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PAGE FOUR BLTTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER ••, 1951 THB BLTTHEVILL1 COURIER NEWS TUB OOURIKB WTWS OO. n. W. HA INK, PvblUher HARRY A. HAINBS, AnL't«nt Pubttlher A. A. PR*DRICKSON. IdlUr PAUL D. HUMAN. Adrertising Mantfw Bolt N«tton»l Adrtrtklng Representatives: W»Uac« WJtmer Co, New York, Chicaio, Detroit. Attaim, MtmphU InWrtd ii second elan matter it th« post- office it Bljlheville, Arkansai, under »ct of Con- tr««. October >. 1911 Uember of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATBS: By carrier In th« city of BlYthevllU or any •uburban town where carrier serric* U maintained, 25c per week. Bj mill, within a radius of 5« milts, I&.M per year, $2.5ft for six months. H.25 for thre« tnonthR; bj mall outeide S» mile zone, »12.5» per year payable In Advance. Meditations And where Is now my hope, who shall se« lit—Jab IT.15. * « * Hope Is the best part of our riches. What suf- ficcth it that we have the wealth of the Indies In our pockets, if we have not the hope of heaven in our souls?—Bovee. Barbs Space has no limits until some nervous guy tries to back his car Into A 6-foot opening. * * * Nagging children when they're eating brings emotional upset which causes tooth decay, sayi a dentist. Take your pick, Junior — spinach or m denfal drill! * *' * Many fanners had an exceptional com crop this year— and probably couldn't believe their ears. * * * The »ir»ngnt words are atwayi vs«4 In th« A 16-pound salmon caught In Oregon would feed three Mte or 900 boarder*. Disarmament 'Talkathon' Will Produce No Real Result The test time the Big Four met, they could not even agree on an agenda in 14 weeks of futile discussion. There is no reason to believe anything more de. eisive will emerge from current disarmament telkg among the great powers In Paris. As European observers said of past arms parleys, "Reduction of armaments Implies confidence." Does anyone honestly think confidence exists today between Russia and the West? The gulf between Western and Soviet disarmament proposals is miles wide.' We want all nations to discuss present arms step by step, to accept limitations on atomic weapons and all others, to per\ mlt UN Inspection of each country to assure compliance. The Kremlin suggests that tha five greatest powers, including Red China, reduce arms by one-third, ban atomic weapons immediately, but do these things without any inspection check. This plan would give advantage to Russia, as the nation with the largest existing armaments, and would penalize the United States, ns the country, with the biggest stock of atomic weapons. And it would rest on nothing more substantial than the notoriously untrustworthy word of the Soviet Union. The Russian scheme is essentially the same as it has been offering throughout the postwar period. The Western plan, framed by the United States, has some new elements, chief among them the idea that the program should proceed by stages—giving each country a chance to measure others' sincerity and performance before going on to a later phase. Yet it is well known that our proposal was not made with any genuine thought that it would be accepted. It was admittedly presented as a propaganda weapon, to recapture for the West the "peace" initiative held so long by the deceitful Kremlin. It may have done this much, and if It has it cannot be dismissed as without value. But certainly it has not impressed the Russians as anything but propaganda. Their decision to enter upon new Big Four talks does not indicate they hope seriously to achieve a successful disarmament formula. More than likely H means merely they foresee an opportunity to neutralize whatever propagan- OA advantage the West may thus far have reaped from its new plan. Therefore, unless all signs are wrong, the world should here be treated to one more verbal marathon which, while not unrelated to the realities of the cold war, is not likely to affect that struggle materially. Russia's aggressive ventures In propaganda warfare may mak« iuch oottnt«r-ra«MMrM ai our own disarmament propo§»k. But no on« fa th« West should b« mislead Into Imagining that these talking bout* are a substitute for a sound policy designed to provide matching power against the Reds' hard strength. Only from such a material balance can arise hop* of real peace and realistic disarmament. 