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BLYTHRVILl.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS •ATOTOAT, AUGUST 8, II PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAJNEB, AtslsUnt Publisher A, A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL n. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bol* M»tlon«l Advertising Representatives: Wallac. Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlinta, llemphli. —— Entered as «econd class matter at the post- offlf« at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- greH, October ». 1911. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or an? suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per rear $250 for six months, »1.35 for three months, by m'ii outside 50 mile zone. *12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Now when Daniel knew that the wrltlnf was .Irnetl, he went into his house; and his windows being open In his chamber, toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three limes a day, »nd prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. - Daniel 6:10. » * » I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me. seemed.insufficient for the day. — Abraham Lincoln. Barbs Watermelon season Is here again - and that's an earful lor everybody! * * + Architectural itylei change from time to time, but the last word in most modern homei is the wife's. * * * It won't be long until your back will tell you that you never should have started that big vegetable garden. * * * A snail's pace Is said to be 15 feet per hour. Why do they all drive on the highway, on Sunday? N / * * * America again has gone to seed — and we hope every one planted produces either vegetable or flower. Movie Ticket Tax Removal Veto Best for Nation President Eisenhower lias spoken many times of the need for revamping the country's whole tax structure to make it fairer, more balanced, more logical. Since the. goal is a big one, its achievement has been deferred until next year. Congress, however, decided that it could not wait to wipe out inequity as it affected the movie industry. II. canceled the 20 per cent special excise levy on movie tickets. But the President vetoed the repeal, an act saving the Treasury an estimated $120 million. There can be no question the*film industry needs that kind of relief. Nevertheless, granting it.would have established a bad precedent. For the relief claims may be almost as strong for numerous other groups now chafing under the excise tax burden. It would be hard to argue that these should not have had the same quick recognition. There are other reasons why the move was unwise. The government needs the money. Congress has just finished extending a very unpopular levy, the excess profits tax because it would be politically embarrassing to have that corporate levy lapse while income taxes remain unchanged — and Washington can't afford yet to lower income taxes. It didn't make sense, therefore, to chop off 120 million in revenue unless substitute funds are somewhere in sight. Congressional performance in the excise tax field has been pretty generally dismal. The excises were adopted as "wartime emergency" taxes. 'Naturally they were slapped on where the getting was good, in the entertainment field, transportation and communications, cosmetics, and some so-cailed luxury items like luggage and handbags. As so often happens in such matters, the "emergency" never seemed to end. Year after year Congress has evaded the problem, leaving these fields inequitably burdened because they were a good source of revenue and that was the path of least resistance. Now, characteristically, Congress takes sudden alarm when it feels pressure from one of the industries the excises have been hurting these many years. And the lawmakers lash out erratically to correct but a small part of the inequity. The whole case, from the "emergency" passage of thi taxei through th« long Inaction to today'i Impulsive but partial relief, might be offered as a sterling example of how not to make and pasb laws. iod-Feoring Statesman Friend and foe alike will miss the evangelistic intonings of Senator Tobey on the Senate floor and in the committee rooms. Whether he was thumping the organ in a religious service oh a New Hampshire hilltop or wagging a frightening forefinger in some gangster's face, Tobey always seemed to have the Bible at his side. They say there has bean a great church revival since the big war ended, and it might be possible to argue convincingly that the earnest New Englander personally had something to do with it. Certainly he seldom let an opportunity pass to jostle his listeners into a fresh awareness of God. Ho even stole a