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?AGE FOUR (THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. KAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRlCKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: WtMaoa Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis, Entered as second das* matter »t the nost- otti<x at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con*, October S. 1917. Member of The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any tuburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, S1.25 for three months; by mall outside SO mile zone, {12.50 per year pliable in advance. Meditations And (h« apostles said unl» the Lorif, Increase our faith.—<Lukc 1?:5. # • • That faith which is required of us Is then perfect when It produces In us a fiduciary assent to whatever the Gospel has revealed.—William Wake. Barbs Oarage men lose a lot of time to people who •top for oil—and gas. * • • Pig hunting is a great sport In India— »n<J »e boys bag quite a few In tills country, tool * » * Codliver oil, says a doctor, not only has medical value, but brings contentment. After one dose, you're satisfied with anything. * * * W« have laid In a ttock al atom bombs ana •re patiently awaiting the first man who says, ** H cold enough for you!" * . * * Tour neck and your pride art two things *»t shoxM hold your head up. U.S. Traffic Problem Calls Fey Thinking of Top Minds On Sept. 18, 1899, one H. H. Bliss •*epp«d off a streetcar in New York •net -was killed by an automobile. On »J>« morning of Dec. 22, 1951, David Dawwm of Dsnbury, Tex., died In a hos- pttnl of Injuries suffered in a traffic MoMent. BWss wag the first traffic fatality hi American history, and Dnwaon, as BM*4;r as can be determined, was the on« millionth. It took 62 years and little more than three months to record the first million fatalities of the Motor Age. But the National Safety Council estimates that at present rates the second million would be reached in just 30 years. Everyone will agree that one million represents a heavy toll of human life. Especially when it is realized that these people were struck down in the course of peaceful pursuits—not in war. It is a figure calculated to shock. But will it shock? Will it make a real dent on the minds of the American motorists who have already begun to pile up the second million? A study of accident trends doesn't offer encouragement. Obviously the number of mishaps is not dropping off. Numerical probabilities are all the other way. The nation's population is still soaring. And today there are almost 50 miiiion vehicles on the road, roughly double the total at the low point in World War II. To accommodate the increasing millions of people and added millions of cars, ive have a steadily loss effective street and highway system throughout the country. This statement holds in spite of vast expenditures for elaborate turnpikes and urban expressways. The uncomfortable fact, long understood by highway planners, is that improvement and expansion of the road network simply is not keeping pace with the loads placet] upon it. Some of the fanciest thoroughfares are outmoded almost before they are open to traffic. In many areas, state and local highway departments can't even keep the old roads in minimum good repair. Consequently, the system is breaking down progressively. Highways are bearing burdens out of all proportion to their capacity. Engineered according to now- antiquated methods of design, all too many are death traps under today's conditions. This is getting to be a pretty old story. But, unfortunately, so is the fact that nothing drastic is being done about H. Is anybody in this country taking a really long view of our traffic problems? Is anybody offering the bold, im- *£inative solutions which alons might BLT1JJEHLLB (ARK.) OWJUEK get as out of thi» mess at tome point within tho next couple of decades? Most of today's answers are appar- enlly arrived at with blinkers on. Admittedly the sweeping solutions called for will cost fantastic sums. But if short- range solutions are accepted instead, H may be discovered In'five or 10 years that the smaller sums expended—small only by comparison-—have been largely wasted. The likelihood is they will bring but temporary relief. The traffic problem demands the best thinking of some of our top minds. Surely these are not all engaged on defense matters. Our statesmen had better put a few of them on it—and soon—or there won't be anything to defend hut a coast-to-coast traffic snarl. Views of Others State's Big Gains Just an Illusion? Any ArkM.snn who liad dropped Into a