952 Olympiad ihould Be a Dilly In a few months the winter Olympic games will he under way. So it's non« too early to remind sports-loving folk the world around to he prepared for something very special this time. As everybody knows, the Russians have entered for 1952. By all accounts, they have some pretty talented athletes in many lines, and ought to do well according to any fair test. But the point is the Russians have no stomach for coming in second or third in any endeavor. In.the Communist realm, political prestige is marred by anything short of complete victory. The natural corollary of this is to assure victory— by whatever device is necessary. A Russian basketball team touring China brought along its own referee to change the rules whenever required to produce a Russian triumph. In a Central Asia League soccer game, the Soviet coach announced after an opposing team's goal that the ball would have to go through the goal posts twice to count as a score. So, let sports fans be ready. Next year's Olympics may produce two sets of results, the real ones, and those manufactured for the glory of Moscow. Views of Others As to Confiscation Without Compensation American property owners might itudy with considerable Interest the remarks on sovereignty end the power to tax of retired Justice Owen J. Roberts In one of his 1951 Oliver Wendell Holmes lectures at Harvard Just published by the Harvard University Press. In McCmy v». United Staten, John Marshall declared that if » tax Is within lawful power, Ita exertion mny not Just judicially restrained because of the results. ("The power to tax is the power to destroy.") The Supreme Court, saya Justice Robert*, h»a never hinted, much les» decided, that a tax can be voided because 11 Is excessive In amount. A century later in Panhandle Oil Co. vs. Knox, Justice Holmes, dissenting in a sales tax decision, opined: "This court, while it endeavors to prevent confiscation, does not prevent the fixing of rates." '"'"_ In a cogent footnote,-Justice Roberta- say» this: ; The confiscation c**e« rest on the prohibition against the uncompensated taking of private property for public use of the Fifth Amendment, applied to the states, M hM been held, by the Fourteenth Amendment. The basis U that to require » privately owned aervlce company to serve, without the right to abandon ttle service, for rates so low aft to eat into its capital is a taking of that capital without compensation. What ts fair or just compensation ut the issue. Taxation on the other hand is a taking without just compensation to th« taxpayer for the uses of government. Now government control over price Is nc* taxation but can be entirely analogous to the "confiscation" in the public service company holding. As The News has pointed out repeatedly, rent control at an unprofitable scale was taking capital without compensation within the meaning of the amendment. It could hardly be held otherwise by any intelligent mind on the bench. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY Thofs Gratitude P»fer Ed son's Washington Plane Industry Is Hoping U. S. Will Put 'Guns' before ( Butter y By,DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Stair Correspondent (Peter Sdson li on vacation.) WASHINGTON (NEA>—The aircraft Industry was most Jubilant over the Sen. Lyndon Johnson preparedness report which blasted the jovernment's guns and butter mo- policy and lor the lag in defense production. Plan* m* Jeers hav# borne Hie brunt of the criticism of lagging f ^^g^^j^^?$3 munitions output. And the serial war ever Korea, with fc shortage of our newest jets being it (actor, h H s dramatized that aspect of the problem. The great bulk of the aircraft Industry depends mostly on gov _ nment orders ftiid.has not much otlve to be in sympathy with gum and" butter plan. Plane ri make very little butter. Thus, from the-start, the aircraft diistry ha* quarreled with the sic approach to the Koreaii"mo- izatton, which has been to try to vide the available materials and achine tools among the various villan users. It IB this idea. In effect, which •>en ator John son's subc om I ttee on epa red ness apparently Is de- anding. Instead of guns and but- r at the same time, it should be * first, and butter latelr—if ossible. The Johnson report suggests get- ng » procurement czar In the •cntRgon, with completec ontrol to I think (.he sports managers sell the woman customer short . . . it's not brains or brawn that draw women to game*. It's handsome athletes. —Esther \VllHnms, swimming star, movie actress. * • • Unless one can accept the biologic fact that your death and mine Is Just aa natural and M necessary to human progress as our birth, one Is not mentally mature.—R. R. Spencer, biologist. * * * A woman attacks the problem of learning to drive much n» she attacks the problem of a stack of dirty riishrs—a messy business—but, on* that can be finished. A man facing the same dL=h« thinks briefly about buying n dish washer, then he washes a few and then he goes out to • restaurant—Tom Mascltelli, head of A- A. A. driver- training school. * * * A man is always trying to prove to himself that he's enough of a man. Every man doubts that he's really masculine. But A woman is afraid of being only a woman and not a person. She fears Rhe hpsr't enough to offer.