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PAGE FOUR BI,Y>HEVII,LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1948 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. a W HAINES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole Nation*! Advertising RepresenUtives: W»Jl»oe Witmer Co.. New Vork, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis Published Eveiy Afternoon Except Sunday Enterea as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gnu, October ». 1917. Served by the United Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B» carrier in the city ot Blythevllle or any «uburo»n town where carrier service i» maintained, 20c per «eek. or 85c per month By mail within a radius ol 60 miles, 14.00 per tear »2 00 for six months, *1.00 toi three monthi; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 110.00 per year payable in advance. \Aeditotion Do not make yourself responsible tor Ihe •Ins o! others; keep your life uure.-I Timothy 5:22. • * * One may not be responsible tar. hut one musl be concerned about the tins of olher«. on world grain needs to the House Committee on Foreign Aid. We wonder if the House committee also may not be a little chagrined to find that their grain "expert" lost $1744 by guessing wrong in the grain market last year. VIEWS OF OTHERS \ New Look at Taxation Several members of Congress have been heard to say that direction of - the Marshall Plan ought to be turned over to a group of sound, successful businessmen. But no one has ever caught them saying that the job of drafting a new tax program should be entrusted to a similar group. Probably no one ever will. But many who have learned of the Committee for Economic Development tax plan will probably wish that it might happen, anyway. A lot of people will be learning about it in Collier's magazine this week from an article which is quite remarkable in itself. For one thing, no popular magazine of general appeal would have dreamed a few years ago of printing a rather technical piece on a non-government tax plan. But today, when the per capita tax cost is even higher than the record-high per capita food cost, taxes are everyone's concern. The businessmen who drafted this program are forward-looking as well as hard-headed. Their thinking on taxes, unlike congressmen's, is fortunately unclouded by the question of whether this or that provision is likely to win or lose voles for its supporters The businessmen and economists who make up the CED have started their tax plan at the proper beginning -—with a national income and a government budget. They base their income figures on rising population and productivity,-;,and on 96 per cent of capacity employment. They set the government's cost at $30 billions, and gear the tax rate to bring in $33 billions. This would leave an annual surplus of $3,000,000,000. When deflation threatened, the surplus could be used to fight depression. When times were good, it could be used to reduce the national debt. Personal income tax rales under the CED plan would stay high enough to bring in about half the government's revenue, instead of the present 45 per cent. The CED businessmen, who can forget politics, realize that high employment and production cannot be maintained without a tax rate that encourages venture, expansion and new business more than the present one does. So they would adjust the rates to provide this encouragement. They would further safeguard business and employment by lolling corporations average their income over several years for tax purposes. This would permit sizeable payments in good years and refunds in bad ones. That isn't all the CED plan, but it gives an idea. It doesn't soak anybody unfairly or discriminate in anyone's favor, so far as we can sec. It recognizes that, in our economic system, private business must prosper fairly and honestly if the country is lo prosper. The CED tax plan isn't for this year or next. Its authors know that aid to .Europe and world affairs in general are too unpredictable. But when, happily, the world is more stable and Congress gets around to a