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, EIGHT, BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1D4T BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. M W HA1NE8. Publisher JAMES L. VERHOS?F Editor MUl D HUMAN. AdverU*ln« aian»«er A4v«rtl«ini HtpntebteUrM: WHOM 00, KM York, Chicago. Detroit, m - . •».-» Afternoon Bxc*pt Sundtj Catena u •ecood cU« nutter it the post- ofltc* at •ifrthevtU*, Arkauu, under act oi Con. October 1. •!»«.. 6»rv»d br th« " ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BY cartel in the city ol Blythevllle or any «uburb«n town where carrier lervlc* I* main- (.ir«rt Mr wr week, or tec per month ^to^Sf Stthta » radius of 80 mile* KOO per tear OM tor »i» phonth*. »1.00 lor three month*; by rnali outalde M mil* woe, 110.00 per year payable In advance. _ _ Meditation Ut anelher man praUe you, and not your own mouth-a stranger, and not your own lips. —Proverb* 27:1. D* JM with men to Then »«ver »p«ak w*U Pascal •peak well ft T»U? «( jatntlt.— Blala* it There U nothing wrong with the methods of congressional inquiries when they are used wisely and ethically. The results of the Meyers investigation show that, But when Attorney General Clark, asking prosecution of the 10 screen writers, says "the authority of Congress must be maintained," he might add that that, authority should not be abused or made ridiculous, VIEWS OF OTHERS A Tale of Two Hearings Two well-publicized congressional investigations have.borne some fruit. Because of evidence brought out in a Senate War investigating subcommittee's hearings, M«j.-Gen. Bennett. V B. Meyers, retired, has lost his pension and his medals. The Justice Department has asked his indictment by a federal grand jury. The Air Force is talking about a court-martial. The Justice/Department is also getting ready to 'prosecute the 10 screen writers cited for contempt of Congress by a lopsided House vote. They are men who refused to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee whether they were members of the Communist Party. Both General Meyers and the screen writers went through the usual mill of. congressional committee pro- cedurt. They weren't allowed to tall witnesses or cross-examine the committee's witnesses. The committee played its traditional, although extralegal,-role of counsel, court and jury. But there the similarity ends. The Senate investigators produced a mess of high-smelling testimony that made legal action imperative. Much of this testimony was offered by General Meyers himself. The going-over that General Hap Arnold gave the former Air Forces procurement officer, and the swift Air Force action in taking his p».y and decorations,, seemed typical of the general reaction to the Meyers disclosures. . > ; t In the case of the screen writers, the Thomas committee's fireworks produced almost no evidence. The committee charged-that, during the war, the White House pressured movie execu- 1 tives into making films with a pro- Soviet slant. It failed to prove the charge. It accused the Johnston office of trying to get the investigation cull. ed Off. It failed to prove that charge, too. ' The investigators didn't produce any Hollywood movies to show how and. where the mischievous Red writers had got in their dirty work. This would have been a logical first step. Since there are Communists in a great many other businesses, the activities, rather than the mere existence of the Hollywood cell, would seem to be the principal excuse for the investigation. After the Oct. 28 hearing, Chair- mari Thomas said that it was evident that the four writers then held in contempt of committee had' "very extensive Communist records." But he did not, for all the shouting and gavek pounding, nail tangible evidence of those records on the barn door for all to see. On Nov. 24, during the House debate on the contempt citations, Mr. Thomas noted that the special session of Co-ngresg had been called to appropriate billions to stem the Commun-ist tide in^ Europe. "What a paradox," he said, "if that same Congress cannot inquire into the activities of a Communist conspirator in the United States, whose first allegiance is to a . foreign government." So, in his own mind, Mr. Thomas - seems to have convicted one or air of the 10 writers of Communist conspir- /«cy, maybe treason. Perhaps he's right. W« aren't defending the ^p who, ^ by »nd Urge, behaved like petulant , children utid*r the committee's pro. Yoking treatment. But lh e f act ve _ that, the Thomas committee •*t act up a case, much less proved Tax Matters For the People To Think About • The report on ^he Arkansas taxation system made by the Arkansas Public Expenditure Council ii packed full of things lor the people oj this state to think about. The council say« our tax structure has been built piece by piece. (It is tine that tlie builders in the legislature have never . proceeded under » co-ordinated plan that might be compared to an architect's plan for a building.) Surely Hie "Impoverishment of local government!" is something that comes directly home to all of us, and Inequalities and Inconsistcnces in the