Rlp- Van-Winkle slumber Just bofore the Big Bust o( 1029-30, nml awakened now, would hardly know his state. There have been enormous changes for the better, and they rest largely upon an increase oJ property wealth. We have cainecl thousands or lndu.5lrie« and businesses in that eventfull 22 years. Cities hnve spread out, as Hocks or new homes and commercial establishments havo been built. Farming hai, swung along In tlie march of process. Yet according to our property assessments, this huge advance is mostly an optical illusion— a kind of mirage, it doesn't actually exlst^vrere's Just kidding ourselves—walking nround In a waking-dream. For the stag's property assessments In 1929 totaled 624 million dollars—and they're only about . 75 millions ahove thnt now. So from the tax- book vie\vriolnt, our huge properly gainst of (he past 22 years are mainly a dream. We're seeing tomplcs, as it were, where we've got a cottage and chicken coop. And Mississippi, which ranks below us In per capita incomes, actually has gone awny ahead of us with assessments of near onto a billion dollars. Well, we are in a kind of dream—but not that kind, we tliink-or a lot of us do-that we can support our schools chiefly with state taxes levied on the tatters of Income left by rnpacloiu federal taxes. Our local (axes <02 per cent on property) Are now only from one-third to one-hail as high on a per capita basis as they are In neighboring states; while our slate taxes are already the 10th highest, In proportion to Incomes. In the whole 48 slates. Not far from half of the state's general revenue Is now handed back to the schools. Another slice goes to the county ami city governments. And the slate Institutions, which should have lirst claim on state revenues, make out—poorly, some or them—with what's left. Fair property faxes are the Just and right way to give the schools the larger funds they need. Slate' taxes are now, In effect, subsidizing property-lnx evasion and dodging. Jt, would be. an unconscionable wrong-tirlncfciue tills subsidizing with another hoist of : state levies. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT More Business, Less Profit Shareholders In American business—and that means thousands al the "little people"—are view- Ing with dismay fall statements of corporate finances. Though the volume of sales is greater the profit is smaller, Ihcrefore dividends in some cases are going clown inslcad of up. Investors should not. Imagine that "Big Business" has a magic formula for evading taxes that "llltle business" noes not know. When government drains off billions from the earnings the result Is Inevitably less money to divide up. In the days when a shareholder was supposed to be a rich man. the common folk could shrug off the other fellow's troubles. But totiay much of the stock Is held in small blocs by widows and orphans, by wage-earners looking for a place to keep their savings, by workers smart enough to look after their investments. High taxes are strangling the people of America. If they don't act soon to loosen the fingers nt their throats they may be pcrnm- nently suffocated. —CHARLESTON (S. C.) NEWS and COURIER SO THEY SAY Not so long ago. I usert to think of golf as an old man's game. Well, maybe It Is, but now I'm playing golf.—Lt.-Gen. Lauris Norstad. 44- year-old Allied air commander ot SHAPE. * * * I (wcnt> to Strasbourg to hear how European unity (could* be nchlcvcn. 1 heard nothing except hew It cannot be done.—Rep. Howard Smith (D., Va.). + * + Withlmj (he next fifty years, man should reRiilarly live to the age of 100.—Dr. MXrtin c.um- pcrt, American old age "'specialist. * * + A woman has the right to quarrel with her husband In the afternoon because It is so mueh fun to make up in the evening.—Zsa Zsa Gabor, actress. * * « Slalln's slnte of mind is a more Important Intelligence item than the location of many Soviet divisions.—Allen \v, Dulles, deputy director, Central Intelligence Agency. * + * American food Is elemental—not artistic.