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• BLtTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher •AKRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. JT8EDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol« National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphlt. Entered u i«ond class matter at the post- office «t Blytlwvllle, Arkansas, under act of Con(T«M, October (, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: * By carrier In the city of Blylheville or any • uburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. i By mall, within a radius of SO mile'. $5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, »12.60 per year payable in advance. Meditations And now (he Ix>rd ihew klndnem and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this Undoes., bfcauie ye have done Ililj (hfnr.—II Samuel 2:6, « * » .Life Is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, In which smiles and kindnesses and small obligations, given habitually, »re what win and preserve the heart, and secure comfort.—Sir Humphry Davy. Barbs A Minnesota dad has taught his two-year-old •on to skate. The old gent must be a pretty good. ekat« himself. . . . A Kansu fitl won a priw for her lilt of aur- iwtleni for better roadi; And the list was prolt- »Wy fU«d fn the wastcbasket. • • ' • • * An Indiana man ate a peck of apples In one alttlng-whlch should keep the doctor away for »om« time to come. • • • U y<m want to know how kin r a woman ha* h»4 a drew, Jiwt compliment her <m It. * . * ,A fancier s«y« a dog should be treated a* one of W» family, in »om« cawa pity the pup I Time Has Come for Truman ToClean His House-Or Else . Thii Is • time of decision for President Truman. With new revelations of •caudal brewing forth almost daily, he h« realized for some time that he can no longer shrug off reports of corruption and Influence-peddling as "asinine." Th« only question now is whether the President intends to attack these evils full force or half-heartedly. The signs so far add up to the halfhearted approach. To be sure, he has directed some sweeping ousters in the scandal-ridden Internal Revenue Bureau. But there is nothing to suggest that the measures adopted are complete or exhaustive. There is still too much t^lk from Mr. Truman and other key Administration officials of the "few rotten apples" in the barrel. They may in fact be right; corruption may not prove nearly so widespread as current disclosures hint. But the point is the Presidents and his lieutenants are guessing. They do not know the state of their own household. Mr. Truman's mood is no longer complacent, nor does he mock his critics. But his apparent course of action does not yet fit the gravity of the situation. He still seems much too willing to give himself and his Administration the benefit of the doubt. But the country wants the doubts resolved clearly and unmistakably. It is not .satisfied to have learned the facts about T. Lamar Caudle, former assistant attorney general, consorter with influence peddlers, intimate of gamblers, dispenser of government favors and recipient of same from men in peril from ' federal authority. The nation wants to know how many more Caudles there may be in other cranies of government. It wants to know how a Caudle could be tolerated by officials who claim to be intelligent, moral men. Caudle concedes he knew little of tax matters when placed in charge of them by Sir. Justice Clark, then attorney general. This ignorance evidently was no handicap, in ~ Claris judgment. Nor have Caudle's questionable qualifications and his strange intra-mural doings caused Attorney General McGrath any particular anguish. And what of Peyton Ford, Caudle's immediate superior in the Justice Department? He was so doubtful of Caudle's behavior in one tax case that he directed the prosecuting department lawyer to cease informing Caudle of his future plans in the litigation. The infor- - mation was leaking back to the defendant regularly. Yet Ford thereafter re- 1 MU«t in4 allowed Caudl* to go hii way unimpeded. None of this suggests a vigilant Administration, but rather one all too tolerant of lapses from moral grace, Surely Mr. Truman must toon appreciate that he cannot restore confidence in the integrity of his regime by milk-toast reassurances of his intent to tosn out th« "few rotten apples." President Coolidge enabled the Republican Party of the mid-1920's to surmount the Teapot Dome scandals because he vigorously plunged into the task of cleaning house. He named a strong nonpartisan commission to go over the Administration from top to bottom. Mr. Truman may find himself grossly in error if he believes he can get by with lesser measures. If he fails to order the thorough airing the situation demands, the American voters may direct it themselves—on Nov. 4, 1952. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Views of Others President's FEPG Order Is Dangerous President Truman's creation of a little rEPO by executive order is unnecessary, lli-idvised, »nd dangerous, Unnecessary because.: The President's announced objective—to enforce a clause forbidding racial or religious discrimination by employer* holding federal contracts and subcontracts—could be accomplished just as effectively, perhaps more effectively, bjr • lew controversial means. This contract provision Is an accepted part of the government's agreements with business firmi iccountlng, under the defense program, for 18 per cent of America's gross national product. Responsibility for enforcing the antidiscrim- ination clause rests on the head of each contract- Ing agency In the federal establishment. Power to cancel contracts or withhold payment for noncompliance Is the chlej tool available for such enforcement. All. the president needed to do, If he were in doubt as to the status of enforcement, was to direct someone on the Whit* House starf to ascertain the facts and report confidentially lo him. Instances of noncompltance then could b« called to the attention of the appropriate department head, with warning to take »ction or b« removed from office. That would be good administrative practice, Instead of playing for the grandstand. Ill-advised because: The President ts doing by executive order what congress repeatedly and consistently has refused to do by legislative ennctmetit. Congress showed IU disapproval ol th« Fair Employment Practices Commission which existed during World War I by refusing to appropriate funds for Its continuance. Congress has considered at every session since then the establishment of an PEPC with even broader powers of compulsion over the hlrjng-»nd firing of workers by private employers, iund that legislation ha* never pa-^ed. But If we are to have an FEPO—and the President's action I* a limited step In that direction—It should b« with the lull sanction of the legislative branch of the government. The President's powers and his exercise of them are already great enough without extending into fields where Congress hu,specifically withheld its approval. Dangerous because: President Truman's action creates, new dissension in hlj own party and In the country as » whole at a time when unity U ou^.great national need. Every decision In the.se critical days must be Judged In the light of whether It helps or hurts the American effort to strengthen defenses of this country. The President's order can only create confusion and widen the breach between our commander-ln-chlel' and ninny of his people. Whether Justly or unjustly, the Inevitable reaction In the South will be to assume thai the ' President acted from political motives. Such * feeling about the commander-ln-chlef Is rtan- gerous In such times as these, and should not be encouraged unnecessarily by him. We should like to see the President revoke this improper order. • —ATLANTA JOURNAL SO THEY SAY What sort of party are we? . . . conservative voters are easily recognized: the active producers of wealth, the skilled workers with hand or brain, those who manage or dream they will some day manage a factory or farm.—David Eccles. British Tory M. p. * • « The idea of state's rights Is not outworn, The people are again prepared lo stand for state's rights on the basis of principle.—Sen. Robert A. Taft (R., O.). » « * The world Is rearming everything except the Venus de Milo.—Michael V. DtSalle, price administrator. * • « M'Carthyism as contrasted to Trumanlsm has done mons good than harm.—Sen. Harry p. Cain R.. Wash.). A "sit-down" army Is subject to collapse »t the first sign of an enemy effort. An army that stops to tie its shoestrings seldom regains the Initiative.—LI.-Gen. James A. Van Fleet, U. S. Eighth Army «omzn*nde*. THURSDAY, DECEMBER IS, 1981 Hope They Don't Bother You" P«««r Bdson's Washington Column — Remember George Aliens Name —He'll Be Around a Long Time By DOUGLAS I.ARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent (Peter Edson is on vacation) WASHINGTON (NEA)—The one man In the United States who probably can make ihc shrewdest prediction as to who will be the presidential candidates in 1952 is George Edward Allen. He Is jnost easily identified as ^ George Allen, the White House Jester. The Implication In the title that Allen Is merely a jovial buffoon couldn't be more inaccurate. Allen Is a cool, smart in. dividual who has Larstn 1>a ,. lnvc(i „ m(l[ ._ vclous, ingratiating personality into big money and a position of influence In American government and business enjoyed by practically no other person in the country. Allen's unique status behind the national scene, as nil of his innumerable close friends admit, Is due to "who' Allen knows and not "what" he knows. That's true. But Allen also happens to know a lot of "what." Allen's really close association