assessment system are notorious. Intangible properly taxation stands in unsatlslac- tory and anomalous situation. Is it true that Arkansas could reduce the six-cent cigarette tax—the highest In the country—to four cents and, with Increased collection efficiency, collect about as much revenue? (The state U flooded with invitations to buy mail-order cigarettes to escape th« high lax.) In the Interest of simplifying collection of the sales tax, would it be better to make the tax apply to cigarettes, liquor and gasoline and make corresponding reductions In the special taxes on these articles? These are not all the tax matters to tnlnK about, and beyond the levying of taxes Is the collection machinery. The formal recommendations of the APEO will be made at the annual meeting on Friday, December 8. Then the Question will be action. There Is no doubt if the need for action and no doubt of the benefits that should follow. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. But Not With the Greatest of Ease [Gift Buyers With Money to Bum Can Find Items They Don't Want Functioning of Marshall's Plan to Aid Europe To Cause Some Hardships for Folk in the U.S. By Peter Edson I time is not a virtue and will not NEA Washington Correspondent ' pay off," it Is explained. Whether WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. (NEA) i the 250 million people in western — Responsible officials wlio Iiave" »«••*»••••*•»•••*»••••*«•••• »*••••••••••••••*•*•••*• BARBS B; HAL COC11RAN When a speeder goes Into a ditch the cnances are some pedestrian Is lucky. « * » t Perhaps it snob doesn't want (o associate with you tor fe«r you'll Unit out you don't want to aMociaU with him, * t * The question before the house lhes« days la where to get the money to buy one. \ . . . Numerous office-seekers never run out of gas —and never to any place. An Illinois boy stole a radio from an and all he could get was ninety dayi. luto SO THEY SAY been In on the Marshall planning since last July are now ready lo admit that long range European recovery ts going to hurt. It may b« felt, In the U. S. to the extent of a 10 per cent Increase In the cost of living. Or a reduction to 90 per cent of normal supplies of moet- wanted Items. The $597 million interim aid program for France, Italy and Austria Is not expected to cause any great strain on the American economy. But the 10 months' recovery program, which should get rolling by April 1, "may cause hardship." • This word "hardship" is considered too harsh by some observers. But 'It ts no exaggeration to say that the long-range ERP. or European Recovery Plan, will cause more than an Inconvenience. As an offset to this inconvenience, il will probably be maintained In the President's next message to Congress that If the U. a. tries to Isolate Itself by not furnish ing recovery assistance to western Europe, the impact of later developments will be disastrous. An official who has been a participant in all the major studies of this situation declares ''ith forceful seriousness that If the U. S. does not take the right course at this moment of decision, the cost at the dislocation that follows will make the present program seem minor. Some mistakes are bound to be made, bJJt these faults must THE DOCTOR SAYS By William A. O'Brien, M. U. Written for NBA Service s Diet is still the most important Method of treating diabetes, Insti- in U administered to patients whose difficulty cannot be control- eel by diet alone. By Frederick Othman I (United Press Slaf Correspondent) j WASHINGTON. Dec. 3 (UP) — If I only had some money I didn't need I surely could buy some things this Christmas that I don't want. If this sounds cockeyed, charge It up to (lie advertisements that have left me dazed. In all my life there never have been so many weird widgets (dike safety razors with head-. . diabetic patients must learn the j i'fghts) ioi'"sa"le a't astounding prices' composition of various foods, in < sucn as S8i50 o, lax included, for a terms of their carbohydrate, pro- tin and fat values. They must also learn how to add foods, when they iiave been unusually active. Ill the long run, diabetics who i „ , ... ... , cither weigh or measure their food ! so " cl E° l(l J U 8 il1 lne shape of * obtain the best results from treat- uu ddah to pour it in. An Indoor sliver-blue mink coat. A fellow can spend $150 for a small bottle of perfume, worclly and sophisticated, and S200 more for a Europe can live on 250 calories day less is not go Important as whether they live at all. Purpose of Stop-Gap f'\ It is admitted that on the basis of actual relief needs—Just keeping he people from starving—aid i Europe could be bought for I2SO million a month, or $3 billion a year. This Is about half the Harriman Committee recommendation for $5.75 billion or the State Department's round figure of $6 bll- ,ion as the amount needed in the first year lo get Europe rolling again. To get recovery will take the full amount. In this connection it is now being officially emphasized that the UNBRA and post-UNRRA aid programs were not wasted In an "Op- j eration Rathole," as has frequently] been