— Salvadore Da 11, Spanish artist. Most Joyous Holiday Story of All Would Be That of Korean Truce Gosh, Don't We t£*e MONDAY, DBCEtRRt H, ' I'M 5OERY,O(.0 M-*!, Bur iHAPTo dive ALLOP HY Hei* 7 A RAISE / : BITS * m*T Mbuxns. Peter Cehon'j Washington Column — WASHINGTON (NEA) — The Holiday story that everyone would most like to read or write this year would report the successful conclusion of armistice talks In Korea. The sad truth is. however, that vhcther or not the armistice is negotiated by the Dec. 27 deadline, the prospects for a Korean peace are way in the future. Two precClients from recent history point this lip. Six years nf- Pettr Edson \vorld War II. -here Is still no peace treaty with Oermany or Austria. And three years after the cease- ire agreement between Israel and ;he Arab states in what Christian, Jewish snc 1 Moslem worlds all regard as the Holy Land, there is still no peace. It Is perhaps wrong to refer to whatever agreement may be reach- ed by the military commanders in Korea a-s an armistice. It will not resolve all military, differences. Neither side won and neither lost. Neither side will surrender and disband its military forces. The war couhi start again at. any time, In this uneasy situation, ratification of the armistice negotiated by General Hidffway and (he peace talks to follow will be transferred to the United Nations. Its General Assembly meeting., in Paris is now adjourned for the holidays, to reconvene in January. The Korean situatl'n i s on the agenda for this meeting. But the United staies and its allies have kept the subject from coming up for discussion, pending a hoped- for conclusion of armistice talks. Unification of Korea. Its future permanent boundaries, and withdrawal of all combat forces will be discussed In trying to achieve a permanent political peace settlement. This will take time. The South Korean Republic's position on all these matters is relatively simple. Korean Ambassador- at-large Ben C. Limb has long had his government's statement ready for the United Nations. It calls for complete withdrawal of Chinese armies, disarmament of North Korean Communists and the complete unification of North and South Korea-under the South Korean government, of course SOUTH KOREANS FEAR' UN PLANS H is easy and only natural to sympathize with the South Koreans on these objectives. But the South Koreans now tear and suspect that the United Nations plan to settle lor less than the unification of Korea in order to get out of tile Korean var. This will require a good bit of explaining to the south Koreans. It will not be easy to do nor will it be convincing to them. They think that the United Nations were tricked by Soviet Delegat Jacob Malik's proposal for Korean armistice talks six months ago. The Eighth Army had reached Its top efficiency at that tlm.e Prom SM EDSON on Pa«e g _ IN HOLLYWOOD By EUSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. (NEA) - Exclusively Yours: Tallulah Bsnkheart went to court, and Ginger Rogers went to Pox. Instead of the Alabama tornado, for a co-starring role with Fred Allen in "We're Not Married." Fox high brass wanted Tallulah for the role, but she couldn't make It because of her lawsuit against, her former secretary. And with all the front-page hend- ics, the big boys are happier than 3l]yauna. It's Fred's first trip to Hollywood in two years and his first movie role since IMS. Current Allen cracks: Los Angeles Building Boom: "Pe-i, , , - - - destmns have a new worry. Now j ront P a seheatllines. The picture they have to get out of the way ot i . " cdltc(l as ll - u snot and a buildings." His Last Movie: "People have trouble recalling the title .'It's In, the Bag'). Even the people who Tne torch Jack Reynolds Is car- macfe it are trying to recall it. ~ "A* a matter of fact, thry tried be his singing co-star In "A Song Forever." . . . What ever happened to Warner's plans to star Milton Bcrlc in a second and third movie? . . . Add the name of Ann Blyth to the roster of film stars who will ask for TV right when their studio contracts come up for re-negotla- tlon. . . . Liidmilla Tcherina, the for a career as a Destination: Hollywood. RKO Is rushing "The Korean story" Into the movie houses to cash in on the I rough print will be ready three „ | clays alter the filming ends. /\A n uuuier 01 lact, uu'y met! | ••-••to recall it when they released it," j ^ or ' Television: "Eighteen years inj 5a ^'' r radio ruine<i my health. Three TV shows ruined my reputation." Old Mnvles on TV: "They're go- ryim? for Marjorie Reynolds would light up night scenes in Hollywood Ihe next year. But Marjorie's :)g that she won't change her mind before her final divorce decree is ready. An Irma-likc blonde ordered a Ing to cause a lot of trouble in Iclcvislnn set and told a friend: "I cemeleries digging people up for j riin ' 1 walt <" Bet home and see that personal appearances." j P r °Krara I've heard so much about —'Kukla, Fran and Alj Khan.'" The first Los Angelas radio flash on the Walter Wanger-Joan Bennett-Jennings Lang headlines gave Hollywood a start. Lang's occupation was garbled. The announcer • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Too Much Suspicion Con Be Disastrous BT OSWALD JACOBT Written «or NEA Service When today's hand