much- needed revision of our whole tax philosophy and structure, we won't be too proud to take a few hints from the Committee for Economic Development. A Billion-Dollar Waste A House committee has opened heariiiBS In Washington on the gray market In steel, by menus of which profiteers are raking off an estimated billion dollars a year. The "pitifully inadequate" anti-inflation measures voted by Congress at Die special session offer little promise of stopping this racket. Indeed it is doubtlul If it can be stopped short of a drop In demand, which Is not likely in the near future, or an increase In ttic capacity to produce steel. The New York Times, after a "three-week scouting venture," suys that probably 10 per cent of the total steel being produced in the country today IE being sold on the gray market. Steel on which the legitimate price is from $85 to $95 a ton is selling on the gray market for from $150 lo $350 a ton, with the \ r ast majority of the tonnage bringing $250 or more. The profiteers get mcst of their money from smaller manufacturers who have no long record as customers of the steel companies. But the need for steel is so acute that many large manufacturers also go into the gray market. Fortune tells how Henry Kaiser keeps a small »imy of expediters busy hustling steel for the Kalscr-Frnzer assembly line at Willow Run. The Saturday Evening Post reveals that even the older automobile companies hire scouts to find strategic steel and charter planes to rush 11 to the plants where it Is needed. The automobile industry this year will produce a half million fewer cars and trucks than it produced in 1929, and probably 2,000,000 less than It would produce except tor the shortage of materials, principally ateel. You can only estimate what the production of 2,000.000 additional cars » year would do to reduce automobile manufacturing costs and break up the black market In cars. The story In cars Is repeated in practically every other product made In the 40 per cent of American factories in which steel Is the controlling material. An $1800 tractor brings $2300 or $2400. Kegs of nails made to sell for S4 are bringing two or three timei that much. Unless the steel Industry's expansion program Is Increased much more than there now appears any likelihood that it will be, the steel shortage may last for years. The. industry excuses itself by saying that it would be unwise in the present shortage, to take off the market the tonnage necessary to build new steel plants. This was the Industry's pica, also, when it refuse to put in the 14,000.000 tons of additional capacity President Roosevelt demanded should be installed during the war. The President eventually had his way, and events proved him unmistakably right. We think events will prove the present Administration right II it insists on steel expansion now. If the billion dollars a year now going to profiteers could be captured, it would amount to enough in two or three years to build the additional steel plants we need. % ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. It's a Good Thing We Have a Convertible Back-Row Boys in Elbow Derby Get Second-Hand Impressions THE DOCTOR SAYS By Harman W. Nichols Unlled Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. (UP) — Somebody who had been up front fiaid Mr. Truman wore a blue ensemble. You couldn't tell from tho back row, which Is where they p'li | newcomers at the President's news By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Written for NEA Service Angina pectoris means pain In | conference—or elbow derby, (he chest. It is caused by an in- I Tne chie f smiled—tliey say—ami sufficient (low of blood through saicl .., [ow do voll do , i adies llld certa n arteries-coronary arteries gc , lt lemcn." The lucky ones on th» -which supply the heart muscle frollt fow said t |, C y were doinfc The cause of the poor flow of blood fj tr mnk you. There was no com™ UtSSriW. =Mftp£ »«' r,hey ^'re'rn^d ^ 0^=* oT ,s?r «?