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PAGE FOUK BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW? SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1951 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB OOORIER NEWS CO. H. TV. HAINES, Publisher KARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK8ON, Editor PATTt D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wal!«« Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered •• second class matter at the post- efflce it Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- ffree4, October 9, 1917. Member of Thfl Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is main* talned, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $.5.00 per yeftr, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance, Meditations But Mme man will s*y, How are the dead raised up? ind with what body eio they come? —I Cor. 15:35. * * * Whatever that be, which thinks, which under- atands, which wills, which nets, it is something celestial and divine; and, upon that account, must necessarily be eternal.—Cicero, Barbs- Something better be done about prices or that famous old expression, "What's cookln'?" Is going to die a natural death. * * * Travel Isn't the only thing thai broadens a person. How about just lilting in one place? * * « A Michigan dentist was only slightly hurt wtien run over by one wheel of his own car. But we'll bet it did hurt Just a little. • • » There Menu to be but one e»sy way to tin • tenf nit. Just be somebody's rich uncle. • • * A seven-hundred pound tuna was caught off «» coast of Nov» Scotia. How will they ever •** that fellow into a can? British Statesmanship Sags On Question of Atom Bases Prime Minister Chnrchil! seems to be worried over the issue whether U. S. Air Forte bases in Britain are planned ••potential jurnp-offs for plnnes to de- Ihrer atomic bombs against Russia H« contends the predecessor,;Labor ' ,• gpwrwnment, Iby a IW nj^emeriV'with' } Hifc country, granted America permission to prepare the bases for such pos- albte ase. Former Prime Minister Clement Attlee says this wag "never Hiip;- Sfested." But Churchill insists that is the impression we have gained, and that H pttfs Britain in the "front line should there be a third world wnr." For the eminent Churchill this is pretty strange talk. He well understands the importance of America's big stockpile of atomic bombs. It is the great deterrent to Russian ambition for conquest. As he well knows, the only thing that counts with the Soviet Union is power—power which Is not merely potential but can be applied. In the case of atomic weapons, that means bombs which can be delivered. The military experts are agreed that our capacity to deliver atomic bombs against Russia depends partly on long- range strategic aircraft, namely, the B- 36; and partly upon intermediate bombers like the B-20 and the coming jet B- 47. As has often been stressed, thesa latter must operate from bases in Europe or North Africa to be effective. The whole concept o£ Western air defense is founded on this fact. Because of it, we are in process of erecting a string of bases around the perimeter of the Continent, and in France. It is for this reason we desire bases in Spain. And the fields we now operate in Britain fit logically into (his pattern. How does Churchill expect our atomic strength to deter the Russians if we are denied opportunity lo prepare bases so the. bombs can be delivered? He seems to he saying he wants Britain to have the protection these bombs give, but does not wish his country to share the risks that go with sound preparation for that purpose. It is not any dubious Labor government "permission" for use of bases by A-bomb-carrying planes which has put Britain in the front lines. Geography has done that. Where could the British Isles be but in the fore-front, should another war come? Inevitably, the islands would be hit and hit hard by a ruthless enemy bent on crushing its opponent swfitly enough to prevent effective retaliation. But Britain and the other nations of Europe arc mistaken if they imagine they would bear the full brunt this time. That would fall upon America, not the outpogtg. For Russia knows rt would have slim chanc« to win if it could not knock .us flat at the start. , The charitable view is to assume that Churchill must have been talking for home consumption, trying to appease the neutralists and fear-mongers who today find so ready »n audience among a people wearied by two great wars, Certainly these statements cannot reflect his considered thought. For there is neither sense nor statesmanship in them. Bundles for Caudle? T. Lamar Caudle, who might well have been named by the late W. C. Fields, has run quite a gamut of interesting activities, both in and put of his former office ns assistant attorney general. About the only thing that has not happened to this unfortunate