was played In a team match, one declarer made his contract because he accepted the obvious; the other declarer was so busy looking tor traps that he found a way to go down. At both tables the bidding was the same, nnd the opening lead was the deuce of spades. Each declarer hopefully put up dummy's Jack but was disappointed when East covered with the queen. Each declarer won the trick at once for fear of n shift to hearts. . Here the two declarers parted company, one of them decided to set up the clubs, and the other de- Ral|>h ^ . starting > dally TV show on NBC in January, is looking for an Apollo type body-beautiful headlined It: | man to be a regular, feature on the "Mnvie producer shoots television sho *"- H ' 5 a "<H«™e will be 90 per >"•" ^uTTrOH.^. Don', be surprised If OlorU ^ SS ? K? ^ illywrxxi profile king. He sees one of his old movies on TV and the fun begins. Cesar Romero gel* a whopping Jane Russell's unhapr over the; parentage of the money racked up sale of "The Young Widow," hereby his upcoming video series on second movie, to television. So Is I celluloid, "State Department Cour- Faith Domergiie, who hud a teen- i ler." sy-weensy role Vn th« film and pre- i The greenbacks will be rolling In fers to think that her movie career for years, begun with "Vendetta." FROM PIRATES TO SIRENS Robert Xewton draws the lead In "Blackbenrd The Pirate," and Ed-lt>as 50 Vat Bultram, the cowboy comic, tnlii Viol* Swisher that his mund Grainger swash-buckler on poor they ntver had the HKO slate. Tony Martin Christmas tree— Jus! a tumblewecd trying to convince Howard that T^tinni Durblc should i t* topped wllh a tomato. First kid in the morning jot lh> *K7«4 *108TJ V»«3S *** •AST *Q»«» VQ8754 •K?! •OOTBOW *AK« *A95S1 H«t»bw rid* We* 1H.T. JNT. Op*nhif text— 41 tV.T. P*» ctded to »ct up the diamonds. It wa« apparent that flve tricks were needed In the minor suits The club suit alone would furnish nve tricks If each opponent had exactly two clubs. The odds were 3 to J against a 2-3 club break. Th» only alternative was to set up three diamond tricks by drifting out the see end king. This would give the opponents time to set up and cash Iheir spades. The defenders would therefore get two top diamonds and nn unknown number of spades. The successful declarer decided that West's opening lead of the MUM 0( V once over lightly- »7 A. A. Well, here we »re at tte tad end of another )•««. Entrant •*• In the writing business e«*n» to find considerable to t&j abouk ». I'm Just kind of standing here with one foot on ,top of the oth«r and wondw- !ng, Can't seem to get real steamed up about H all. Really ought to be something one can say about the past 365 days. Something good, that Is. Just about everything bad anyone can thlnlc of has been said. It's been a tough year in Hollywood and all the dope and divorce and gunplay and sex 't hac evolved have paled before the The 'DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN M. D, Written tor NEA Serrlw A reader asks: "What are the iymptoms and cause of a nervous breakdown?" The term "nervous breakdown" used for many different condi- :ions and this is no single disease, having therefore no single group of symptoms or single cause. In some people who are labeled as having a nervous breakdown, the cause seems to be worry, nervous fatigue or distress and strain of modern living. The symptoms can se quite mild and recovery reasonably prompt. In olhers a nervous breakdown used to describe some serious mental disease with a big alteration In personality and a slow recovery. Just as in other human ailments the problem is to find out what Is causing the mental difficulty. This not always easy. The causes of the mental conditions are not thoroughly understood. Some of them may come from the heavy strains of modern life and the great mental tensions produced by the, world of today. A few, but by no means all, are per- laps inherited. Mental treatment (psychotherapy) administered by brain specialists; rest, physical therapy including hot or cold baths, handwork, and shock treatments are often helpful and have brought thousands back to normal. Although much still has to be .earned about causes, prevention, and treatment of the various kinds of mental diseases, progress Is al- quite normal again. Many people who have gone away for a while with a nervous breakdown come back to their family and friends entirely restored to health. When they do they should be treated perfectly normally and not. as though they were in disgrace. Some readers may be interested in the excellent little pamphlet by Kathleen Doyle: "When Mental Illness Strikes Your Family." To