—Theodor Rclk, psycho analyst + * * It may be that we can never entirely eliminate the petty pilfering of little men with big Influence. -—Henry Ford II, on oci rap lion ID goverau*at. coordinate all military buying, who will be a louder voice at the conference table where the big decisions are mads. AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY IS PLEASED OVER THE PROSPECT The aircraft Industry leaders are especially pleastie over the prospect of this happening. A good share of their present woes are the result of fumbling and Indecision in the Pentagon. First, the plane manufacturers feel that the Joint Chiefs of Staff failed to make a strong enough case to the President on the needs of the industry. They say the Pentagon was afraid to speak out against butter with the guns and as a result they are suffering their present woes. Another big- gripe against the Pentagon was the failure to set up any kind of a priority system within the services on materials. All anyone gets who does business with the services is a defense order certificate. That means that a plane-maker trying to get stainless steel for a firewall in a jet—the partition between the engine and frame— doesn't have any more rights to li than the manufacturer of plumbing supplies who might need stainless steel for bathroom fixtures In some barracks. As one aircraft companj executive puts it: "Just about all the defense order certificate gives us is a hunting license to go out on the reservation and look for materials." Biggest gripe of the aircraft Industry Jeaders is the trouble thej have had with machine tools. C/r (his they blame both the Pent a gon and Mike DiSnlle, the pric once over lightly- Bjr A. A. The quick switch, the (X Henry climax and the change at pao* m«y have their place* In the fi*ld» of confidence games, literature »n<J wofessional muscle-flexing but thU type of' motion has been Imparted ately to greater institutions. And the application 1« painful. Also comewhat confusing. Like lice in Wonderland said— I think t waj her, I won't swear to any- hlng these days— "Things aren't vhat they seem." Or words to that •ffect. Anyway, It appears that >!ack may very well be white, up might be down and this whole thing :ou!d be merely nightmare. .» Welch rabbit I REFER TO THE following announcement, datelined Washingon: Price stabilization officials reported that a 'white market 1 bai developed for many unscarce items. "A white market means you can buy things through legitimate channels at prices below ceiling." This was a news item. It appeared in a newspaper. Courtesy of a news wire service. As a news itenl, it re- lects in telling manner the way things are shaping up today. The reflection is not pretty, however, and the cracked mirror shows up every unlovely wrinkle and wart. Perhaps I am merely a member of the wrong generation. Mine was lever "lost," but then It also seems to be having a hard time finding The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service (First of a Series on Respiratory Ailments) A common, ailment, especially In those climates which are subject to wide variations In temperature between summer and winter, or between day and night, is bronchitis. Itself. Being born In a speakeaijr era, weaned on a depression, reared In an atmosphere of WPA project* and matured In global war ha* perhaps left my generation with i peculiar and unrelated philosophic*. • • • • DVKINO THIS POTPOURRI of years, they Invented bathtub (In, federal charity, radar, pinup girl*, jet propulsion and the atom bomb. But we took lhem> in stride, for most of the basic things went untouched and unimproved upon. Black market* cropped up a* a modern nuisance, and people got righteously indignant about profiteers and nylons under the counter and steaks - through - friendship with-the-butcher. Invention of the black market was sprung on the people ai something new and, we all hoped, reasonably temporary. When black markets were unearthed, they were something of a newsworthy nature, for they represented a departure from the way we were accustomed to treat one another. Plenty of people patronized the under-the-counter merchant through a need for protein and something to keep the gams unchapped and a bit of the Carolina weed to calm the nen'es.