The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 11, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 11, 1951
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PACE EIGHT Wtt BLYTKEVILL1 GOXJRIB1 YVW1 TBI oouKnm »BW» cw. H. w. KAorm. P»MM»T BAMMT A. HATXM, tufatirt Pi A. A. FRXDRIOKaOX, *JJUr D. mjMAK. AdvwtMn* K»MonM •rtfcrcd u Moond C!M( auttar it th* Bin <*»et »* Wr*h««lle, Ark»a«.», under »ct o< Con*«M, October », HIT. *Ce«nb*r Prea» BUBeCRIPTIOM RATM: % «*rrter In th« dky o* Blyth«rill« er uw «*v»rb«n town wher» M>rJ*r Mrriet h auto- Wn«d, »e per «tk- By mail, within i radian cf S« ml)«, M.t» per yiw, $2.M for »ix monthj, J1.3S /or thre« months- by mail ou«ide 5» milt KX,, jij iM „„ ye4 I»f«b»« to ad»»nc«. Meditations Ohilmtnt and perfum* rejolw the Jwari: M doth the sweetness of » nun's frftnd bj- hearty eowuel.—Proverbs 27:9. * • * To act the part of a true friend requires more eonscienttous feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity In social life.—Sarah Ellis. Barbs Turn-about news Item: a hitchhiker was robbed by a motorist In Michigan. • * * CIriliiaUon, according to a scjanflsl, hnran •evenly centuries ago. Civilization, did he say? « * * Ftar important projects that can be hastily carried out, women are said to be more efficient. Like getting hubby to pay for a new dress. The unsuc<*srf«l BOB can oft^n Mame hfs pBcht on nmnlnj around loo much, s»ys a wr««r. b« whlds up Irmvelinj hi ftrc]». * * ' • There are some cases where, in spite of h<sh costs today, famiHw hava succeeded n» ing a happy home. Tribunal Should Not Be Political Recruiting Bureau The name of Chief Justice Vinson «rops up repeatedly as a presidential possibility whenever talk swings around to the prospect that President Truman might not run next year. If the President should decide to retire and wish Vinson to run on the Democratic ticket as his successor, important questions will be automatically raised both for the chief justice and for the Supreme Court. Vinson is known to be receptive to a possible presidential request, provided that he is not compelled to go directly from the high court to the political arena. As some have put it, he wants a "disrobing room," an interim job of prestige and distinction which will be deemed a proper reason for his leaving the court and will not mar either his own or the court's dignity. According to numerous accounts, he was to have had Secretary of State Acheson's job if and when he resigned. But Acheson plainly has no intention of quitting, and Mr. Truman will not fire him. And it is now altogether too late for Vinson to take that post without seeming to he "just passing through." There Is some speculation Mr. Truman might create some sort of assistant presidency for him, as President Roosevelt did when he lured James F. Byrnes off the Supreme Court. Certainly few established jobs in Washington fill the very special requirements of Vinson's situation. Aside from his personal dilemma, there is the matter of what such a move will do to (he court. Whatever device is resorted to, the fact will be ill-disguised that the the court will have been used as a steppingstone to high political office. Any American, regardless of his catl- ing should be able to aspire to the presidency. No bar should exist for distinguished jurists as such. Nor should the people be denied the chance to select a man from any facet of American life. But there is a real danger in turning to the Supreme Court for candidates. It was done in the case of Charles Evans Hughes in 1916, and has been talked of many times since. Yet the court can only suffer in consequence. The judiciary is a distinct and independent branch of our government The Supreme Court is its highest manifestation. Service on this tribunal should he viewed as among the highest duties a man can perform—as indeed it is. To make it a recruiting bureau for political office—even for high appointive executive jobs—ia to demean its stature. The court already has been damaged by being treated as a political Nir- (ARK.) OQCTUBB X2CWS the Great Reward for deserving poiitioiang who understandably seek re- li«< from the recurring anguish of election •empaignj. It should not be further harmed by oonYWBion into a way station OB the route to tlie White House. Possibly the die is cast In Vinson'a ease. If it is, jurists and atatesmen alike should thenceforth b« resolved to keep the high court apart from the political maelstrom, to turn to the bench for a candidate only when the country's need of hi mis extraordinarily compelling. Must Stay in Character President Truman sent the language purists scurrying to the dictionary the other day when he told the Navy chap. Iain at Key West his Sunday sermon was a "dinger." There was some speculation