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FAUC EIGHT BLTTHEVTLLH (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBBB 14, 1«4T THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' ' TUB OODIUXB NEWS CO, m. W BAINES. Publisher JAHE8 L. VERHOEPF, Editor PAtTL D. HUMAN, Ad»*rU*kr« UutlfW 8al* Hatton*! Advert Writ RepresenUtlvei: WallM* WituMt Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Ifcmphte. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- oflic* at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act ol Coo- CTM*. October », 1817. . the United Pret* - ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES:' By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town"where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within '« radius of 50 miles. 14.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, 11.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile »one, 110.00 per year payable In advance. Meditation He salth among the trumpets. Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle atar ofl, the thunder ol the captains, and the shouting.—Job 39:25. * * • The tumult and the shoullnf airs, The capUins and the kings depart; Still atands thine ancient sairlflce, " A humble and a contrite heart. Lord God el Hosts, be with us yet Leal we forfet—lest we forget.—Kipllnf. Billions for Bonuses Kerrrfit Balemau, demobilized Eighth Air Force corpora), has sailed for Kng- land because he can't find living quarters in this country for his wife and two children. The situation here isn't really that desperate. Had as things are, the Batemans still could find bot- 'ter housing, better food, better- clothing in rural America than on the Eng^ lish farm on which English-born Jits. Bateman has found a job for him. But the fact that any veteran could give that straight-laced excuse for moving abroad should shame us. We have found billions to pay driblet bonuses to the boys, which will help them at most for a few weeks. Those . same billions, wisely used, would have provided the housing Bateman says he couldn't find. Was it the regularity with which elections roll around that urged us to spend the billions on bonuses instead of on housing? Political Football A special commission of laymen has advised the House ^Vays and Means Committee to cut all personal income taxes next year. "The commission also recommended 46 ; specific changes in the Ux code, of which the most drastic wdhld permit husband and wife to divide their joint income equally for tax purposes. , The commission was appointed by Chairman Knutson, Minnesota Republican. No 'sooner had its report been filed than Congrcssnum Dingell, Michigan Democrat, charged that it was "written in Wall Street." Dingell did not find fault with the report's content. So far a.s news reports indicate he did not seem familiar with the recommendations, or even interested in them. He complained about the commission's personnel. It represented Wall Street, he said; and J. Chesver Cowdin represented the National Association of JManufctui'ers; and the Association of American Hail- roads had a spokesman, C. S. Duncan. He did not like the participation of Roswell Magill, the chairman, or John W. Hanes, Jr. To our mind Dingell wcn i at this thing wrongly, if he was familiar with the report's content and knew that it favored predatory Big. Business at the expense of the proletariat, he would have done better to have said so and told how. When he confined his attack to the report's drafters he suggested very strongly that as a Democrat he felt it obligatory to opiwse the product of a GOP-appointed body. No reasonably objective observer doubts that the GOP intends to make all the political capital it can out of income tax reduction, with an eye on the 1948 presidential election. Moreover, first reports raise considerable doubt whether the Knutson *roup did a fir^-class job. The time came long ago for a thorough overhauling of the whole tax law, going back to /scratch and starting all over ««*in so ** to get rid of a terrible collection of driftwood. The tax law ,now is like a house that started as a -one-car garage and had one room added at a time, without •ny plan, of different materials, at .