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PAGE BIX BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COTOIER THURSDAY, MARCH «, 1985 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NXW8 CO. H. W HAINia, Publisher BARRT A. HAINES. Editor, Assbtanl Publisher PAUL O. HUMAN', Adnrtliln* Manager Sola Nationul AdTtrtlslni Representation: WtUac* Witmer Co., N>* Tork, Chicago, Detroit, AUantt, Uemphl*. Entered u second cl»ss nutter at the post- office »t BlytheTille, Arkaniu, under act of Control, October I, 1»17. Member ot The Associated SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the cltj of BlythtTlHe or anj suburban town where carrier ienrlce U maintained, We per week. By mail, within a radiui of 50 mile:, »5.0C per year, 12.50 for sii months. 11.35 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile Kme, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations So that thou Incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding.—Prov. 2:2. * * * He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.—Epictetus. Barbs An English scientist refers to the world as a "big jelly roll." Things are rather shaky! * * * Why is it that some autos get thirsty nearly every time they ret near a filling station? * * * When hubby bowls or plays golf and wifie plays bridge, they meet on paydays. * * * The od-fashioned woman who used to wish •he could drown her sorrow has a daughter who shoots him. * * * You'll usually find that when a man doesn't care what he says, nobody else does. Playing Politics What the Democratic majority of the House Ways and Means Committee has approved in the way of a general tax reduction comes under the heading of "Boys Will Be Boys." Or, in other words, politicians will be politicians. For the maneuver is strictly political. Democratic leaders understand as well as the Administration does that there is no present justification for further tax cuts. A sizable federal deficit is in store this year, and the prospect is strong that the budget will still be markedly out of balance in 1955-56. Ag a matter of fact, the Democrtaic proposal to slash income taxes $20 per person is attached as a rider to an Administration bill postponing excise and corporation tax cuts of $3 billion ,due to take effect April 1. Thus the rider has exactly the opposite purpose of the government revenues, obviously there cannot be merit in both proposals. If it is right to keep revenues up to lessen a deficit, then it can hardly be right to amend this proposition so as to cut revenues and thereby widen the deficit. Too often the rider is an irresponsible weapon by which lawmakers hope to compel the executive branch to accept legislation it would otherwise veto. If attached to a measure an Administration badly desire's, as in this instance, a veto will kill both the rider and the desired proposal. Both parties resort to this device. Yet seldom has there been a more flagrant use of it than in this instance. The Democratic purpose is clear. This is a gesture of revenge against a Republican Party that for years has assailed the opposition as a heavy-spending, high tax party. It is 'always embarrassing to vote against tax cuts, and the Democrats are happy to place their GOP brethren in this position. The citizens who Want sane government before they want untimely and unwarranted tax cuts must hope that more responsible heads prevail in Congress to prevent this contradictory tax legislation from ever making the trip to the White House for signature or veto. PayR .aise 'Our lawmakers always seem to feel a little embarrassed at voting: themselves a raise, Rarely if ever can they bring the question up in election years. It i» well deserved, and long overdue. Most lawmakers today, whatever the range of their mentai talents, are hard-working. They endure heavy strains and are subject to much harrassment from constituents, lobbyists and others. Furthermore, in the nature of things each is compelled to maintain two'hornet, one in his state and another in Washington. Considering today's housing prices this is in many instances an almost unbearable burden. If we are ever to improve the caliber of our lawmakers, clearly we must offer recompense that will attract men of ability and not require them to work as public servants at an undue sacrifice. VIEWS OF OTHERS Hot Tips From The Water Cooler Squinting at you over their glasses, some citizens with long memories and dyspetic dispositions are apt to grouse as follows: "We're riding for a fall. Remember 1929? The stock market hit the roof and went clear through. Executives leaped from high windows." They puff thoughtfully on their pipes, exhale and ruminate: "Now we're higher than we were In '29. Boom today, bust tomorrow. Don't say I didn't warn you." So goes the pessimistic talk. They don't reckon on the three times as high gross national production we have today that