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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1947 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. A, W HA1NES, Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF, Editor D. KtJUAN, Advertising Uintfcr 8ote National Advertising Representatives: WalUa Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. AtltnU, Ifcmpfal*. _ . __ • Fubllthed Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered u second class mallei al the post- ofliw «t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Con- »m«, October ». 1911. Served by the United Prcsi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blylheville or any wburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 20c per. week, or 85c per month By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J4.00 per year, C.OO for six months. $1.00 foi three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, »10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation Why'do you see the speck in your brother's eye but do not notice the log that Is in your own eye?—Luke 6:41. * » * The knowledre that one has faults of his •wn makes one more conscious of the faults of OthtTV The Wrong Victim Under "Oddities," file the name of Helcne Schwaerzel. She probably is the first person to be jailed for turning, in an assassin to the cops. Fraulein Sclnvaerzel got ?'100,000 for putting the finger on Dr. Karl Goerdeler, former mayor of Leipzig, who thereupon was hanged for concocting a plot to kill the Chief of Slate. Ordinarily that would be the whole story, and it would be distinguished by the size of the reward. But Goordeler was an tinti-Nur.i and the Chief of State he wanted killed was Adolf Hitler in 1944, and that changes the whole picture. So the fraulin gets six years at hard labor. the nationalization of coal or of the Bank of England, or to tamper with the established government ownership of railroads, utilities, and other public services. We can safely interpret the European "swing to the right" us at least a temporary repudiation of communism and as a deliberate slap at Soviet JUissia. But beyond that, it is no more than a vote of resentment against postwar austerity. It is not a vote for free competitive enterprise. Don't Cheer Yes, it is good news that meat has become more plentiful at lower prices. But don't let it cheer you up too much. It's just the seasonal letup that experts forecast weeks and months ago. It happens every autumn. It's welcome while it lasts. But it means absolutely nothing, one way or the other, about the continuing spiral of inflation that we haven't found a way to stop. VIEWS OF OTHERS Three Differences A We Americans often make the mistake of interpreting Old World politics in terms of our own issues and ideologies. We should be particularly on guard against that danger in appraising the current series of upsets in Europe. Country after country in western Europe appears to be "swinging to the right." France followed DeGaulle and kicked 6000 Communists out, of municipal jobs. The Norwegians,' the Danes and the Swiss all have swatted the Bolshevik! with ballots. And the British, defeating nine of the 10 Reds up for re-election, turned on the Labor Party and gave almost half its Council seats to Conservatives. It would be easy to interpret these results as a revolt against Marxism and a reaction toward the system of free competitive enterprise. Easy but incorrect. When we think of Eu- pean policies, we shall be misled unless we keep in mind at least three differences between their politico-economic situation and our own. First, we.must remember that most people in Europe are suffering from shortages almost, if not quite, as severe u in wartime. They looked to "peace" for a return to individual security and comfort. These now seem as far away as ever. No party could possibly have provided them under the circumstances, but the party in power gets blamed. Second, we must recall that Moscow not only kept many countries out of the "Marshall Plan," but is using its | fifth columns in other countries to sabotage the plan if possible. These other countries badly need our assistance, to ^sustain life for tl le moment and then to rebuild toward self-support. This suggests a reason for votes -against those elements least acceptable to