\,' different level*, j-ach painted a differ- C ent color at ^different time. Th« commission apparently suggest- *d adding • eoupl* morv room*—still wihout * plan—and it-locating a few partition* and redecorating a few odd rooms, instead of buying a new lot, hiring; a first-class architect, and building a real house*. If Dingell had complained about thii h« would have been on sound ground. If he had found fault with specifications he would have been excusable. Instead, in effect he gave warning that the Democrats and the Republicans will kick the taxpayer around the lot again for partisan politics. Maybe we taxpayers ought to send word to Washington that the cost of living has cut us down to such slimness we aren't willing to be used for political footballs much longer. VIEWS OF OTHERS As Adults We Might Learn Selretary Marshall spoke some wise words the other day. He stroke of the Importance of a, knowledge of history for the solution of our present problems. He deplored our general Ignorance and crUized the way In which history Is taught In our schools. The present troubles of the Unlled Nations, he said, could be much better understood il we remembered our own history and the bitter struggles lhat took place before our Constitution was adopted. While admitting his own Inadequate knowledge, he lamented especially tlio deplorable Ignorance of Congressmen. "I have fell," he said, "In our dealing will) Congress that one ol our great troubles Is the limitation of knowledge ot what hss happened in the past. 1 believe if there was some way, particularly on the high school leve^ of bringing the students to a little perception, not through dull recitations, memorized, delivered and forgot!*!;, but through some graphic means, of what has happened in Greece and Home and the other crucial points in history, about three-fourths of the speeches would be eliminated in Congress. They would know these speeches had already been said, and very well said mail)' times In the past." Teachers, please note—It IE up to you to deliver .us from the Congressional Record. As for Congressmen, perhaps the motto tor you, as lor the rest of us, Is, "It Is never to late to learn." In their system of people's high schools, the Danish people'do most ol their ol history, not as immature—and bored—Juveniles, but as responsible and civic-mtnded adults. Perhaps we could not do better than to / take a leaf out of the Danes book ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. BARBS By HAL COCHKAN Mom needs help with house-cleaning again —and dad's the Pall guy I » » w Hey Mr, Janitnr, you may fire when ready! Which probably wun'l be smm enough. * » » Why doesn't some 1 smart clothing nianulac- turer rrmke kids' ccloOilng the wmie color as the corner lot? * * • And right on top of the hljh cost of living: will come the higher cost of giving. * » • Our prediction for the coldest winter ever li biwd on.the fact that all winters seem that cold. SO THEY SAY Gee Whiz! What was All the Excitement About? j'mner Vehemently Protests Tax Exemptions Given Co-Ops Sunday School Lesson Seripiurt: n feler 1:5-11; Jud» 17-M, 24-ii »T WTLLIAM K. C.n.ROY, D. D. Before commenting specifically en this lesion, I should Ilk, to add a word concerning the need of ABOUT it f M!<WTA* WELL RIPE ALONG wrw it" Fc/son's Poll Shows Eisenhower and Stassen Heading GOP Ticket vs. Truman and Ray burn Four (This Is Hie last of four dispal- Earl Warren of California with 14 ches analyzing: the results of 1'elcr Eclson's pell of jjovcrnnicnt officials, business Icntlrrs and newspaper e'l- Itors.) By PETER EDS ON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Nov. 14. (NEA) — II would he Truman and Rayburn to head the Democratic presidential ticket, Eisenhower and Stassen lor the Republicans if a poll of 1500 Very Important People per cent and Gen Douglas MacArthur with 13 per cent.' others were mentioned. THE FIELD IS WIDE OPEN Members of Congress, government executives, the .state governors, Washington representatives of business and labor groups, and the 700 daily ne\vspnper editor-clients of this column were Included in the poll. Only 88 per cent of those replying were willing to take made for this column ts any indi- ] chance on giving their presidential cation eight months ahead of the and vice presidential preferences, nominating^ conventions and a year however. They divided 30 per cent -,__., j Democrats and 58 per cent Hepub- ahead The of the elections. amazing thine about this Means This is admittedly