gentleman is to have someone show up at the congressional hearing with a packet of his letters bound in pink ribbon. If this should ever occur, we are sure of only one thing. They would be addressed to "Cuddles" Caudle. Views of Others -our Views Four gentlemen occupying positions at power. Influence and prestige have taken a look at the 1952 presidential possibilities of the Democratic Party and come up with highly Interesting views. Senator John L. McClellan bluntly told the Little Rock Junior Chamber of Commerce that if what he calls socialistic measures—the Brannan Plan, FEPC, and and compulsory health insurance, all sixmsorcd by President Truman—are written Into the Democratic platform In 1952 he will withhold his support from the Party. And he added that he had it on "pretty good authority" that such measures would likely be among ths plankj. On the »am« day Governor Johnston Murray of Oklahoma, here for an Interstate Oil Compact Commission meeting, observed that he didn't believe Mr. Truman would be a candidate In 1952, and Indicated that that suited him fine. He added, however, that he (nought Oklahoma would go Democratic even If the president were the nominee. Governor Allan Shivers of Texas, here for the same meeting, agreed that he didn't think Mr. Truman would make th* race In 1852, but had no comment when asked what Texas would do IT hie prediction prove* false.. And earlier In the week Governor Mc-Math, who Is one of the last avowed Truman support*™ south of the Potomac, made the rather astounding comment that he didn't think Chief Justice Vinson, who is usually touted as Mr. Truman's personal choice as a successor, would be an acceptable candidate. All of which may be written down as the usual confusion that prevails Iri'lHe; pre-convention days when professional politicians' are looking for R. horse to ride and the entries have not yet been listed. But it Is interesting that gentlemen of such diverse Ideological views seem to have reached the independent conclusion that President Truman Is likely to bow out be^re the 1952 convention. Whether these prognosticators have' private information, or in some cases at least, are Indulging in wishful thlnging remains to be seen. But the prospect of a Democratic convention without Mr. Truman as an active contender is entrancing Indeed. It would very probably mean a wide-open battle for the nomination—the sort of Internal struggle for power the Democrats haven't bren through since they came to power In 1932. And that might very well change the whole complexion of the 1952 campaign for president. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY The current emergency Is again being met with emergency measures which are exhorbitant in cost, disruptive to the civilian economy and may not be adequate in time.—Charles E. Wilson, president. G. M. Corp. * * + A man used lo be a good executive If he guessed right three out of five times. Now. you can't stay in business on executive hunches.— Sidney A. Swensmd. president. Gulf Oil Corp, » • * The Administration has turned with enthusiasm from spending at home to more spending abroad and to huge spending for the armed forces. The whole policy is Intended to corrupt the people—it Is not strange that it has corrupted the politicians who believe In It,—Stn. Robert A. Tall (H , O.). * • * It argues » deficient sense of humor to suggest that a nation as weak and small »s Iran can endanger world peace.—Premier Mohammed Mossadegh, of Iran. • • « \ It's . . . much caster to explain away our failures by placing responsibility on someone else rather than doing that unpleasant thing: examining our own shortcomings and Ihen correcting them.—Artur Rodzinskl, orchestra conductor. • • * A man is strictly minor-league *s a lover until he reaches 40. He is a hlt-and-nm lover. His knowledge is shallow, his experience negligible. He has little to offer a woman but his youth, —Humphrey Bogart, screen actor. Santa in for Tough Time Licking Washington's New Fear of Gifts Huffed and Puffed ettr fdson'i Washington Column — By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent (Peter Ed son Is on vacation.) WASHINGTON (NEA) — Accord- g to the latest government regu- tions, before Santa can visit any overnment employe this Christ- ma.s he has Lo have clearances from two inter- depar Lme n t a 1 commttt e e s, in triplicate, countersigned by four cabinet members, and stamped tha chaplain the Senate. Douglas Larwii That's how bad lings have gotten tn the govern- ent as a result of all the influ- nce scandals. The bureaucrats who rite the regulations for the oth- r bureaucrats are thin-skinned bout such things. One firm that does a lob of bus- ness with Uncle Sam has now cau- oned ^refill its representatives to be nbout giving the season's | cials. The firm got burned when H tried to handle Its Christmas' greetings to all its government contracts the same