The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1951 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 22, 1951
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PACE FOUR BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher KAJUtT A. HAINES, A Mutant Publisher , A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor ' PAUL D. HUMAN. AdvwtUtng Manager AdYtrtUing Representatives: i Wttawr Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Attwte, uemphla. u aKond class mstter tt the post- »t Blytherill*, Arkansas, und«r act of Con- October », 1917. Uembtr ex Th« AMocUted Pits* KTBBCRIPTION RATES: •f Mtrier in tin city of Blythevlll*. or in; •Uburtaa ftowa wher* carrier Krvlc* ta maln- ttbMd,16e pw week. ^ mill, within a ndliu o< SO miles, 15.00 per TMT, *3.M for alx months, 11,55 for three months; «»U (rntaJde H mil. zont, 112.60 per year ta cdvwiot. Meditations MM we with hl> power, and by h« mlteth through the proud. *•:!*. • * » I know not where His islands lift Thtlr fronded palnu In air; ' I only know I ctnnot drift Brynnd Hto love and care. —Whittler. Barbs To *e« lorn* of the motorists drive, you'd think th»y owned their car*. * * • A feetar hnn • law trainst face lifting. If H «r«r fM< fate effect, witch tha women's J»»'» * • * It'§ good new* now that mom put up Jelly 1»* nanmer—and th» kjds are tpreadlng it •round. * * * •' WWefc weald tbe average man rather do, play th«* Bj«hl> a week n be married? * * • * OM nlc« thing about moral victories In foot- iH to that no beta an collected on them. Europe Must Modernize Its Economic System With the Marshall PJan approaching to fourth birthday, it ought not to baf- fl« European! that we in America are looking more to their performance and H*t«ning leas to their words these days. , ' ECA'i goal' wa« lasting economic w«fl-b«fnjr for Europe. Thanks to Rus•1*, mor« than that is now at stake— th« Mcurity and freedom of the continent. Since this affecta not only Europe but the whole free world, It is very much our buiinMi. Europeans should appreciate that no reasonable American excepta himself or his country from the measurements of •»rn««t performance he would apply to them. We must do more than carry our share, we must lead, for we are the young««t, th« strongest, the soundest of th« fre« peoples. But this doe* not mean we ought Just to center on our own tasks and leave th« Europeans to solve their problems (n their own way. Each should be qualified to advise and criticize the other honestly and intelligently; in the spirit of mutual help. There are many key elements in the U. S. economic system which are adaptable to Europe when modified to fit differences of geography, language, custom and the like. Europeans show an all too spotty awareness of this. They accept ft as to some features but take a distinctly limited view in others. Often you hear it said that Europe is an over-intellecttialized society, that Its people spend so much time analyzing their problems—and throwing up obstacles—that they leaev little time for action. The world may begin to believe this If there is not ample sign from Europ- •»ni «on that they understand the price of inaction. Large parts of the European •conomy today are virtual museum pie- e*§. But a continent under relentless Communist pressure cannot longer afford th« luxury of clinging to economic heirloom*. Many economists and historians have •uggested Europe's economy has never fitted^the requirements of a modern industrial way of life. A big reason is their eonviction that mass production, with !t« «ountlM S benefits, depends inescapably on a broad, unified market. This Europe does not have. What it does have is a lot of carved- up «conomies of varying sizes, competing frantically with each other, wastefully building duplicate industrial plants, trying to freeze assured but limited market* for themselves. Fortunately, forward-thinking Euro- i JB hifh p!ac«i «r« coming to reaU lz« th!« fundamental n«e«MHy—that Industrialism demand! a wide §t»y» to operate successfully. Partly out of thii awareness and partly from prodding political realities, the bold Schuman plan for pooling Europe's coal and steel output was bom. The plan has become the symbol of Europe's adventurous start on the road to economic—possibly polictical—fede- ration. It is likewise a test of Europe's capacity for action rather than mere words. In this context, it is heartening to learn that the French Assembly has at length ratified the plan by an impressive vote. As author and sponsor of th« arrangement, France was counted on to lead the way. Had it failed to act favorably, early unity hopes might well have, been dasher!. The plan already had been endorsed by The Netherlands. But it is still to be approver! by West Germany, g crucial factor, and three other European governments. What France has done represents the kind of performance