The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 12, 1951
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BHTHBV1LLB (AKK.) COUNTER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEJfBEH 12, 1991 COURIM KIWI oointnn nwc oo. K. W. RAIHBI, P»bll»h*r ,T A. KAINM, Attletant Publisher A. A. PWEDRICKSOM, IdiUr PAUL D. HUUAN. AdrtrlUinc Man»f»T M* NtHoiui AdvertMnf RepreMntBtlres: W4lU<« Wilmer Co, New Tork, Chtca«o, Detroit, Atttnte, U«»phk, Intend H second cl«H mutter tt (he »t Blyth«Ylll«, Arktnui, unckr set ol Con- Ortober », Itn. Mexber of Tht Associated Prcsi RAT»«: Bjr e«rrler in th» city of Blythevlll. or »ny Mfcurbtn town when cirrltr terries it maintained, »t per wert. By mtil. within * r«dlu» ol S» miles, I5*> per T««r, »3.S« for ilx monthi, *1.35 for thre« monttu; kr m»U eul»!d< &» mil* ion., H2.58 per year payibl* In »d>ince. Meditations All these etlf things come from within, and th« nun.— Mark 7:23. I will govern' my life, and my thoughts, as H the whole world were to see the one, and to road the other; for what does It signify lo make anything a secret to my neighbor, when to Ood (who IE the searcher of our heartsuadl our privacies are open?— Seneca, Barbs Why Is It some folks, even after they're admitted to a friend's home, keep right on knock- Ing? • • '»* Any nnemployed persons Is a lut happier being helped into » job than just belrtR helped •ni. • * • The energetic, happy girl carries her years light, Buys * doctor. And maybe she drops a few of them, too. * • • Can jem just imagine how hard the snowfalls htt the kids In towns where schools have been forced to close? * * • Lots of lives would be saved if horse sense w« as scarce on our streets aa the horse. Monateljr. D*moer«tl« roYsrn merit 1* nothing if it is not a system administered impartially, without fear or favor. It cannot function as a sort of elaborate .pay-off bureau. One plans lias been advanced. Thatis to have Congress appropriate a sum adequate to cover the reasonable cam- ptfign expenses rmi orrry in the prunes- tial nominees but of all national candidates. This plan is not a good one, and others nre needed. We cannot go on like this. BlythcvilU Personalities— Third Ward Alderman L G. Hash Once Drew Army Assignment on Hometown Draft Board Keep Your Eyes And Ears Open Some enterprising; newspaper or agency will have him interviewed. An alert radio or TV broadcasting network will get him on the nir before the year is out. Maybe one of the slick magazines will do a flattering piece about him. Who is he? Why, he's the man who went to Kurope in 1051 and didn't talk to General Kiscnhowcr. Views of Others Congress Must Devise Plan Limiting Campaign Costs In 1952 for the first time in history the visual story of a presidential election will be brought into American living rooms from coast to coast. Television is well advanced from tha.infant days of 1948, when the first limited campaign coverage was offered. The impact of this development will b« felt in countless ways. One of the most significant is the effect widespread telecasting will have on the already great cost of campaigning. The politicians' TV bill for 1952'is sure to be staggering. The outlook for heavy political expenditures next year makes this as good a time as any for the country to examine thoroughly its whole system of financing elections. For the evidence is growing that there is something radically wrong with' present practices. The big political contributions today come from individual businessmen, from corporations, labor unions, and certain other organizations and associations. The rank and file of labor, the farmer, the white-collar worker, the housewife and the professional man may swell the coffers somewhat, but by comparison their contributions are not usually large. Naturally, the politicians finance themselves to some degree, though their outlays are limited by law, and most could not afford huge sums in any event. The cost of campaigning being what it is, the candidates have no choice but to look for large assistance from the business community and similar sources. Their necessary reliance upon such funds makes the limit on their own personal spending a futile and rather foolish thing. Now. of course, the suppliers of campaign funds do not generally operate from goodness of heart. In these