The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1952 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 3, 1952
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ntcc BIZ BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWJF THURSDAY, JANTJARY 8, 1952 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW* THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. KAINES, Publisher BAMRT A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adve:tlslng Manager Bel* National Advertising Representatives', W»Uto« Winter Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUcnt*. Memphis. Bntered is second class matter at the post- offlw «t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act o( Con- (r«u, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any tuburbtn town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, $5.00 per j««r, *2.50 for Ebc months, $1.23 (or three months; by mull outside 50 mile zone, 512.60 per year payable in advance. Meditations Why art ihou cast down, O my soul? and <diy »rt «hon'«l«iuleted within mil hope In God; for I nh»ll yet praise him. who Is flic health of my conscience, and my God.—Psalms 43:5. + * * Now, believe me, God hides some ideal in every human soul, At some lime in our life we (eel a trembling, fearful longing to do some seed thing. Life finds Us noblest spring of excellence In this hidden impulse to do our best.-Roberl Collyer. Barbs Crossword puzzles are more popular with men than with women, says a writer. They have a chance to get in the last word. * + * The tverafe man has no heart for figures, says a professor.' Oh, but hi: eyes! * + * One of the most expensive things about a home is the deviltry of youngsters. * * * Just as a injjrestion—hibernate If you're satisfied with just a bear existence. * • * Why is It that learning to drive slowly is so much harder than learning to drive fast? more ways than on*. Lack of an adequate Bewcr system could prove to b« Blytheville's most serious drawback in attracting certain typqg of industries. Certainly it is a problem which must be put at the top of the mayor's and council's agenda for 1952. This ambitious platform is wrapped up with promises of full publicity for all questions coming before the administration, and street improvements according to need. All in all, it is a sound platform. We hope the mayor attacks it with the same cnth.usiasm with which he proposed it in the race which turned out the city's largest number of voters. Views of Others New Mayor's Platform Could Mean Much, to City In view of Mayor Dan Bloclgett's pre- election platform and the City Council's action in doubling that office's salary to provide for a full-time mayor,, it would appear that Blythevillerhas much to look forward to in ,1952 under its new, if financially pinched, municipal government. Each of the new mayor's platform planks seem to be fashioned of sound stuff. He first recognized the need for additional industry as Blytheville's No. 1 problem. In this connection, he pledged him- ielf to actively support the Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations in their quest for industrial devel- opm'ents. Anrl these organizations need every whit of help they can get. Perhaps the most useful single thing the city could do in this respect would be to plump for passage of the bill (introduced in the 1951 legislature by Representative Jimmie Edwards) which would permit cities to float bond issues, revenue from which would go toward financing buildings for industrial occu- 1 pancy, ,This comes up for vote in the ' "52 geniral election. This would put Blytheville in the running with cities of such states as Mississippi, which lias been grabbing off some rather choice industrial plums of late. In his platform, the new mayor gives his blessings to efforts to re-activate the air base; efforts with which this newspaper and most citizens are in sympathy. But the air base is found elsewhere on his agenda. Mayor Blodgett has pledged liimself to "have an independent firm of auditors" conduct an audit of the base which would date from the time the city first gained control. Results of this audit, he said, will be published. He has also pledget! himself to take the airport out of "politics" by a plan which the Courier N'cws thinks is com• mendable. The air base, Mayor Blodgett has said, is to be put under a commission which is to be composed of men and not holding public offices and including a few with a knowledge of avation. This move, we believe, would serve to put control of the base nearer to those to whom it belongs—the people. However, the plan could be put into effect only with the apprival of the City Council. Also listed for attention is the city's overworked sewer system. A more economical solution than any yet proposed is mentioned. It is hoped t.hat this can b« done. The cost of constructing an entirely new system is staggering. But this is an important problem in