that alone is likely to make much impact on this side of the ocean today. Yet it must be followed by comparable showings elsewhere on the continent if a desperately needed momentum of action is to be gained. BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW? SO THEY SAY Problem Crop Cotton Is possessed of a noteworthy assortment of problems, according to the National Cotton Research Congress planning committee which met In Dallas last week. Come to think of It, cotton (crop and commodity) undoubtedly Is th« ^champion posscosor of problems. Even Its virtuei have somehow been converted to problems. The drouth-reslslnnt cotton plant was one* a relatively sure producer but, through the years, It has become the vlcllm of more different kinds of posts than any other agricultural product. The nonpcrkhable character of cotton lint and the world-wlda demand for it have given it an International market. But this nonperishable character has made cotton peculiarly vulnerable to market ghit.s. The wide foreign market, under ths high Industrial tariff that tins prevailed In thl« country, has done more than anything else to depress the standard of living of the cotton grower. More than any other crop, colon hM resisted mechanization, in an age of mechanical advancement, It remained, until very recent years, a hard- labor crop, grown and harvested very much u 11 was grown and harvested In ancient India. It has been a contributor of problem*, also. Notably, it saps the fertility of the soil which produces it. Because It Is host to « multitude of pests, there has even been a tendency among farmers to bum th» dead stalks rather than plow them back Into the loll. But there is some faint light now failing on the dreary-scene. Mechanization Is making some headway. So is diversified cropping. The solution must come largely from activity In the field of research. Tho National Cotton Research Congress la In good position to understand cotton problems and how to cure them, —DALLAS MORNING NEWS The Pork Bench Sage Dreams Up Another One A general Staff for Peace has been proposed by Bernard Baruch. Tthe staff • would plan th« peace before the war would start. It would do what It could to prevent war. It would think. It would plnn. It would have a mentality that could pentrnte the Iron Curtain and understand ths Kussian mind. It would keep ari inventory of natural resources, pine minds, relieved of other worries and pressures would make up the staff. They would provide a notional reservoir of brain power. The Idea is intriguing. A room full of supermen outthinking the fates, outwitting destiny, receiving advance readings on the stars, taking auguries. Mr. Baruch has come up with some good ones in the past. This one may sound a little dreamy, but based on the authors past performance It may be worth trying. —ATLANTA JOURNAL, Views of Others People showed me their modern' kitchens; fancy new sieves, mixers, dish-washing machines. Then they would announce: "Now Iffs nit go out to dinner."—Gora .\torata. of japan, on visiting America. » » • I was too busy raising my mother's children, 'my own, my grandchildren, and cooking spaghetti and meatballs every day.—Mrs. Helen Dl Bcrar- dino, on why she wailed 34 years to become u. S. citizen. « • * The cure (for ending basketball "fixes") is simple. Don't select boys from the lower strata ol sociological and athletic lift- fnr your college teams; return the game to the campus and the gymnasium.—Dr. Forrest "Phog" Allen, basketball coach, Kansas U. * « « The power of a minority ot senators lo talk > bill to death made It Impossible since 1875 to enact a Federal civil rights bill.—Will Meslow, counsel ol American Jewish Congress, on Stoat* clotun ruU, 5ATOKDAY, DECEMBER Peter Edson'i Washington Column— Administration Housecleaning May Bring Inspection Service WASHINGTON (NEA)—A general Inspection service of some kind to keep top government officials on the straight and narrow paths of righteousness may be the outcome ol President Truman's new effort to clean house In his administration. Calling Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover Into White House conferences has provide the tlp- _ off on how Peter Edxaa sweeping a probe ind.purge of Truman's official family may be contemplated. One of Director Hoover's basic jersonnel policies and guides lias oug been that. "No organization s better than its inspection service." Thl« is also a frequently quoted slogan In well-managed business organizations. In the case of the FBI. internal nspectlon.of iu own personnel has jeen carried to such an extreme that Id own field agents are more rigorously Inspected than the cases .hey are assigned to investigate. It begins before any FBI employe s hired. The appllcan is so thoroughly Investigated Unit sometimes the FBI knows more about a prospective employs than he . knows about