we didn't have in 1929. There are other stable elements in the economy today that were not with us a quarter of a century ago. Now the striped-pants executives in the boards of directors rooms may have one notion about the stock market. But there is another body of opinion that must be gauged. That is, the cracker- barrel hunches of the boys who gather around the water coolers, or assemble twice daily for coffee breaks. These catch-as-catch-can financiers don't fool > with the intricacies of the ticker tape. They are likely to brush over the complications of bond and stock interest rates, and the Dow-Jones average. They don't care a hang what Mr. Dun said ' to Mr. Bradstreet today. What is the word from these economic huddles? One: They don't believe the rise in the market, up around 1929 levels, means a lot. It doesn't forecast a bust. Two: But in this old world, you never can tell what's going to happen. Three: Of one thing you can be certain: Whatever comes it will come unexpectedly—suddenly and without any warning whatsoever. We can be looking at the stockmarket and fearing it. and everything will be fine. No cause for alarm. But, then, all at once, from out of the clear wham I we're flat on our backs again, struck by unseen forces. We don't like to be alarmist. We don't like to be too optomlstic. But whatever happens, depend on this: the unpredictable economic forces will swoosh out from nowhere and both good and bad will be in ft.—Shelby (N.C.) Daily Star. Censures War Policy The Federal Senate's Internal Security Committee (Jenner's> voices two very important conclusions in its formal report.'The first is a frank admission that there was no victory in the Korean war. The second is a salient reason why: "Possible subversion,, wishful thinking, European orientation and Allied pressure denied us victory in Korea." Keep in mind that this is not an ex parte opinion politically made. It is the unanimous view of die seven committee members. It is the conclusion deduced from the combined testimony of our top commanders in the theatre. Attached to the report is the complete testimony of Gen. Mark W- Clark, Lt. George E. Stratemeyer, Gen. James A. Van Fleet, Lt. Cen. Edward" M. Almond (Ret.) and Adm. Charles Turner Joy. Unanimously, the senior commanders believed as Senator Jenner notes, that victory in Korea was possible and .desirable, that the action necessary to achieve victory would not have percipi- tated World War III, that "political considerations were permitted to overrule military necessities." Those in government responsible for the political considerations knew exactly what the field commanders thought. There can be no more damning indictment of governmental direction, Nor can there be better proof that McArthur was right and Truman wrong. The men who. testified before the Jenner committee were not McArthur men. This country is willing to fight to preserve itself and its ideals. It has deserved better than to fight with its hands tied.—Dallas Morning News. Economically III, Too A study shows that Kentucky school districts that pay the lowest teacher salaries have the highest percentage of young men turned down for military service because of being educationally unfit. Additional state assistance could enable such districts to pay higher teacher salaries, but this alone wouldn't solve all the difficulties of people living in areas that do not have the wealth to support good schools. Education can help people to make the most of their economic opportunities, but first there must be some economic resources around. — Lexington Herald. SO THEY SAY The free wonld, which for many years was dominated by fear and uncertainty. Is cinei-Ring more united, more confident and more capable of extinguishing the tparlu of war.—Labor Secretary Mitchell. » * * *, We (Russiflns) are not Alone. The great nation of China . , . and the Soviet Union form one camp and a powerful army for pence.—Russia's M*rth*l Ivan Kon«v. Boar's Nest Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Adm. Browns Book to Reveal Views on Four Ex-Presidents WASHINGTON- —(NBA)— HpW former Presidents Coolidge, Hoov er, Roosevelt and Truman looked to one man who served ~.s aide to all of them will be revealed Vice Adm. William Brown's forthcoming book, "Four Presidents as I Saw Them." Admiral Brown re- Is characteristic anecdotes about them in excerpts from his memoirs, printed in the current issue of "American Heritage," the historical book-magazine now edited by Bruce Catton, who formerly conducted this column. Admiral Brown went to Havana with President Cooiidge and Secretary of State Prank B. Kellogg for a conference of the American Republics. They stopped over at Palm Beach and Admiral Brown volunteered to ask the President what to wear. "I found Mrs. Coolidge knitting tranquilly while the President hid behind a newspaper," Admiral Brown recalls. "When I told him that Mr. Kelogg had asked whether the delegates should wear top hats and .ail coats for the drive through the city, or straw hats and summer clothes, he answered without looking up. That's his hunt.' " 'Now Calvin,' Mrs. Coolidge said. 