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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 18, 1951
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PAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FRBDRICKSON, Editor FAWI, O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, Entered us second claos matter at the post- efftce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- October S, 191-1. Member of Tha Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city at BIythevlll* or any suburban town where carrier service 1» maintained. 25c per week. By mall, within a racMus of 50 miles. $5.00 per year, 52.50 for six months. $1.25 tor three months: by mail outside 60 mile zone, £12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Berause the- law worketh wrath: for where O0''faw is, (here is no transgression.—Romans 4:1S. • * * You may discover tribes of men without policy, or laws, or cities, or any of the arts of life; but nowhere will you find them without some form of religion.—Blair, Barbs The average person's troubles are chiefly Imaginary—the kind hardest to cure. * * * The optimist believes [Imes are ripe—the pessimist thinks they're rotten. « * • Two thieves sang harmony while robbing e. Jewelry store in the south. Jim a snatch of t eong: , * * • I Every time you give lo the March of Dimes, it's tending a hand to (host who want to walk again * • • A norlrta conductor was only slightly Injured when struck by lightning. Maybs he's a non-conductor. Ah Air Force'Voted'Is Far From an Air Force in Being When President Truman's budget ap^ pears in January, it is expected to call " tor i 143-group air force, substantially greater than the presently authorized 95 groups. There is little doubt that Congress will authorize this new goal. But it is Important for the American public to remember that, for a long time, it will be onlr a goal, not a reality. The people dare not slip into a mood of complacency induced by the thought that the votes of Congress have automatically assured them a great striking air arm. The way is long between the establishment of goals and the delivery of finished aircraft for operational use. General Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently reminded that "six to nine years are required to design, test and produce an aircraft which can .Bui-Vive and win in modern aerial combat." Thirty-one of the planned additional 48 groups would be combat wings. Of the 31, some 20 are scheduled as either tactical aircraft or fighters, fighter- bombers and light bombers. Strategic bombers like the B-47 and B-52 jets, phis Bomo reconnaissance units, would make up the other 11 wings. The B-47 is in production but is not yet available for operational use. Bottlenecks and certain mechanical "hugs" have delayed deliveries. This aircraft is heavily relied on by the Strategic Air Command, especially since the Korean var has indicated the vulnerability of motor-driven planes like the B-2!)"and B-36 to jet interceptors in daVlight raid?, The huge B-52 thus far has been produced only in prototype, and is only now beginning to undergo tests. It will he many months before this ship can be delivered in quantity, assuming it proves out in test. The United States has several filter planes of which it is reasonably proud But the superior qualities of the Russian MTG's, demonstrated in Korea, show that we must push ahead swiftly to develop new and even better types. Ri?ht now we do not have anything resembling a real tactical force. Tlie projected expansion in this phase of military aviation is perhaps the most vital envisioned. But, inevitably, much experiment in plane types and operational techniques will have to accompany any increase in tactical activity. On top of all the normal lags that can be anticipated in developing new planes, today we face certain special handicaps which magnify our difficulties. Materials, tools anrt aviation indus- - try manpower are short. Particularly U thw» pressing need for mora engineer* and technician*. Even if we should have settled on all the major plane types w» want, bottlenecks might easily delay realization of our goals for years. There Is no occasion lor gloom. We »v* making progress. But neither Is there any occasjon for glib assumptions that Congress in 1952 is going to equip us magically with a giant air force of crushing power. If it voted the Air Force £100 billion it still could not do this. BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COTJMKK 'String 'Em Up, Boys!' We may have to revive the old "give 'em a fair trial and hang 'em" school of justice. The rustlers are back. Only this time they're not rustling cattle. It's tractors. May not be as romantic, but there are some advantages for the rustler. A tractor can't