complex times, businessmen and corporations need friends in government. Their- dealings with official agencies are constant. And they have found that it pays to know people who are willing to open the right doors. This is as understandable for them as is the politicians' dependence on their aid. They are simply playing the game as it has always been played in this country. In the first place, the sums of money involved are too big. They create a heavy obligation on the successful politician to reward hip benefactors either by granting official favors or withholding penalties. The current rash of tax and influence scandals underlines the danger. Inasmuch as the finanrical needs seem destined to increase, this risk to Bound government can only rise propor- Assessors Look at Thei r Job. The move to equalize property assessments catches the assessor in that proverbially Lough spot between a rock and a hard place. He knows that our assessments are only * fragmentary reflection ol the slate's creased property wealth. He also knows that the ichools, and many local governments, need more revenue. He probably feels that property ought to pay a larger share. But the assessor Is an elected official, and over him looms the shadow of the property owner's ballot. Frequently, too, a group of property owners have a big *ay In the county's politics. The ass&ssors, meeting In Little Rock, wrestled with this old problem, which has long been Bflnd In their strawberries- It Is more RO now, With the a Foremen Uoncri drlva Lo equalize SR- scssmeiit-s. What to rto about It wu an Imperfc- tiv* question. A big difficult? !• our high m!U**t rttM, which qulta naturally look to the property ownir llk« the wolves coming- down on th* (old. Getting assessment up to even the present standard of 50 per cent of value, in the face of tho« rates, looks Ilka "Impossible" in shrieking italic capital letters to the So they struck ft compromise. They asked tha public Service Commission to cut that ,V> per cent standard to M per cent. This stems like about the that can be done right now. An honest-to-goodness 2fi per cent n.we.-isment the. slate over would add substantially to property tax revenues. Probably no county has reached that figure. Many ar« rather sharply below it.. The needed thing Is to keep the ball for equalizing assessments rolling. The--booking of rural property will begin next month'—urban realty wafl assessed this year. And all personal property, rural and urban, will get another "look-see. The assessor ctvnnot no a proper Joh alone. Remember that he's n human being, dependent for his Job on public favor. In every county, the school people and civic officials shovild back him up In carrying forward the equalizing begun this year—regardless of what percentage of value 1« adopted. * When that work is well launched, the next stop will be to modify mlltage rates, as A necessity to getting a full assessment. But now the task Is to see that all property joes on the books at some fair and workable ratio to Its value. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT By C1,AUDE K. SPARKS (Courier News Staff tt'rllrr) (RDITOR'S NOTE: This Is another In m. ifrlen of slorlos about the mfn who will comprise l.iyhvc- villt'i City Council Jan. I.) If you were tapped by Uncle Sam for' military duty, how would you lilce bo serve that time on your hometown draft board? Most people would consider that an enviable but impossible assignment, but it is what the Army handed Third Ward Alderman U G. Nwth^ln 1917. Mr- Na.ih was dratted shortly before the end of World War I find served all but one month on Versailles, Ky,, draft beard. Now vice president and general manager of Delta Implements Inc., and vice president of Farmer's Tractor and Truck Company of Manila, Mr, Na.ih was born Jvily 10, 1895, on a farm at Pisnah, Ky,, home ol the oldest Presbyterian Church east of the Mississippi River. I/fft Farm In 1016 He left the farm in 10lf> to wnrfc or a building and supply company t Versallles. Ky., lor a year and hen helped crganly-ed. Wood ford Joal and Feed Company there. After his return from the Army —he served one month a I Camp Taylor, Louisville, and was riis- :hrirged there—he sold the coal and eed firm and moved to Lexington, Ky. There he worked in the construe* Jon division of the Burley