charged. That there was waste ' In the early relief operations Is granted. Waste or not, the result today Is that millions of people are alive and free. Purpose of the Interim aid is to keep these people going until the recovery plan can be put into effect Without the Interim aid the long-range Marshall Plan would be wasted. For the more run-down an economy becomes, the harder It Is to rebuild It. goes to Congress. The lawmakers can ing. The ; two volumes of Paris reports, the Krug, Nourse, and two- Vient. The diet for most diabetics will contain from 150 to 250 grams ol carbohydhle, 80 to 100 grams ol protein, and 50 to 150 grants of Jat. This may not mean much to one who docs not have diabetes, but, to a victim of the disease, this Is the most important lesson for him to master. Food prescribed for the day is usually divided into three equal portions. Eatins between meals is nut, advised, except in unusual circumstances. Sometimes less food is given In the morning and the balance is divided between the noon and evening meals. How long .should a diabetic continue to weigh or measure his food? This is difficult to say. as many who become proficient in accurately estimating quantity continue to do so as long as they have the disease. Urine Examined Patients who continue to pass sugar in their urine, even though they arc following a careful diet, may have a kidney difficulty which allows the sugai Lo escape at a lower blood concentration. If their blood is examined for its sugar content,, it may reveal that they are not victims of true diabetes. After diabetic patients are well their urine twice a day until they are certain everything Is right. QUESTION: I have been told that tinting or dying the hair can can have them for holiday read- j caU5e a p^on Io " lose hls milld( bv ' the dye going into the brain. Is this true? ANSWER: No, but there isn't a volume Harrimah Committee of ID single hair dye on the market reports make up previous con-' which may not cause a reaction, of trlbutions to this subject. State some sort in some person, even Department has boiled down and revised these six volumes' to another four. Not The Last Words This will be the last word on the subject, but not the last words. Congress has yet to be heard from. In fact, State Department reports will be mostly figures. One volume will be the report itself. The others will be analyses in detail and tables of justification for every item in the report, with variables for static prices, tlscs or declines. One series of tables alone, carrying out estimates of country-to- country trade transactions in every commodity for the second, third and fourth years of the plan, involved some 12.000 calculations. They were so complicated that calculating machines and operators had to be borrowed from Bureau of Labor Statistics. They worked Baturdays and Sundays and overtime night after, night, sometimes til four and live a. m- At 10 minutes to three one morn- though the brain Is not affected. A completely harmless dye il not known. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Elklns announce the birth of a son Saturday. The baby who weighs eighl and. one half pounds has been named Joe Evans Elkins. Mrs. E. B. Woodson was hostess weather-vane, wjth electric conncct- Inos to v the roof, can be had fof $225. Twenty-nine ninety-five will buy a power shoe polisher and $24.95 an electric bologna slicer. A wrist watch in palladium, a metal which seems to be more precious than gold, and paved in diamonds goes for $3,000. Tax extra. I told you I was dizzy. The storekeepers want to sell me a sweater for tennis at S50. a monogrammed' necktie for ?25. and diamond cuff links (small diamonds) for $200. They'll Rive me three small cakes of soap for $2.75. They'll let go of a steak-knife, sharp., for $17.95 and an aluminum suitcase, light, for 504.50. They'll monogram me 500 cigarettes for SI7.50 and sell me a briar pipe, with a built in lighter, for 510 flat. That last one's a little daisy. The flint and the wheel are part of the bowl. When the tobacco goes out, i whirl of the thumb starts the blaze :oing without loss of a puff. Anoth- r pipe, in genuine Meerschaum carved in the likeness of a Hindu with whiskers and a turban, can smoked—non-automatically—for 539.50 Two glass candlesticks, each hold- ng one candle (which is extra),! cost $60. A half dozen varities of solid gold cigarette lighters are available at $200 and up. A platinum watch, wafer-thin for evening wear, is an even $1,000. A first class television set. which does a number of other things, too, and may even fry eggs, is S2475, Installation extra. A diamond pin, a replica of a sprig- of wheat (and this shows how precious wheat can be) is $5,500. Ear rings in the same motif, are $3,850 for the pair. The boys who think up combination, double-action apparatus have come up with the combo bed light and radio, $24.50: the dual whisky decanter and radio, $49.50, and the double-duty tobacco humidor and radio, same price. There's a nozzle for a whisky bottle that plays music In addition to gurgling, at $10. Another item with a nozzle