us. And third, except to a limited extent in England, the swing i s not "to the right" at all. It is anti-Communist, reflecting fear'of Soviet nationalism and expansionism, and resentment •cunst Soviet meddling and muddling and refusal to co-operate in the search lor permanent peace. But it is not anti-socialist, and it is not pro-capital- We might as well reconcile ourselves to the fact that our s i s the only major nation that is thinking about free competitive enterprise as we know it. Canada, Australia and Switzerland may be the only secondary countries that «ven understand what we mean by the expression. - The alternatives in Europe are not , ^ aocialwrn or our type of free enterprise. , They are socialism or private cartel controls. Even the Conservative Party : fa Enckad do* not propose to undo Taxation, Under Ether "From the clumor ngainst permissive tocal taxes and for more stixte nid," says llic Citizens Public Expenditure Survey, origin of New York's taxpayers, "one who is ignornnt of the facts of life might conclude Unit state aid came from some source other than taxation." The survey goes on to suggest that so-called nuisance taxes ot which people are conscious are pieicnibje to "jmi'cotic taxes Unit leave them in u seiin-con- soious hn?.e \vliiio someone extracts money from their puckctbouks," While agreeing cordially \vilh I heap statements we suspect, that the response of me HV- erage taxpayer will be a scorntu] "Oh, yeah!" It is difficult to convince the m.iss of taxpayers 111 at a levy which docs not hit them directly is not, in some mysterious way, paid in whole or part by others particularly "the rich." Locul politicians, knowing this, arc apt to seek state aid in financing their costs, while the states in turn only too often lean on Uic shoulders ol the federal government. They know that there • will be less likelihood of protest against extravagance and wnstc when the money spent is obtained more or less painlessly. The use of an anesthetic, however, docs not alter the lad that every taxpayer pays his share. There is a tendency, on the one hand, to evade Individual responsibility, to let the other fellow do it. on the other, to regard government, and especially the federal gov.~ nmciu, as a sort o[ universal provider. It is not conltncct to taxation but permeates every phase or our imtinnnl life. It Ignores the act that government Itself creates nothing and lins nothing, inevitably, 11 persisted in, it leans to disaster. —WALL STREET JOURNAL. BARBS By HAL COCIIKAN An absent-minded boss is one who comes lo the office Instead of going to the goU lluRs. >v • * ' It makes you feel better when you think people are better than you know they arc. » * * Another way of learning new words: ask a taxi driver to change a twenty. • * « The school kids soon will find a mark to shoot at—when Ihc snow packs. * * * A cafeteria manager says prolessors cat twice as much as students. And we thought students made professors their appetites. Accident statistics show women are safer drivers than men. From which seal? SO THEY SAY An Eight-Month Handicap A. Senate Youngster Uses Horse Sense, Also a Couple of Steeds Further U.S. Aid to Europeans Has Backing Of Cross Section of Nation's Leadership (This is ihc first of four dispatches, analyzing results of I'eter Eilsmi's poll of government officials, business leaders and ncivspaper editors-) By PETER EDSON TVEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. answer, 3 per cent. 11. Do you think the Marshall Plan will succeed if it aids only western Europe? Yes. uiU.iry rationing will succeed. I 10. Do you now favor extending 5. Tax reduction, by the next re- rent control beyond Feb. 29? Yes ffular session of Congress, is favor- 68 per cent. No, 29 per cent. Nc ed by iiH>re than two-lo-one. "YES™ OR "NO" ANSWERS WERE SUFFICIENT In taking this poll, the ques- ,__. . i r . 