Tobacco Grower's Association. He later resigned to work for BrandeLs Machinery find Supply Company of Louisville selling in- Lslrinl, mine and road construction equipment. "I tired of traveling," Mr. Nnsh said, "and came to Blytheville Jan- 1, 1935. when Delta Implements was organized." To Begin Fiflh Year Appointed to fill the unexpired portion of the late Farmer England's last term, Mr. Nash was reelected twice lo the Council and will begin his fifth year as an al- r n once over lightly- Bj A. A. FredricLinB It has been reported that house flies, mosquitoes and sundry varmints on which man wages continuing war have developed 'immunities to DDT, which nt the outset was touted as capable of devastating everything except bill collectors and chiseling relatives, 4 Immunity is not exceedingly difficult to develop, whether it be to the common cold, measles, panhandlers or Army chow. Endure anything long enough and even if immunity doesn't set in, you will 'ourler News Photo The DOCTOR SAYS- By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M, I). Written for NBA Sfrvlre (Fourth of a Series on Respiratory Ailments) Four letters are before me ask- in? about virus pneumonia. One, a bereaved mother has not recovered from the blow of losing her nlne- weck-old son from that disease. Another lady writes that she was In good health up until two years ngo when she had virus pneumonia and she has never entirely recovered her health. Another lady writes that she had virus pneumonia a year ago. but still has weak spells and perspires a prrat deal. The fourth letter tells of a young man who Is engaged to the writer's daughter who has been down Rick from virus pneumonia lor five months. Virus pneumonia usually starts much like Influenza, Cough with a running nose and watering of the eyes is common. The lungs are involved in a peculiar patchy manner. The physical examination of the lungs reveals differences from lobar pneumonia »nd the X-ray picture is also different. Apparently virus pneumonia is ft? TlflHI) WARD Al.DERMAN—L. G. Nash will begin his fifth year caught from someone else Just us on City Council -Jan. 1. Mr. Nash is chairman of the Finance Com- derman tn January. A past president ot Blytheville Rotary Club, Alderman Nash is a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church and a past president of the Chamber ol Commerce. He rww is C. of C. director and chairman of the Community Chest Board. Mr. Nash also is a former president of Mississippi County Farm Bureau and Is now a director. He is NASH on Page 11 Peter Bdson's Washington Column — Ike Hasn't Accepted Nomination, But His Cabinet Is Taking Shape B) DOUGLAS I.ARSEN (Peter Edson is on vacation.) WASHINGTON <NBA)—In spite of the fact that nobody is really sure that General Elsenhower is going to be & candidate for the presidency in 1952 rumors hnve already begun ' i float around town about who will make up his cabinet if he's elected. Most novel story is that radio and TV funny man Arthur Godfrey Is In line for be- of General Ike and visited him In Europe recently. What's more. Godfrey has taken a sudden interest in politics. High officers' in the Nnvy who tell the story say that at least Gocifrcj would bring sonic humor to the rather dull Pentagon. An Expert Cook One of the town's more eligible bachelors. Col. Frank X. Born awaiting confirmation as a brlpa These Aren't Tied In Senate and House conferees have agreed on a bill to postal rates $117,000.000 a year and on two bill.* ral-sinn pay for postal employe* «n estim«tod $6S0,000,000 a year. Washington dispatches said the three bills arc tied together. Rut no bills nre tied In to Rive the Post Office Department and the most modern and efficient equipment and methods, to take it out of politics or lo transfer 20.000 postmasters from polltim! patronnpe for senators Rnd represent a lives to a merit bnsts. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE ler general and one of the Penl-a- ison why the Leg on's autslnndi.