little time for preaching once as he was going off-stage after a guest appearance on some wholly frivolous TV show. Tobey identified himself with the liberal wing of the Hepublican Party and in this role he served his party, state and nation with great distinction. He had courage. He never feared to apeak out against wrongdoing of any kind from any quarter. He was a fine man and a fine statesman. He was a fit man to serve as the conscience of Congress. \fiews of Others 'he Executive Branch There will soon be, it appears, another Hoover Commission. While the group charged with recommending improvements in the executive branch Is still in process of formation, It is likely that Mr. Hoover, who has already accepted membership on the commission, will once more" head a sweeping study of the branch over which he once presided. It was Democratic President Harry Truman who appointed Herbert Hoover to the original commission In 1947, thus establishing a sound bipartisanship in the commission, about half of whose recommendations were enacted. Some may argue that President Elsenhower in like manner should have appointed Mr. Truman to the new commission instead of a Republican ex-President. However, the decision to leave Mr. Truman be, writtlng his memoirs, was a wise one. Perhaps in a decade or so, when Mr. wise one. Perhaps in a decode or so, when time has softened bitter memories, Mr. Truman may render similar service. But for the time being his appointment would create the lack of confidence that would have accompanied reliance upon Mr. Hoover in 1033. The only objection—and It Is not serious—we hnve to Mr. Hoover's chnlrmnnshlp Is that he Is rather old to give th commission much active leadership. But wllh metf like Jim Parley, who bounced before the TV cameras at the Chicago convention with his old agllty, youthful Attorney-General Herbert Brownwcll, and Arthur Hemming, who heads the Office of Defense Mobilization and served on the previous commission, to say nothing of Congressmen yet to be appointed, the new group should not be lacking in leadership. We only wish Congress was as eager to streamline the legislative branch ns it is to Improve the executive. Conspiracy Just try and put an Ice cube Into the usual quart-size thermos bottle; You can't do it. The Ice cube, ours at least, measures two by one and half by one and a quarter Indies. The neck of the bottle measures one inch in diameter. Okay, so you pick up a pick, break the Ice and gash your hand. You can almost see the grinning Mcrcurochrome magnates and tape tycoons as you reacli for the medicine chest. The sweat rolls off your face and you reach for your handkerchief. The laundry moguls are probably conniving in this plot, too. It's all a dirty capitalistic ulot, that's what it is. — Charlotte (NO.) News. Powerful Blow to the Breadbasket SO THEY SAY I'll continue delivering babies until they put me in n box. — Dr. J. D. Hlillinger, 1)2. delivers own child. * * * I believe we should try to work with Britain In a military alliance in the east, but not one In which they possess any final veto against our policies. — Sen. Robert A. Taft. * * * I want to show them up North that if It was money I wanted. I can make It. — Willlnin O'Dwycr, ex-ambassador to Mexico, starts business there. * * * It's hard to say how much faith we can put in the Communists, but it's about all we can do. — Col. Royal N. Baker; Jet ace. * * * I am certainly glad that the truce is signed. J sincerely hope — and I want to underline "hope" — that It means peace. — Ex-President Truman. + * * We must be more vigilant than ever before. — General Clark warns Japs ngnlnsl threat of Rod Peter Edson's Washington Column — Hit-and'Miss Treatment Makes Congressional Reforms Slow Peter Edson WASHINGTON —(NEA)— While reorganization of the executive departments of the federal government has been giving Congress a lot of bother this year, reforms in c o n g r e s- sional machinery are being given only a hit-and- miss treatment. The serious bog-down of the c o n g r e s- slonal program this year has made many poli- Icians realize there is room for mprovement in the law-making department. This has not reached the stage of being a movement for another complete reorganization. It is more a piecemeal approach lo patch up specific shortcomings. Nothing may be done about them Lhls year. .