11. (NEA) lions were framed so they could l)e ; No~31 ,jer~ce7it No a'nswerf ll~p — To get a hue on congressional, answered by a simple "Yes" or cent administrative, business and news- "No." Many gave conditional an-" paper editorial opinion about the swers. however, and their replies are highly enlightening. The poll was made anonymous, but a number of replies contain signed statements on specific issues. They will be analyzed in later columns. THE DOCTOR SAYS By WIM.MM A. O'BRIEN. M. D. Written for NEA Service Superfluous hair can be removed temporarily with a razor, or permanently by plucking or electroysis. Burns and skin cancer have followed the destruction of unwanted hnir by the X-ray, In the hands of in-experienced persons. There is a common belief that shaving the hair causes It to come n coarser and thicker. QlrU who shaved one leg twice a week lor eight months and left the other unshaved for a control did not observe any difference after the experiment was completed. Unwanted hair may be removed with various chemicals and waxes, which trap or soften the hair shafts. When the preparation Is :aken off, the hair comes with it. Some of these preparatiorus cause skin irritation, and the claim that the hair It permanently removed is untrue. Plucking the hair is also a safe method, unless trie hairs are pulled from a black mole which may irri- late It and cause It to grow. Temporary removal of hair by the X-ray is safe if done by ex- BV FREDERICK C. OTHMAN (United Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. (UP) — You may have noticed lately the brief news items out of the West about Sen. Glen H. Taylor of Idaho and his cross-country horse baclc ride. They have told how lie figured on clop-cloppety-elopping . across the nation in the interests of peace, how lie—not the horse—developed saddle sores at Tuscon, Ariz., and how (according to Mrs. Taylor who is- . sued bulletins in Los, Angeles) hs traded this beast In on a more comfortable steed. All this made amusing reading. The gentleman Irom Idaho is a smart young fellow. An ex-vaudevillian and hill-billy radio trouba- dor he may be, but Sen. Taylor is no dope. I got to wondering, aj did his constituents, what was cooking beneath his handsopie head ot hair. We shouldn't have worried about him. The senator Is 111 with a report, scribbled from his saddle-bag, about what he had In mind. W« may not agree, but at least we can listen respectfully: People, he said, have been calling; hirii "that crazy senator on horse back." That's fine. He's trying to coll attention in the most spectacular way possible to himself and" his idea on how to head oil any more war?. He had to do it tills way, he pErienced physicians. Research j continued, becausa Ills hair wasn't workers have learned tint a single white and his beard wasn't two feet large dose, or repeated small doses ! long. Americans ordinarily don't of X-ray over a long period of ! listen to tnelr senators, he said, un- timc. can be dangerous to the skin l| ess they've been on the job around unless precautions are observed. Uo years. Hence the horse. It made It is evident that manufacturers .headlines and drew audiences are again preparing to sell X-ray se n . Taylor's been asklnj ni-= apparatus to remove unwanted | listeners to put themselves in the, hair. In some cases the product is advertised as a simple light treatment and the victim does not know that he is getting X-ray treatments and the technician does not realize what she Is using. ANOTHER DANGER Tlie public also should be on its guard against the possible sale of radio-active isotopes for the treatment of skin disorders. Some en- position of the Russians and then see how they felt about American policies. And again I repeat im trying not to take sides, but to report what a U. S. senator is telling the people attracted, by his horse. "In other words," he wrote, "how would we feel if the Russians suddenly dredging the harbors ol Mext- co, building hard-surface roads to the borders of California and Texas lei-prising person may get the idea and otherwlse makil , s MMtry prep . l ut ":* ™ u . l l,..^..1..?. 00 i.i v ," y I "rations for an unannounced nur- to remove superfluous hair. Radioactive isotopes can causT sudden permanent loss of hair, but associated skin damage could be so great that cancer would develop. main foreign and domestic Issues facing the coming special session of Congress, this department has just completed a nation-wide poll. Twenty of the toughest questions that could be devised were sent to the 530 members of Congress, the 48 governors. 