out of poll, however, is the general lack balance with the popular vote of enthusiasm for anyone except, the last, election, but it Is still indi- Lhc Democrats' automatic loyalty cative- lo Harry S. Truman ns their party , What the poll shows, if anything, leader. Eighty-seven per cent of i.s that with the exception of Tru"" "" ------ Hlc the Democrats said they wanted ; mail's place at the head of Truman. Wallace and Byrcl were Democratic ticket the race for pre- ticd for second with three per cent sidentinl and vice presidential pla- cach, Byrnes and Marshall were ces is wide open. tied for third with two per cent I The vice presidential each. Chief Justice Vinson, ex- Unclcrsecrclary ot Stale Will Clay- . race is all over the lot. again indicating that anyone can win. Democrats Byrnes conies in second for the Democrats with 11 per cent of the total votes. Secretary of Defense James V. Forrestal Is third with eight per cent. ex-Gov. Bob Kerr of Oklahoma fourth with six per! cent. I SOME WANT TRUMAN AS VICE PRESIDENT Running pretty evenly for fifth place are President Truman himself, Secretary of State George Marshall. Secretary of Commerce Averell Harriman, ex-OPA Administrator Chester Bowles. In the next lower group are Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois, Sen. Millard Tydings of Maryland, Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming and ex-Gov. Ellis Arnall of Georgia. Seventeen others divided the remainder, with less than on* per cent each. ., , Ex-Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota has a commanding lead j for the Republican second place, j with 34 per cent preference. ! Gov. Earl Warren nf California Is second with 15 per cent, Speaker evangelism, upon which I touched »t the cloa* of comment on the last lesson. Th»t call, a* Pet*r expressed it, was to those already disciple*. The great ne«d of the world, If the church li at ill to 'nlfili itt mission In carrying on Christ's ministry of salvation, ts to malt* a call to right living effective to masses of men who have never commltlcd themselves to the way of lov e »nd righteousness. Two men whose names were associated with great movements ol popular evangelism have died recently. Gypsy Smith died _ on the Queen Mary on his way to America. He was Hearing his ninetieth year, and his career of evangelism went back to the days of the famous Dwlght L. Moody, whose last surviving son, Paul, has also Just passed away at 68. Dr. Paul Moody, preacher, chaplain, and for many years, president of Mid- dlenury College, did not attain the fame of world-wide eminence In evangelism of his htfaer. His death, however, recalls the ra and environment out of which he came and the immense achievement ol his honored father. As a student In Toronto. I participated in one of the last campaigns of D. U Moody. I have vivid recollection of the man, but all that I can recall of his preaching is the sharp four-word challenge with which he en^ed a sermon calling for decision, "Will you do it?" I do not know how effectively a campaign of the Moods- type could be revived today, but I am convinced that we do need mass movements of religion, emphasizing the appeal of the Gospel, the demand for Christian living, and the need for decision. Decision is not only the gateway to the Christian life and salvation. In the acceptance of -* By FREDERICK 0. OTHMAN United Press Staff Correifondent) WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UP) — The loundspeaker in the goldea draped sanctum of the House Wayi and Means Committee went blool* with Ihe wail of a hungary bloodhound. "Juit Ihe squeal ol some of the taxpayers," observed Rep. Bertran<! W. Gcarhart of Calif. No suh." protested Garner *€. Lester of Jackson, Mtss. "Not loud enough to be our squeal." Taxpayer Lester was sore, with *"<tf \ indignation as broad as his South-,^ ern accent. The trouble with thl* ' country, he sstd, is great business concents going hito oompetition with fellows like himself, calling themselves co-operatlvei, and paying no income taxes on a total trade of $7,182,185,000, billions that U, last year. What makes Lcsfer and friend* in the National Tax Equality association angrier still is the fact that the government (the Farm Credit Administration) is spending *300,000 a year of their money, hiring 70 people to organize more cooperatives. Lester