•Dr. George B. Galloway, a political scientist now in the legislative reference section of Library of Congress, has made a convenient summary of some of the shortcomings of the 1946 reorganization. By experience, he is thoroughly familiar with the subject. Congress Is slill handicapped by [he lack of a modern personnel system, he believes. The congressional work load has not been reduced, but more nnd belter staff aids have enabled it to do a better job. Commltleos Overburdened The judiciary committees are itill overburdened with thousands of private claim bills, immigration and deportation bills. Congress is still weighted down by having to serve as city council for the District of Columbia. The fiscal control provisions of the reorganization low have either been ignored or have proved unworkable in practice, Dr. Gallowljy believes. Registration of lobbyists has been handicapped by defects in the law and by a federal court decision that it is unconstitutional. This case is now before the Supreme Court on appeal. It is expected Congress will be asked to clarify the lobby registration section. A revised draft has already been prepared by the staff of a Senate government operations subcommittee under Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine. The committee has not considered the new section, however, and probably will not do so before the next session of Congress, or until it hears from the Supreme Court. . The main problem here Is who shall be required to register ns a lobbyist. Many organizations refuse to register because they claim their "principal purpose" is not to Influence legislation. A study made by W. Brooke Graves in 1950 showed that of 1800 organizations maintaining offices in Washington, only 800 had registered. Single Money Hill Proposed A proposal for handling all government appropriations in a single, omnibus bill, instead of a dozen separate money bills, has received much support. As a companion measure, Sen. Harry F. Byrd of Virginia has proposed a consUtu- I tional amendment which would al low the President lo veto indivldua terns in appropriation bills, after their passage by Congress. These two reforms must be put through together U the legislative budge idea is to be at all workable. Again, as In 1946, there is i strong feeling among congressmen that their own pay should be in creased. Before 1946 they received S10.000 a year. This was raised to $12,500 and congressmen were giv n a $2500 tax-free allowance. Sen. Pat McCurran of Nevad; and olhers now propose that con gressional salaries be raised tx $25.000 a year. Trying to make it appear tha the Congress had not voted t raise its own pay, -a* bill was draft ed which set up an 18-membe commission to study the question But any recimmended raises wer to be put into effect automalicall! when recommended by the coir mission. Hep. Usher L. Burdicl (R., N.D.) blasted this a 'sneaky." Without a record vote, the Hous has also passed a bill which woul allow congressmen to deduct thei living costs In Washington as business expense for income ta purposes. This Is intended as blind for Ihe $2500 nontaxnble ex pense account, which has been se vercly criticized. But if congressmen vote them selves a raise in this year of econ omizing and $10 billion budget de icits, they'll have to do some ta explaining when they get home That isn't the kind of congressionr reform the voters want. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service Mrs. B. W. asks for a discussion f the gall bladder and Us functions. She also wants advit-.e on a let for an inflamed gall bladder. Unfortunately, it is not possible o answer the latter question in ft ewspnper column since there are oo many individual variations he- ween the dietary needs of victims f gall bladder trouble, nnd ape- ific advice on this mailer must e obtained from her physician. It s, however, worth while to dis- iss some aspects of the gall blad- ier. The gall bladder is a small. war-shaped hollow organ lying ust under the liver and ribs on lie right side. Its function is to store bile nnd empty it gradually down a small lube Into Ihe intes- Ines. The bile is manufactured In he liver; when it reaches the in- cstlncs it helps greatly in the digestion of fals. Irritation or inflammation of Ihe gull bladder may or may not be associated with gallstones. In about two-thirds of all cases the bile Itself Is sterile, that is, germs cannot be found in it. Chemical agents, apparently ,-ven the bile Itself, as well ns bacteria, cnn produce either n.cute or chronic gall bladder Inflammation When germs are at (null they may have come from infecjion in the' mouth or throat, or hnvc passed up the lube or duet from the Intestines. In acute inflammation o! the Rail lihdder, severe but not constant, piiin is'Ihe first sign of ililtirally as n rule. This is generally on the right side of the abdomen, on™ pain from the gall bladder is felt in the back under the right shoulder. Nausea, vomiting, slisht fever and swelling of Ihe entire abdomen may come after a short time. The men around the inflamed