'That's no message to send to the secretary of state.' . "Mr. Coolidge angrily lowered his paper, glared at me and said, 'What are you going to wear?' When I told him he said, 'What do you think I should .wear?' I advised straw hat and summer clothes. He answered, 'Tell Kellogg to wear a top hat.' " When Herbert Hoover became i President, everybody expected that] he would want to do a lot of fish-. ing off the Presidential Yacht, "Mayflower." While he was secretary of commerce, Mr, Hoover had fished frequently in Chesapeake Bay. "The professional and amateur fisherman all over the Bay divulged their most treasured secrets under promise that the information would be used only for the entertainment of the new President," Admiral Brown reveals now. He had a chart made with all this information that had been kept as fishing- family secrets for generations. This was shown to President Hoover, who seemed pleased with it. . "The next morning," says Admiral Brown, "President Hoover announced at a press conference that the 'Mayflower' would be put out of commission." On the subject of President Franklin D- Roosevelt and Harry Hopkins, Admiral Brown relates that: "I grew very fond of Hopkins during my first three years of association with him. But I grew annoyed toward the end because of his lack of consideration for the President's well-being and his lack of cooperation with the rest of us. "He was rarely in his office for any length of time and it was usually a mystery to the rest of us where he was or how he could be reached—except at the big conferences. There he took charge of everything and made the President work until all hours of the night, as he did himself." Admiral Brown retired shortly after President Truman came to the White House following Mr Roosevelt's death. The Admiral was disappointed when President Truman did not take - the two trained military aides whom Brown had recommended. Instead Mr. Truman selected Lt.-Corn. James K. Vardaman, Jr., and Colonel— later Maj.-Gen. Harry W. Vaughan, What to do with all the unsold second-hand automobiles that now clutter up American used car lots and junk graveyards is suggested by this little classified ad appearing In the Prague, Czechoslovakia, "Lidova Demokracie." As translated by the anti-Communist Free Europe Committee, the ad read: "Luxurious Packard, 8 cyl., cab. 1937, 3500 km. (2185 miles) after gen. overhaul, new paint, top, tires leather upholstery, wood burner and gas. Sell, 27,000 kcs." At the conversion rate of 11 to 7.2 koruny, the price of this 18- year-old vehicle comes to approximately $4000. The problem of what to do about dairy products surpluses weighs as heavily on Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson as any of his many other worries. The fact that people don't drink up more of the milk surplus he considers fundamental. "It's rather sad," he declared recently, "that it's far easier for many Americans to buy, a bottle of pop or even an alchoholic beverage than just a plain bottle of milk. In my travels over the country—waiting in airports and railway stations—I find I can purchase candy, gum. a variety of carbonated beverages. I can even get my life insured or test my skill on a pinball machine—all by simply inserting a coin in a slot. But I can't buy milk with the same ease." the Doctor Says Written for NBA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Not long ago a reader asked'(or a di.scus.sion of sleeping pills. Among other things she stated that she bad had five major operations and oh top of these developed H lump in the breast which turned out to be cancer. Because she was in bad shape the operation did not turn out well and she suffered torments for several weeks and as a result received many pain pills and sleeping pills. ' 'Now, although I am better, it is extremely hard to j stop," she says. i I shall not fit this time dUcuss ; the pain pills since I do not know what was received. It is safe to say, however, that any drugs used to reduce pain should be given for as short a time as possible and cut out as soon as the patient can stand the pain without them. The danger of taking sleeping pills has now been generally recognized. Indeed today most states have laws which prevent the sale of sleeping pills containing barbiturates e ^ept on prescription. This is for the protection of the public and in order to avoid some of the dangerous effects of taking such pills in too large quantities or too often. By all odds, drugs containing barbiturates are the most commonly used for sleeping purposes. These are various combinations of chemical substances, called barbituric acid. The