himself. This Inspection Is continued through special training tn the FBI Academy. Every doubt about a man ,s always resolved in favor of the Bureau. The trainee is never allowed to pass with the excuse of, "He's & good boy who means well. He has! made a few mistakes, but he'll no I bettor alter he gels on the Job." If there is any record of repeated mistakes or failures, the man Just Isn't hired, This is where the first big washout of personnel occurs. But even after a man is hired as a special FBI agent, Inspection of his every activity- Is pursued relentlessly. Every man has to make n written report on everything he does. These reports are reviewed by the special agent in charge of his office, by supervisors and by a stnrf of some '20 top inspectors tinder Hugh H. Clegg. nn FBI assistant director, and Mr. Hoover. They inspect even the special agents in charge of field offices, the supervisors and the Inspectors themselves. While all this may sound something like a Gestapo or Russian NKVD operation, It has been well enough administered thus far to give the FBI the reputation of having one of the few administrative organizations In government In which the Congress and a majority of the people place full confidence. The catch of course, is that up to now the FBI has had no authority to Inspect nny other branch of the Federal Government, except on special assignment and on a specific case. The FBI system of personnel Inspection is applied only to Its own people. From this. It Is not to be concluded that the FBI has been without fault. It has had its cases of agents who went wrong, who got drunk, who chased somebodv else's wife, or who got Involved with some person they were sent to investigate. H °w many agents the FBI has fired or asked to resign the Bureau will not disclose. But the FBI record of dismissals for cause is said to be 2.6 per thousand per vear The average fgr the U. S. government as a whole Is 3 per thousand. For industry is 4.7 per thousand. Action on Investigation Is the Test It the FBI is now called In to inspect or investigate other government agencies In an effort to clean up the Truman administration the test of efefctiveness will come only in what action 1» taken on FBI findings. FBI Director Hoover has tried to keep his organization strictly on the job of investigation—not recommendation of corrective action nor prosecution. Many FBI reports on loyalty Investigations have heretofore not been acted upon. Many FBI investigations and reports on Match-Act political activity by government employes were likewise never acted on. The trouble that the Truman administration now finds itself in Is not over the activities of its career, civil service employes on whom disciplinary action can easily be token. All the bad actors today are political appointees—sub-cabinet officers, collectors of internal revenue and the like—who were personally selected for public office by the Democratic administration. President Truman's Immediate problem Is to check up on and get rid of these wrong-doers. He appointed them and is personally responsible for them. He can sub-let the job of Inspecting them to the FBI or some other agency. But he will have to fire the guilty himself. IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOIiYWOOD (NEA)—The New Movie Faces: DIANN'E CASSIDY:' A brunel Venus from Manhattan's modeling ranks who arrived in Hollywood for a vacation and was signed by MOM to till ihe beauty breach left by Arlene Dahl. ! Mervyn LcRoy, her discoverer, potted Diane lunching at Fox. in- •ilcd her to test at MOM and is. 111! congratulating himself. Moviegoers will be seeing her in "Skirls Ahoy ' and "Lovely To Lock At." "What's all this talk about me being nnothcr Lana Turner?" w.itl- ed Diana to me, "I just want to get In Iront of those cameras." • • • • JAMES WARREN: A high-pocketed pulse-stirrer who resembles Harrison and makes his blg- leaeue bow as Gloria Swansou's eadlng man In "Three For Bedroom C.' 1 Warren wis fllscox'ered In N'ew York 11 ytars ago by Marvin Schrnck. was whisked out lo Hollywood for an MGM contract, then bmmccrt over (o RKO «s the slar of a Z.ine Grey western scries. Pour years ago he gav» up llick- er.