with President Truman began during the '44 campaign when Triimnn •was running for Vice President. Allen accompanied Truman on most of his travels during that campaign, helping write his speeches. Ironing out problems along the way and generally being a genial traveling companion. Well Liked Person Truman, like everybody else who has had much associatloii with Allen, became very fond of him. The President's door is always open to him. Thus, if the President gets another (our years. Allen's comfort- nlile and influential position in Washington is ' undisturbed. But what if the President does not run? That leaves the most likely Dem- ocratic candidate as Chief Justice VInson. And it just so happens that Vinson is probably even a closer personal friend.of Allen's than Truman. They are poker-playing cronies. Even if somebody else is selected as Democratic candidate, Allen is his friend. Allen Is a buddy of every big-shot Democrat In the country. Should General Eisenhower be nominated by the Republicans and then win, Oeorge Allen would remain iust us welcome a visitor to the White House as he Is right now. When the General was called to Washington recently by the President, the only purely social event was an evening with Alien. It was George Allen who handled the whole deal on General Eisenhower's purchase of a farm in Gettysburg, Penn. It gave the General residency in a state with a lot of delegates to the Republican National Convention. The way Allen has become asso- See EDSON on Page 23 once over lightly- 87 A. A. Frerfrlckton It Is no news thut Guffey'a Reader i« somewhat outdated by modern educational standards, and its piling was no great tragedy. However, 1 am concerned with the best seller composed Initially by Noah Webster, for I'm afraid that volume is doomed unless drastic revisions arc made. Now, I have a deep and abiding respect for Mr. Webster, for without the efforts of that old gentleman I would have to take up wholesale peddling of mink coats for a living, j have reached the point where I have to consult the ^ dictionary on only 40 or 50 per cent t of the words I use, and I hate to see the book grow obsolete. • • • t EVEN IF THE sundry spellings of words remain unrearranged, the ,,, definitions are being given a. mere!- hi less kicking around these 'days. I expect that the day will soon be upon us In which one will be required to consult legal counsel as well as the dictionary and Roget's T^esarus. , Vhe re-indexing of our language h is a likelihood I see underlying a, the current practice of delving into pa the nation's political garbage heap along the Potomac. Take the Internal Revenue Bureau diggings, f'rinstance. put a five-buck necktie and a Brooks Brothers drape on t a man with a pickpocket's morals and even th.e words come out with a high gloss and no rough edges. Alibis offered for public and Congressional consumption these days at least have a cultured air. They sound like snappy dialogue from a tea-crumpets-and-bedroom production by Noel Coward. IN HOLLYWOOD Ky ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—Guys and Dolls: Errol Flynn is about to be menaced on the screen by a brave bold pirate who holds hlni to a draw In a pistol duel and a fist fight. Richard Wirtmark, Basil Rathbone or Ty Power? Uh-huh. It's Ladles' Day on tht pirate adventure front with Sim- part because I was a famous star's brother. lank, I've, been in the theater since I was a kid. In It, around it, and under it. But some people get the wrong idea-" Is John finding things easier now (hat he's changed his name? "Not particularly," he snorted. "I sot to the studios with my agent. skirts The movie is UI's 'Against All reen O'Hara as the swashbuckler in The a &cnt ">''• 'I'd like you to meet John Slallory.' "The casting director or the producer shakes hands and says, 'Hi, Mitch.' Under any name you can think of, Hollywood still knows I'm Bob Mitchum's brother." en the subject of family resemblance, "Not a bit. Bob's handsome. I'm fat." FAITH IN .SEW ROLE If Thcda Bara could build a career on burning males to a crisp with her orbs, so can Faith Doni- ergue. She's a man-destroyer again in "The Claim Jumpers" and she's given up hope of ever playing Goldilocks or Little Red Riding Hood en the screen. "But I sort of like It." mused Fnith. who halted her career for a stork date last year. "Nobody can say I'm dull." Flags." slated for January filming, with Errol playing a British naval officer who invades a pirate haven ruled by Maureen. "Braver than Errol Flynn" Is a stock phrase for movie heroics. After this one It nwy be "Braver Than Maureen O'Hara." No, Maureen isn't worried alwut w ol glamor since being oubbcci manhamller because of a succession of roles in which she gets her man at the point of a sword, the crack ot a bulhvhip or with flying lists. Plunging necklines may have t?V.en their last plunpe, but