-.g authorities on ihlna, has Just written himself a ook book called "Eat and ISnjoy t.", He's actually one of the best imateur cooks In town tvnri his look, includes recipes from coun- ries all over the world where he ias served in the Army. It even contains f ivhlch he few Russian dishes cla'fcns he learned in China, He never had duty in Russia. Will Be More Slntlonary Although the new American Legion National Commander Donald R. Wilson Is said to be one of the best public ever head the Legion, he is going to cut down on the amount of traveling and .speaking which recent commanders have done, Probably his biggest worry Is declining Legion membership. It has [nllr-n from a post- war high of 3,300,000 to the current officially announced figure of 2,?QO,OOO f which is considered exaggerated because of the method of reporting membership figures by individual posts. This membership decline, among other things is causing the Legion major budget problems. Wilson hoppfl to do some economizing oi tlie Lee Ion's functions, as well try to fin d som e wa y to spa rk membnrshlp. Lack of funds is the biggest rca- ion gave up Tide of Toys program for European ':ids..Last year It cost the national irgnnization $130,000. TV Enter* the Picture Biggest reason why the Republican and Democratic conventions were switched in Chicago from he Stadium, where they have been teld before, to the Internationa Amphitheater at the stockyards was "to give more room for better elevision coverage of the events. The Democratic and Republican national committees were happy to jo along" with the chanse because TV is going to be such a vital factor In the campaign. And the networks were happy to be, able to give the conventions the full TV treatment because they remember that it was the televising of the conventions in Philadelphia in 1948 that gave the new medium of communication one of Its biggest boosts. It Ls estimated that 400,000 square feet of space is needed off the convention floor for all of TV's special needs. The Stadium didn't have this much extra room. Movie studios \vlH be set up to film special features for distribution to local television stations. Much of the convention proceedings will be filmed for later TV showing, which requires large pro- obar pneumonia usually is. About or three weeks are likely to elapse between exposure and the beginning of symptoms. The temperature goes up morft slowly than In obar pneumonia: cough Is presenl early and becomes more and more annoying but not much mucus is brought up. The. acute stage of virus pneu monla generally lasts from one to two weeks, but this does not mean that the disease is over so soon. An X-ray film of the lungs, for ex ample, shows changes from norma for 10 or 11 weeks and the cough may hang on even longer. Com pitta Most, victims of virus eventually recover completely, un like the baby whose mother wrote But the disease Is much more long lasting than would be expecte from the development of the ncut symptoms. Most of those who have had'viru pneumonia complnln of cough, eas fatteabllity and lack of pep to months, and even years. Further more, virus pneumonia weakens th body so that it is more susceptlb' to attack by other germs. Better methods of prevention and! treatment of virus pneumonia are' needed. Until our present research scientists' have found out more about this condition and what to do for it, the victim of virus pneumonia is wise to stay carefully in bed for some time after the acute symptoms have gone. All too often convalescence Is long drawn out and discouraging. Unfortunately, there Is not much to be done about at least become inured to the point of numbness. • • * CRISES AND SCANDAL provide no exception. Already we have accustomed ourselves to a deep tax bite until the squeal of pain Is almost an Involuntary reflex. War Is becoming habitual, like dope, and we are hardening to it to the point that blood Is not being given ai fast as It Is being shed. ' If we awake and find no new crisis upon us, we are like the lush who relapses in(o sobriety but finds ot)iing in the house to splice the rayed nerves. We have been sus- alned on scandal In government so ong that when the last spadeful f dirt Is turned, we will find the 'orkaday news diet pallid stuff. The more we are bludgeoned with evelations that people In high places don't necessarily possess high principles, the duller the impact becomes. By trying ib long enough, R man can learn to sleep in a boil- r factory operating full tilt. • • * CURRENT NEWS REPORTS tell is that Harry Truman has his dander up about the varmlts In Ms official household. His dander evidently operate. 