~ n %rnV'S r^p^ Typical angina pcctorLS comes on e ,. s And _ tllcy s aid-he was smil- rather suddenly, usually after ex- , , ng most of UJ1C timCi crcise. The pain In the chest can I _ .. „, , , be severe, but Is not al-ays so. Iti On ™ r - Truman s desk was i frequently seems to run clown the ' Brec V 8 |ass donkey, the symbol of left arm. Running for a train or I 5'ou-kuow-what party. Also a fold- street car, climbing stairs, and '• er °. f stufr marked 'official, ae- simllar exertion are common sour- I cordms to reports from the front ces of the pain of angina pectoris.: row When the heart has to work! Half a dozen pencils and a coil- hard, as it does when exercising,! p!e of pens, it is understood, also any lack of blood reaching the j cluttered the desk in case Mr. T. heart muscles shows up. This is. wanted to take some notes, which what brings about the chest pain, he reportedly did not. shortness of breath, sweating, and , Somebody opened the meeting by frc-ling of anxi'v which are so: asking what thc Prc.-.ideut thought common. Generally, however, these . of Ilic recent suggestions on world symptoms disappear rapidly after j affairs by Bernard M. Barucli, as the exertion has been stopped. Ncv- | compaied wiiii those of Mr. Herbert Hoover, who used to be president h'mseH. Tlie pyescm president remarked that he liked Mr. Baruch's program pretty fine, except for a few little things. But no dice on Mr. Hoover's "_ • one. two. three blueprint, and let's appcarancc of an-> considered a warn- erthclpss. the pina must bi ing .signal. A thorough examination should lie made, including a special test of Ihe heart called an electrocardiogram. When all lh e facts have been gathered together, it Is pos Displaced Persons Problem Plagues Europe For Third Winter Since End of World War II by U^I»B w- an eye on tht; white maybe because of that balcony the present 1 tenant is building lor hot Summer nights. What about the Democrats? N'obody's heard -from them. Mr. Truman .said, all right, somebody •and ;S"ved t ^SrU att Hkinr n ce 1 r- * c ^-ub.icans in the country had ICIIHLC1 qUlt,l\l> UJT l.ltilllfa l-Ll [ ^^ n(In nf ^ () __ XJfV,;^ TTrt,tr-n „ ..K» tain medicine. Outlook Not Dark Many years ago, doctors—and patients, too—often felt that the j appearance of angina pectoris foretold an earlv death. Now. however, \ we know that many people with | lvoul(J 01 \ e of tllese da 5' s this symptom can "learn to live ! was lhe n««y' i comfortably for many years. I If the attacks come only occa- I A lady reporter in hat wanted to know, along that sionally and are not too severe, and -and wha|c feathered line of thinking, if the president By Peter Erlsnn NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, (NBA)—This is the third winter since lhe end of thc war, and still the problem of what to tio with some 850,000 displaced persons who call never go home lins not been licked. What's worse, it will be another Ihree lo live winters before the problem can be cleaned up. Half are women and children. Four out , of [ive are Christians. One in five is Jewish. These DP's arc now located, roughly, 650.000 in Germany, 100,000 in Austria and 100.030 In | four years. Hearings on his bill were completed last summer. But the measure U now bottled up hi a I the patient is rcasonaly careful, 1 Planned to do much traveling thu There is little that PC1RO can ' lhe olU ]ook i s by no means so dark. .vear. He said he might go tn Plor- . . I _ .... _ . irl-, do .however, until more countries pay up their share of the operating „.. -, „,, ... _ ,.„.> ...-.v -. ...*. -, „ House Judiciary sub-committee un- i costs and ratify the IRO constitn- of people who have had angina 1 smiie from the man at the bi dcr Congressman Frank Fellows (B. - i cosis , ' tion. „<, ...... fomiciTy believed" Indeed, • ida for a sun tan. A ripple of medical annals contain the records] laughter here and—they say — a In the past year only 12 gov- '. pectoris for more than 25 years. desk. Me.). ernments have acted. They are Aus- j ... i A press conference in the small Lobl.viii'—Pro and Con—Is Heavy • tralia. Canada. China. Dominican i QUESTION: Is soapstone harm-, oval o'tice of the president U no > •*•—••• — _.._i-.. . j uni , s I place