way it has for the past five years. The practice was to send a little metno pad that costs onlv R few cents, with a greeting and the company's name on It, A few days after the pads were sent this year they began coming back, some with pretty nasty letters for the record. Another company has hart most of its calendars returned From government officials who said they didn't feel they could accept such gratuities in view of the heat.. Even Afraid of Wife's Gifts Still another Army procurement officer isn't sure he can accept any Christmas presents from his wife. She is a stenographer for the Washington office of a firm that has some defense contracts. At Defense Production Administration they are taking even more drastic steps to keep the Christmas spirit above reproach. The report is th«t all gift-wrapped packages sent to any employe in the •eetings to any government offi- agency through the official mails once over lightly- Bj A. A. FredrkkMB A press conference starring Harry Truman as chief quiz kid gem- rally provides grist for anybody's mill, but the presidential audlenc* granted newsmen Thursday turned up grist liberally laced with inconsistencies that were too two-faced to deserve the polite label at con- tradictlonj. Harry presented himself to the newsmen and the world as a perplexing combination of righteous Indignation about Washington scandal and smug boasting that he knew about it all along. All In all, Harry's comprehension of the situation Indicates that he Is clinging to the coat-tails of current events. • * * HARRY WAS RROAD in his claims. "Wrongdoers have no house with me no matter who they are or how big they are." he said. Naturally, I have no way of knowing how long he has adhered to this pious view. That this Is a recent atl- tude Is no doubt more than Harry cares to-adrnlt but if he claims he grew up with It, he has his brogan between his teeth again. Seems that t recall that his two- star latrine orderly. Gen. Harry Vaughan.tfias been round the White House, as long as Harry has. Deep freeze and all. T. Lamar Caudle, who has had a can tied to his tall only since last month, became assistant attorney general tn 1945, a year that Harry also got a promotion. Attorney General J. Howard McGrath and Treasury John Snyder, who eschew any responsibility will be confiscated and turned ovei to charity. That raised the question of wha to do with any whiskey which might be sent to DPA officials a presents. It wouldn't look good fo Uncle Sam to be donating intoxicating beverages to the needy. So they've decided to hold all bottles until the White House can give them a decision. The Christmas present ban is the culmination of the effect of the growing number of government scandals. The new rules say flatly that no procurement officer can accept any kind of favor or gift whatsoever from a representative of a contracting firm. This has led to some silly and embarrassing situations for the officers who do the military buying. A colonel happened to be visit- Ing an eastern defense plant, checking production. That evening the plant manager look him to the local country club for dinner with some other friends. The check for the evening was to go on the plant See EDSON on Page 8 The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Not all advances In the care of the sick are made through the discovery of marvelous new drugs, or the development of 'ingenious and dramatic operations. It is therefore particularly appropriate at this season of the year to discuss a development which appears to mark a real step forward in the care of children who have been unfortunately afflicted with cerebral palsy. As readers of this column undoubtedly know from previous discussions or the subject a few children come into the world with muscular difficulties resulting from injury to their brains, before, during, or immediately after their births. The thinking processes are often not damaged, but they have muscular difficulties, principally of the arms and legs, which preveiit'them from developing normally as other children do. ; At the last meeting of the American Medical Association there was an* exhibit on the use of toys in for what their departmental hirelings do, have been around longer than I care to remember. William Boyle, the late and im- lamented national chairman of the Democratic Party was a star boarder In Harry's house for many, many moons. . Johnny Maragon, th« Influence merchant with the password to the White House, was no overnlghter. Alger Hiss held state Department employment more than briefly and apparently still enjoys the compassion of Dean Acheson. • • • AMONG HIS OTHER declarations Thursday was that the Truman administration has taken drastic action all along against transgressing officials. Name me one who was canned or who threw In the towel—"for reasons of health" — before a Congressional probe of some sort began rooting up