDGE Fly OSWALIl JACOHY Written fur NFA Service L. S. S. writes: "I have a brother , S mi with epilepsy «-lll have an enl- who Is epileptic, and I would likejlrpttr child? Some time asn the- to know if there Is n chance thai j family lustdrics of nearly 1010 vie- Sound Reasoning my children may bero.-nr epileplir j tims of epilepsy were studied iu ihr \JL/:n W;,, f My question is, U epilepsy hereni- attempt to answer this question. ; " ' " '" Llf ""e " tnry? " These 2000 psiirnls had over 12.00) t,, b.othe,, and sisters, and , swr-r. but a discussion of it should 1 rhiMrrii Of thr 12.0C,n O nlv about be of Interest to ninny readers since; one ppilepsy Is by no means n rare dis- one seizure. ease. Epilpp.'.y Is yi'obnbly a true hr- MI !ho DfX-ovation Day Tour- it open-; loninrrc-,v in • N'ew York, Eli Javp and Lp.Mer Cilurks- [nn. Cecil Eunice Branson and Miss Mary Layson were valedictorian and salutatorian of this year's high school graduating class. The United states has been too much on the defensive. We have been conducting a series of rearguard actions.- Former presidential advisor John Foster Dulles. * • » For the good of the country, one of my first acts as President would be to eliminate Acheson and his In- Iluence on foreign affairs. — Sen Robert A. Taft. Dogs do not chase cats by instinct. Brought up together, they'll become the best of friends. That's more than you can say for some humans, particularly Southern and Northern I Democrats. - Fuel for Fires Answer to Previous Puzzle MORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Common fuel 1 Steel-making 5 Aeriform fuel fuel 8 Fuel used in 2 Native metals Ireland 3 Mall drinks 12 Shiehhbeari'ng 4 Victims of 40 had a history of more m!m , *.,;•„ of nvo'*lyn. will be on ' hand tr defrnd the team chain- renitary disease, that is, the tendency to develop epilepsy run? in On the 1 avrract*. therefore, a per- snu with epilepsy could esi'trt one •child out of 40 to hcivo the rii.-cnse. Tn oilier words, any given child of There won't bejiny room for temptations since women members of the Chamber o[ Deputies must exceed 30 >e^rs and in trie Senate 4(1 years —which Is not encourncuir—Arab l^acue Secretary-General Ahd"l, aftrr dprirtun it would be all right for women to sit In Parliampnt. * * • If I were as'scd to describe in one phrase the most dangerous manifestation of our national psychology, I should say it Is a prevailing sense of insecurity.—Dr. Harold W. Dodds, president of Princeton University. uiinuir, and is inherited by ch,l- . ^ epil , ptir ]U has ^ rtianc(X! dron from thnr parents. j O ., f _ of ^ of hp , r nornia , sn f as But - anrt this is an impoi taut j e ilptwv is conrmwrt . »b\ l l"-thi* dn t ,s not mean thai, Hmvpvor eiT|l thu ch:UKp ot parent, oT ehildi-fn with cpilppsv ; , haviiw ^ ^ about f , V(l tjnics always eptlepsy thnnspl^s • • w expected in the not- that the children of epileptics Rpnms , nnpulation, will always have the riisea^ ] ;Vjfh ^ ^ of ^ {a ^ thfi Became of the tendency to in- i pllvslcian is ahlo to eive ft rouch heritanc? of epilepsy, however the 5 e , T - nuto w the chanws lhftl anv problrm of marriaee and chiWliear- ( eivpn ^ d of fl niarriaee «- ou]d be Inc is Important anrt difficult. AViont thrro-quarters of tho,*p who rirvelnp epilepsy slio\v ?ic,ns before thry reach the u 1 -";!! mar- ape, so they will be in pn^esMon of the farts. A decision on marviace and chiM- butb must bp taken on an individual basis, it depends partly on how severe the convulsions nre and I how frrqisenMy they come, AUo, an instninienl called I lie Piertrocncpphaloerauh, whirh me.i- suros the brain waves, is extremely useful, In epilrpsy thefp waves are different from normal waves and stive \ subject lo seizures. Following this line of thonchT, Mrs. S phcnild consult a nerve specialist who can have an eltvlromrcplial o c r a p ll i c test made on her and then give personal aciure. .VORTH * \ 6 5 2 V 81.1 « JSf, 4. K ar, WEST A K V AQJ94 * 10B3 + B73J EAST (D) A 1094 V K 10 6 2 » K9 East I * 3 V Vass SO U Til AQJ873 V 5 » A CJ 7 4 2 * 104 Easl-Wcs! nil. South West 1 , Pass 4 Double Pars 2 V 4V Pass Pass North 2 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—+ 2 This i.=- the season of our political I | cycle when men dreams and j I see visions — mostly ol the WhUr! i House. Well. sir. I'm no; one of. pJonshipthat they won in this tour^ them.—Gov, Adlai E Stevenson, of nftme ' u .'**' > Trtv 1 j Todays hand, taken from a re- I rpjit total point 'earn match, shows i Mr. Jaye at his be.^t and indicates Play it cool, keep your hendsMh;U the other teams will have to importan Information on the sev-; dou-n'and you'll eft rwA' here. ton. wcrk hard thi.s week-end to defeat erily of the disease. or I _cpl. Fredie l.eon Clark. 2(10.000Ui precuaiicy do not make the seizures] vet to be rot.ited from Korea, eiv- Pilher better or worse in most cases.' in? nrtvire lo buddies back in Ko-I arid East won with the Jack. East What art the chances that a per- tea lox-holci. upturned the deuce of. hearts, and the de.fendinp champions. st opened the deuce of clubs. 13 Tear 14 Sea eagle 15 Retain 16 Feminine appellation 17 River islc-Ls 18 Pith 20 French seaport 21 Scottish shecpfold 22 Chum 23 Antiquated 26Sloic 30 Fuel 31 Fur 32 Diminutive of Edgar , 33 Poem 34 Baseball clubs 35 Light brown 36 Scaling devices 38 Musical instrument 40 Peer Gynt's mother 41 Transgress 42 Meager 45 Commotion •If! Suspend 50 Fourth Arabian caliph 51 Gaelic 52 Jtalisn royal family name 53 Lo\v fellow 34 Demolish 55 Forest creature 56 Female sheep 57 Ran leprosy 5 Good will fi Military assistant 7 Health resort 8 Jewels 9 Iroquoian Indian 10 Social insects 11 Trial 19 Born 20 Luxuriate in \varmth of an open fire 22 Cooking utensils T 0 A N I T Mil A|T I_|E II 1 O K t; A. E l_ E V e L_ H E 1 l_ U r T & R F* G E S rB S T Kl ^ it 1 A z> R 7 O A 5. r? 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