lor a timid soul. In pour loO —maybe 200—reporters, not like tins animals went into the ark, ttt'o by two, but in a stampede. They get Shortly before Congress recessed ' Republic. France. Guatemala. Ice- | fill to a person's last July, Sen. Homer Ferguson (R.. I land, Netherlands, New Zealand, j ANSWER: Soapstone is made up Mich >, six other Republicans and ' Norway, United Kingdom and U.S. j of a substance called silicate, which These countries have provided Is'chemically bound so that, as far two Democrats introduced another DP bill. It would admit to the U. displaced person who could qualify under lhe U. S. immigration laws. three-fourths, or S115 million out or as can be determined from medical: packed in so tightly^that a man the $155 million budget considered ' literature, it is not likely to pro- thc minimum necessary lo care lor ! duce any harm to the lungs. and resettle the refugees. The XJ. S. They arc kept in DP camps. Thry j Tlie lobby in snp)»rt of these j share was $71 million this year, will bill:; and the lobbies against lower- be the same next year. Present in- lUcutious are that PCIRO will end may go to $250 million. Obviously, the cheapest jind best thing to do Is to help resettle Ihem. They want another chance. On only two thuics do they appear to Whether the Stralton or.the Per- I Nine other countries have signi- "iison bill is finally adopted by | tied their intention of coming in, Coni-rtss. or whatever compromise ! but, haven't formally ratified. They may be agreed on. the fnte of only ! are the Argentine, Belgium, Bolivia, 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — J. B. Husband, who has been ill at Blytheville Hospital, is ifnprov- "Thank yo ing. Mrs. F. W. Schatz, who has been has to 'OL' able to elbow like crybaby George Zaharias. the rassler, even to take notes. And he lias go: to have a voice that booms like John L. Lewis on a tizzy in order to get a word in edgewise. One guy In the rear ranks—or second team among the ccrresppn- rtcnts—wr.iked sullenly out of the place after yesterday's meeting. Til boss reporter, the elbowcr with BARBS The easiest way to^get yourself banged up In an auto accident is by being notoriously careless. * * * The optimist believes that times are rlric— the pessimist thinks they're rotten. • • « Scientists say Vitamin A postpones tlie process of ageing. How can you apply It to kids' shoes? / • . Robbers held up two kibitzers at a card gime in an Ohio town. Sticking your nose In often Is sticking your chin out. • * • Divorce means living apart—much better than one or the other party living a part. Lhe country which under Hitler took them from thpir homes and enslaved them for war labor. auon. IHO is largely an American idea. When it was adopted by the retury ,_ __._., ._ William Ha'.am Tuck. His principal i inc-n mr V.-M lauur i UN General "Assembly "in December ! effort has been to get UN members The'plight of these'people is .due ! 10-10. the idea was that IRO would ; to accept proportionate quotas of- - ' not come into being until its con- | refugees tncy'll admit. for another American airing in coming months as Congress takes I stituUun up two bills intended to admit up ! lions. to 400,000 nr U. S. immigrants dur- | Until that Inp the next four years. Commission of was ratified by 15 up- time, a To date tunic 17 countries have , agreed to take 3CO.OOO DP's. Actu- Provisional i ally, they have taken only 112,000 the International ! in the past 10 months. Tlie U. S. wmgrcMiiia-.i « mum, G. Strat- * Refugee'6r E aniz.«ion - PCIRO - i has taken 25,000 under reguar im- lon m . 111.1 ins proposed that 103.