bawl in the middle of the night as it's being spirited away. You don't have to work desperately to blot out a deeply seared brand on the tractor's flank. .lust run the vehicle quickly through a "tractor dip" of fresh paint and its identity is lost. Makes it tougher, of course, for the posse on the rustler's trail. N T o giveaway sound of pounding hoofbeats. You can't stampede the vehicles back to their owners' pastures by uncorking a few lusty cowboy shouts. They don't likely travel in herds. Maybe this new twist on an old game will give rise to a new kind of pVairie policeman, a sort of Texas ranger and Canadian mountie. And of him perhaps it will be said: "He always gets his tractor." Views of Others 'GI' Accommodations Unusual Indeed It IB to hear a congressional committee finding and condemning "luxury" accommodations In service training centers. The exception is found In a report of a Senate preparedness subcommittee, headed by Sen. Johnson of Texas. It cannot be made out from dispatches how extensive the alleged "luxuries" are, In the various Air Force bases visited by the committee. It teems however that at Carswell Base, Tex., "hotel style" dormitories were found, with two- man rooms and tiled latrines; end that somewhere, serviceable tables and chairs are being replaced with plasticized-top tables and uphol- itered chairs. Continuing in the vein of "less butter and more suns," Sen. Johnson and the committee assert correctly that "the sen-iuea^hpuld not, during this period . . . when firsrirforitv mlfet be given to provide fighting equipment 'for our men, encourage expenditures on noneisentlal luxuries." Some other committee doubtless could strike a similarly valiant blow by Inspecting the new bureaus and agencies springing up under defense Impetus In Washington, to determine whether the old rule continues to prevail, that plush carpets, pine-paneling, etc., are measures of the dignity and prestige of the various orders ol departments and executives. The committee seems convinced that this fs a "period of stringent economy;" but the public would like first to hear Sen. Byrd on the subject. As for OI furnishings In general, the standards were set originally in Congress itself, ivhen loud outcries reverberated every time it was discovered that trainees had considerably less than medium comforts and lodElngs. Maybe the Cars-well ba.« command put Its best foot (or dormitory) forward in hope of rating a good mark this time. Seriously, however, it will be incumbent on the services, as upon the nation at large, to adhere to reasonable "ways of life"—and never at the expense of fighting equipment. The other inquiries of the committee, relative !o cost of training, difficulties in training, and malasFlgnments of personnel, are also In order. But It will take a frrlrs of exposures, up and down the line, to Jolt the country into a realistic viewpoint toward an apportionment between costs of dclense and everyday comforts. —NEW ORLEAMS TIMES-PICAYUNE SO THEY SAY What has happened to onr foldler.i? Have they forgotten how to grlpe?-0it;n Matthew Ridgway. on hearing O. I.'s in Korea had no complaints about Army food. * * « You get out and earn your money tha hard way. the way i do.-Mr?. Anthony Krisiik. Ports- mmith, N. H , telling off holrlup man who tried to rob her store. * « » We do not claim that the United States is unique In Its devotion to peace, but we are proud of the fact that we are exercising our great power !n the cau=e of peace.—Philip c. Jc-.^»p. U. S. am- ba?sador-at-Iarge. * . » » In the final analysis, he who pays the fiddler calU the tune. . . . Rfmr-mbc-r what happened under Hitler to the German universities. . . . i hope this state of national emergency does, not continue so Ions that- our halls of learning become Indistinguishable from a corridor of the Pentagon building.—Lawrence A. Kimpton. chancellor ' of U. of Chicago, on federal subsidies to universities, colleges. UMT Plan Expected to Itself to Its Many Opponents ItPromises to Be Bigger Thon Ever Next Yeor TUESDAY, pgcnan eter Edson'f Washington Column — (Peter Edson Is on vacation.) By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON. < NEAI - Propo- ents. of the new universal military alning program, which will be ome a hot Issue soon after Con- ress reconvenes, believe they've got plan this time the country 111 buy. They think that most of the peo- e are sols on t^e need for UMT. And they believe that the program Just proposed by the National Security Training Commission reduces to an absolute minimum (he complaints .that the traditional opponents ol UMT — have always of- Doujlas Larsen fered. It- calls for six months of traln- ig, which, they believe, isn't Ions noueh to wreck any boy's civilian areer. Training starts when a boy aches 