that the word derived from the longer "humdinger," meaning a dandy job. Our own feeling is that "dinger" is all of a piece with the sloppy caps and garish sports shirts which set the tone for the President's Florida sojourn. If you're going to say something like, "Excellent sermon, Chaplain, very cogent and clear," then you've got to dress for the part. Views of Others The Carnes Act The Carnes Act of 1951, which requires automobile-owners to show a certificate at their vehicle's assessment belore getting license ta^s has already demonstrated its basic »'oith. The county tax assessors produced conclusive e\idence or this al their convention here in reports of from 800 to 1,800 auto owners in various counties who were forced to assess this year, many for the first time, simply because otherwise they could not operate their cars In '52. But the same assessors also pointed out a basic weakness in tha Carnes law in that tt does not specify the particular year In which assessment must be made. Attorney General Ike Murry has ruled that, at least for the present, the 1951 assessment cer- titlcnte will be required for IS52 license plates. Th« attorney general personally favors a system whereby ssEessment certificates for trie current year would be remilreri to support license applications. But he points out that xith the present assessment and licensing periods (which both begin January 1) it would be virtually impossible in some counties to administer such a system. Revenue Commissioner Dean R. Morley also want* a '52-for-'52 system because current appraisals of personal property provide the only fair basis for taxing at. current value. But he, too, concedes the difficulties now Involved. Including (or one thing the fact that the asscis- ment period runs until Aprf! 10—«-ell after the licensing period has ended. Commissioner Morley,. however, has corns up with a suggestion which might answer all these shift the licensing period from January to May or June since, as far as his department U concerned, one M-day period is about as convenient as another. Tliij strikes IK as an extremely simple solution which the Legislature—which has ths final say-so on such things—misht well make a major order of business at Its 1953 session. Along with it, of course, should go an amendment to the Carnes Act to specify the year of assessment. The present system may work well enough until then. But specific aordine 1= stronger legally (nan an attorney general's ruling, and there Is no reason to coast along on va^ue, however excellent legislation, when a couple of. amendments would make it more effective, —ARKANSAS GAZETTE . O THEY SAY There does exist a moral idealUm and Intellectualism 1n youth which is waiting to be brought out, but the college; are not doing it —Dr. Harold Taylor, president, Sarah Lawrence College. * * * The volunteer (community volunteer worker) is no longer a bountiful nnr exrlushely Insure WOT man, nor exclusively female, whom someone once described as a woman with a lump In her throat and nothing in her head That type is as out of dale as the button hook.— Mrs. Oswald P. Ford. head of National Health Council. * « » Not many of todays young people sly they have seen God. but they think everybody needs to see God.— Peter Vierech, poet-profcf=or. « * « If Taft Is nomfmted it may be too much of a temptation for Mr, Truman to mist run- nine against hirn.--Sen. William Bcnton (D.. Conn.i. If enoiiEh of the people who want mr to Vim for President In 13S? . . . nnd will pay the expends . . . I'll do everything I ran to help God save this country.— \V. Lee O'Daniel. former U. 3. senator from Texas. * » * A!l the wheels of business and advertising are turning night and day to prove the colossal falsehood that America Is smiling. And they want n-.e to add my 2%. Xo!— Ben Sahn. American artist. on sentimentalizing painting. « * * The freedom and the democracy of this country are dying on the Truman Fair Deal cross. The democracy of the South c«n save the real Democratic Party . . . even if this means reformation and reorganization of the national party.— Sen. Harry p. Byrd (D., Va.). TUESDAY, D5CEVBBR $4. MS, ^m*^^ THAT Tug M0f?e THIS STUFF — THE BIGGER WILL BE Peter fdson's Washington Column — Not Even Letter- Writing Can Escape Government Red Tape By DOUGLAS LAR5EX NEA Staff Correspondent (Peter Edson Is on vacation 1 WASHINGTON —(NEAl—There's biz eflort on by the Pentjgon (a story out of there which cmsted a Gl =s =aym£ tha-: rhe bureaucrats oack in Washington hid forgotten all about The men at the front. This worried Fred because he toea on radio, TV j were veterans of the law war who ana tnrough press j knew what combat w 3S ][\, an d wno j releases. j had already turned In a creditable ! "Don't let the I P e " 0 "nance in defending their j boys over there I ""The^id" "n't ' th t p ' fh ttet h thEm '" ^i 1 " Washington had forgotten" them ' __, "?