- 1 was in lake over the DP relief work migration quotas. But Congress will 000 displaced persons be admitted to j from UNRRA. PCITIO set up head- have to act be.ore this countiy can this country every year for the next ' quarters at Geneva, Switzerland. I take more. ^ the most seniority, had just said lu. wfr. President." quarter-backed a line buck to the telephones and ended the conference. The unhappy one looked down at a penciled question concerning something of great moment. He said this was the fourth time he had csiried the query in to the the bingo party given by the Ameri- meeting without getting a chance to can Legion Auxiliary. A variety of ask it. His publisher, he said, was prizes which were contributed by getting a little sore, local merchants were awarded. Read Courier News Wani Ads. Slayer in Craighead ' Appeals Lite Sentence lhe tiuccn. and he knew that to I lead a club would be playing declarer's game. So in an attempt to LITTLE ROCK, enls today asXed Jan. the 24. (UP) Arkansas IN HOLLYWOOD IJY KRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Start Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEAI—1 don't le Carlo, know whether there's any conncc- ; tion between the two, but on thc jsatne rlay Sam Goldwyn announced The whole town is talking ' about Cumcroii Mitchell's ace DifUIlOllfls Al'€ Kei/ . , , . . , , i Supreme Court to set aside a life ib.r"f ^ dir -o^mi ,K s--i«s; MS« | eight forced South s king and the „„„ J OJ( £, P5tra nged wife, trick was won m dummy. Clements was convicted of shoot.., ing 31-year-old Nell Clements at the eight, Goldsmith covered wit.l , he hon , c of hcr sister jn Lake the nine, and South won with thc cjty clements attempted to com- quecn and led back the ten of dia- mit ; su j c j de following thc shooting. nionds. - - Goldsmith was not sure whether North held two or three diamonds to the king, but he intended to • iiiiii«--ii-ii*----**-( A c ],ib -.vas returned, North played McKENNEY ON BRIDGE he wns droppiui; Vlrgina Mayo from his payroll, this quote was attributed to him: "As soon as I make a nobody into a somebody, he bc=ms to think I'm a nobody and I have to look for f. ime( i toinposcr scmicbody else.'' Or was Sam thinking of Danny Kaye? performance as the doomed sol- dicr in "Homecoming." J *> I O 1 Oll(/ll J From M-G-M. where they're One ot the really fine card play- Mrs. Clements died in hospital. Jones- block off that suit. So he played Continuous Line When moving to a feeding place. filming Irx'ing r;ule." comes i-lin's "Easter Pa- crs ol li ' c country is Arthur S. Gold- | thc i,),,^, trick for d cc ] arcri cashed storv '-\bout the - snl111 ' of Cleveland. Art is a Life' out his j ack of c i, 1Ds . 1 3 M n ,.lAr nt\^l »v A ^^1l,-nf nf Hip nicl-p- I low from dummy to thc second certain caterpillars, known as army diamond—and North had to wi:i worms, proceed in a line with the the trick with the king. North, head of each touching the tail of who realized that, this established the caterpillar in front- A studio cxccu- Master and treasurer of the Clcvc- Read Courier NBWJ Warn Frank Morgan is itching to do a Bioadw:w play. Ami who isn't in Hollywood, with 18.000 actors icu- istorrd with I lie Screen Ac-tors' _^^^^^_^^__^^^_^^____^^^^^^^^^ Guild, and only 600 getting paid — -•--»..•••,..,...».»...__rZTTTTTm • repuhirly under -studio term con' tracts. ... So Ella Raines didn't tive. wntchiiiE Berlin at thc plane,'""" Whist Club. one_ of Ihelargcs preparing times for the show, t «"'«* » f "'» Atm "' cim ^<-^'commentrd: "Berlin sings his hits I Bridge League. While most or his as if he were sure they weren't." bridge »<="«<>' has been confined . lo Cleveland and its vicinity, he has traveled to some tournaments latc- SO THEY SAY They'll all ha<e to strive for more real harmony—honestly Hiid together. They're indispensable to Ihe welfare of one another, so tney'll have to get oti better, if both <irc to survive.— Bernard F. Gimbcl. president. Gimbel Brothers, Inc.. when asked how he thought better labor- manugcinenl relations might be achieved. • * * Inflation anr) the high cost ol lumg confront the American people—all thc American people—with a grave danger. Unchecked lunation can bring oil a serious depression that can cause untold hardship.