Maureen's charms will still stand out in front. "I don't mind the new high nrck fashions at all," Miss Cleavage told me. "My dressmaker's already figuring out lace and lattice \vcrk in the right places." •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Use Trump Coup As a Surprise By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Most bridge players think of a trump coup only when they are In a very high contract. Occasionally, however, this rare play can be employed in a lowly part score, as may be seen from today's hand originally "played by Alexander Nusinoff. New York bridge expert. The bidding was very tame, logi- hand with the ace, not expecting any fireworks in the play. He promptly laid down the ace and king of diamonds, discovering the bad trump break when West discarded the eight of clubs. Unshaken by the bad break. Nusinoff entered dummy with the king of hearts and returned a heart through East. This put East on the horns of a dilemma. Whether East ruffed or discarded. South could fulfill the contract. East actually ruffed with the ten of diamonds and Nusinoff discarded a club. East next returned The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Several weeks ago a question was asked as to whether cats could suck a person's breath and cause death. My reply was to the effect that I doubted whether this ever happened. Five readers have written me on the subject. Let them speak for themselves. Mrs. F. P.; "When my oldest girl was 18 months old and I was out caring for the chickens, the girl who was staying with me came to j the door and called that the cat was < on Delia's chest making a funny noise, and that the cat's mouth was over my baby's mouth. "I ran In, grabbed the baby and found her as limp as a rag and pale as death. After working with her for five minutes or more, she revived—so I have hated cats ever since." H. A. A. says "I was not a child any more. At the age of 18 I thought my finish had come, it happened at night after 1 had gone to sleep and the rat had just about pressed the wind out of my lungs. "I came awake just in time. My lungs were sore for two days. Naturally. I killed the cat, and I have been killing them ever since I am 63 now but will still kill a cat." ' Another reader writes, a half grown kitten was on her baby'., breast and had sucked the baby's lip out into a, peak. It stayed that way all day. The air revived It. Mrs. E. D. writes: "I had a smal kitten, just old enough to be wean ed, and a friend brought her three See DOCTOR SAYS on Page » 75 Years Ago In Biythevif/e— Mrs. J. E. Crook has announced the marriage of her daughter Maxine Vivian, to James Williams, The weddnig was solemnized December 13, 1935. at Marion, Ark A daughter was born last nigh, to Mr. and Mrs. Neill Reed, at the Reed home on Walnut street. Announcement has been made of the m-rrlage of Miss Frances Culdwell. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Caldwcll. to James Murier, of Victoria, Ark. The wedding was solemnized at Marion, Ark., Oct. 25. . a club to dummy's I asked her how she reacted to Howard Hushes' mammoth bill- Robert Milchum lowered his : board Image of herself with a plum- famous droopy eyelids on the set | meting neckline and a knife In her , of "The Korean Story" and said hand in "Vendetta." I that the crillcs would have to do "I thought it was a beautiful j better if they wanted to make him! picture." Marveled Faith. "I tried to hopping mad. qet Howard to eive me the original It's hunky-dory with Bob if tlifj | oii Panting. But he wouldn't part ,. t, . ... .. [with It." cull his performances "woollen." He's playing Robert Mitchum strictly, Bob groaned, and "I'm stuck with It. They won't let me "The public want.s to be entcr- , tamed, not bored by heavy dramas. i Musicals are what moviegoers want 'Why. I haven't even bothered lo learn linos since I did 'Pursued.' " he shrugged. "I'm stuck with a character. I'm a Mitchuml type, whatever that is. I'm a iticviei _,«.. A_J *—,.. — v._ _ ,.! Blonde, shspely explaining her reasons for Ihe Olivia de Havilland Betty Grable de- calls Torts and I 1 ,'l . >M,ltLtJ^ 11 UKiL »>. I 111 It 111',. * 1C I star. And anybody can be a movie! Blonde, shapely Virginia c star-even Lassie." i llfr earlier musical comedy eff< HIGHLY INDIVIDUALISTIC 7?° gil \l /"I c . omcdia> "", ft .7 " . , , claims that she did as little hip- Meet John M'.llory. a movie! swinging as Ethel Barrymore un- newcomer who was billed as Johniui fh e was alerted for dancing and Milchum until a few weeks apo.j singing in "The West Point Story." dirt'"! ?