*', i a ' a5 to ? et government employes to rhe whole pro- j start writing letters to troops over motion, costing a.ii-.ere. 1 o t of money. '• HE talk-d up the idea around his a sort of section and everyone was for it government empSyT J°£ *£? j *T T S'lflt^ ^ ^^Sfr^S 0 ^ * i ^SX^^S ^-u^S?^? ^1 ! SS. £t^ n^efSlfc.'S* ,n lot of action, got himself shot up it and start writing to them and came oul as a major wiih a ! PLAN' TO ADOPT chc-st full of ribbons. Several months ! ENTtTlE DIVISION alter the Korean fighting started.] The recreation committee of the he happened to reap a newspaper I section thought it was such a swell r idea. It was recommended that the whole Department of Agriculture get into the deal and adopt a division. This of course took a couple time was to adopt tee Fir-t Martae Division. Marine That's when Fred's trouble start- i'lIs" r ""- 2""""" .ii a ,j .>. . ,.- _ -""mu wu uan- dlea through (he Department of Defense. But who (o coordinate It with there? He tried public relations. No. The civil affairs office? No. The civil liaison office? No. He finally found a colonel who thought he might help. But the colonel thought Fred ought to have some official letters giving Fred the proper authority to speak for his department on such matters By this time Fred had spent three months on his project without a letter bein? written. He tried to start all over with just the employes See EDSON on Page II once over lightly- Br A. A. There have bftn Innumerable eontrtbutioriB toward a 1H« of ease for the human critter. Either by «cldent or with dividend* aforethought, science has eased our ich« and pains, rendered communication and transportation relatively easy, brought entertainment to anyone with a, wall Mcktt and generally taken th« work out of work, Most of which I don't pretend to understand fully but which I accept anyway, especially If the price a right, one thing, however, continues to puzzle me and that is who let tha psychologist out of the lab? • • • I HAVE NO quarrel with a man simply because he likes to make chimpanzees play hfde-and-seelc for their lunch or make book on mice in a maze or time the reaction of a Mongolian Idiot to ths CulberUon method of bidding. Neither do I quarrel with the workings of the psychiatrist who deals with the full-time flipped lid and tries to talk same out of carving up his mother-in-law because she reminds him of his former first sergeant. IN HOLLYWOOD Br ERSKINX JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA1 — Shelley; Winters, who wsj Miss Eszer Bear-I er about her career before she went' to Europe, now wants oul of her long term contract at UI and ajenls are huddling on a non-exclusive' t«'o-picture-a-year deal. j 'I made six pictures in 1951."! Shelley walled it to me. "and if I don't set an Oscar for nullity I' should cet nne tor quanity. "I want to do TV and stesp plays I don't have to knock myself out anymore. The b!? chase for SFcunly is what grinds people up in Hollywood." Hfdv Lim.irr can start blushing | ag.iin. Th« skeleton In her closet—j thf rnntrnvrrslal "Erstasr." ha* hfpn «olrl fr>r MirKvin^s on Iplpcl- slnn. It's Ilir film in which she did a nude bathing srenf. Th» movie elated for Turn Nnl and Rirbara Payton (in prorflKOr Fri in the one-a-vear at Fox. Overheard: "Honey, we're as inseparable as Barbara Payton and her mink coat. Peter Lorre's European medics arc advislnc him against returning In HnllywDnri. You'rt be surprised al Ihc names of Hollywood friends who have helped pay l^irre's doctor bill< In Switzerland. His Masterpiece The jmx sim is still floating over Set HOLLYWOOD Pane U JACOBY ON BRIDGE Br OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Don't Be Afraid ^ To Take a Chance West's opening bid of three hearts no part in it for Frinchnt Tor.? Holivso-n would rather not admit it. hut B-.rbara's last film. ' H-'rl» of the antilla." is racking up =t.i:- Smirl Businessman Turban Rpy. who ow-ns 22 first run movip houses In Vienna, Is now ansellns half a dozen Independent film ventures In Europe—he's that loaded with money. A football pool poster at Motion Picture Center reads: "Pirk voi;r favorite tratll. Win SSfl and br a producer Have your own private ollice and secretary See your name In lights." Mrs. Cora Lane, mother of thf Lane Sisters. — Rosemary. Priscllla and Lola—ts seriously ill at hpr Hollywood home. Priscilla new in from nrr hnme near Boston to be at her bfri,'-de • * * lUttie MirDanlel's dnclnrs have cul Iipriside visits of her friends down in three minutes. And they are unalile lo promise a speedy return of Ihr ailing actress In hrr "Bpulah' 1 show. Brc-adway prrducer Leland Hsy- er. who m,iy crab it. Ty's nc-cotiat- Ing 3. nea contract that will put him in his own hand, so might be set three tricks vulnerable. His honors !urni5hed some sort of "cushion" 'lie solidity of his suit made It unlikely that the enemy could muster up a penalty dnuble. : South was stuck fnr a good bid. : when his turn came t;p. He w.