cull bladder Is almost always extreme- When To Operate? The question of whether to operate at the time when the inflammation is acute or to wait until it is not so bad has been debated tor a long time. Some authorities feel that the removal of the acutely inflamed gall bladder can be done best right away; olhers equally conipelent favor delay, and operation, if necessary, only during the time when the inflammation is not so severe. In chronic cholecystitis, the symptoms may be much the same ns in the acute form but not as severe. Mnny of those with chronic cholecystitis complain of "ens on the stomach." a feeling o ffull- ness after a small meal, and similar vague symptoms. Sometimes, jaundice, or yellowness of the skin, and mucous membranes is present The queslion as to whether operation is necessary or whether the condition should be treated by medical means is often difficult and cnimot be answered except after careful study. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Eiclu- vely Yours: A new all-time speed ecord for turning a hit Broadway nusical show into a film — five ays flat! — is Hollywood'* latest new era" economy achievement. The show is "Top Banana," with he original supporting cast, the ,ars, Phil Silvers and Rose Marie, nd even the original costumes and cenery. In an unprecedented film-making dea, "Top Banana" closed at a os Angeles theater and opened a ouple of days later on a movie ound stage with two 3-D cameras nstead of an audience waiting on he other side of the footlights. The curtain went up, the cam- ras turned and the show was pho- ographed In five days exactly as taged in the theater with the ex- eptlon of a few censorship cuts. Director Al Green just stood by nd enjoyed the fun — "You ouldn't tell these people what to o — they've been rehearsing for wo years." Wiping oft his make-up after the ast shot, Phil Silvers grinned: •I'm in a hurry. We're having a irevlew tomorrow night." "From Here to Eternity" proves igain that GOOD movies need no gimmick except the 5-Q's—great tory, great acting, great charac- ers, great writing, great direct- ng. The Columbia film version of the James Jones best-seller has all of hem. with Bert Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Prank Sinatra giving he best performance ever. The only thing that leaves the screen in this one is brilliance. Big Idea Now It can be told: Day after Walter Wanger shot Jennings Lang over the affections of Joan Bennett, an Independent iroducer dusted off her 1947 move, "The Macomber Affair," in which she played a faithless wife, and wrote a new advertising catch "DID JOAN PLOT AGAINST HEE HUSBAND?" The producers' association vetoed-the whole idea. The film's jow having a reissue without the sensationalism and with a new title, "The White Hunter." Thomas plays hit first falcon dat* inert Aug. 13. Biggest yell by the losers In th* Miss Universe contest it that Christine Martel played bit rolei in French films. The girls say that one of the stipulations of the competition was that contestants hav« no movie experience. . . There'! i ew buzz that Mario Lanza and 1GM have secretly concluded an ement that will see him star- ng in "The Student Prince." Robert Preston and his wife 3atherine Craig, are back or ;mooth matrimonial seas after a ,\vo-year separation. Bob's stll" :urning down movies In favor o stage and TV roles with . the explanation: "The movie roles I've been offered are the same old stuff. I would be a step backward unlesi right part comes along." Veloz and Yolanda, who retired as a dance team to cash In with dancing schools, will revive the! light-club act at the Flamingo Ho tel in Las Vegas. John Charles and then bid six hearts. West had to guess at the openin lead and happened to fish out the four of clubs. A diamond opening lead would have set the contract immediately, since East could have taken two diamond tricks. With the actual club lead, however. South made his slam by drawing trumps and discarding !\vo diamonds — one on the ace of clubs, and one on the dummy's last spade. You might wonder how it is tnat two of the best players in the coun- 'ou may set up dummy's Jack bj ruffing or you may develop fou ;pade tricks. If the spades am :lubs fall to develop, you can leac i diamond towards dummy in the hope that West has the ace. If the opening lead is a diamond you must play low from the dum my in the hope that West has led from the queen. (He would not b likely to underload the ace.) Vox are set immediately if East ha both ace and queen of diamond: — provided that West then lead the suit. The odds are against eacl: of these possibilities, and ver much against both taking place. The situation would be very dii ferent If North