£ b MUcl ? lims fcy 1 hrotlicr "I fcepl begging, 'Give me a mu- diclnt throw John until he was sical comedy: But they had Ideas "TI, ? moV ' Cl cf niakl "* " dramatic star out of Then hi- shucked thp family mc , Thp< wrs M , rjcnl b;|t lt name "because I didn't wa.it Biiy- ttiav I wa* getting the ace. and an- NORTH 4874 «TST A A 1032 ¥10986 • 5 *KJ87 + A32 South 1 » 2* » J 10876 *Q109 SOUTH (D) *Q65 VA2 * AKQ92 *654 ^ East-West vul. . West North Pass IV Pass Opening lead—» 10 Eui Pass Pass other heart was led back. What was East to do now? If he ruffed, South could over-ruff and draw trumps. Hence East dis- club whereupon South imii-u with the deuce of diamonds. At this point South had already- won six tricks and could afford to lead any black card from his hand. The defenders could take their clubs and spades, but eventually • ••" ' "-° t; " ".sui. «t"- •* cu an spader but evcntuallv wasn't what I wanted. Now I'm (South would make his quern-nine Uvta «- «* tfurnp*. tht «oatr«t ATTOH.N'KV GENERA/. J. How- ird NfcGrath sets the pace witlL Us casual regard of the behavicS* 1 >f one of his employes, name of T. :jirnar Caudle. Caudle skimmed & :ool five grand from an aircraft ransaction betwen the plane's iwner and a man who represented wo New Yorkers in the soup dus o tax afflictions. In giving his blessing to Caudle's art In the deal, McGrath said h» lad not the "slightest doubt" of ihe propriety Involved and termed the situation "unique." Somehow t doubt that this chumlness exists just because both part their names an the side. Caudle had said McGrath told urn H was okay to take the dough s Caudle had a large family. I lont KMOW how large Caudle's family Is, but unless the brood totals some 25 or 30 I wouldn't have, thought that made his case •unique." Unique, then must apply :o a man with a large family who iceds money. Don't stop whirling in •our grave, Mr. Webster; you've got nore surprises coming. MEANTIME, CAUDLE said that while he may have been "Indiscreet," he never was "dishonest " sort of lite the Rpo prolw nes s who defined * bribe In «,,„» of ham weight. A nine-pound ham gift was legitimate, he explained while 12 or more pounds of pig could be considered bribery. Here's where (he dictionary publishers can render a public service: define where Indiscretion end* and dishonesty begins. And no fair overlapping; puts too much of t atrain on us small-time minds. An exercise in Intellect to next The word has always been loosely used, and the tax boys haven't helped things any. Friend of Truman's was quoted this week u saying the., president "doesn't question McOrath's integrity, but then* just can't be any doubt that the (Justice) Department ha« been dreadfully mismanaged." Caudle has' admitted earlier that he made "an error In judgment" by not reporting the famed tSOOOGO shakedown try, which he knew about four months before the prob- ers unearthed It. High as he was in the Justice Department, he «at on his hands. As for doing anything about It, "It just never occurred to me," he said. BEING LOADED WITH inte'rl^ ty, then, apparently means one stlfl can be too dull to carry out his job. And it also appears to mean that integrity likewise Includes a tenacious grasp on a good thing and to hell with whether you're aoini; right with it. Anent which McGrath told re- Porters he was not departine the Justice Department and wanted to stick around "a s long as it Is feasible and practical for me to stay there. " And I'am confident that "feasible and practical" will come to b» defined as an indefinite period ending at only such time as Harry Truman finds him an obstacle to re-election. This re-definltlon in turn will enable dictionary makers to cut a corner by combining the explanation of "loyalty" with this limiting connotation of "expediency." I can offer little but sympathy to Webster's helrs> And the ad:. monition to watch your language. If you call a man a horsethief I., in i "'on n ilulseUUL., its likely to turn out that he !«• only a passionate but indiscreet lover of horseflesh whose integrity is blemished only by ignorance and whose error ot practical judgment is due to the uniqueness of his case. Which didn't occur to him at the titne. Aquatic Bird HORIZONTAL 3 Small draught 4 Symbol for tellurium 5 Termini 6 Harvest 7 Roman emperor 8 Ingots of metal 9 Symbol for radon Answer to Previous Puiils --•• — 1,8 Depicled aquatic bird 13 Transferee H Caper 15 Snooze 16 Challenged 18 Indonesian of Mindanao 19 Displaced person (ob.) 20 Blemishes 21 Troop (ab.) 27 Groan 32 Abrade 33 Hot 35 Plant spo. 3 6 Dress 10 Greek Idler 11 Acrid 22 CompasTpointJ? ^ , gram ? . 24 Fondle II A . nd (La"") -<o uress 25 Genuine M Birds of prey -10 Frosts 27 Female horse £ | e P araled <| Sungoc 23 Proceed - Booty 42 Gaelic 29 Either 30 Behold! 31 Near 32 Let it stand 3-4 Genus of water scorpions 37 Lettuce 3 8 Period 39Railroad (ab) •10 Goddess of peace 45 Lieutenant (ab.) 46 Craft 48 One \vho cares 49 Fourth Arabian caliph 50 Portion 52 It is a good 54 Paradises ' 55 Worsted fabric VERTICAL 1 Roam 2P»s»b/ «E(t 44 Silkworm 47 Golf device « Friend (Fr.) 51 Tomorrow night (ab.) o3 Millimeter

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