-is rr-luctant IP rimihle since he was ( nnt ready for a rinmond response. I HP could hardly afford to jump lo [ four spades in view ot the vveak- i new of that. suit. He had to make : the decided underbid of three spader, in the hope that his partner would lake action with any doubtful hand, As It happened. North had such magnificent support for spades that ; he could afford to make a mild slam try by cue-bidding hearts. This could nnt be greatly misunderstood. ; fincp North had been unable to i bid directly over three hearts. Smith needed no further encouragement to bid six spadrs. He might have bid it, immediately over the cue-bid of three heart;, but bid five) : clubs first in th? hop? that a srand.' -=lsm might be reached If North had all the key cards. West, opened the king of hearto. and dummy ruffeci. Declarer en- tcrfd his hand with a trump, ruffed another low heart in dummy, and drew a second round of trumps with dummy's queen. He then led a low club from dummy. The key play came at this trick Declarer could well afford to eive up one club trick, but could not afford to lose two. South made the correct decision by playing the ace of clubs on the first round of that suit. Since this dropped West's singleton king, the rest was easy. If South had made the mistake of finessing the queen of clubs. West would have won with the king, and East would have won a second club NORTH AQJ92 V None « AJ 103 * 1084 3 2 (D) * 86 ¥KQJ10652 • 334 EAST AT3 ¥984 « KQ762 *J97 SOOTH A A K 1054 West 3» Pass Pass Pass + AQ63 Both sides vul. North ExM Sooth Pass Pass 4» Pass S + Pas; Pas.' Pass 3* S# 5* Opening lead—W K The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN', M.D. Wrill*n for NEA Service (Third of a Series on Respiratory Ailments) There are few more miserable afflictions than chronic infection of the sinuses. And this is no rare disease either; thousands of people suffer headache and pain and a general rundown feelign as a result of chronic infection in these mucous-lined pockets in the head. If some research worker should discover a sure-cure for sinusitis his name should certainly be immortalized. A large number of treatments have been and are being tried. The symptoms are partly the result of the pressure of accumulated pus a-nd mucus within these Pockets, so that temporary relief is often obtained by washing them out, often with fluids containing onigs which shrink the mucous nembranes. Sometimes germ-kill- Mg drugs such as the sufas or anti-biotics are helpful. Operations are occasionally employed, and aimed at enlarging the opening from the sinuses into the nose so that the mucus and pus can drain more easilv. Biit in spite of all" these measures, many victims of sinusitis continue to suffer until they are driven to desperation. Many of thase poor people have written to me asking whether they could ' exoe*l relief by cha_nging "the climate in which they live, and if 50, how- they would go about choosing such a climate, IDEAL CLIMATE Theoretically the best climate for a person with sinusitis is one in which there is not much change m temperature between night and flay. A temperature of 68 decrees to Ti degrees with the air neither too dry nor too moist but a little breeze rom time to time would be ideal. We should all like to live in smh a perfect climate if we could find it and could afford to live there Parts of Florida an d southern California are close - to this ideal Arizona and New Mexico, although quite different, appear to be good tor some sinus sufferers. In most parts of the latter states, however there is a greal deal „, fluctuation between day and night temperature and the air is too dry to b<^ good for some people When a sufferer from sinusitis rtshes to consider a change of residence, it i s best to try the new climate lor several weeks or months before making „ f inal decisioni Certainly the climate of the northern sections of the United States is not good for sinus sufferers but what climate is best for the individual has to be chosen by trial and error. trick later on. South's safety play of cashine the ace of clubs was executed to ward against exactly this danger. I! only small clubs had dropped on the sec. South would have returned to dummv with A diamond to lend another club towards his queen. This would limit the loss In clubs to nne Irirk unices West had three to the king-Jack—In which ease the slam was unmakable by any line of play. IS Years Ago In Blytheyille — Russell A. Carter. Co. 1. 