18. It's Just about as unmilUary a rograoi as it can be mads. Ths ayt will not operate rnider the Arcles of War. They cannot b? sent into combat. There will be rigorous moral su pervlsion of them whUe they are In the training corps. At the end of tralaing they will have to serve in one of the civilian reserve components of the services for seven and one-half yeajs. Trainees will get *30 per month, a free $10.000 life insurance policy which will continue four months afte> they are out, allotments to dependents and disability benefits equal to those given veterans OPPOSITION IS REDUCED A great deal of the traditional opposition to universal training has come from educators, the labor unions and the churches. The six months reduces the antagonism of the educators. A boy determined to keep on going to school will not be vitally deterred in his plans by that relatively short interruption. A summer vacation and one semester Is all that need be lost. Relative shortness of the train Ing also spikes the main objection of the unions which was that it would Interfere' with a boy's job career. Also, boys are guaranteed reemployment rights. And the emphasis on strict moral EUldance in the program should pacify to some extent the church opposition. Top policy on the character of the training program will be made by the National Security Trainine Commission, composed .mostly of prominent civilians. Among a long list of proposed regulations Is the following: "No beer should be sold in a UMT training area. All taverns and bars within a reasonable distance from UMT camps or stations should be off-limits to trainees, and a penalty would be attached to the keeper of such a place, wherever located. if he knowingly permits a trainee to enter and purchase an intoxicating drink," The question of who can be deferred irom training, and who might be drafted for regular military service and who might be put into the UMT program, the Commission rec- ommenris. should be decided locally by draft boards. Deferments for universal training would be (he same as they are for the present draft. A boy will be allowed to nnlsh high school and to finish an academic year if he has started collese. DRAFT BOARD PROBLEMS I! the services are draitfns men SM HOLLVWOOD on Pate" 11 N HOLLYWOOD Bv ERSKINE JOHNSON NE.4 Slaff Correspondent By ERSKINE JOHNSON -VEA Staff Correspondent ! HOLLYWOOD INEA) — It's bad i ews today for ostriches. • Jane Greer slipped me the word tat Hollywood movie queens are' bout to turn the fashion clock b=ck j the days pi Korma Talmad-je. : lanche Sweet and Nita Naldl. ! Thry'd (rear ostrich feathers- ailing Irom their busiles and they ill carry fans made out of the il nlumsEE of the long-neckert. : ?s!e-e>ed birds. Really. It's enough to frighten,' ally Rand. Jane explained her ta £ hlon-f]ash ' It's a last-alien effort, she said, j i reijin some of the glamor that iu?r-rt the peasants to nudze each :her as they came out of the mo- e hou:e playing "Birth of a N'a- ' and say: j "Hey. that's a movie star, by; eck." i Jane flipped the yellowed, frayed I ages of a movie magazine pub- [ shed In 1924 and pointed to Fola I egrl wrapped In' a tiger ikin cape j nd clenchln? a foot-Ion? cl«arct; older between her teeth nii'pr, huh?" said Jane. I aerrrd. "That's what we've lost in Hol- wcod." Jane sighed. "You can't II a movie queen from Dacmar on V, or .'omebndy's secretary, tl'; wful. We've sot to get back to what he girls In the silent era had. "They dressed the part. They ore everything but the ki'chen eve, but they looked like movie ars." Plenty Vfarm There wa? a picture of Mae Mur- iy sport!n? a si!rt of peacock 'athers on the next pa?e. "Nobody els? In the world dre.-s- d (hat jay." she said "Stars .'nap- ed their finsers- at what other wo- icn were nearine. They knew that he minu'e they started looking like "f. Jones or Mrs Smith, they were cad alini with them. People railed the stars 'overdressed.' They accused thfrn of having nilsar tastcf. "But they packed the theaters (o see them They trampled me.r each other to set a pnek at a star wear- In,? a rlrc.'f made out of pearls or dr.ifring a train made out of tox skins. "11 was fabulous. The slar% and their dolrnrrs were out to |o!t Ihe puWlc, A sin would wear anTlhln; (hat would rreafe a aeniallon." J»» skipped to phoUJsraplu of Viola Dana, Corjnne Griffith and Alice Terry, all peering out from under hate that him them lust above the eyebrows, and swathed in feathers, furs and yards of beaded stuff. "Something happened." said Jane, clucking her tongue. What happened? "Stars forgot that they had to be different," Jaile walled It. "They decided lo crash hlsh society and tney began to tone themselves down. Then they got an urse to be lust H« everybody else. Homey and fol«y, you know. Hollywood