«. but this year agent Helen Alns- worth re-discovered him. "Gloria Swanson was very helpful, especially in the love scenes." lie told me. "She'd say, 'Darling, it you'd turn your head a little more this way, H would b« better for you." WHAT'S IV A XAME7 DAWN ADDAMS: A brunet dell from England who Is co-jtarrmg with Peter Lawford In "The Hour ol Thirteen." Dawn was imported by acrcnt Charles Feldman as a candidate for the Roxanne role In 'Cyrano de aergcrac." Mala Powers nabbed the part, but Dawn was placed unrier contract by MGM. She's actually a J, Arthur Rank discovery and once U» Utak draMte in London. "I'm weary of people who ask See HOLLYWOOD on Page S • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Being Too Smart 's Risky in Bridge By OSWALT) JACOBY Written for XEA Service It's always very pleasant to see the smart nleck get it in the neck. Even the dummy enjoyed seeing declarer get the business in today's hand. South decided that the hand would probably play at no-trump, so he made a psychic spade response in the hope of stopping a lead. At his next turn he bid no- trump, and he landed Just where he wanted to be. Smith's "smart 1 ' spade bid fooled nobody, since West opened the Un of spades defiantly. Fortunately for rt<vlarer. dummy turned up with enough sparte strength !o take care of him. Declarer played a low spade from dummy, and Enst won with t.lie king. East returned a low club, and South won with Ihe king. Declarer next led a diamond to the queen, and East took his »ce. East now returned the queen of . clubs, holding the Irlrk. and con- i tinned with a low club to South'!! aco. At this stage It was apparent to the players, the dummy, and even to the waiter who was. busy cleaning out the ashtrays that everything depended on the solidity of the hearts. South could count on two spadw, two clubs, one diamond, and three top hearls He needed at least four heart tricks to make his contract. Should he bang down the ace, liine, aod «UMC, or ibould iw dummy's ten? Declarer led a spade to dummy's ace and cashed the queen ol spades. On this trick East discarded the four of hearts. Since East was Maurice Levin, well-known Newark expert. South might have suspected he was being taken for a ride. But South was too busy with his own cleverne.55 to sllow for it In others. Declarer next laid down the ace. of hearts, discovering that East followed with the 1 nine. Now South entered his hand with the king of by NORTH <D) * AQ6 V AKQ10S • QS 4762 4109853 SOUTH 4>J72 »AJ5 *QJ853 «K934J * 10 « North-South vu!. Nort* Cut Somth We* 1 » Pass I 4 (I) past 2* Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pas« Pas« Opening lead— 4 ]e diamonds and led a heart towards dummy. West played low, ind South went Into a prolonged trance. He came out ot his huddle to finesse dummy's ten of hearts, whereupon Levin produced the Jack and wcm the rest of the tricks. Down three. 75 /n The marriage of Misj Ruth Matthews and Fred Fleeman was quietly solemnized at ten o'clock this morning at the First Methodist church. The Hev. H. Lynn Wade, p»stor, asked the vows. Mrs. FlM- —a i* tb* teuchttt •< Ur. i ' once over lightly- It's a tough old world, all right, and for some peopl* H juct k»*tt getting tougher every day. I am rtill deeply shocked and righteourir indignant over the latest blow to be delivered to what is admittedly a -tnority group but nevertheless a deserving segment of our population. ' ' " A canned fried worms from prlo* ooo- ml I have at hand as Exhibit .. „„..,. prlma facie, de facto and 100 per trol." cent circumstantial evidence of what was intended as a well-mean- step but which threatens to Wn, , n my perso blossom into a social and economic alongside my lunch quenoT I QUOTE THE following pro- „„„. uelura you aasn OI nouncement from Washington gin any frantic stockpiling (women, children and men with ned fried worms before the w hearts will please leave the trolled price soars, let u. ' 'The government today exempted act. Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Since neany one person In every 10 Is supposed to be afflicted with i liny animal parasite called end- amoeba histolytica and many are -eriously ill as a result ol this iny enemy It is not surprising that many Inquires come in on this sub- lee t. The principal symptom caused " the endamoeba is dysentery, :hou B h this may not be uon.iain, «ul sometimes peoples' resistance s just enough to .keep the amoeba Jiider control without getting rid The infection can be carried by food, water, or flies, it i s never possible to tell in advance whether an Infected person will develop serious syropttoms, mild symptoms or none at all. People who nre not being seriously harmed by the amoebas which are present in their intestines can pass the parasites on to other.people. This is especially true If they have anything to do with handling food. Also, ' If anything goes wrong -;ith the plumbing in buildings in which infected people live, serious epWtmlcs ot amoebic dysentery can develop. In many patients the disease develops suddenly with pain and frequent and often bloody bowel movements. The majority of patients recover after a stormy and severe illness, A few victims die and others pass over Into a chronic stage or a stage In which symptoms are absent though the parasites may be still present. Whenever a sudden illness of this kind develops or In the chronic stage, when alternating periods of constipation and diarrhea occur, amoebic dysentery must be considered as one of the possible causes. PRECAUTIONS The