32nd In- lantry. Fort McClellan. Ala., Ls the gitest of Mr. and Mrs. A. K Carter. Mrs. c. w. Afflick L= expected to return today from Battle Creek. Mich., where Mr. Afflick Ls undergoing treatment. He Is Improvine. Mrs. Charlc-5 L, Wj-lle has gone to Memphis to meet her mother. Mrs. Mamie Callaway of Arkadelphia. who b corrunc here lor » visit. But too many of these »ul tap- M ?r» have become mental kihiffa... ^T per» , — —-*..*.•«. unuzeri for the masses, giving out long- distance advice through various media available to the consumer public. Whether writing and speaking for publication I» mate profitable than routine psychological soothsaying and mental hand-holding, I do not know except to iudg« by the amount of advice on the market. WE ARE TOLD how to raise our children lo be uninhibited by letting the little monsters chop off sofa carve Initials on the , on woodwork and tar and feather the dog without tear ot admonition or rebuke Kiddies should leam "by doing." we are told; tacludin* presumably. free reign at discovering the effect of a DDT bug-bomb when used as a throat spray. There Is advice, straight from ' the couch-keeper, on how much to feed a young'un. how to feplain the connection between the birds and the bees and Hollywood, and what sort of functional toys the kid should be given. All assuming, of course, that every youth hews to the laboratory norm and couldn't possibly have cut more or less bra;ns or maturity than the bud-ifc ding hoodlum .next door. ™ For we menially downtrodden, the mind-meddlers offer grave ad. vice on how to weather the tumult. uousnees of the times. And it al. ways bolls down to such sage diagnoses as "You worry too much" or You have 3 guilty conscience" or You are frustrated." Worry and frustration are plentiful as Washington scandal these days, what with war and inflation and the high cost of what we laughingly call living, and those without some guilt in the conscience please step forward and claim your Liars Club awards, « * • • ONE ENCOUNTER 1 had with , skull- thumper proved mutually un- ' enlightening. But he was a Navy i psychologist, and perhaps not completely fascinated by my fate. On how I happened to wind up in conference with him I am a bit foeey, but It had something to do with" a transfer. I had to have his Initials on a check-out form about the length i of the rich man's Form 1040. After ' staring out the window a spell, he i ashed me If I slept Veil. Well i cncugh, I allowed, considering the ..^ ' sawdust mattress I had been issued. (P He stared out the window some j more. . ; "Like the Navy?" he asked. "Wait a minute," I replied : "Which one of us is the patient?" ' He said archly I was and I said i that sounder! like a loaded ques- ' tion but. he insisted I answer so I said "Tolerable" nnd chalked up that round as a snlit decision. « • _ * THEN HE FLUNG (he old chestnut at me. "Got a girl friend?" Not wishing to display any combat-type emotional stability but determined to defend my virility. 1 said "I can take 'em or I can leave em. The fence-straddling bested him, and I won the required Initials solution to the matter of mental tea-leaf readers was set forth tn n recent news story by a psychoanalyst being used for divorce. At the time the divorce was brewing. : he testified, he was undergoing psychoanalysis, "Most of us psychoanalysts snal- , I yze each other," he explained. There's the answer. Turn 'cm loose on each other for best results. And while they're attacking one another with their little rubber hammers, we'll carry on with our traditional frets and frustrations—to each his own neurosis. Singing Cowboy An»w»r to Pr»viou» Puzzla HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,5 Depleted tinging cowboy 10 Right ol holding 12 Thorough/are 14 Blackbird ol cuckoo family 15 Wager . 17 Drink mad« with malt 18 Conducted 19 Onager 20 Lady Literate In Art (ab.) 11 Symbol for orblum 32 Mystic syllable 33 Wise man 26 Marble* 38 Meadow 29 French Island 30 Preposition 31 Worthies* bit 33 Stripes 3S Implement 37 Measure of «rn 38 Sun god o< Egypt 39 Tear 41 Genui ot cattle 44 Scatter •tSFeminln* appellation « Whey of milk 48 Exist 49 Sea nymph 51 He (tars In picture* 55 Birdi' hom«i MSufTeri ditcorrJort 1 Military leader 2 Geraint'f wU« 3 Chaos 4 Bitter vetch 5 Inquires 6Shoshonean Indian 7 Troop («b.) 8 Genuine 8 Color 10 Stories U Greek letter 13 Groups of 16 While 34 Machine part 35 Coniumti 1« Horse's gait 42 Correlative ol 27 Go by aircraft either 32 Bullnghlers 43 Total 33 Nobleman 44 Caudal 34 Ascended appendage 3« Burdened 46 Pose MPeel 47 Extinct bird 41 Articles of 50 Electrical unrt furniture 52 Palm lily ^

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