Trading Out for Socialism. What made the American people the strong, rich nation we are today? Some will tell you it was because we had a new land, tennlng with natural resources, to exploit. Unquestionably, Dial helped much. But if it is the big reason, why are not Mexico and the south American countries strong and rich? And why not also China and Russia with their vast resources? The real reason why we are 50 richly blessed was an idea thnt stimulated the x minds of onr people and released their energies. That Idea was tho American concept ol freedom. Those who came to this country were not, as a whole, either the best or the worst of the OM World's population. They were mostly ordinary people: laborers, mechanics, farmers, professional worker.s and small business, men. The call oE freedom brought them here—freedom to speak their minds, to make what success they could out of life, to kow to no man's will. They were mostly religious people. The Bible ^shaped tholr thoughts while their hands conquered the wilderness. Our government was grounded In the great principles of the Christian religion. And look at the nation those people And their desccnriente built. Look at the genius produced by the different racial strains. Now in our hands are the fruits of all tha mighty building by those before us. The torch of freedom, which has thrown Its light Into every corner of the earth, Is ours to carry forward, or to extinguish. And many of us are wavering. We are possessed by the socialistic delusion of recent years. The land swarms with demagogues who have been trading socialism to us llttlu by little, in government hand-outs, for our birthright of freedom. Will we wake up In time? Probably few Americans, with the example of .-Britain and Francs » before their eyes, would accept socialism outright. But we are accepting it by degrees In oiur growing dependence on the government, and Its increasing power over our lives. We can't, keep out freedom, with all it has given us, If we accept a daddy-knows-best government, with a greedy tax-hand in our pockets and the other pointing out whJf^Ke must do. Either we hold to American principles, or we •wind up with the socialism that blights so much of the world. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT By Hard Ways Today about 155,000 members of Phi Beta Kappa are celebrating the 175th anniversary of that national honor society. Only seven months younger than the Declaration of Independence, the oldest of Greek-tetter organizations has as, its motto, "Per aspera ad astra," meaning "To the stars by hard ways." Maybe that motto should have more general adoption. It would rule out cribbing In examinations. Or accepting fur coats or Florida trips as bribes. It would end running to Washington for handouts to be charged against the earnings of future generations. An inventory of almost any successful life will show that the achievements that give most satisfaction are ones that have been earned the hard way. , —DALLAS MORNING NEWS SO THEY SAY Our Chonging World once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrickxm This is the day Harry Truman generally holds his weekly hair-pull with those nasty old reporters who have the temerity to call a spade a dirty shovel and an oaf an oaf. And I am sore tempted to observe that Harry represents a situation wherein half »n oaf is no better than none. That egg laid, we will proceed with the business at hand. For all I know. Harry may have finally bro- Peter id son's Washington Column — Showdown on Cleanup Will Come If Broom Sweeps to Top Levels WASHINGTON. (NEA) — The showdown for Federal Judge Thomas F. Murphy—or whoever is really put In charge of President ruman's cleanup campaign—will If and when he gets to inves- gatinB activities on the White ouse level. If anything critical Is found on le activities of Donald Dawson, in onnection with the HFC cases, or Maj. Gen. -Harry Vaughan, in connection with the five percenter Investigation, will a frank report be mnde to the President? Will the President act accord- Only a few people have made a detailed study of the Setters. But the word that leaked out Is that they contain plenty of examples of undue Congtessional influence, such as Alabama Representative Frank Bcykln's. to get government favors for constituents. Wny Ickes Scored Chapman Inside story on ex-Secretary of I nterl or " H onest" Harold Tckes' blast at his successor, Oscar Chapman, and his public power policies Is thnt Ickes was doing n little publicity chore for his old friend and New Deal cohort, Thomas G, "The Cork" Corcoran. Mr. Corcoran Washington attorney for Olin Industries. OHn wanted to get into primary aluminum production. First step was ingly, or will he to get assurances that government continue to stand • power would be available. Peter Edson up for his official amlly, regardless of whnt accusa- ons are made against them? Washington observers believe that nay be the real