100 top federal government officials and 100 leading business, labor and trade association representatives in Washington. ,The same, questions were also sent to the 700 U. S. daily newspaper editors now receiving this column. To date—two weeks after the questions were sent out—40 per cent have replied. Tills is regarded by professional poll takers as a good return and a fair sample. On the basis of answers thus far. these m:\in trends can already be obse; ed: 1. Further American aid to Europe is supported, sevcn-to-one. 12. Do v ou think the U. S. should I stop further aid to Europe? No, i. '• per cent. Yes, 12 per cent. No ! answer, 2 per cent. 1 1 13. Would you support a $15 ' j S30 billion four-year plan to aid Women with superfluous facial | bleaching, or by shaving with a! per cent. J safety or electric razor, without fear of having their face assume a masculine appearance. QUESTION: What is tachycar- dia? ANSWER: Tachycardia is rapid heart action. It may result from exertion, fever, nervousness, thy- pose? I think we would be plenty i upset. That Is exactly what the Um- j ted States has btea doing in Tur- j key and, to some extent, in Greece." ! Sen. Taylor listed a number of Here are the n^estiotis and the percentage totals on replies to date: 1. Do you approve of holding a special session of Congress this year? Yes, 60 per cent. No, 38 per cent No answer. 2 per cent. 2. Shaulrl this session be limited to consideration of the Marshall Plan? No. SD per cent. Yes. 38 per cent. No answer, 3 per cent. 3. Or should u S. hiah prices be taken up? Yes. 50 per cent. No, 36 per cent. No answer, 14 per cent. . 4. Do you favor return of some form of price control? No, 65 per cent. Yes. 32 per cent. No answer. 3 per cent 5. Do you think prices can be brought down without reducing \va- American farnu-rs will grow every pounct o food and fiber for which they can loresec a reasonable demand. The world need have no fear of their willingness to produce to capacity. —Rep. Clifford n. Hope iR> oi Kansas. * * * There must be a general downward readjustment of prices before a sustained period of prosperity is possible.—Jack I. Straus president, R. H. Macy and Co. * * * Personally, I don't think we are going to have any recession in the nest three years.—Allred p. Sloan, chairman. General Motors Corp. * * * Today's events indicate the need tor a nation-wide emergency medical plan, since in the next conflict all areas of the tiauon will be vulnerable.—Dr. Edward L. Borti, president. American Medical Assuvtation. * * * The United States is a counter-weight to tne world ambitions of the Soviet Union. Then is not a free man In the world who .docs not consider this as salutary.—Gen. Charles dc Gaulle. » • • Even more thnn our natural sympathy is involved In this great appeal, our peace and our prosperity—our very system of Irec |ife—are at stake—Secretary of Commerce Harriman, in hU address on food conservation. 2. A two-!o-onc majority say they ges at the same time? No. 50 per would support a S15-$30 billion cent Yes. 48 per cent. No answer, four-year plan to put Europe on its 2 per cent, (c ct. | fi. RO you think there is danger 3. The Marshall Plan is given oC a recession in IMS? No, 52 per a Ivvn-to-onc chance to succcert. i cent. Yes, 46 per cent. No answer, 4. Fivc-to-fdur say don't scrap 2 per cent. UN—make U stronger. , 7. DO you think voluntary ration- 5. Universal military (raining is ing will succeed? No, 67 per cent, supported, thrce-to-onc. | Yes. 30 per cent No answer. 3 per On domestic issues, these are the j cent, highlights: j 8. Do you now believe the Taft- 1. Six-to-one say tlic Taft-Harl- Hartley act is too tough? No. 88 icy hill is "not too lonjh." ': per cent. Yes, 13 per cent. No an- 2. There is two-tn-oi\ c o|i]>ositiDn swev. 1 per cent. lo lh(! return of price control. ] SI. Do you favor lax reduction at 3. There is two-to-one support lh e next regular session of Confor extended rent control. j gress? Yes. 61> per cent. No. 30 4. Only one in three thinks vol-1 per cent. No answer, 1 per cent. Europe? Yes, 67 per cent. No. 27 per cent. No answer, o iwr cent. 14. Should such aid be in the form of a repayable loan? Yes. 59 per cent. No, 32 per cent. No answer, fl- per cent. 15. Or do you believe Europe can never repay, and therefore outright grants-in-aid should be given? Yes, 10 per cent. No, 39 per cent No answer, 21 per cent. 16. Would you make further aid to European countries conditional on their taking steps to end Communist influence? Yes, «7 per cent. No, 29 per cent. No answer, 4 per cent. IT. If the United Nations cannot solve problems before it, should the 1 UN as now set up be abandoned and a new conference of nations called to form a new peace organization? No, 50 per cent. Yes, 41 per cent. No answer, 9 per cent. ia. Would you favor making this body a stronger world government? Yes, 56 per cent. No. 23 per cent. No answer. 