The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1951 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 21, 1951
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EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HAHRV A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL, D. HUMAN. Advsrtislng Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class mailer at the post- office »t Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under »ct o< Con- trttt. October S, 1917. Member of The Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Ulytheville or any suburban town where carrier service !• maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, (5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail out-side 50 mils zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Believe me that 1 am In Hie Father, and the Father In me: or else believe me for (he very works sake.—John 14:11. * • * The ground of all religion, that which makes R possible, is the relation In which the human soul stands to God.—J. C. Shairp. Barbs A budding love affair Is just dandy until it leads Into the blooming expense of married life. • * + Better illuminated highways would help cut the traffic toil, ta;» & police Judge. Fewer illuminated drivers might help, loo. * * * Uncle Sain has printed a pamphlet, on how to drive nails. Most people thumb their way. » * * Who really want* to collect the debt of relative* who iay, "We owe jou A rislt"? These are the kind of days we'll be wkhlng for when *e have the Xlnd of days we're wishing (or now. Tempters Must Share Guilt Of Those Who Betray Trust It li wholly proper that w« should demand th* highest moral standard! from our public servants. When they enter upon government service, they are •MUming * public trust. W« who «ra on th« outside looking in may b« guilty of a imugnesi we hardly realize. In our read in en to o«nsur» illegal and immoral doing! in government, we may be forgetting a few thingi. Th« federal worker who boldly'steali from hi» government, or cheats by failing to pay the full amount of his income tax, is obviously a lone-wolf transgrei- •or. But what of the man who is guilty of parceling out influence, of dispensing •'federal favors in return for personal fa- Tor§ granted, or of somehow suspending legal penaltiei that ought to apply? Hi has been a party to a deal. And a deal takes at least two to bring it off. There is seldom a granting of influence or favor unless someone is seeking. In all such cases, therefore, does not a large ahare of blame for the wrong-doing fall upon the outsider who has successfully brought the pressure on government officials? His responsibility may be less than equal, since he docs not bear a public trust, bill he is neverthe- elss seriously at fault. In some ways he may be more culpable, for he is the tempter in all too many instances, the one who begins the effort to corrupt. This does not excuse the weakness of the government official who yields; in the end there would be no corruption if Ins resolve and sense of moral duty were firm. But it does nuike the tempter something short of an ideal citizen. The shameful tax scandals ami the countless other evidences of government corruption that have been brought to light in the past year are thus two- sided coins. On their face, they depict the evil of men who have either deliberately or ignorantly misused public office. On their reverse side they show the corrupting instincts of men in the business community and other spheres who shrewdly calculate the frailty of government workers on limited pay and similar restrictions and play upon those soft spots. There can he no apology for the easily tempted. But neither can there be forgiveness for those who try to take advantage of these weaknesses to the grave detriment of public morals and the ideals of democratic government. Let the blame fall upon all those who should shoulder it. Tears Are New TV Vogue Oils of our politicians broke down and cried during a speech ths other day. I (ARK.) COURIER NEWjf That's what television will do. Tho»« news films of Iran's Premier Mossadegh in tearful action on hlg home grounds have been getting around. We had rather hoped that the vo#u« wouldn't catch on. We were especialls' encouraged when Mossadegh, with fins restraint, managed to curb the flow from his lachrymal glands all during his American stay. But poliliciiiiiH like to experiment with new techniques. And, no question about it, Mossadegh has got one. Of course, it really hasn't been tested at the polls yet. Iran has nn election coming up before long, and then we'll ace how Mossadegh's salty precipitation pays off. It might be wise for our own fellows to hold off until then. And they'd better give some thought, too, to what these crying spells can do to their TV make-up. Views of Others Socking the Corporations Common belief In tllfs country li that the taxpayer In Ilritain U swatted harder than he is In America. On personal income