and his fellow business men figure this is a vicious circle, with the government using tax money to persuade taxpayers lo quit paying. This makes no sense to them and they are here in force to demand that the lawmakers make another law, and quickly. We might as well stick, for the purposes of this dispatch/ lo the troubles ol cctton ginner Lester. He got up an 80-page book on cooperatives. Then he wrote a 40- page speech, read every word, and testified for another hour extemporaneously. As of this moment, he said, 32,246 to-operatlves in Ameri-4b ca run railroads, peddle soap, re-^ fine gasoline, package tea, and sell spark plugs, corn-flakes, razor blades, and electric refrigerators. "There's even a co-op lipstick," he said, removing his steel-rimmed glasses and rubbing his eyes. "And co-op toilet soap, with apple blossom perfume." These o'utfits ignore the income tax collectors, he continued, and hence . they multiply like guinea pigs. Now the labor unions are setting up co-op Groceries; next thing Christ's invitation, but it is at the you know they'll be running ,co-6p basis of, and is the continuous con- * al '" 15 so th «e}l be jio taxes paid dition of. all building of Christian " " '""' character. It is the continuous condition, for character Is not built all at once. The primary decision to accept Christ,, and follow the Christian life, i.s like the acceptance or approval of an architect's plan. The building goes on from there, givinK effect to the plans and spe- ciflca~tions. And what a Master- Architect we have in Christ! from corn field to breakfast food bowl, he predicted. One of the federals showed up at Jackson it while back, he said, announced that the government wasn't interested in taxpayers and set up s, co-op cotton gin. Took some of Lester's business and thereby made off with profits he'd otherwise have Included on his tax returns. "I've been a-fighting this thins isince the last wall," cried Lester, ton and Atomic Energy Commission [suggested 20 names for second place 1 Joe Martin third with 10'per ceni n),n^,,, n ,, n^w P m,.,,.i,.i ... on thclr tickc[ Republlcnns could [sen. Arthur Vandenberg fourth. hairman David E. Lllicnthal divided up Hie rcmnimlor. For the Republicans, while Gen. Dwlght D. Elsenhower \vn.s at the top, he hart only n 22 per cent vote, from . . , only dip up 23. Favorite sons get | yith nine per cent, General Eisen- most support, of course, t hower fifth with eight per cent. The emergence of Minority Lend- ! Guvernor Dewey sixth with five Sam Rnybnrn of Texas at the \ per cent, Sen. Leverett Saltonstall which is a long way from a ma- head of the long line of Demo-j of Massachusetts seventh with five jorlty. • Icratic vice presidential possibilities \ per cent, Senator Taft eighth with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio ran ma v have some significance. While; four per cent. General MacArthur second with 10 per cent, Oov. Tho- he has only IS per cent of the total j and Congressman Hallecfc running vole.s In this pol.l it us twice as; neck and neck for ninth and tenth mas E. Dewey of New York was third with 18 per cent and px-Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota was fourth with n per cent. Sen. Arthur E Valldellliei'g ran next with 11 per cenl. Trailing were Gov. many as any other nominee. Ray- | places. burn's support conies not only from But as one editor summed it up. Texas editors, but from many De- , "For President, the least objec- mocrats in Congress. Ex-Secretary ot State | tionable I ditto." man. For vice president, Congress i* not going to appropriate funds and levy taxes in the United States U> establish conditions in other countries on levels belter. In some instances, than at home or higher man prewar levels abroad.—Sen Francis Case (R) ol South Dakota. • * * 1 don't see how we are going to mite both ends meet in regard to the amount of food required lor European reliel, and the amount me Amerlon people consume »t home. We Ju*t cun't do it.—Alf M. Lfuirton, former governor ot Kansas. • * * Tliere Is only one way we can adequately deal with strikes that offend the national health and safety and that Is to apply the Sherman Anti-Trust Laws to monopolizing labor unions—Rep. fred A. Hartley (R> of New Jersey. * * * A strong Navy will amplify our voice at the International conference table and will enable us to speak with greater persuasion.—Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, chief of naval operations. • • • Unless wt get a system of controls or expenditures by hardbolled people who know an economic problem when they see il | and not by bureaucrat*, we'll find too much of our money going down innumerable rat holes.—Alfred p. Sloan, board chairman, General Motors Corp. The independence of the United Slates will not live a generation longtr than the independence of China.—William C. Bullltt, former ambassador to Russia and France. * > * We do not Utday have « free market In which there Is competition.—Secretary ol Labor Schwtllenbach. IN HOLLYWOOD BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA StaTf Correspondent ••••••••« mmmm McKENNEY ON BRIDGE HOLLYWOOD. Nov. 14 (NEA) — Latest fad in Hollywood is "evcniiiE wi^s.' 1 All the glamor gais are wearing them. Well I know that at least Lucille Ball. Marie Wilson, Eleanor Powell and Sonja Hcnie (When she's skating) are wearing them. Not lhat these cuties arc bald, but evening wigs save a lot of time when a gal is working. She dashes home from work at 6 p.m., takes a quick shower, puts up her hair in a knot atop her head, slips on the wig and an evening dress and dashes to the Chan- teclair of Giro's. The wig is the same color as her own hair. She sends it to Max Factor's to be washed, set, and dried, and it-s delivered to her house in the afternoon. Nobody knew thu difference—until now. WOOD IN HOL!,Y\VOOI> AFTER 17 years In show business. Barry Wood is visiting Hollywood and may wind up with a contract.. Jay "Mr. D. A." Jostyn will do series of film shorts dealing with Juvenile delinquency Perry Como Is first choice of Mrs. Carmella Tempest Columbo for the role of the late Russ Columbo. She's Ills only rister Not in Ihe script: "I don''t exactly need a vacation. I'm on R vacation all the time—a paid vacation." Vic Mouirc. starting a vacation, said it. and that's the most honest thing I ever heard an actor about Burl Lancaster for the title! u* *« Plays Club Break diU.- the film ton Fashion ! To Make 6 SflttdeS D Note: Joan Fontaine wears a brand new Lily Dache hat in "Letter From an Unknown Woman." The 15 Fears A go In BlytheviUe — Jude. from whose one-chapter [ whose accent thickned in direct book in the New Testament a part of our lesson is taken, calls himself "brother of James." He was also, like James, the brother of Our Lord. These brothers (see John 7:3-5) apparently at first considered Jesus a dreamer, and were resentful and skeptical of His' claims. They later became earnest disciples. Jude. like James, makes a strong plea for practical Christian living, and he cites "most holy faith," and "praying in the Holy Ghost." as the sure foundation for building character. Is Ihere any other, or surer, foundation today? period of the picture is Vienna in 1890. LEADING I'OOULE CONSTANCE BENNETT'S miniature French poodle, once barred from a New Orleans hotel, makes his screen debut with her in "Smart Woman." Tliis is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones— Where a, Los Anccles u*ed car salesman, Harold "Wildman" Prlt- charrt, now has a "social" press • pnt. Hc'» crashing Hollywood society via a serin of parties In a SZiO.OOO mansion. M-G-M just bought Grrer Carson a new nevel by Gladys Schmndt The ^erbert Baker who helped write Henry Morgan's first movie, "So this Is New York." « the son of Belle Baker, the famous vaudeville star... Boniu Granville, once a child star herself, says she's discovered a second Shirley Tempi*— 7-year-old Liza Cunningham ol Dal- Jas. Texas. Sylvan Simon, directing Red Director Alfred liiichcork, whim- Skelton In "The Fuller Brush Man." *lral master of suspense, has sUrted j P la >' s every part in the film while more than one srmip of people in \ rehearsing the scenes. Cracked Red: an rtevalor liy loudly whispering "This picture is simple. I Just keep lo a frlcmt: "Then I wiped lh<- Wood I nn '>'" on Simon and then Under- olf (he knili- and hiil it. I don'l P l! 