- But It was a new thing on the Amerl- . can scene and no one really wanted it to last. ' ' * «• P'VATXY. HOWEVER, had tha9 boys come home to gorg* on Ma's j.rij p^e and boo the Dodgers and enjoy the democracy the world Bronchitis means irritation of the Inflammation or small breathing It wasn't until very recently tha le three services wouJd consen i any kind of a pooling arrange ,ent of the huge stock of machin ools which each had In storage, 'he Navy was most reluctant to urn over any of its huge stockpile 3 makers of planes for the Air 'orce. The Air Force was first to o along with something like a pool leal but not until very late In the ;ame. Theoretically the feeble Mu- litions Board should have broken ip this hoarding play as soon as t was discovered. Their case against DiSalle Is based on his unwillingness to let ma- was once again safe still needed a friend for. But you. to get a car and the banker's pinstripe was still missing from the clothier's rack. Things gradually forgot about bl&ck •A and w» markets. Then tubes which carry air to the lungs and are known as bronchi. In the acute form of the disease, some fever is likely to be present together with a dry hacking cough. The patient may feel chilly and have headache and pains in the back. The dry cough is likely to be followed by raising some sputum irom the breathing passageways after a few days. The most common cause of acute bronchitis is infection. Sometimes simple thing like a common cold or what seems like a minor attack of influenza or "flu" will start an acute Inflammation In the bronchi. Acute bronchitis Is also frequently associated with chronic infections such os chronic sinusi- chine tool makers "raise prices. At-| tis ' *" Cr whooping cough, with ,itude of the tool industry was, 'why should we take a chance on making brand new machine tools on which we are sure to lose money? " Price increases have since been" granted, bin according to a plane manufacturer, the delay held up production on the new jet models exactly 12 months. .The industry does not have a major complaint against the services for setting unrealistic schedules of delivery. Their irritation on this score Is against President Truman, in Elecember of 1950 he said speech that aircraft production could be 'quickly increased five times. When he made that claim, total military production was from 225 to 250 per month. Exactly 15 months later, production had barely doubled to from 450 to 500- The manufacturers claim that ever, if conditions had been perfect and they could have got (-en all the materials and machine tools they needed, the best they could have done in a year was triple production. ;ensitivity or allergy or with chemical irritation from substances contained In the air we breathe. The acute condition usually subsides and complete recovery takes place or it may pass Into a chronic stage which lasts for years. In ,he chronic variety, the symptoms See DOCTOR SAYS Page 8 N HOLLYWOOD By FRRKTNE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA>—Guys and zippy bedroom farces for Sam Goldlolls: Jan Sterling's saying what ' wyn back in 1917. snys it might ~dgar Allen Poe's raven said, about j perk up the boxoffice. er try at playing a straight role ,1 the movie, "Rhubarb." j Decorative dolls, even (lie type with comfdjr sneews, are out for an, who's returning to the sultry, flossy parts that skyrocketed bcr o stardom in "Johnnj Belinda" and "Ace In the Hole." 'I'm a believer in the theory that •ou have to be typed In pictures." he told me. "If It* doesn't happen, you're dead. I'm through with •.tratght glnmor. It's silly. You get all made up and you can't show any emotion. You're afraid you're going to crack your makeup or lose r-Oiir false eyelashes." Jan's on loanout now to UI as the damsel who teaches Tony Curtis the facts of life In "Hear No Evil" and calls it "my best role." Sandpuper In your voice? Hurry to Hollywood where » newcomer as raw-throated as Andy D«vin« I* being hailed as a find In the leading-man department at Columbia studio. If the public can stand my voice." wheezed Aldo Ray. "then there's a chance for everybody. I dtdn't know how awful I wwnded until I saw mj first rnshes. why ill my life people h»*e betn mklnit me If I had larj-n- 75 Years In BlytheviUe "They'd be wonderful In bedroom farces." said Madge, back before the cameras for the first time 28 years in Columbia's "The Marrying Kind." "There Was always great public for It." Nightlc.s or pajamas for Madge in this movie? • "Oh, no." she blushed. "I play a Sec HOLLYWOOD on Page 8 wrong at the next trick. He would continue with the king of chibs, I and then it would be impossible to j avoid the loss of two club tricks' against the best defense. The expert, leaves the clubs alone after taking the ace. He cashes his remaining top diamond and then lets the opponents take their sure diamond trick. It doesn't matter who wins this trick. If West wins, he must return a red card. Dummy ruffs, and South discards a club. The refit is, of course, very easy. If East wins his only chance is to return a club. If he returns a low club. South can play low and lot dummy's ten win the trick. There is L. H. Autry, superintendent of the Burdette schools, and Ben West, of Osceola, left Sunday for Pasadena, Calif., where they will tend the national convention of the American Farm Bureau federation. Miss Evelyn Smart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smart, has been elected carnival queen o! the city high school for annual affair, sponsored by the graduating clsss. John Bowcn is carnival manager. Howard Moore us financial manager. J. B. Husband is in charge of the advertising. Miss Marjory Wood Is publicity director, and Gordon barney is art director. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Con You Play This Hand Correctly? By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service The newspaper reports of national tournaments sometimes features hands that are bid and played in very natural peculiar enough, manner. That is since it is news when an expert floes something fantastic with a perfectly ordinary bridge hand. Perhaps I can strike a balance by showing a hand from last year's championship. The remarkable feature of this hand is that all the experts played it correctly. If the same My brother persuaded me to i hand were played by a hundred riit- drlve htm down to Hollywood to see j tercnl average players, probably not the casting director. I wasn't interested in acting. I Just wanted to s*e what those Hollywood Jerks looked like." .Tort the Type Hits Hayworth, Lana Turner and Bette Davis popping In and out of beds anci closets in filmy nightgowns? in one would make his contract. \Ve,n opened the king of hearts and shifted to the queen of diamonds. Each expert declarer won the second trick with the ace or king of diamonds (it makes no difference WEST NORTH *A9654 « A54 + 105 4 J EAST 410 * CJJ10S 4> 987 + 7 +QJ48 SOUTH (D) 4KQJ73 V9 • K32 * A K B I East-West vul. S<wt*j Wes* North EM« 14 2V 24 3* 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening comes a need for more defense and accompanying news items tell of "gray.markets" in steel and phona booth dealers In the hard stuff. Then controls and allocations some more and many of us get resigned to more black market to come when, things get really tough besides on paper. Next thing we know, the lobbying we tended to regard as harmless became influence peddling. Men in high office, civilian and uniformed, whom we Just naturally regarded as honest and. upright— "or they wouldn't be there"—began turning up in front of grand juriej and in federal bastilles. "I - CAN'- G^T- IT - for - you wholesale" operators moved off their street comers and were unearthed later in Washington. Men^ we hired to operate our govern-^ ment turned up as friends of the Kremlin and part-time workers for both Uncle and Joe. After pafing our taxes with only i occasional wince and believing ihat, after all, one must help pay for his government, we discover that the painful amputation of paycheck has been done by quacks, We discover that honesty is becoming the exception rather than the rule, that government is by the government and not by the people, that the existence of uncrumbled morals somewhere Is news indeed. And now it U with complete astonishment that a "white market" — where one can pick up a few easy- to-get items without violating the law or mortgaging the homestead —is discovered. ". .. The cost to the consumer for numerous items . . . began dropping below ceiling last Spring. The situation LB now BO 'bad 1 that stabilizers are actually embarrassed about it." As a citizen, I'm beginning to get ft little embarrassed about th» I whole scheme of things these days. Marine Aquatic no risk in this plr.y. since If Wes could possibly piny the queen or jack of clubs, the suit would then break 3-2. and south would have no trouble in making three club tricks. If East wins the diamond trick and leads the queen or Jack of ciubs, South simply refuses the trick. There Is no risk in this play either, since which* and drew two rounds of! one club trick must surely be lost, trumps. Then declarer laid down the| When West shows out. South knows ace of clubs to find out whether the] the ctub situation and can make th<* queen or Jack would fall. mrrect play on any club continua- Th4 aver«g« declarer would v> < * on HORIZONTAL 1,4 Depicted animal 8 Flowers 10 Play the part of host 12 Term used by golfers 13 Guide 15 Folding bed 17 Mimic 18 Journeyi 19 Japanese outcast 20 Oriental measure 11 Chief priest of a shrine 22 Paradise 25 Disorder 27 Slation (ab.) 28 Correlative of either M Notary public (ab.) 80 Tear 32 It lives in the 34 Requlr* 36 Symbol for thoron JTThu. U brecdinc is In rookeries lOThe poplar 45 Goddess of infatuation 48 River (Sp.) 47 East Indian dried tuber 48 Legal point 49 Next 51 Malayan ungulate S3 East Indian timber trM VERTICAL 1 Golfer'i terra 2 Pronoun 3 Pause 4 Pace 5 Make* mistake* «An (Scot.) 7 Openwork fabric 8 River current* zs Dawn (poet) 9 Steamer (ab.) 2« Iroquotao 1! 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