unsavory and embarrassing data. Harry also smugly announced the , administration knew all along that the officials now in the soup were philandering Jobwlse, and would have given them the boot anyway. In the light of past denials of embracing guilty associates and fran- ic protestations that "all my peo- ile are honest," I Just plain don't believe the man. He J« baiting us with half-statements. He might have fired the offenders. But when? By attempting to think. Harry caught himself iri a lie while trying :o minimize the amount of scandal n the Internal Revenue Bureau. Always somebody getting sliced off :he payroll for misbehaving, he Shrugged. And. he said he thought, tax employe mortality was no greater this year than In the past. Here's the record: fired to date this year—113; fired last year—-40; In 1949—36; average per annum dismissals over past five years—46. • » • AFTER PRATTLING In 1948 that people were bright enough to know what was best for them and hence would vote for him, Harry now lakes us for a pack of junior-grade imbeciles. He said he does not expect the "corruption - in - government" nastiness to be an Issue in next year's presidential derby, as the government house-cleaning matter will be past history by then. F.ven assuming the house will be clean by then, how short-memoried are we supposed to be? How disinterested In possible recurrence through continued government-by-crony? Heal neat was Harry's explanation of how the foul balls got int^L the federal works In the first place\ IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)— Par be it ram me to urge Greer Garson. rene Dunne and Claudette Colbert o drop their shoulder straps and oist their skirU in front of the Lovie cameras. But a couple of young, successful, Dixie-born sisters who design lamorous glad rngs for Hollywood oils whispered it to me that there's ot enough blushing pink on the lovle screen these days to lure he male customers away from their TV sets. "Our stars are. all covered up." •ailed Sari Taffy, a petite brunet. Why, the women on the screen ave more clothes on thon the vomen in the audience." "It's terrible, that's what it is." himed in her soft-spoken sister, Ann. "There's just nothing for the Dys to look at anymore." The Taffy sisters sighed in chor- lorgeCUng to keep the lace together. Only they don't let Lana do that in Hollywood any more." Telephones began lo Jangle at their Beverly Hills union and the Taffy sisters rushed away to assure Zsa Zsa Gabor that her evening gown was ready, and to make an afternoon appointment for a fitting with Rhona Fleming. "We think of men when we design clothes for women," Ann tossed It to me. "Right now I'm thinking of the expressions on the faces of the men wlio see ZZsa Zsa In her evening gown." "If we gave as little thought to men as Hollywood does," Sari added, "we'd be out of business." "That's right," "You've got. to think of the boys." OO AHEAD AM) TELL Could the Taffys. I wondered, name any movie producers who were giving male moviegoers—er— a little peek-a-boo consideration? "There's Cecil B. DeMllle." Sari said. "Watch the women In his movies. Their skirts are always fall- nside lo reveal a shapely leg ing diamond. West won with the queen ol spades and returned his last spade to allow East lo ruff out dummy's ten. South over-ruffed and entered dummy with the ten of hearts to lead the queen of diamonds through East. is: They weren't for anything that vasn'L nice and proper, they Irawled. It was Just that they believed hat producers ought to go bark t he old device of putting at least] or they're doing all sorts of won- one disrobing scene Into every pic- j derful. feminine things. That's NORTH 15 why his pictures make money." "And then there's Howard Hughes." exclaimed Ann. "Of course." said Sari, reverently. Ann sighed: "If only he coulrl put In movies what he puts on his big billboards See HOLLYWOOD Pafte 8 lire lo he sure of drawing men into he theaters. There were other little tricks that laid off big in th« '30's, too. Like a star fastening her sfock- ngs to her garter belt or getting icr skirt blown way over her head by a gust of wind. "Why, men used to storm the heater doors to see Jean Harlow ill black step-ins or Norma Shearer undressing behind » -screen while she talfecd lo Clark Gable." Ann said. "Nowadays a sUr starts lak- ing off her clothes and the camera cuts away quick-like." ANYTHING TO HELP "Its plain silly," said Sari. "Little'Keep Lead Away "They cheer the boys up," from 1 P'Of Opponent " "i?'