21 per cent. 19. Do you now favor universal military training? Yes, 73 per cent. No. 24 per cent. No answer, 3 per cent. 20. -Do you believe we arc now headed lor "inevitable" wav? No, 73 per cent. Yes, 25 per cent. No answer, 2 per cent. The pnll on presidential preferences will be reported later. general examination and heart tests can determine the.cause. 15 Fears Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. D. P. Brooks U leaving this afternoon for her home in Belonzi, Miss., after a brier slay w'th her brothers. Harry and Elton Kirby and their families. Mrs. Jj. M. Burnette who has been in Memphis for several days treatment, is now resting at her home. An Armistice Day dance at the City Hail with all proceeds to go toward the Red Cross Roll fund las been announced for Friday night by John Waterman, Roll Call Chairman^ Admission will be only II per couple and sponsors for the affair are looking for »n attend- ! . IN HOLLYWOOD i BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Stafi Correspondent On four different occasions. Ncl- HOLLYWOOD. Nov. II. (NEA)— ] Exclusively Yours: Here's the inside _ ,,._, climax of the Doug Fairbanks Jr.- i She heir: the plaster' head in her Maria Montez feud over -The Exile." ' Maria, because of her contract, received top billing lor n seven- minute, three -second role U timed it on a stop watch), and Doug burnt-d. Maria's agents said Doui; could have top billin; In payment of S25.0CO to Maria, who Mt the small role had injured her career. Doug declined the offer, let Maria have the top billing. ""MCKENNEY"" ON BRIDGE similar suppositions, which he i thought was that the United States did not intend to make war on Russia—but it must have looked that way to the Russians. He said our relief work abroad couldn't have appeared otherwise in Moscow. "How much better to have turned all of these activities -over to the of the United Nations a strong agency which could handle the problems," he wrote. "I believe that Russia is now firmly convinced that we are bent on total destruction of Communism, by war if necessary. I believe that Communism and free enterprise capitalism can exist In the same world. I believe that if \>« would retreat from-our. power pel- • itics assault and provide both Russia and the world at large with tangible evidence of our good -faith that we can avert a war." This is not nearly all the senator had to say, but It gives you tht gen- , era! idea. He's feeling fine, now that he has a horse that fits, but President Truman has ruined his trip by calling Congress back 'o work next week. Sen. Taylor said he'd have to abandon his horseback ride before It was half finished and get back to work, listening to his.elders in the Senate speak. ance sufficient Red Cross. to net $75 for the About one-sixth of all U. S. patents are in the automotive .field. with seven-six distribution all around and the same spot cards. Hands like this are dealt because the deck of cards is riffled too perfectly, the deck Some people can split in half and riffle it so get her. The bidding on this hand Is as strange to me as the deal. Few players with the West hand would overcall simply with one diamond., East's bid of six diamonds certainly was cooperative. A» long as his partner had Did diamonds he was not going to bother t» show the spade suit. Did North suddenly realize whtx the distribution was when he bi4 sov«n hearts? Certainly East realized it when he made the seven ipade bid. had to make wigs for Orson, j EVCYl] Hatld Dealt that is falls every other card. North's double and East's re- You might ask why the ace and double are both subject to crit- king are together. In a new deck I icism. North should have had some of cards, the suits usually do not 1 idea of the freak distribution, and start with the ace-kmg-queen. East should have known that if They start with the king-queen- | South had Just one diamond, and Jack and end with the three-two- j if North hnd just one spade, the ace. Therefore a perfect riffle seven bid would not be made. A would bring the king and. ace to- • diamond would be trumped. lap and tied the wig, hair by hair. into bey netting. On the fifth wig for Orson, she could stand it .10 lonjcr. Sho got the hatchet and chipped off his face and then she was hr.ppy. "I just couldn't stand that guy's face locking up al m« from mv lap." Spot -Maybe it's iove.