bid the hand "«c entlfically." Then the chance of riinmnnrt nnenine lead would b Freddie Finkelhoffe say* h« on't try to block Ella Logan'i di- orce action. "Anything that Ella •ants to do is all right with me, • le playwright-producer told m«. Kaye Won't Play L. A. Danny Kaye hits the road for anther personal-appearance tour aft- r completing "Knock on Wood"— n which he's back to the zany, re-Hans Christian Andersen Dany—but agnin he's said "no" to iving Hollywood a peek at hii reat In-the-flesh, one-man (how. Urged by pals to play Los An- elcs, Danny winced: "An opening-night audienct IB S Angeles isn't an audience. It'« film industry jury. I'll play Lo« .ngeles only if I can open the eeo- nd night." A two-reel U-I comedy co-staring Rose Marie and Abbe Lane, itled "Surprising Susie," i» sur>rising the studio brass.. Current ilans call for reteaming of the ex- kid star and Xavier Cugat'a jouncy wife in a series along the ines of the laugh getters that once co-starred Thelma Todd and Patsy ielly. Now it can be told that Humphrey Bogart thought of Humphrey Sogart for the role of Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny." "The day after Stanley Kramer bought the book, I called him and said I'd like to play the role," Bogie said on-the set. "I don't usually ask for roles — but this Is th» greatest." Bogie's candid opinion of Jennier Jones, with whom he Just vorked in Europe: :"I didn't real- ze it until I worked with her but she's a very shy dame. There's no shyness about me, but we got along fine." 15 Years Ago In Bfythevi/ie Price: quoted at the local Piggly Wiggly Store: Lemone, 12c a doz., Maxwell House coffee, 25c lb., round or loin steaks, 29c lb., cottage cheese, 12c lb. Mr. and Mrs. Kenkert Wetenkamp. Miss Mary Frances Guerln and James Terry went to Hardy today to spend the weekend. Bill McKenzie of Montgomery. Ala., came today to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Evrard. If a young man begins to talte about financial uncertainty and) fear of a depression just at th»l time a girl is expecting him to- propose marriage, it's the signal • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Reasoning Helps Any Player Win Ily 09WAI.P .1ACOIW \Vrllten by NEA Service Today's hand Is taken from the finals of lust year's Team Championships. The irrepressible johnny Crawford thoushl il was n good time to open the bidding with a shutout bid. He knew Hint somebody had a Rood hand, and he wanted to plague that player. He succeeded, but the pl.i<:ued j player was his own partner -- H. Jay Becker. ,Iav studied the hand for a full minute by the clock ill] Uk« *B boor »t U» Umu, WEST 4 1076 » 1086 » 96 NORTH « 4AQ84 V AK »K52 + AJ98 EAST (D) A J32 V J 4 AQ1043 Pass Pass SOUTH *K95 VQ975432 • J87 4» None East-West vul. South West North 3 V Pass 6 <t Pass Pass Opening lead—+ 4 trv happen to get a contract that can be defeated by the right opening lead. Don't sniff too hard at the slam contract, since after all it was actually fulfilled. Strangely enough It's 1 n good contract. If you took the twenty-six East West curds, shuffled them, nnc deii'lt. lh enl °" 1 slloia R hundred limes South would make the slam in something like sixty to seventy cases. The slam would be a reasonable contract If South rrmde It only about fitly tlmr out of a hundred cases. Forget about the actual East- West holdings, nnd do some general reasoning. If Ihe opening lead is n spade, you,are a strong favorite to make four spndc trick!" — nnd therefore the slam. greatly increased, and the slarr would not be a particularly good shot. for her to start looking for another prospect, says Aunt Molljr i Harmsworth. 'Down Under' ACROSS : I Australia is the Uabitat of strange is most unusual 11 Innate 13 Cask 14 Raved 15 Form a notion 16 Feminine appellation 17 Social insect 19 New tax rate (ab.) 20 Seines 22 Entangle 23 Sect 24 Rugged j mountain spur 26 Exist Canberra as its capital 28 Crimson 30 Short-napped fabric 32 Malt drink 33 Insect egg 34 Rope fiber 37 Svmbol [or tellurium 43 Son of Seth (Bib) 44 Part of a circle 46 Plant part 47 Attorney (ab.) 48 War god 49 Bind 50 Twaddle 53 Entertain sumptuously 56 Lnniprey- catchers 57 Click-beetle 68 Forest 9 Winter vehicles DOWN I Breakfast fooc 2 Australia Is a world 3 Embellished 4 Rodent 5 Goddess of infatuation 6 Whim 7 The wombat and platypus denizens of Austra ia 8 Major planet 9 Stinging plant OAir raid a arms 2 Type of chees 3 Bird I 1 11 » a> zt 1 3 w i) ¥) so 5k 5& 55 y> H m u R m SI 1 \nswer to Previous Puril* K E O N E $ C A A U F J E T 0 fZ K E A U 9 y V E T E N E t W E £ * K 0 f & \ A N R e T A E I — '' E T A E S °l F _ E f\ 5 r 5 ^ ty <\ •-.'.•: :. 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