-, . , j , .. j South played todav's hand on the Had I checked mornng a lend- : theo tna , EKl had lo ^ kept out ance at the popcorn_palaces lately., of the 1( , ad He han - lhe rif , h , • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Br OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Sari wanted to know? Well, one of her friends was an exhibitor 2nd she had U straight from him that salesmen Just weren't dropping In the way they used to. [idea, since East would have been delighted to win a trick and return the queen of clubs through South's king. West opened the ten of dia "The fellows like to knock off monds Bnd dummy won w)t h the for a tow hours If there's a movie [.,„. Declarer cashed the ace and with a (title zip to it." Sari said, .king of spades and entered dummy "It Inspires them. The word RelsU ilh , h(! nlne of hr , artj; , 0 tead tr , around if Lana Turner Is swishing jack of spades. When East playei *roun<i la & nf«H«e« uid *ort ot;low, South diMirded hit remain VQ109 » AQJ + 543 WEST BAST *Q965 *874 1M VS32 • 10987 *K853 + A88S +QJ10 SOUTH (D) *AK VAKJ876 «42 + K72 Both sides vJl. South West North Eut IV Pass 2V Pass 4 1 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 10 East put up the king of diamonds operully. but South ruffed. De- larer then entered dummy with ie queen of hearts to discard tab on the jack of diamonds. At lls point the contract was assured Ince South had lost only one trick nd was sure of losing no more han two club tricks. Souths play of the hand was ot only an example of keeping he dangerous opponent (East) ou >f the lead, -but also showed care ul management of trump entries f South had drawn even oni •ound of trumps before beglnnlni he shades, he would have been ;et_ For example, suppose South lake one round of trumps at the sec ond trick, and (hen cashes the ac and kin? of spades. He must Ihci enier dummy with the ten of hearl lead the Jock of spades. Wes wins the queen of spades, as befon and returns a spade to allow Eas to ruff. South can over-ruff and ente dummy once more with the quee of hearts to lead the queen of dia monds. But when South then ruff out the king of diamonds, he can not get back to dummy for th purpose of cashing the ja'ck of dia monds. This line of play obligi him to lend clubs eventually fro: his own hand—in which case th defenders can take three clu trici*. ic treatment of children with cerebral patsy. The study was sponsored by the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, and the American Toy Institute. In addition to the exhibit, an article on this subject was pub- slied in the June 1951 issue of le Crippled Child magazine, and a preliminary list of toys used as aids has been prepared by the two organixations mentioned. At a pre-school cenler in New York City where many toys were tried out, it was decided that to be useful for training purposes toys must fit the child as well as aid in accomplishing treatment aims. Therefore it is not satisfactory list to go out and buy any toy on \e list, but the occupational ther- >ist has to keep in mind the lild's individual interests and to- al needs, and aims for treatment and then pick toys that meet al the requirements. In general, it was felt that a toy must be safe to handle without larp corners or rough, splintery edges. It must be easy to clean ant See DOCTOR SAYS on Page » Game HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted game bird, the pheasant 11 Analyze a sentence 12 Citrus fruits 14 Before 15 Masculine appellation 17 Cereal grain ! 18 Symbol for : tellurium 19 Lubricated ' 21 "Empire ' State" (ab.) * 22 Measure of area I 23 Bone 2 25 Icelandic story 27 Colorless 30 Plant 31 Electrified particle 33 Lath 36 Vein of ore 37 Thus 38 Correlative of either 39 Pint (ab.) 41 Disagree 47 Laughter sound 49 Brazilian macaw Bl Peiter 52 Large S3 Remark 55 It has a ring about its ntck 57 Philippic Bird VERTICAL 1 Unusual 2 Anger 3 Nova Scotia (ab.) 4 Machine part 5 New star E Goddess 7 Walking stlcl 8 King (ob.) 1 Fondle 3 Pigpen 6 French articl 9 Snatch 0 Diamond- cutter's cup 2 Consents 4 Mariner i e zi » n. H 11 1 2k 37 2 m 37 m 5i> m •> n n m He said he supposed the transgressors got in same as an embezzler gets hired by a bank and then declares himself informal dividends. Thus it becomes official that two \vrongs make a right and who s lould be surprised if lack of se- ectivtty in picking high officials results in a little dishonesty? Also notice that Harry said Frank McKinney, the new Democratic national chairman who once parlayed $1,000 into $68,000 on stock in a now-bankrupt firm, "suits him down to the ground." Which, considering Harry's sia- ture, is no long drop. 75 Years Ago /n BlytheYille — Mrs. Jones J. Dunham, of Dothan, Ala., will leave (or her home Saturday after having spent ten days as guest of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. Earnest Hasson. Miss Margaret Dolnn, who \e spending the winter in Little Rock with her aunt, fvlrs. Harry Jones! lias arrived to spend the holidays with her sister. Mrs. Elbert Huff- nan, and Mr. Huffman. Answer H Q - = Ailli Wi »i > i 2 E £5 3 E ii ' l <— 5 , i= f *PPf "Pf; § =I- _::c ] TIEftl to Previous Puzzle ; J ' f -> " ; ^ *A it = i* * in tW. W k? 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