became crowded with Just Plain Bills and Just Plain Jills. And then. . ." And then? But Comfortable "The sloppy cr a hit with a bang, women who were selling zlamor on Ihe screen started wearing slacks and blue Jeans. They began to show 'ip at night clubs with their hair uncombed "They wore barjain basement dresies You couldn't tell the stars from the tourists. Sometimes, trough, the tourists looked more • lamnrous. "H v}s murder, ihit's «rh«t It wa»." j,nr. snorted, "and Hollywood was belni subbed right In <ne hoi-office r-jtnn." Shell probably get some dirts- looks from movieto-vn males for = ayin? U.. but she. biamr.d a large, part of the Slovenly Sue trend on the flicker boys. And not Just Marlon Brando and Montgomery Cllft. either. "The producers and directors are J'itt as bad." jane fumed. "They come on the set wearing naming Hainan shirts, faded denims and sneakers. You can't blame actresses for going sloppy, loo. "I know a producer who was given sn appointment In the itudlo gallery for elm pictures. They had to keep calling him home to remind him to wear shoes and a tie." One of these day;. Jane vowed, fhe.d show up at a movletown glitter rlfn In a get-up out of Barbara LsMarr's book and give the sight- jeers 'omethtng to talk about when they cot back lo Kansas CHy. She studied a photograph of Z.izu Flits In the 1S24 movie magazine "Her, look jt z»ru," ulfflrd Jane. "A Spanish »ha«l around htr inoiildcr» anil a rose belwfen her t«elh. Wow!" Report from aa Acapulco apy: • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Never Ask Partner To Do Your Work Br OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service "How do you signal your partner to shift, to a particular suit?" asks a Pittsburgh correspondent. "We didn't find the answer In the accompanying : hand. "West opened the king of spades, and East signalled with the six of spades. East was willing to encourage a spade continuation, and he was also willing to have West shift to hearts. He thought that West, would consider (he high spade Ithe "Hedy Lamarr U the only one who walks around town in shorts. But with her legs, why .not?" NOB.TH (») M 49 VKQJ9 »8S *AQJ«74 EAST 4KSJJWT *A854 VA10S3Z *K7« ' 1 * 4* Pass Pan *B3J + K10S North-South v North tut SOOQI Double :* Pan Pass Double Redouble 3* 2* Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A K 9 » Pan six was higher than necesfiry. although not a very high card) ai calling for one of those two suite. "West actually shifted to a trump. This made matters ea^y for South. He put up dummy's eight of diamonds, drew trumps without loss, and then ran the clubs. He made his doubled contract with an overtrick. "This Is pretty miserable defense. I'm willing to admit, but whers did we flip? Hew would a pair ot experts handle this kind of illua- tion?" Im »!rili thli one U on Eut. once over tightly- Tu«d»y Trivia- News Item: "WASHINGTON—* mess hall sergeant at CersweU At. Fore* Base . . . was quoted by Senate investigators . . . « saying that 200 pounds of surplus oolite would be used as a floor sweeping Th. DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN f. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service M. R. and several others have asked for a column on Lupus ery- thematosls, a strange and peculiar disease which fortunately is no '•oo common. Sometimes It apparently affects the skin alonei but too often, it seems to Involve the body as a whole. The disease seems to act on cer- :am tissues of the body which are • he binding substances for the blood vessels. This tissue is called collagerjous tissue. It has been studied a good deal n recent years but' our knowledge of the disease, and Its actions are till not entirely clear. Weakness, fatigue, and fever are omraon early signs. Unlike many 3!.sease accompanied by fever, there s a low-white blcod count; that s, smaller than average nu"iber of white blood cells In'the blood. Joint pains too are fairly common. Although the skin symptoms lave long .been considered charac- eristlc, they may not appear at irst and sometimes the skin signs are completely absent, Lupus erythema tosis Is much more frequent !n women than In men, and may start In children as •oung as six or eight years old ts diagnosis has been simplified yj a rat hernew and Ingenious aboratory test. Since the cause Is not known, a horougihly satisfactory treatment h -as not been devised. The feve-- and joint pains are generally 1m- nroved by using drugs like asprin which contain aaiycilates. The sulfa preparations, or a t east one ol them, may have some value also. Male hormones have been tried but have not brim ho\vn to have any definite effe'ct n the course of the disease. The skin of patients with lupus rythematosis Is frequently senai- ive to light and may have to be protected against It. ACTH and ortisone have brought some dramatic results. 