1 ; in slow motion for misbehavior of his underlings has jeen the subject of multiple probes for better than a year. Harry's cud- den cry of anguish has a strangely thesplan tone about it. But the boy's timing IB good. H« as bulled his neck and ducked' the issues and arisen In righteous defense of "my people" during every "smear" and "red herring" probe to dat*. When the time got ripe, however, he began playing a different record and his opus of expediency we are hearing now. Political expediency has upstaged political fidelity and the writing off of political llnbllltiM te upcoming. Belatedly, however, and the effort Is mn afterthought. The aim, of course, Is noble—to be able to point with noisy pride at a clean it except to let time heal as it usually will. See EDSOX H IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON XEA Staff Correspondent not run away; arui it, will be more 133 years aeo by Mrs. A. K. Carter Exclu- Hhat entitle me to wear in every wedding gown again?" white Freeman's dropping hints n? the. Paramount HOLLYWOOD <NEA> sively Yours: Every day way Joan Arthur is taking over GrctA Garbo's Hollywood title of Moris 'Miss Eccentric." During filming Unit site's of "Shane." Jean lived iti n far- slnr slMilr in ,T;inuiry, Dissatis- Irom-elc pant apartment ndjoLnintr j faction ;vUh the Junior Miss roles Paramount SUirllo, and hrmr-ecl a j handed In her. dozen chickens in a pen 011 t\\c lot, j Once a week her aeeut paid n sUi- j Andy Panria may be the first SO THEY SAY It Is only when a manufacturer admits that he has reached the ultimate In efficiency f* 1R *' hp Justifies surrfnrtrrlnjr to the pressure of inflation,—L. F. Norris, pre$iripnt of Minneapolis manufacturing concern. + + * We'U have lo bo tub Manchuria tt a crnsn- fire Is not agreed upon.-Go'.-. Thomas E. Dewcy, of N. Y. *. * * We are determined tr have them (new atomic weapons) first, and In grcater quantity than any potential enemy. . . . There to no prize for Ihe runner-up.—Robert A. Lovelt, defense secretary. * t * This is the best time <for the American legion) to pive Ihrm 'political parties) the needle for what we want done <which isi . . . either to win the war In short order or el^e admit ^'« can't and set out,—Erie Cocke, Jr., retiring American Legion commander. * * *. Show ma R man cutting his lawn on a Sunday morning nnrt I'll show you an anti-Communist. —Rep, Donald Jackson <R, Calil,), rlio garriner to feed the fryers. Eyp-povper of the year is Lana Turner'r. confession, in her Ulr story In Woman's Home Coiupan- ;Mipply Andy for Ion, that her father was R part- t announcements. time bootlecper who was sluaeed SKKVKS THE to death in 1930 on a Snn Fr-inc^co street corner. Lan.i'ji "Mj- Private Life," as lolrl to C'amrrrvn Shi pp. will »'in licr morr friends than nnvlhinc she's ever done in her life. It e\ plains lol of things. Hollywood cartoon character to be fr.unrcci in TV commercials. Pro- ;tlucrr Walter LanU is talking ; | with nn unto supply firm t scries of spot Giry Cioper. waiting for the hop See HOLLYWOOD on Page 15 JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bic Crosby is to]line n.ils he'll lilt the ""V channel?; late nrxl year. "On film for sure." he pay?. MrriU* have- tolrt Lrx Harkrr that he will have to unrierco -Mir- \ Rcry after trie first of the year, j Throat muscle* that press on vital [ ncrvp centers will be severed. i ROMANCE IX THE MAKING | Thr whiter that Peter l.awTord I wed bnmcl Jean Mac-I3onsld. j now a member of MGM's publicity • department, o^ntinurs to circulate. , Even Prte'.s parents. Sir Sidney and ' Lady Mary 1-autord. admit that u may happen, ilcan's thr la^ \\tvi j followed Potrr to Hollywood [10:11 i Hawaii and rut Shfuman t> out of hl.« affections. ,ut he must do so. As Pete (ventritt pointed out, the ruff wil 75 Vears Ago In Blythevitle I>ec. 12 Castles Beeman, who is on the j Hospital ship "Wyoming" of the 'United States Navy, now stationed at Norfolk. Va. f is here for a visit with his parent.*, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Beeman. Yesterday he was guest of Mrs. Selma Lentz Morrison's history class, at which he told of his travel. 