test case which will how how sincere the Truman ad- ninislrntion is in efforts to clean ip its own house before the elec- ion. While House Hold* Ace In Hole Secretary Chapman wouldn't give this commitment till Olin met certain other requirements, such as raising the necessary capital for plant construction. When Chapman didn't give with the power, a campaign was startec against his public power policies. Washington was then treated to Ihe spectacle of Ickes turning The White House may have one j against his former undersecretary ace in Ihe hole for use in case Congressional criticism of the Truman administration continues hot and heavy. This Is In the file of letters written by members of Congress lo the RFC. The White House has never made any of these letters public, nor has any use been marie of the file beyond the announcement that the tlFC had been asked to turn over copies of all correspondence from congressmen. and loyal supporter. In a bitter letter to the White Housefl But the campaign didn't work. Korean Children Show Great Courage Dr. You Chan Yang, the Boston educated Korean ambassador ti Washington, has just returned from the Orient with a story which h says Illustrates the spirit of his people. In the war-blasted capital o I Seoul. Korea, now retduced to nird of its former population, two ost children were encountered monff the 60,000 or more orphans rtioM parents had been killed in he last year and a hall. Poking around the ruins was an ight-year-old girl. On her back was strapped a four-year-old boy. A. policeman asked her if the boy waa her brother. She said no. She explained that her parents. eribrothers and sisters had all been killed by the bomb that de- troyed their home. She herself was outside at the time and so was »ved. In the neighborhood panic and flight that followed she was separated Irom everyone she knew. But when the raid was over she found the four-year-old boy following her and crying. He said he had lost his father and mother and had no place to ;o. So the girl put the boy on her back and for several weeks had been able to find enough to keep them both alive. Today they are In an orphanage. "Our people have suffered |he loss of almost everything they own," say« the ambassador, "but they have not lost their grip on themselves and I don't think they ever will. How to Squelch Amateur Critics Navy Secretary Dan Kimball has how found an »nswer to the amateur strategists who try to tell the professionals how to run a war. He quotes Lucius Paulus, a Roman consul who In 168 B.C. had this to say to self-appointed military experts: The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Until tuberculosis is enlirefy eliminated from our society It Is helpful to know that treatment also has made such great advances that most victims of the disease can be saved and restored to comfortable and useful lives. The sooner diagnosis Is made the better the chances and the shorter the treatment. The main principle of treatment of tuberculosis of the lungs (and other forms the disease, too) Is rest. The patient with lung tuberculosis must usually go to bed and stay there for a long time. Relief from worry and mental strain Is also important. The diseased lung Itself often receives special treatment. One such treatment consists In injecting air Just outside a diseased lung. This collapses the lung and Allows !t to rest until re-expansion seems safe. A person can get along well with one lung so that this is by no means a dangerous procedure This treatment is called pneumoth- orax. Several surgical treatments for tuberculosis i»e also useful. These are aimed at giving the diseased tissue a chance to rest completely. Several methods are used, Including in difficult cases, the drainage of pus from tuberculosis cavities and even the removal of some diseased lung tissue. Some ot these measures, however, are still experimental. As further knowledge is gained about them, they shoud make It possible to save some patients with advanced tuberculosis of the lungs now considered hopeless. A reader asks If it Is dangerous to associate with a person who has ten silence on those highly-touted lou-secleaning plans at his press ussle. But at this writing those Jig and honorable-sounding plans are still sprouting moss. * • • MATTER OF FACT, It was Just three weeks ago today than an outraged Harry Truman proclaimed to newsmen that the shocking scandals must go and that stringent action was upcoming. Harry Indicated he was deeply shocked by the revelations of black sheep in his official family fold. This should have been a cue thai a stall was In the making. Aside from an unsalted cadaver, I cannot think of anything-that can lay around for bettor than a year and still be shocking. Remedial action was imminent. Harry said. Might come in a day or so. ThJt was three weeks ago. Then Federal Judge Thomas F. Murphy, famed as a prosecutor, was called In to chat with Harry about wielding the