obtain a cony, mail 20 cents to Public Affairs Committee, 22 East 38(h Street, New York 16, New .York. thodox fourth-best lead. West had three spades higher than the deuce and could not have any lower, with the spades 4-4, the opponents could win only two spade tricks. This declarer therefore went after tho riia- monds and let the opponents take h l r,r -uTcT^rd T SPadCS - ted darWv that w, ^W^ three or more spade tricks if hi went after the diamonds. This Illogical fear Induced him to try for the clubs. Unfortunately for him, the clubs did not furnish flve tricks, and he had io fail back on the diamonds anyway. In the meantime, however, he had set up a club trick for the opponents, and hey took that as the setting trick, together with two top diamonds &nd two spades. dispatches from * • • HOLLYWOOD TRIED .— though. Washington Just had mon , natural talent. And the "angels" I behind the Potomac production showed a shade more vexation. AM m all. and excluding Washington, I am inclined t« view 1951 M •ather normal year. Matter of fact, I'm getting a Ilttl* tired, of viewing It. once we can get over the hump oJ 10,000 clever predictions of what 1952 holdi, I will be content to sort of coast along. I think I'll trade my'ulcw^in'on"» g( *> d ca f e °f arthritis or mujrain.. Everybody Is busy picking the 10 best-dressfd women of 1951 and the 10 best movies of the year and in 10 ? lpst P°P ular men and the 10 most this and the 10 mo«t that. But not me. No one ever picked me as one of the 10 most anything, so why should I knock my-elf out covering others with glory? ... ALL, THIS U the *r* recrimination, retribution and retaliation, what nobody's done lor me, I don't do for nobody. And that negative goes double. I'm not sure 1 can think of Io best any- thlngs of the past year. Four or five, maybe, but not 10. For me, it has been a momentous year ln^ which I have succeeded in main-P talnmg my status quo almost intact. Not completely perhap. Fellow" does well these days to keep up appearances. Several things we re distinctly In my favor. I managed to keep out of Jail and I didn't get sued by anyone and I wasn't probed by Congress. Can't everyone tta that. • I didn't let any atomie wcrett leak out and I didn't take anr bribes. (Come to think about H I wasn't offered any. oh, well; maybe next year.) No one sought my opinions on curing i-ha world'» Ul* and my vote wasn't solicited. * • • VARIOUS POLLSTERS did noi select me as one of the 10 best- up to ja:,ie. In 1931, I did not make a million dollars, buy a gambling tax stamp, discover uranium in my, backyard, get a divorce or write a book. Neither did I climb any mountains, bag an Afghanistan grizzly bear or refuse to answer any questions onSl the grounds that It might tend toTf incriminate me. \ I wasn't elected to any office or appointed to any high position. Neither mink coat nor deep freeze nor ham did I acquire. I peddled no influence nnd found no gray hairs on my head. According to the current mode, I didn't make the mistake of getting canght. All in all, it was a very normal year. - _ w '5 Years Ago |_ Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Dalma Ora- vette, daughter of Mrs. w. D. Gravette of Little Rock, and the lat» Judge Oravette of this city, to Clinton C. Frazier, Jr., ot Houston, Texas. Mr. Frazier was formerly connected with the First National Bank here. Miss Mary Emma Hood went to Memphis today to visit relative*. While there she will play at thej weddin gof a cousin. * Mrs. Wyatt Henley has returned from Springfield, Mo., where she was the guest of her brother. J. M. Wilton, and family. Famous Couples Answer to Pr«vlou$ Punl« HORIZONTAL 1 and Jullel « and Cleopatra 12 Tristan and U One-celled animal 15 Servant IS Dry fuel 17 Mouths 18 Lined 20 Malt drink 21 Lateral part 3 Indivisible spirits ' 4 High priest 5 Scent S Fine foods 7 Among 8 Eternity 8 More staid lOHeloise and 11 Most unusual 13 Hardeners 19 French plurai article 22 Lamprey- catchers 23 Lega) matters „ A atche " 24 Musical I4 Quenches direction (rjl I 26Nostnl 35Fasten 25Hebrew p '»KingotIsrael 36Coiled ascetics 27 Watchful ' 28 Gibbon 29 Pottery bit 30 Brain passages 32 Hard wood 33 Gaze fixedly 34 Canadian province; 38 Fowls 39 Greek lettc 40 Stitches 41 Work unit 42 River in Brail] 44 French lily 45 and hi» ass 47 Oily compound « In tir-e 50 Female relatives 51 Bed canopy 52 Acts VERTICAL 1 Fissured 29 Queen of 37Appral»» Sheba and IS Unverified -— report 30 Repc at 4! Yawn 31 Snarls «Tart 33 Jewish month 46TeirrtorUl 34 Exclamation division 35_Fasten t«»u> (Scan.) «0olf mound sr m

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