definite diagnosis can be made only by finding the amoeba in the feces with the aid of a microscope. PoH-efrul new drugs are available to combat amoebic infection. Nevertheless, it Is important to treat amoebic dysentery just as soon after It siarts as is possible. Even more Important is avoiding the amoebic altogether. This is taken Into the body with infected food, in almost all cases, and It is therefore wise to be careful to eat only pure food and lo make sure that carriers of the amoeba are not engaged In the preparation or proce.wing of food where they can contaminate it. Mrs. B. M. Matthews. Mr. and IVfrs. Hugh Harbert and son will spend Christmas at Hayti as guests of Mr. and Mrs. -Mack Morgan. Mr. and Mrs. John Blythe and son. Bobby, of D«Witt, Ark., will Kpend Christmas with Mrs. Ed Hardin. They formerly lived here. And I have the news Hem Jurt as it spewed out of the teletype, locked in my personal files wash the Office of PHc« Stabilize, tlon. Now, before you dash out to b*. , a contemplate the Implications ot thii I am certain that Mike DiStM* and his OPS'ers meant no harm or personal smear, but I don't think they are quite aware of the Frank- ensteln they have created. • * • BEHIND THE OPS' thunderbolt was this reasoning: the controller! said they had found the price of canned fried worms had a "trifling" and "insignificant" effect on the, cost of living. This Is an affront to the entire Industry. How would you like to have your product or effort classified 4-F economically? It could do weird things to yow morale. It might bring on a psychosis based on insecurity and. Lord knows, I have seen enough psychological thrillers at the corner cinema to know what sort of tribulations can result from a nobody- loves-me fixation. The efforts of the years of toH that have gone into building up this Industry have been crumbled by th« stroke of a pen in Washington OPS brass may not realize this, but their little organization Is looked up to these days as sort of a standard- setter. And when they don't even consider a product worth controlling, then—well, you know how th« fickle public Is. * • • IF A BOOK cant get banned fat' Boston, it Just doesn't sell If a movie sneaks past Mr. Binford in Memphis, the public assumes it must be pretty dull stuff and ths patrons stay home In droves and soak up the sly-double-entendre of Howdy-Doody. Label anything Adults Only" and you won't be able to fight off the customers with So the OPS condemns canned fried worms as unworthy of control. Thousands of worm breeders as well as trappers of the wild stock will be disenfranchised. Tired old ladies who fry worms on a piecework basis will go hungry and cold and lose their TV sets to the finance, company. The air will be black with worm canners, already beset by tin shortages, leaping from loth-story windows. -•-To add insult to injury, the OPS admitted it had no idea of "who does what with fried worms or how much they cost." This i» a sweeping revelation of^ the state of things. WHO, INDEED? Canned fries worms are obviously for use In snaring fastidious flsh. Some of th» better types of fish, especially th» scientifically-bred alumni of state fish hatcheries, disdain any form of bait except a worm fried to a turn and canned to preserve that home- cooked taste. It is obvious the OPS ha« never read any of the information SUD- of lM Fr'F the National Association NAFWC's ads will compete'lor mSj subtlety wifh any deodorant copy. For sheer sociological Impact, they will compare favorably with any I understand the NAFWC if currently at work In its spotless laboratories in an effort to breed broilers as well as fryers. This will b» a boon to mankind, for if the price of meat gets any higher I plan to ease the family food budget with a supply of the vacuum-packed wrigglers. American Herb Answer to Previous Puzzta, 4 Drachm 5 Guide 6 Bear 7 Go by Bit common in the New World 0 Ticiy 10 Furs 11 Kind ot thread HORIZONTAL, 1,5 Depicted herb 11 Tardier 12 Expungers 14 Follower 15 Gather 1' Ampere (ab.) 18 Weight of India ,. .*.,.„ * 19 Mythical king 13 Lance 20 Bind 16 Musical note 21 Lloyd's 24 Demigoddess register (ab.) 25 Ages 22 Symbol for 26 Finest sodium 27 Iroquoian 23 Domestic slave Indiaiv 26 Malt drink 30 Trying 28 Correlative of «xperience» either 29 Bitter vetch 30 British money of account 31 Yes (Sp.) 32 Sea eagles 33 Rip SBTaid notice In a newspaper 37 French island 38 Legal point 40 Outbuilding* U Italian community 46 Burmese wood sprite 47 Analyze a sentence 48 Conducted 49 Slanting 51 Skewer 53 Exhausts 54 Hard fat VERTICAL 1 Moistens 2 Roman road trttafe 32 Merits 34 Take into custody 35 Peruses 39 Cease 40 Whirl •41 Body part 42 Units'p( ^ energy 43 College deeu* <ab.) y « Harden* f •15 It has racemose ' 4 flowerg 50 Hebrew lettu] 52 Symbol for / ruthenium

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