broom. So we held our breath and got our hope* up and looked at pictures of walrus-type lip shrubbery for a few days. But Murphy went back home and stayed, reportedly because Harry insisted on quarterbacking the mop-up. AND THAT SEEMED TO to b« that. The big cleanup bubble appeared to have burst. Where the matter stands now, no one outside :he White House knows. Harry is rumored _to be casting about for members for a three-man commission to do the scrubbing. But tha White House has "no comment" on this *! been a patient in a tuberculosis sanatorium. She adds, "I was In a sanatorium for two years, and when I was discharged, everyone was afraid to come near me." Bon't I5« That M?a Trie family and friends of someone like this correspondent, who has been discharged from a tuberculosis sanitarium should not take this point of view. It Is not customary to discharge a patient who is eliminating tuberculosis germs and unless B person Is spitting or coughing germs Into the air, they are of no danger to others. Surely it is a cruel and inhumane thing to be treated as an untouchable. "If . anyone think* himself qualified to give advice respecting See EDSON on P» K e It IN HOLLYWOOD By ER5K1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent while South rattled off five dia- ond tricks, making his game ontract very easily with a trick In the \iltimate factors of strength the U. S. is no doubt vastly more powerful than Russia. But on the present competition for Asia may depend which side eventually will be able to get the belter of the other in this missionary warfare. —Arnold Toynbee, British historian. * * * If the UN had not countered the Communist aggression in Korea, it would have been notice to all the world thnt the United Nations WE* a. sham, thnt it was a mere debating society, and it would have tpnominioufly collapsed without furthe rario.—John F, Floberg. assistant secretary of the Navy for Air. * * * The basis of our teaching is training the Indl- \1dual, not teaching a mass opinion.—Roderick Peattie, professor. Ohio State U. * * * A tew thee's and thou's can make violence acceptable and sex unassailable.—Milton SM\tlman, British film critic, on Hollywood's Biblical productions. * * * I personally don't know whether General Eisenhower Is a bird dog or a rabbit d^g. and I usually want to know what I'm hunting.—Gov. Kerr Scott, of North Carolina. t * * The man who will be elected President of the United Stairs In 1852 will be the hear! of the only democratic nation that still has power of initiative and decision.—Max Aicoli, editor, publisher. HOLLYWOOD (NEA1 — Holly-, "He called me some awful names, wood's top-three photographers let II .said, 'As far as I'm concerned, down their shutters today. They j Beery, you're still an elephant gave me the names of stars who i trainer." have given them their worst head-j Charlie: "]f*i\ Arthur Just won't aches. The names: ' for pictures. She sees a camera and Bins Crosby, Wallace B«prT, Will; starts running." Rogers, Joan Arthur, Margaret Sul-j Hymie: "Once I discovered Garbo lavnn, Greta Garbo and Jennifer i at a tnshion show. She ran from Jnnrs. !me and I chased her. I finally found The moviclcwn photographers: her stretched out face down behind I were J. D. Scott, known to film , a couch. I didn't have the heart lyrlty as "Scotty" since 1920; Hy-; lo 5noot ner lnal way ; \ie Fink of Photoplay Magazine, j Scotty: "I remember photograph,-ho's chalked up 35 years of snap- j j n g Garbo when she first arrived ing clamor mugs, and Crmrlic , ; n Hollywood. She was wearing thcdcs ol Motion Picture Maca-1 swcater and looked like something inc. who's been plying the trade ou ^ 0 * t ne fl or 18 years. j "I did a candid layout of her in Come earthquakes, cyclones or See HOLLVWIKJI) on Paj» 14 hailstorms. Scotty. Hymie ana Ch.irlie make the rounds o! parties, glitter dens and studios lo aim heir cameras at the movie set. Sometime* Ihe dispositions o( heir subjects arc worse than the veather outside. Here are tome of heir comments on Holly-tenons, Cheat IS Cleared rawlble. hot-tempered big seven: i . Cnv»nrtittt Clnh Charlie: "1 never could get , At Lovcnfllift tfuft sood picture of Margaret Sullav^nJ ^ OSWALD JACOBY She would always put her h?nrts; WrUttn t( , r NEA service over her face or stick her lonuue i i ti «r» •• Today s hand started nn argu °"Hymf "V,", ^JVOU. walki-H ^« *£**-,-.- « away from »^<—^ < | cavendish Club In *„ York. JACOBY ON BRIDGE found out that Ihi Eas been immn om ><»< '","•", nd be jthouehi I'" 1 declarer had been V"«-<'.»^^'d Stone to stand be : ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ IX ^™£*™^*'^«^™ ou S ht to be ashame. Scotty: "I never bother to ta.«|s 0 \ith thought for" a moment o Bine Crosby's picture. One ntsht I, two arid then | pd a diamond t spotted him at Giro's with Dixic -: dummy's queen. He returned He said. 