'S' him." think Hie police win be able in fin>l II." II leaves llilchnick chuckling and (lie elevator passengers In a Joe D. Nabers who was seriously Injured when his car was struck by a train Friday, was removed to the veterans hospital in Memphis yesterday in a Cobb ambulance. He has a broken leg and on e lung crushed. His wife and daughter Mary Jo are with him. Mrs- N. Johns is critically ill at her home on Chickasawba Ave. having had a stroke of prarlysis Friday. Her daughter Miss Nellie Johns student at Union University, Jackson, Tenn., has arrived to be with her. Members of the Woman's Society of the Church of Christ will sew for the Red Cross Wednesday afternoon at the Court House. proportion co his bitterness, not, up heah fdh fun." "When ah get home ah could call in my neighbors and say, 'look heah, boys. Ah'rn gunna' give you this gin as a co-op and you-all can hire ine to manage it." Then all couid turn it over to an assistant and live in Florida." 1 Lester paused. "Ah could do it," he roared. "An' why not? Because it jus' doesn'r run in my blood. That's the reason ah'm heah." It was here that the loudspeaker joined in the debate; Lester's an-' 1 ' guish obviously was too much for the machinery. And I'd better make my apologies in advance, to witness Lester for whatever liberties he may believe I have taKen with his South- rn accent and to the co-op geiu- lernen on the other side of the tax lencc. They disagree violently with Lester, claim that if it weren't for them no telling what prices would be, and add that taxes to the average co-op are a matter of small In- portance. 'An elegant fight seems to be brewing and I only hope I don't get »bloody nose; or if I do, that I can buy a co-op handkerchief cheaply. BY WILLIAM E. McKEN'NEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service It will not. be long now before the expert bridge players of the nation begin to assemble at the Hotel Chelsea In Atlantic City, N. J. where the winter session of the national championships tournament will get under way on Nov. 29 and continue through Dec. 7. There is one world championship title at stake, several national titles and miiny amatuer ehampion- thcn led th» king of diamonds. Did he discard the losing heart I Read Courier News Want Adi on this trick? No—he discarded the six of clubi. Now he led a club from dummy to the king, led his last club back to dummy's ace. and ruffed a club. When the clubs broke 3-3 he was able to discard his losing hearty on dummy's fourth club. * \ Not a difficult play—when you see it made by an expert! J Scientist Avtwrr (• Prcvlonn Puuta slate of mrgrlnis. » • • Observation: Veronica 1-ake rarely lets her hair ilown in luililir Ihcse days. It's lurked away In the new elochr. head- Rear. Kim l.lke Srquoh EAST LANSING, Mich (UP) — Tlie Michigan Slate College forestry department has found that Michigan's biggest, tree Is an American elm, 22 feet seven inches In cireumference. The tree, growing seven miles north of Battle Creek, was estimated by forestry officials AK 10» VQS «KQTS *A83J » JlttM *Q104 W E S Dealer V7S4J « A«4Z + J9S Jaeoby *AQJ7«43 » AJ • 3 *K78 Tournament—Neither wl. Sovtk Wot North KM* 1 4k f**f Z » Pas* 3* PM S* PM 6 A Pa.<* Pass PKS —• J H HORIZONTAL 59 Italian town 1,8 Pictured re- 60 Runs »earch chem- VERTICAL ist, the late Dr. Asidt t» William Goctz:: How lo be nearly 200 years old. ship event*. Kibitaers at the national* always expect the expert* to do the impossible, and Oswald Jaooby did not disappoint them on today's hand. Tournament players will be Interested to know that Jacoby ts re-entering tournament bridge and will compel* In the nationals at Atlantic City. East won the opening dlaVnond lead and relumed a heart. Jacoby (South) went up wilh the ace of hearls, took two rounds of trumps, winning the second in *ummy, 13 Set free 1* Calculate 15 Consumes IS Back of necX 18 Greek coin 19 Fuss 20 Happen 22 Eat 23 Symbol for selenium 24 Pronoun 25 Thus IFold. 2 Led 3 Singing voice 4 Thing (law) 5 Note ol icale 21 Gets fre« «Serf 25 Declined 7 Chair 26Exlerior 8Exclamation' 29Stop up 9 Self 31 Resistance lOPolishc* unit 11 Band of actors 34 Spears 12 Barked 35 Opposed 14 Nourished 37 Ability • 17 Mixed type 38 Traps 20 In addition 44 Vessels 46 Times of prosperity 47 He lived in (ah!) •18 Weapons 49 Harvest 50 Own (Scot.) 52 Kootlike part 54 High priest 56 Sun god 58 RailroacJ (ab.) Elder (ab.) 28 Icelandic legends 30 Healed 32 Cuckoo blackbird 33 Dined 34 Crippled 3« Raw hides J9Av«raf« (ab.) '40 Down 41 Comparative 42 Any 43Ncptun* (ab.) 45 Sweetens 50 Winglik* part 51 Cut short 53 Peel' 54 Pitcher 55 Natural fall 57 Small rope

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