that may ba true. But when Ihc taxpayer is a cor|ioration It Is not true. •A comparison of corporation taxes In the two countries Is made by U. S. News and World Report In H.s Nov. 9 Issue. An American concern earning $1,000,000 pays, as a regular tax, 30 per cent on the first $25,000 ami 52 per cent on lli« remaining $105,000, a grand total of $514,500. Any excess profits tax would be additional. This coulu be ns High as $180,500, In which case ths U. S. corporation would pay $G!M,5(K> to Uncle Sam, and have left for Itselt for dividends or reinvestment only $305,500. The British company earning the equivalent of $1,000,000 would pay 10 per cent on the total or $100,000; If distributing 40 per cent of the remainder as dividends It would pay on this an extra profits tax of $102,857; on the $540,000 of retained profit tlie company would pay 41.5 per cent of $S5a,500. The grand total of Its taxci would b« $459,357, leaving the company $540,643 for 'dividends or reinvestment. Th« difference In favor of th« British corporation i> $235.H3. The maximum tax ori th« English corporation U 52.15 per cent of Its profit. On the American company the regular rate Is 62 per cent, to ' which It added any excess profits taxes. The Brand total may run as high a& 10 per cent of all 1961 profit. There if n difference In corporation tax phllo- •ophy. In England the payment of dividends la discouraged and it Is penalized, the objective being to Induce lh« company to plow profits back Into •xpanding business. In America the payment of dividend! U encouraged, and the neglect to do 10 l> penalized. The concern desiring to expand U handicapped. Double taxation U avoided--in Britain. The Btockholder gete his dividend tax-free becau« the company has paid It. In America the stockholder jnust pay regular income taxei on hlj dividends. We are socking our corporations, which are nothing more than \mit« or instrument* for (he production of goods or services. NEW ORLEANS STATES I Good Neighbors Though the feat was considered impossible, it has been accomplished. There will be a new St. Anthony's Hospital at Efflneham, 111., to replace the one In which 75 persons perished In 1949 In the nation's second worst hospital fire. The 10 Protestants who organized to rebuild the hospital for the Roman Cntliolic nuns of the Third Order of St. Francis succeeded because 32,500 persons in the United Slates nnd 15 foreign countries contributed S560.000 to that cause. Forty per cent ol that sum came from people outside the urea served by the hospital. The committee calls them good neighbors and so they are. It is heartening to knnw that tlicre arc so many good neighbors still around. Those of us who live In the bustle of the city may sometimes turget that this is so. But In Effingham, a town of c.soo. there was no forget- fiiig—only a faith that the appeal would be an- Mvi-red. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY I thought my vwojile hnrl problems till I ar- ri\cd here (Navajo Indian Reservation!. The Navajo is really the underdog.—Glover Rnwls. Negro teacher. * * * A conglomerate mass of Grand Rapids sUilf (furniture* is being built Uoday) on R let-Gcorge- do-tt-Ide«—George I, u. in.—Richard Gnmp, San Frnncisco merchandiser. » • « I'm sure most TV people try to tcep humor on j clean level ... . Ifd be just awful If a TV policeman rod« Every camera, ready to hop off »nd carry o[f R comedian If he got out of hand. —Herb Shriner, TV humorist. * * » Every time screen xvriter.s portray « sexy girl they immediately put n bottle In her hand. » gun in her fisl.—Gail Robbins, movie actress. * * * He i Senator TafO remind* me of a circus minor. You would see yourself In so many distorted ways that you saw yourscll coming back. —Vice President Alben Barkley. » • * A person may be a genius at tasting leas, but » moron «t tasting asparagus.—Emll Mrafc, food re«archer, California o. They Knew He Woi Coming— FRIDAY, DECKMBCT'M, IMC Peter Idson's Washington Column — These Spanish People Are Happy Despite Primative Conditions MADRID. (NBA) — A 2500-mile motor trip down ths western side t Spain, across its middle and up he entire Mediterranean const tine, reveals conditions and contrasts which are unbelievable unless actually seen. The luxury and wealth found in Madrid, Barcelona and the Atlantic coast resort city of San Peter Edion Sebastian Is a bil- t e r commentary >n the extreme poverty seen everywhere Jn rural Spain. It U like going from New York's Wh Avenue to America's most lackward rural slum. Only In Spain, he jump can be made In half an homes, plodding slowly behind high wheeled donkey carts or pack mules. In the villages modern Rebeccas gnther at the wells and carry water home in huge earthen Jars. They wash clothes in cold water streams or at public "laundries" near the well. Often there is no soap. The clothes are spread on bushes to dry. Shepherds with their feet and legs bound in rags, a blanket their only protection against rain or