'Hey, you, scram. Get a'.vaj ]ovv diamond from dummy, an from hero.' I still snapped the p:c-; Ea5t f 0 n mvcc t W ith the eight o lure. "Wallace Beery also was difficult. diamonds. South thereupon finessed th Once I tried to photograph himi,,j ne o{ diamonds. East clutxhe with his, adopted daughter, Carol |], js car(js C ] 05 o 7 t o n ij chest »n Ann. began to grumble at once. Me»n 3 spare. The argument was easily sel- 75 Years Ago In Blythevilte — Mrs. W. B. Wallace, who has been visiting relatives lor ten ciays>Jias. returned to her home in Shreveport La. She will Join Bernard and Carol Ann Wallace at Monroe, La., who have been visiting their grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. William Tausch and family have returned from Cincinnati, O.. where they were called by Ihe death" of Mr. Tausch's mother Mrs. Catherine Tausch. A daughter was born yesterday t* Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Bombolaski a 1 the Blytheville Hospital. The babj has been named Mary Ann. Even If Harry does come up eventually with some sort of & fumigation procedure, there is no Justification for all the current secrecy. If he is hatching an idea, he should say so. We aren't looking for surprises any more and they fail to delight us. We' are no longer surprised at anything that comes from Washington and we are even hardened beyond being dismayed any longer. The need for a major overhaul of federal morals Is so pathetically evident that close guardianship ol plans for r same Is not impressive. The long -silence only Indicates to the voter that more of the usual , empty-headed evasive tactics are in • the mill. • • • IT IS OF NO USE for Harry to lope that the taxpayer on the short nd of the stick will forget. By the lick, sophisticated standards of our current brand of high-bred chick- n thieves, we of the hinterland may be clods but w« aren't that tupid. F,ven the matter of bailing out he four airmen from a Hungarian lastille does not lapse our memor- es of rancid misdoings In our own capital. The same brand of ineptness prepails In both our foreign and domestic policies, and a little sidebar drama In one does not drive the 'other out of sight or out of mind. 4 It is understandable that the so- ed. South restored the origins irds to his own hand and the ummy and called over some of he experts who are always to be ound in large numbers at the avendish Club. South described the bidding and he opening lead, and asked the mple question: "How to play the and?" Every one of ;he experts crossed o dummy with the queen of dia- londs and finessed the nine of diamonds on the way back. East was inally convinced that the actual ieclarer had made the right play monds. the re-st of the suit will be South's. and the contract is safe When the deer diamond finesse actually succeeds, of course. South makes his contract with an extra rick. WIST 474J * AJ1085 «2 + Q1097 NORTH 4KJ86 »74 »Q63 + K61J SOUTH <D) AA5 EAST AQ1093 V332 4-11087 +.J8 » AK954 * A53 North-South vul. South Wert North Etst 1 • IV 1 * Pass 3N. T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V J lution to federal sin is a problem In itself for Harry. He will have a. difficult time with any effort to duck the bulk of the blame, for there will always be the question of how did the miscreants creep Into government work. Especially thosa cronies, shirt-tall political relatives and sap-catchers employed by presidential appointment or presidential appointees. Some cats don't drown easily, and this one keeps wandering hom« again. And Harry can't kill it off with silence, especially when the silence is more sullen than thought- Game Bird Answer to Previous Puzzle without peeking. The point is really very simple. South needs four diamonds to make his contract- In the process of developing four diamond tricks he must not allow East to gain the lead—for would return a heart and set the contract. South really expects to lose the finesse of the nine of diamonds, but thai doesn't matter. I' West can win the second round of dia HORIZONTAL 5 Solitary 1,8 Game bird 6 Hindu queen 12 Interstices 13 Thick soup 14 Citrus fruils 15 Harangue 16 Dine 17 Cozy spots ISDiminuliveot 18 Drift Leonard ' 20 Hardens 20 Observe 21 Rot by • exposure 23 Formerly 26 Notched 30 Alms SI Flog (coll.) 32 Angers 33 Bacchanals' cry . 34 Ancient 35 Confined 36 Surfeited 38 Recently 39 The deep 40 Fiyer 42Grab 45 Beast of burden 47 Relative (ab.) 50 Nullify 52 Weakens by wrenching 54 Oriental guitar 55 Appease 7 Layer 8 Durham (ab.) 9 Soviet river 10 Whale 11 Sharp 13 Baffling problem 39 Royal Kalian 43 Dismounted 22 Baseball term family name 44 Nibble 23 Hessian river 31 Absolute 46 Vipers 24 Wander 37 Lamprey- 47 Clock face 25 Slush catcher 48 Poker stake 26 Bargain event 40 Spacious 49 Employed 27 Scope 41 Gem weight 51 Hiver barrier 23 Canvas shelter 42 Promontory 53 Deed 56 Flower part 57 Steadfast VERTICAL 1 Knobbed maUe\ 2 Operatic solo 3 Nalive of Latvia 4 Lorenzo (a£.)

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