1 ;. He was a member of the 1932 graduating class. A quart of green beens, canned house come November next. • • • IT WILL BE A better than fair wager to expect Harry, against K background of Republican dissonance, to make a pass at the credit for both uncovering and dislodging the rotten apples in his barret. It won't be due him, but I shall not be surprised if a considerable slice of the population Is not con- ent to settle back and let the pride of Pendergast haggle it out with he OOP for whatever glory is Involved. While public indignation dies from sheer overwork. John B. Dunlap, top man on th« Revenue Bureau totem pole, displayed an awesome comprehension of the^sltuatlon this week when he suddenly discovered that "there is no excuse for the things that have happened." What a mind. They shouldn't have happened but they did and they/could once again. Sometime ' before the upcoming November, someone is going to chalk everything up to the unfortunate unwlelrtlness of big government. I don't know what the reply will be when the diKClaimant is reminded that there was no excuse for big government in the first place. Probably will holler "Smear!" •flluable later on than at this stage. South continues, instead, by drawing two rounds of Irump with he ace and kins. Next, he takes he ace and kin? of Chios and ruffs a club in his own hand. After ruffins one club. South at iast finds it wise to ruff his spade :n rtiimmy. This puts the lead In dummy at a time <*-hen declarer can ruff a second club. The second cluh ruff establishes dummy's last club. South can then enter dummy with the ace of diamonds and load the Inst club to discard a diamond. If East rtltfs. he does so with trip, hich tnimp". and ;Take Your Time Before You Ruff By OSWALD JACOnV Wrillrti for NK.V Srrvir ''When you want to ruff a losin (Mrd in the dummy." said Peter l.cvenniU. "rton t be in too much "' a hi:rry." L/rventvitt was tnlkln;; l (1 a croup of advanced students at The tamous Card Schcol, in New "Thn rulf won't run away." Pete '•'•mtsnHod. "Vff the rutlin? trick at the time when it will do you the He driiniiistralrd with the hand i tiday. which I promptly rt lor ariVar.ced student* of -t leads the J.ic!: of spades, dejisiifr Taffy i- still dar- ] dummy plays the q.uoen. and East NORTH AQ7 • V .154 «_A10.1 *KJ5!2 tt WEST A J 10982 EAST AAG4 Y Q109 * J98 + Q976 SOUTH (D) Psss Pass Pass »K765 4103 V AK862 • Q42 * AS Bolh sides vul. South Weal North 1 t Pass 2 A 2 V Pass 3 V 4 V Pass Pass Opening lead—A J ed. A much married clamor rushfd Into Beverly Hills salon and said: "I'm riivorcnie my fifth ruish.mrt •nd re-marrying my first. Docs with the ace e. and South East wins returns a with the At this point Soul-h is in position lo ruff his last spade in dummy— ere recently found In good con- dition under the house, where they h»d been put away and forgotten. It had been thfi custom to put hom» canned goods on the foundation under the, and through an oversight this can was left undisturbed thru the years. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Famous Structure Answer to Previous Puzils HORIZONTAL 3 Tropical plant 1,5 Depicted 4Glimpst famous 5 Rested $ structure, 6 Peruvian iu i.i.ct w.n a uic'K his last trump. If East discards, dummy's club repipsentj declarer's tenth trie'*. In cither case thr contract Is hcme. If South rufffci his last sparte In dummy too quickly he miEht manage to make his contract by means of an end play and some fancy gue.ssinp. However, the correct line of play as.«urps the contract with of Ihe 10 Negligent 12 Celestial beings 14 Literary bits Ib Terror 17 Make lace 18 Exist 19 H is in , Greece 21 Negative reply 22 Italian river 24 Seed vessels 26 Caudal appendage • 27 Angers 23 Tellurium (symbol) 29 Fish 30 FootHke part 31 Registered nurse (ab.) 32 Kind 33 Exchange premium 36 Otherwise 37 Repair 38 Two (prefix) 39 Slanders 45 Board (ab.) 46 Dined 48 Landed estate 49 Mineral rock 50 Sea nymph 52 Harvesting machine 54 Raves 55 Cast off VERTICAL 1 Classes 2 Eucharistlfl Indian 7 Giant king ol Bashan 8 Seine 9 Defame 10 Seaport In Morocco 11 Membranous pouch 13 German engraver 25 Fruit 30 More courteous 32 Closed car 34 Native 16 Direction (ab.) 35 Stranger 19 Bothered 40 Give forth 20 Aphorisms 41 Passing 23 Saltpeters fancies 42 Any •S3 Unruly crowd 44 Goddess of discord 47 Age 49 Poem 51 Half an em S3 "Granite State" (ab.) no guessing at all. Simplest it best. wlnt cup

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