Is the flashlight that shines a beam around corners. Does this by means of a flexible plastic nose; It bends, the light rays follow the plastic. I could, if I wanted and could afford it, buy a lipstick set with four sapphires for $200, a crocodile bill- Saturday to 28 guests for a Yuletide bridge party at her home on West Ash Street. Twenty four guests were entertained Saturday for a luncheon bridge by Mrs. J. A. Leech and Mrs. C. W. Affllck at the Leech home. Justification for all these assuinp- Inr, when one weary worker decided tlons county by county and com- he couldn't take any more and got modity by commodity, will be con- • up from his desk to go home for a tuined 'n volumes seven to ten few hours, his secretary, who was In government reports on the Mar- ! still pecking away at her type- not stop the plan, he says. "Pretentious parsimony at | shall Plan. They will be ready by | writer, called alter this i the time the President's message | watcher! him, "Clock- One thing 1 want to find out is how much of Europe's capital has gone underground because of this threat of socialism and see if we can't put il back to work.—Ben. George Malone (R) of Nevada. .-> • * Grim reality warns us that Allied unity has split apart.—Sen. Arthur H. Vandcubcrg (R) ol Michigan. • * • Whether there is to be another world war depends In overwhelming measure on the success of Europe's free people in resisting encroachments of the police slate.—Norman Armour, assistant secretary of Start. • • • Ten thousand one hundred seven collie student* want to become teachers. Haven't they heard about lhe pay? • • « There s always a bright side! All that stands between you and a hot old time Is this coming winter. • » * There 1« no hope for the future In an international WPA.—Sen. Robert A. Tall. (E) of Ohio. » • • The low Income consumer needs no voluntary rationing. He is already being involuntarily rationed—by prices.— Sen. Ralph Flanders (R> of Vermont. • • • We cannot Indefinitely underwrite the world. —Sen. Arthur H. Vamlenberg (R) of Michigan. • « * We arc approaching very near to dictatorship In Britain—a dictatorship without cither Its criminality or efficiency.—Winston Churchill. We must look for legal principles to expand to their logical limits so we had best be careful aboul adopting them in the first place. —Robert H. Jackson, assoclalc Justice, U. S. Bupreme Court, • * • Food chould lake up about one-third ot the total income In the family budget, but now is eating up as much as 40 to 60 per cent of tne low and middle-class family Incomcs.-^-ecn Ralph Flandcrt <R> of Vermont. IN HOLLYWOOD BY ERSKTNE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 4 (NEA)—1 sters. Wirft's wrong with the movies? i There Is another major lesson to My mail proves that people who j be learned from the British, used to go twice a week, now go only j when (hc a(|s (or nlot i on v \ c . oncc or twice a month. , tllrcs ap p car in newspapers and There are 139 million people In magBZ | n( , s tn England, there Is the United states.. Fifty-seven mil- snia || i ctter printed In one corner "on are movie tans. Fifty-eight mil- ; o( lhc ad It ls a code I{ lhe | et . on are either under age, in hos- tcr A a))pcars ln t i, e co rner, that Hals, or Institutions, or are blind p( cturc is judged (o be a picture r deaf. | f or adults, and for adults only. The Which leares Z4 million people letter U means for universal con- niccounled for—24 million peo- suniptUfn, for all fans, young and le who do not go to the movies, i old. If the letter H Is printed In Vhy7 : the ad, it is a horror picture. The answer, I Ihlnk is that mo-' Ion pictures today are being made the 12-year-old mind. Every picture produced Is made tor tm- going to the movies. II keeps the nature mentalities, with enough '. public from buying their enlertaln- so-callcd clever dialogue and ac- i mcnt blind. lion thrown In to try to lure the, , thlllk tnls is important lo the adults into the theater. | av <. r agc family. When it costs from I $2.60 to 54 for the average wage No More Guesswork THIS takes the guessing out o: McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Hijackers Get $60,000 Wort Of'Cigarettes BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 4. (UP) — Two 'men attacked a North Carolina truck driver yesterday and stole his 10-ton trailer truck containing 160,000 worth of clgarets Don't Open Same rr •! j ]\T TJ nearis ana a spaae. wnen ae( POT blllt and /V. I. I knocked out East's diamond fold for $45, a n( j a pa j r O j British blankets for $75. Genuine wool. A clock that saves labor because it never needs winding because changes In the temperature keep It ticking can be bought for $375, but I'm not sure whether that includes the tax. A set of he-man manucure.i scissors undoubtedly is worth $20 to somebody; a silver cocktail shaker, holding two pints, is $100 even. And then, of course, there is th* cheap, old, common wild min— nothing to compare with the blue- but only $4,830. What I'm driving at (pardon me for chuckling, storekeepers) is that it must be tough to be rich. A fellow'd probably get