—President Truman. * + * Isben was a soaker. Beethoven was a soaker. On the other hand, some great thinkers, poets and saints have been abstainers,—George Bernard Shaw, a teetotaler, arguing whether writers attain greater creative thought If they abstain Irom alcoholic stimulants. want to work iu ;in Abbott and Co.stcllo cumccly and iinklcri off the Universal-Intel national My sympathies aic elsewhere. . . . Talk about Millon Brrle and his mother. D.iiiuy Thomas' nine brothers and sisters and his mother are in town from Toledo for his appearance ot Slapsy Maxie's. SI.NATOK IS VXKxVoilTKU Larry Parks' wile, Hetty Garrctt. will make her Hollywood night club bow. if Cc7;ir's Supper Club can reach thc right financial arrangement. . . . Which reminds me. Mnnnir Munlieim says that the first time Al Jolson picked up his newly- lot. adopted baby, thc kid looked around . lhe room and said. "Where's Larry : Parks " S1H VKKS.VriUTY | Credit Sir Ccdric Hardwicke with being thc most versatile performer of 18-17. He played a king, country doctor, broken-down Trouper SI.^.^llfrL l^> I .> I-..VI Ul^ 1 l.ll ClOClOl , UrOKCll-ClOWIl GIlRKC.SpCiUeiUI William Powell's "The Senator actor, business tycoon. Scotland ! Was Indiscreet" will not be shown Yard inspector. Russian srand duke! | In non-English speaking countries, niitl a crooked businessman. i It was the State Department's idea. • * • I because the iihn takes a lot of cracks Script of "Julia Misbehaves" calls i nt U. S. politics which easily could for a bear to follow Greer Garson i be interpreted as a serious jab at around.' What, no wolf? our way of life. The film is aho • * * in trouble in Iowa nnd Nebraska, on grounds that it is "a reflection on the integrity ot every duly- A 85 » K53 « J 10965 + Q83 Tournament—E-W vul. South West North E«t Pass IV Pass 1N.T. Pass 3 N. T. Pass Pass Opening—»J 24 [ ' The Expert Was Stumped The Senate committee investigating grain speculation is reported to be chagrined that an employe of Congress turned up among the speculators. Thc employe, Dr. John K. R.ose, was adviser ly. At the winter nallonal* in A*.- Rcnson Tc\ Bcnckc was scleclcd ijmtic City, N. J., he and his tcaii".- for the- new Army recruiting air ma tcs won thc men's national team- of-fuur champioufhip. A demonstration or Goldsmith's careful analysis and play is give: in today's hand. On thc opening • lead of the jack of diamonds, many show: hi* band was picked as the the hottest attraction in the country today. Will I be elected? Henry A. Wallace. There's always hope.— Vor months to conic Congress will be trglumg and feuding over feeding and fueling Europe.— Sen. Arthur Capper (R) of Kansas. * * * All of us musl make it our No. 1 job to stop the inflationary- spiral,—Charles E. Wilson, picsi- dent> General Electric Co. Hollvwood after d.irk: Lila Leeds ' Jack Benny's SlOO-a-platc March I The game of badminton, then d V" im . y . am ! *' , -ri, n rt,.,,™ n l of Dimes dinner In Denver was known L "pcona." was played in with (he "»«-sPOt. The deuce of -sold out a week In advance. Six India comurirs before it became clubs was led back, the king «as hundred mir-.U ,-n,, ? l,-d up Sin:) kncv.n to the Euqlish In 1813. ulnycd frmn dummy And North won. ;cach. . . . Loins ArinitronB is, Nsrth did imt waut to lay down bended for Paris, Cannei and Mon- i Read Courier Newa Want Adi the king of diamond* »nd tet up HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pic lured ex-vaudeville trouper 12 Col or 13 He performs on the 14 Play part 15 Meal 17 Greek letter 19N 7 et 21 Symbol for samarium 22 Palatable 2-1 Slave 2S Smooth 26I.evile 28 Loads 29 Tungsten (ab.) 30 Symbol for silver 31 Paltry 34 Dull finish 38 Year heUveen 12 and 20 39 Verbal 40 Provided with weapons 42 Siberian river 44 Sacred song 45 Portuguese coin 46 Month 49 God (Lslin) 50 Moving 52 Heavy . 5-1 Renl 55 Mandate VERTICAL 1 Aunv.;ia:ice 2 Bye p«V. _ 3 Transpose (ab.) 4 Charter 5 Employ 6 Corded fabrics 7 Written -form of Mistress 8 Cereal grasses 9 Alleged force 31 Heavenly 10 Torn 11 Dyesluff 14 Bewildered 16 Hough lava 15 Roman date 20 Planet 23 Philippine timber trees 33 Release claim to 35 Barters 36 Genius 37 Man's name 27 Wheel center 41 Platform Bashan body 43 Fleshy tuber 32 Breakfast food 44 Chief god of Memphis 47 Process (sulTix) 48 Observe 51 Symbol (or 28 Strike (slang) 42 King of tantalum 53 From I

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