^or how silly can yuu get: p'aith Doiiiergue was work- inc in a fop scene for the movie. "Vendetta." Producer Howard Hus- Joan Crawford is serious again abjut adopting another child. And Greg Bautzsr?., .Howard H-.ighcs i hcs hnd the artificial studio fog nixod all publicity tie-ups between | scented with Faith's favorite pcr- his film making and the launching i fume, "My Sin." of his new plane. i * * * ... j Asked how he liked the new long No one has ever seen a mermaid : sklrti on women. Fat O'Brien said: ' "It doesn't worry me much—I've got a good memory." .MATTRESS MEASURER Charles Coburn visited BY WILLIAM E. MrKENNEY America s tarn Authority Written for NEA Service Today's hand looks impossible, do?sn't it? Y;l I have a letter from w. H. Weber ot Clarksburg, president of the West Virginia Bridge Association, certifying that thir, hand actually was dealt in a rubber bridge game at., the Elks Club ir. Clarksburg on Sept. 6, 1947. About once a year I receive a letter giving me a hand with 13 of one suit. Several years ago Governor so who's to say that a daughter of Neptune dcesn't have an extra dorsal fin on the derriere? The mermaid in "Mr. Peabody and ;hc Mermaid" will have the extra dc>r.<jl fii»-to hide the zipper which enables her to slip in and out oj the costume. • * • • MAY FILM ALAMO John Wr.yne will soon confer with Gov. Beautord Jester ot Texas about a historical film based on the siege of the Alamo. . . . Mcl- Douglas is oeius )iasp<t ;m tiie n;a!c- cor.i Jy lead o;»i?cs;tc Maili Monlci in 'Queen of Hearts." + • » Tliis LS about a liie-s.Z" planter head of Orscm \Ve)les BUO a/wi;j- mukvr at Mix Factor's nntued N'cl- He Kivk. Once upon a. rime the piaster head ol Olson had a But one day Nellie look a hivtchst and cliipixd off the face. The plaster lost its identity and Nellie again *as happy at her work. a Hollywood bed manufacturing company anri picked out the wic'ith ot his bed by rolling over twice. He told ever I isr.d. that's how wide th« bed must be." Jean Gordon, public relations di- j vecvov oi a Ncv» Yoik corscv company, look I.S51U? with m.v recent i bla^t T^alnsl (he cor.<-et fad. Writes ' Je^n: "You m,v, nn! like rprsc:s as such, but you u'ould never loox at about 98 pcv cent of the gals if they didn't wear them. A ptitlle :inci a cr.r.sel are the same tiling," I don't believe it. An\way. will be glad ;o hear thiit Dottic L;imour trades her sarong for a corset ill "Lula Belle." I-.h Kabihblc to a movie doll: "I never forget a lace. Would you mind putting yours on?" John Stump A None »AKJ9753 * None *Q 108642 W. B. Fletcher A A K J 9 753 V None « Q1086 42 * None "Smokey" Morrison A None V Q 108642 » None *AKJ»753 Rubber—Neither vul. South West North East 1 A I » 2 » 6 » 7+ 7» 7» 7* PESS Pass Double Redoubl? it I published a hand in which all lour hands were dealt 13 in suit. i TUis is the first time, however, that 1 have run acr6»» a. hand I HORIZONTAL 1,7 Pictured stale executive 11 Loves 12 Odor 13 Jagged part 14 Levantine ketch 16 Entreats . 18 Alleged fore* 19 Woody plant 20 Musical note 21 Minute skin opening 24 Waste allowance 26 Simple 28 War god 29 Canine 30 Knock 31 Pedestal part 32 Arabian gulf 34 Smooth 35 Ardor 37 Actual weight (ab.) 38 Humus 42 Exist 43 Lacking hiir 46 Mix 47 Horse's g«lt 49 Looks askance 51 Central vein of a leaf 53 He is governor of- 54 Plant Hc« VERTICAL 1 Haphazard 2 Harem room S Quigmir* 4 Symbol lor erbium 5 Pause 6 Czar 7 British (ab.) 8 Lugworm 9 Japanese apricot 10 Birds o{ prey 12 HiRh card 13 Soak up 15 Id est (ab.) 17 Was seated 22 Fortification 23 Wear away 24 Barter 25 Drive off 27 Self esteem 28 Constellation 31 Hindu festival 41 Fall in dropa 33 Rich men 34 Laboratory fab.) 36 Seine 36 Manuscripts (ab.) 39 On time (ab.) 40 Peruvian capital 44 Lion 45 Morninf j moisture i 47 Three parts (comb form) 48 Disencumber 50 Cun god 52 Deadhead

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