cold, tend Hocks of sheep and goats along every road, over-grazing the already Impoverished soil. They thresh their wheat as It has been done since Bible times- draft animals dragging a log over the straw. They sow by hand, they harvest by hand, they throw the grain up In the air, or at best use a hand- cranked blower to let the wind car- hours drive instead of 1000 or so. ry Bway the chaff. " 3 T,?, et " le feel " ™ s l " cenlurl « not the universal picture r, l ' d ' tmes. It isn't just the old castles on the hills, the old walled cities Ike Avila, the Roman ruins In Se- :ovla, Malaga, Ampurins or the omb. of the Scipios outside of Tar- •agona. It isn't in the Moorish palaces, .he Alcoairs, the reminders of Visi- jothlc conquest. It Is a living thing. On all tco many roads of Spain you see repeated reminders of Bible stories. Mary and the Child riding .o town on an ass, followed by a ragged Joseph on foot. Only some- Jmes it Is the Joseph who rides and the iifary who walks. You see men plowing fields with short-handled mattock-hoes, the only tool they own. Some, better- off, plow with a steel-pointed crooked stick. They walk mllr:; to their fields from their village of rural Spain. But It is the allot Bible | too-trequent picture. The rice fields nnd orange groves ol Valencia are very modern. There are some irrigated districts where American farmers could be taught a thing or two about Intensive agriculture. There are vineyards and olive groves on some hills, carefully terraced for centuries — where there are record yields. And the people work long hours, steadily, cheerfully, carrying intolerable loads on their own backs when they are too poor to own any beast ol burden. Their poverty finally gets you. Construction workers and farm hands may earn 20 pesetas, equivalent to 40 cents a dny in the U.S. Police get SI2 & month. Office work-era ami teachers $18 to $20. Prices and living standards are dcf- once over lightly- B? A. A. For the mo.t pert, I can be a* Jolly this Ume of year u any footsore detriment .tor. Santa Claw, but there an fleeting moment* durini the Vuletide which make me happy that Christmas come* but once * ' year. And It's not Just the Jan. 1 mail. To be specific, there are two physical and psychological obstacle courses to be run In the last harried days before Dec. X that leave my normally gregarious nerves stretched tighter than the a string on a hillbilly's bull fiddle. MOST of us attack the task with clenched teeth, stiff upper lip and Jaw Jutting forward determinedly, the average male relishes Christmas shopping about as much as he would enjoy having his Income (ax return investigated. Especially when he's shopping for * little something for the little woman. Salesgirls play an ancient game with male customers, and I was the pigeon In a fast round again this year. As I approached a trio of gal clerks one day this week, wearing that look of unadulterated Idiocy that all men present when entering a feminine apparel shoppe, one of them shook loose and took me In tow after I told her what I wanted. Uiitely kept down. The average per capita Income is estimated at »120 a year. That is lower even than Italy's »200. There are beggars everywhere. Staff of Life li Cwtlj Bread and edible oils, principally olive oil In which everything Is cooked, are rationed. The bread ration Is the lowest In Europe—about flvi ounces per person. It doesn't- make sense. There were olives rotting on the ground all over Spain, or being fed to pigs An American county agent from Texas, long resident in Spain, says they could easily increase their wheat yield'by modernizing their farming methods. They could wipe out the fruit fly which destroys so much of the olive crop. There are signs on village walls all over Spain, saying that improvement of villages and raising the standards ol the farmer were the hope of the country. Yet little is done about it. My Texas friend's answer was that the people are too proud to change—too proud to ask for help. U.S. technical assistance for Spain could do wonders, for the human and material resources are all there. But the government would never admit Spain was "under-developed," and aslt for that kind of help. The great paradox of Spain today Is how iUs common people can be so happy, can dance, sing and en- Joy life p.f, they do, in the midst of all their poverty, dirt and disease. Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. Frequently emphasized Is the extent to which Christmas has become for much of the world, and for many people, Chrlstless. It is for many a commercialized Christmas, or & pleasure-devoted Christmas, or a home-coming Christmas (very good in itself), or a stuffed-turXey Christmu, a Christmas in which Christ, to Whom it. owes its origin, has little or no significance, place or part. On the other hand are the many for whom Christmas has never lost its meaning, for whom it is, and will always be, the Mas* of Christ. Christmas as a season of festivity and gift-giving, even In its less distinctively Christian aspects, is a boon to all who live in lands where Christianity has any hold, but it Is only those for whom Christ is its center and its meaning who know its full joy. The Pilgrim Fathers, who landed at Plymouth four days before Christmas, did not observe it, because they regarded it as a "pagan festival." And thereby they missed a normal Joy and happiness In that day that present-day Christians of less amtere ways would not. forego. But such was the intensity of their Christian faith that it sustained Ihe/n through that dread first winter, which saw half of the •ne-hundred-and-two who came in he Mayflower die. An ideal Christmas for us would x to have the strength and power >f such Pilgrim faith in the Christ f Christmas, and at the same time o secure that human joy and fes- ,ivity that they missed. As we go back to the first Christmas, the coming of the Savior, we must not forget the background ~iw SUNDAY SCHOOL on Pag* 10 Dr. and Mrs. Blythe Among the country needs other things, the good WPA-type privy-building campaign. My Texas friend had an answer for the riddle. "You don't need to feel sorry for these people." he said. "They have it better now than they've ever known before." IN HOLLYWOOD * KRSKINE JOHNSON Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NBA) '— Exclusively Yours: Errol Flynn prevented another big front-page slug rest story by pretending to be stone- f at Giro's when an Army of- Iccr fresh from Korea walked up to his table nnd began lo hurl insults. That leaves Bob Mitchum as he only movie king who's willing to take on the mllHnry. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Patricia Ncal .s in Mcslro ami; Arguing Won't Help Gary Otoiirr nlrrariv lias his plane I i _. .. v r> ticket lo join heP in sombrero '"IpTOVC Your Gome on the Barbara Payton front is that she'll rush to Mexico for R divorce from Pranchot and then wed Tom See HOLLX4UXJU on Page 14 Sturtlo Insiders arc gasping about the reaction of the censors lo a love scene between Humphrey Dog.irt and Kim Hunter, playing his ex- wire, In "Deadline U. S. A." Kim's In n filmy nightgown nnd the spicy dialog pours forth with a bed in tl\e background. Rcn.sonod the censors: "Every thing Is okeli. She's Ills cx-wifc.'" Home on (he range dept.: Woody Woodpecker, as a west etn hero in Walter Uintz's latest cartoon. "Stage Hoax." gallops across the plains with a built-in TV set on his saddle. * - * Brwe Cabot Is sending his al- mo-st-cx. Franchesca de ScafTa. long-stemmed roses every day. She's sayiuK no to his reconciliation picas. Sharm,™ Douglas and Princess Marjarcl Rose arc no lonscr rtalsy- w.ilsj- III London. The royal beauty was aihlscd lhal she mlshl he crilf- <•!«•(! for traipsing around wilh » publicity lass. Robert stack's mother, Detjl, is missing a diamond ring and police investigating. Latest but; pointless. If North had bid only three hearts. South might have bid three, no-trump — but then North would have gone back to four hearts anyway. (Or he should have, for four hearts was makable, and three no-tnunp was not.) The important fact, was lii«t South should have msde four hearts Instead of arguing about the bidding. He made his mistake when he dre 1 three rounds of trumps. Correct play is to knock out the ace of hearts, win the club return and then lead a low tramp to rtum- is parents, .IKson, Members of their families and a ew intimate friend. 1 : witnessed the i-edding of Miss Jessie L« Eng- and and Lucian Lassiter Spellings, af Maiden, Mo., which was solemnized Sunday afternoon at the home of Judge an4 Mrs. Zal B. Harrison. The Rev. H. Lynn Wade, pastor of the First Methodist :hurch, asked the vows. Miss Eng- and Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Nabers. By OSWAM> JACOBY Written for NF.A Service Bridge players are a wonderful I tribe. They can argue long and bit-' terly about things that make no difference. Ignoring the Important facts. This, of course, makes them very different from other human beings. In loctay's hand. West opened the ten of diamonds, and South won with the Jack. He returned the king of hearts to knock out West's ace. and this lime West thought of leading a club. Declarer won with the ace of chibs. cashed the queen of hearts, and then drew West's last trump by Irarting n low trump to dummy's ten. He next tried the spade finesse, losing to West's queen. West returned another low club, courageously enoiiRh, and dummy ruffed »ith the jack. South now had lo give up a spade to the ace. whereupon West was able lo cash the Jack of clubs for the setting (rick. South poinled nn accusing finger at his partner. "You didn't have a Mise to four hearts," he scolded. North dented the charge, and the argument was on. The discussion WM completely NORTH * 10654 VJ IOS3 » AKQ« tl WEST 4 AQ7 V A74 * 109 + J875Z EAST 49832 *S2 •87412 SOUTH (D) VKQ9J » J5 + A9M J East-West vul. North I South 1 * Past Pass Opening lead- Pas* Pax my's ten. The sparfe finesse Is taken while dummy still has twc trumps. If West lakes the queen of spade and returns a club, dummy can rut with one i of (he two tramps. Th ace of spades is then knocked out and dummy still has a trump tc slop the clubs. No matter what West does, South can regain the lead by rutting > low spade, and then South can draw th last trump. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville John Allison, who is spending he winter here with his grand- alher, J. p. Allison, has gone to Chicago to spend Christmas with But not before I could see one of the others eye me closely, nod sagely to her colleague and say "I told you so." A» best I understand It, the girla were agreed that I didn't look like the black lingerie type. One had bet I was the cowardly type who would dodge the unmentlonabl* items and ask for either cheap perfume or a rhinestone clip. The other, however, must have known me I understand she bet I would ask to see the credit manager' Close dearie, but no bull's eye. I wa« looking for a purple feather bo«. AFTER ESCAPING th« women's stores, In which I feel as much at home as a raccoon coat in a nudist colony, the worst Is yet to come. The true spirit of Christmas, according to the manufacturers of Christmas wrapping paper and ribbon, requires that each gift be swathed In gay trappings and sutured with gaudy twine. The average man finds gift-wrapping about as easy as putting on a rusty suit of armor In an upper berth. Fingers have a way of shrinking into thumbs and sclswrt suddenly become dull and ribbon iv always seems to have only one end ••*• and stickers won't stick and th« paper tears at crucial momenta. After an evening of blood, sweat, tears and- some new profanity I plan to copyright. I emerged with unraveled nerves and several packages wrapped to match. One thing, however. Is certain; no one will guess what Is In the bundles. Each looks like a pound of hamburger wrapped'by a hungry butcher 34 seconds before closing time. THERE WERE ONLY nor incidents, however, few ml- compared to the havoc that was latent In th» situation. At one point, a minor crisis arose after I had succeeded In pinning—two falls out o( thre* —a particularly cumbersome object. The dog disappeared ' for several minutes, and in the frantic search that followed I unwrapped three spaniel-she packages before he r»- appeared, from under the bed. Other incidents were more or less routine lor such an operation. While squatting on the living room rug- like a tired Korean, I Inadvertantly gift-wrapped my left leg from anfcle to kne« before discovering the er-' ror. Later, I didn't discover I had scotch-tapeid my right foot to a,Jk package until I tried to put the gift T? under the Christmas tree. Which brings up my undying gratitude to the enterprising soul who invented cellophane tape. Without It, we would be a nation of wild-eyed men in strait jackets. . Ribbon is pretty, but it was never intended to restrain the Internal pressures of a man-tied package. Binder twine would have been my only alternative. • « • ANOTHER UNFORTUNATE thing is that gifts have a way of . varying in size and my eye for slicing paper to the necessary size and shape often leads to difficulties, especially as to utilization of the remnants. If anyone needs paper precut for gift-wrapping sets of iplinU or Chinese backscratchers or tent stakes, then I'm the man to see. The Navy will hate me for thi», but I seem to have become foggy on all the knots, hitches, splices and bowlines I once knew. Every knot I attempted came out looking ju*t like one of my shoelaces. £ The little woman, who can wrap '^ a live hippopotamus in a greeting card envelope in the same time it takes me to get unstuck from the scotch tape, waa a little surprised at my frayed nerves. As i staggered toward the door after the ordeal, she asked me quo did I plan to vadis that time of night. "Out for a double banana split," I gasped. "And heavy on the banana, bartender." British Landmark Answer to Previous Puzil* HORIZONTAL 1,4 Depicted British landmark 13 Born 14 Brighten VERTICAL 1 Lure jj 2 Ogled 3 Oriental coin 4 Quote 5 Extent 15 It was founded 6 Neat in-; - eighty- 7 Geological three loTenerife volcano 17 Male cat 18 Not (prefix) 19 Reaction producer 21 Negative reply 22 Grant 24 Level 26 Revise 27 Church service • 28 Greek letter 29 Mixed type 30 Comparative suffix 3 1 Half an em 32 Rent 34 Caterpillar hair 37 It is on th« River 38 Stepped 39 Weight (ab.) 40 Country djnc* movement •'• « Month (ab.) 47 High priest 49 Happen again 50 Equality 51 Fragrance 53 Goddess of Infatuation MTritenesi 55 Distrtu call angle 8 Paradise .„. . ., 9 Two (prefix) 25 More futl1 * 10 Rodent 32" 215 11 Makes amends f e«t high 12 Fruits 33 Vent 19 Came back 35 Salad fruit 20 Storms 36 Worships 23 Pullman ears 41 Heraldic band 52 Suffix 42 Observed '' 43 Skin disorder 44 French duke* 45 Mineral rock* 48 Girl's name 50 Dance step (

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