barbiturates can can-se acute poisoning. A group of thirteen hospitals, for example, collected 643 cases of poisoning by these drugs. All those patients had taken large overdoses and were sick enough (o have to go to n hospital. Doubtless, there were many others who had taken a little too much and had merely been slightly sick fir ovrrslfpi. Som« peoplt »ri particularly sensitive to the barbiturate drugs. Such persons can get reactions from only small quantities. Some people become addicted to barbiturates, that is, they develop a habit and liking which is difficult to throw off and. of course, may produce harm i/ it is not. Most people who develop the barbiturate habit do so because they have been using the pills for sleeplessness. The habit usually takes years to become established.. Occasionally, someone has trouble stopping even if they have used sleeping tablets lor less than a month. Th6se who are in the habit of taking a sleeping drug find they have to take larger. and larger quantities and that even then the results are less and less successful. Chronic poisoning is possible. One woman who had taken barbiturates for several months became mentally Incompetent, lost control of her elimination, lost weight, and had to be fed with a spoon. Most sleeping drugs act on the nervous system and on other parts of the body. Their regular use should be avoided, except' under unusual circumstances and they should be stopped Just as soon »s possible. WHEN a fellow's car stalls in traffic, it is wonderful to, see how everybody behind him tries to help him by blowing their horns for nil they are worth.- Tlmes. -Kingsport (Tenn.) DIVORCE oftentimes Is when you get your license revoked because you ran Into somebody else. — XlUvillt (Oft.) Sun. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Bridge Moral Is Worth Knowing By OSWALD JACOBY Wrilten for NBA Service Today's hand has a Very simple moral: If you make a shaded takeout double, beware of getting back into the auction. In today's hand North was safely out of the NORTH *4 <t K.86S • Q65 4 AK1079 WLST (D) EAST AAQJ62 AKS VAQ104 VJ92 * 109832 *J54 SOUTH A 109873 • J74 * AK + 82 Both sides vul. Wot North Cut South 1 4> Double Pasi 2 * • Double Pass 24> Paw 2V 3 * Pax Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4> A bidding after he had made a very weak takeout double, and he'd been ill right If he had just stayed out. His final bid practically begged for trouble. As we i.ave ooserved. North's tnkeout double of one spade was very weak. South couldn't afford to pass for penalties despite his length In spades, so he hid to scramble Into the.cheapest three- card suit, clubs. Now West made a takeout double, jetting t dl.i mond response. West didn't like diamonds, so he i showed hit other major suit. If Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)—Uncov- ering Hollywood: Marie Wilson Is bustin' out again, kids. Television kept her clothes above sea level as "Irma" but the wraps will be off soon on CBS' new home-screen show starring Marie as "Miss Pepperdlne." It's back to glamor duds for the big-eyed star who will even use Marie as her character name to further escape Irma. Hush-hush details of the show: She plays a secretary in a model agency who spends more time modeling bathing suits and scantier and living it up with boy friends than she does at her desk. "Honey," she flipped it, "it's going to be 'See It Now.' " Oh, no. Liberace's now wearing a diamond ring shaped like a piano. With (hose teelh, he always looks like a piano to me. Insiders at U-I don't put much stock in rumors that Mamie Van Doren will become Mrs. Ray Anthony by April. The career is in high gear. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Debra Paget, putting the studio sleuths on the trail of that uncensored photo of her: "I want to be sure that It doesn't become a collector's item." The Witnet: Archie Rubins says he met a kid In Las Vegas and asked his age. Replied the !ad: North had passed, his opponents would have played the hand at the harmless contract of two hearts. If West played the hand carefully he'd have made that contract with an overtrlck, for a score of 90 points. If West got careless, he might even go down at two hearts. When. North actually decided to raise clubs he had no right to assume that he was working with a sound trump suit. He had forced his partner to bid, and it v possible that South had a completely worthless hand without even a four-card holding in clubs. North knew, moreover, that West had a very good hand; so there was every reason to expect that West would try to get good value out of h!s cards. The penalty double of three clubs should have been foreseen as a practically certain result of a further bid by North. To add to the North - South difficulties, the defense against three clubs was very good. West took his high diamonds, and East signaled with (he (en and then the nine. West read this as an invitation to play the highest suit, so he led a low spade tc East's king. East returned a diamond to give West a ruff. The defenders eventually got three heart tricks, and declarer was thus limited to six tricks. The penalty was thus points on a hand that might well have been played at a part score. Q—The bidding has been: Norlh East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: AK10753 VJ94 +S7S3 *4 What do you do? A—Pass. You don't have the values for your first response, and you certainly shouldn't bid again with so poor a hand. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the queslion just answered. You, South, hold: 4K1075 VJ94 »Q-G .1.542 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow "Four — the hard way." This is Hollywood, Mr». Jonai: Joanne Rio telephoned Tom Fsr- rell for an Invite to his marriage to Angelina Liberace— Joanne introduced Ihem — but got a no answer from the bridegroom because of all the front-page stories InvoW- ing her with Liberace. Peggy Lee's 11-year-old daughter, Nlcki, has taken the warbling leap. Recorded Clare de Lune in French for inclusion in mama's next album. HURT LANCASTER'S in the clouds over his comedy acting in "The Rose Tattoo." Says he: "It's the best picture I've ever done." Plot of Uie new Martin and Lewis comedy, "Artists and Models," has Jerry dreaming spy and horror plots for pulp magazines. Fireworks start when he starts dreaming military secrets. Closeups and Longshots: Nora Haymes is complaining that Errol Flynn has stopped writing to their two daughters and that the girls are unhappy about it. Once wrote them regularly. . . . Dorothy Dandridge asked the Last Frontier Hotel in Vegas to take down all the big blow-ups of her sexy figure In the "Carmen Jones" advertising for her late February opening. A puzzlement to everybody but Dorothy. who doesn't want the Carmen identity to suffocate her. CENSORED ; London censors banned the Marlon Brando star- rer, "The Wild One," refusing to even grant a "For Adults Only" certificate. Too wild lor British teen-agers. A horse, not a doll, is the reason for Donald O'Connor's frequent trips to Palm Springs. He's boarding a nag there and says: "I wind up with a weak end every weekend." ?5 Yt«M Ago In llyt/itviffc "America First" was the theme of the address given last night by Raymond J. Kelly of Detroit, Mich., national commander of the American Legion. Commander Kelley stressed the need for America to remain neutral In the conflict overseas. Plans have been made lor the Bingo Party to be given Thursday night for the benefit of Townsend Club No. One. which met last night at the Court House. Miss Mary Ann Parks, who has been undergoing treatment In a. Memphis Hospital, returned to her home last night. Her mother. Mrs. Max Parks, has been with her. Harold Sternberg, who was Injured white-swimming at a resort in Old Mexico, was released yesterday from Campbell's Clinic. He and Mrs. Sternberg will visit In Dallas, Tex., for a few weeks before returning to Memphis, where they will make their home. Cobb Funeral Home, for more than 20 years located on North Second Street, has moved to 603 West Main. This business, formerly known as Cobb Undertaking Co.. was founded about 40 years ago < by the late J. C. Cobb, one of the earliest undertakers in North Mississippi County. Upon his death, a stock company was formed with W. H. Stoval as manager. J. A. Leech went to Paducah, Ky., today to join Mrs. Leech, who was called there by the death of tier uncle. They will return Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCutchen, are spending two weeks in Hot Springs. Mr. and Mrs. J. Nick Thomas went to Memphis yesterday to spend the day with their son, J. Nick Thomas, and family. Man and Boy Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 Masculine appellation 5 Robert's nickname 8 Nickname for Michael DOWN 12 Prevaricated 1 Man's name 13 Native metal 2 Corridors H German river 3 Prostrate 53 Collection of sayings 54 Meat dish Tiij Formerly 56 Bow slightly 57 Turfs 15 Vipers 16 Scottish sheepfold 17 Abound 18 Rubber tree 19 Man's name (pi.) 19 Stupor 38 Eluded 20 Twirlers 39 Renovate 23 Cotton fabric .44 Boy's 25 Sagacious 4 Lords (ab.) 5 Pierce 6 Mountain _. ,_ 0 (comb, form) 27 Itineration 7 Has existed 28 Castle ditch fl Encountered 33 Unkeeled .,---, 9 Form a notion34 Click-beetle 21 Blackbird of 10 Sharper 35 Electors cuckoo family 11 Type of fur 37 To this 22 Thick 24 Communion plate 26 Landed property 28 Whist term 29 Biblical pronoun 30 Ontario (ab.) 31 Organ of hearing 32 Babylonian sky god 33 Venerate 38 Tit up, it • horit 40 Together 41 Female ruff 42 Make lace 43 Enclosures 47 Operated 48 Genus of willows' 50 Boy's name 51 Native of Media appellation 45 City in Nevada 4(1 Deceased 49 Social insect 51 Manuscript! 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