a headache just trying to make up his mind. diamond ace, thereby establishing his own diamond suit. But when West opened a small spade declarer could take no -more tlian eight tricks — four clubs, three hearts and a spade. When declarer ace, By William E- McKenney America's Ci"" 1 Authority Written for NEA Service At suit contracts a very high pro- when he stopped to ask them directions. , The hi-jaoklng was discovered by Patrolman Francis X. stone who saw a flashlight shining in a fi.ld and a man identified only as William Regan sprawled nearby. Regan told police he was driving a trailer truck marked "Carolina Trucking" on both sides. It was , East returned Ms remaining spade, loaded with 800 cases ol' cigarets and West's eight and three of each containing 50 cartons, he said spades both became winners. Regan lapsed into Had South been in a suit contract rather than Ihree no trump „ , v ? y !i aces, kings, queens and jacks. In i no trump contracts a race usually] develops between the declarer and the defenders as to which one can first set up the small cards In a long suit. For example if the opponents ar- the correct opening lead would have unconsciousness and was hainilnli/i-rt before he could give any more details- The thieves also took his wallet and other identification. Time For A Change 1 earner to take his family to the mov- It's an old formula, but It's high ,lcs (or one evening, he does not want time they made a change. When to get gypped. A very small percent- Ihc picture business started. It be- Inge of the audience ever reads or gan with flickers and mclodramat- ] listens to revclws of the pictures. ic stories. Since il wns new. It was I They go to the box-ofdce. buy their a novelty and people went for that UckcLs and find out afterwards ren.son. whether they made a good buy or Then Hollywood discovered sound, and talking pictures presented the nation with a new novelty. The next were robbed. If Hollyivnod would lake the !»sons r»f the English method, (he stcp was lechnl-color, and people i movie makers wouM find that the went to sec this Intcst Innovation, public would ferl frlcndlcr toward I But Hie story, iUsclf, has been the whole film imluslry. | standing still. Hollywood should not have, to The technical developments In lallor almost every picture to the Ui(! film business have tone ahead | 12-year-old mind. Hollywood should rapid protrcss, bul the dra- I not be forced to tack on a *62 VJ10B7 • A75 *KQ10 *Q862 Lesson Hand— Neither vul. SmUi West North East 1N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Opening — 6 5 Singing Star HORIZONTAL 1,6 Pictured singer 11 Mountain nymphs 13 Sell In small quantities M Blushing 15 Notion 3 Cuddle 4 Negative vote 5 Yard (ab.) 6 Symbol for selenium 7 Follower 8 Mien 9 Liturgical headdress 26 Requisite »««m«ln« 19 Entomology 10 Snow vehicle 31 Bartered 12Taste 13 Rodent 41 Note in Guide's scale 33 Pompous show 43 Former Rus- malic elements have lagcnl behind. Now It Is time for Hollywood lo change tu methods of dramatic presentation, and to catch up to lhe physical technique it has perfected. There is a lesson to be learned from England's system of serving the public with screen entertainment, J. Arthur Rank has led the field In Ihls ncllvlty. He VIAS a pletcly silly hnppy ending real dramatic tragedy. com to a E. C. Cwiklo Too Much FORT WAYNE, Hid. (UP)—E. C Cwtklo, an engineer, things he has about as much reason as anyone t.o have his name changed to something like Jones or Smith. In the last few days lie has received mall separate department for children's with his name misspelled 81 dlffcr- plclurcs. They make full-length i enl ways. Among the spellings have feature films, travelogues, come-! been E. C. Ccvtklo, Edward Clvtcklo, dies, cartoons and serials of goodjc. W. Cwikla, K. O. Cquiklo, and •olid adventure Just for the young- K C. Cwickie. rive at a four heart contract and you hold the AK853 of spades you Can expect to take no more than the ace and king. Against a no trump contract, howeer you stand an excellent chance ol winning tricks with your small spades. Consequently, your opening lead, with the AK853 of spades, will depend on whether Hie opponents arc in a. Milt contract or In a no trnmp can- tract. Against the three no trump contract on today's hand, It West had elected to open the king of .spades In order lo "look at dummy," de> clarcr would ha"e fulfilled his contract easily. Nn matter what West would lead at trick two, declarer would have lime to knock qut East's Edgar 22 Bang 25 She is heard the air waves 27 First woman 28 Courtesy title 29 While 30 Near 31 Mct*l 32 Mountain pass 34 Shield bearing 35 Ardor 37 Wingllkc part 38 Robust 42 Decay 44 Italian resort 46 Gem 47 Sailor* 43 Reluctant 5(1 Nova Scotia 52 She Is * star 53 Lance VERTICAL' 1 Pierce with horns 2 Pressei )ol for erbium S3 Profit 24 Intervening 25 Indian 34 Genus of mollusks 36 Water wheel 37 Winged 38 Garden tool 39Apud (ab.l 40 Musical note sian ruler 45 Boundary (comb, form) 47 Light knock 4 9 Thus 51 Symbol for cesium I .1 M Us U, 1

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