'ITAMINS PRESCRIBED Other kinds of treatment which lave been tried Include weU-bal- MEd diet but not too much food idequate arhounts of vitamins, par- icularly "B" and,"C," have been ecommended, but these do not appear to Influence the underlying condition. ' Lupus erythematosls Is a serious problem. This U a disease which ha« been known for more than 80 years, but the cause has not yet h«n found nor has a thoroughly satisfactory treatment been devis- Hpwsver, many able research workers are studying it and there is a hops that this disease will b- conquered in the next few ye?r« y on a.signal when he can take personal direction of the defense. East should overtake the king 91 spades so as to win the iirst trick with the ace of spades. East should then cash the ace of hearts, following with a second round of spades. This compels dummy to rulf, leaving only one trump in dummy. One trump is not enough to pick up East's king of trumps, and the contract is defeated. The lesson U short and sharp: Never ask your partner to do what you can do for yourself. »7 A- A. rredrtehm compound." The Navy's black brtw i-e *,. other hmd, alwiyi tasted '»ke eur- plus sweeping compound h*d *-— used ic coffee. ^^ Quote frooi ArgeiitSai's jva. p«d on: "i truly feel the motJm at n» country. And honestly thin* I «a^ Sort of a £outh-ol-th« border tt» After attempting to juaw bridge, Salvatore Colpe at more Md., explained: "I an Ins too much mone a d know what to do with it " ' Arthur Pultz, . Boston 'therapist," speaking- sonal or social deficit 'is tied when one attends a conce do not advise protracted llste That expensive, huh? * " * From the news airei- INGTON-Defense officials r-usis Advice from' Actress Mali ow on feminme sex appeal: "Lea*, ST k , Iu11 of *»° S* ns the same w ay: . they'll Ui*er longer on something that "gsles or flashes on and off " Better mold that jeilo; . sack ?uU of the stuff would interest b«ilv a hungry man. . y * »• n represtntea the "a- tlonal Rural Electrifies t!6- Administration at thi -seeling" ~ » Watt's in a name . . . '•> * • « .According to cy Howard, redio -cript writer: "All day i on s. a _-, 2**° »» «»2* bbS . - he ™ n *-s a stupid girl nhol keep her mouth shut and et him look at television " And if you can't afford television. you can Just enjoy the 'silence. * • * William Bushnell Stout, ikolane designer, has advised young, invenors: 'Never resort to mathematics until you've exhausted the risi- bilities of two toothpicks 'and a piece of string." : : The ruy who built K r u t ' 3ridge and several other* around • here must have taken this literally. Curtiz Movie Director Michaul 'ays: • ."To play at love, > maa hould be hungry. The hunger light n the eye b the same as the love ight. Only a good cook can t«U he difference." A good, hungry cook? 75 Years Ago In The marriage of Miss ' Annie -aurie Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Evans, and Max 'Logan was solemnized last night at 'Joiner Ark. The Rev. W. F. Cooley. pastor ol the Methodist church there and a former classmate of the bridegroom. performed the ring service at his home at eight o'clock/ Miss Jean Dillahunty, daughter of Mrs. G. W. Dillahunty and the late dr. Dlllnhunty, and Oliver Perry Barber were married this morning at ten o'clock at. the Dillahunty home in a ring service which was witnessed by members of the family and a few. of their most Intimate friends. The Rev. Stuart H. Salmon, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, asked the vows Radio Actress HORIZONTAL 1,8 Depicted radio actress 13 Alleviate M Dropsy IS Salt i 16 American : anatomist j 18 Card game 4 Three-toed sloth 5 Promontory « Ellipsoidal 7 Biblical name ( 8 Care for 9 Paid notice in a' newspaper 10 Fiber knots 19 Chief priest of U Mohammedan \Y\ _\ UTI I I fi! |^ , a shrine priest zfl Low sand hill 45 Unit of length 20 Bodies oj land '2 Title 30 Gunlock catch 46 Ksmorahdum i 22 Pronoun 17 Preposition 39 Essential 47 Church nart 20 Meant being ' 48 Go by « Shakespearean 50 Indonesian bt ..„ Sf g , Mindanao « Domestic slave 32 Several <ab ) 43 Thoroughfare 54 She . „„ ., i 3 "?'' ^ «ir vavei 44 Afternoon 5« Sun god ol social events Egypt ; 23 Symbol for radon 24 Epistle <ab.) 26 Let it stand 28 Cushions 31 Tube [32 On the sheltered side 33ParadiEe 34 Genus of frogs 35 Deceased ' 36 Genus of maples 37 French article 38 Symbol for tellurium 39 Hebrew deity 41 Foreordain 47 According to fab.) 49 Ocean 51 Narrow (comb, form) 52 Mineral spring 53 Silken fabric 55 She, is a radio 57 Expunge 58 Bundles ol •rrows VERTICAL 1 Gaelic 2 Thin I 3 Measure ol 'doth 21 Part 23 Abrogate 25 King's residence 26 Ran 27 Ocean movement

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