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1SE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE OOqREBt HBW? &>. H. W. HAINB8, PubU»h«r ' ~~ JAMES L. VZRHOEFF, Editor PAUL D. HITMAN. Advertising Manuer BLTTHEVILLK (ARK.)' COUBlifiR NEWS ; Sole National Advertising RcpNMnUUm; Wallace Wlta«r Cfc, 'H*tf York, Chic*** Detroit, Atlanta, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as, second class matter at the poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October », 191T. Served by the United Press ! - • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Sy carrier-'lh the city of Blytheville or nny suburban town where carrier; service fc maintained, 20c per week, or 85c p«r month. t By mail, within a radius ot 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2 00 for six inoritlw. tl.OO for three months; by mall outside 50 nille zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. . V '_ ._.—' . , . $»_ Jt v HAifd ; tne light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not—John 1:5. •".••*. . '' : In (be world today; there Is so nach evil that sometimes people ar* blind to Uod's joodhess around (htm. ' ' National Admiration Poll ; One of the most interesting questions in 'Dr. George Gallup's whole bag of quizzes is: '.'Wliat person liviiig today in any part of the worid do 1 .von adinive most " And American public opinion, always unpredictable, is never more baffling than when .it provides the answer.- . This is hot meant as any reflection on IGen. Douglas, MacArthur, who has. .been the winner in : the la'st two'years. It is simply that most of us, if asked to give a guess as to America's No. t I)in-up boy without Doctor .Gallup's aid, would probably come up with a different answer. • General MacArthur's populsirity assets are not hard to find. His,'role, in the war was unmatched for sustained •rii'iima. The long struggle back from defeat, accomplished 'with consummate skill against tremendous odds, was something to fire the imagination. And certainly the general's colorful per- s'onality and handsome presence do not detract from his popular appeal. . Yet General MacArthur has not set fpot on continental American soil in rjiany years. His present assignment is a; passive one. It is safe to say that ,fe\v of his admirers'' have ever aasri ; ;" "-So-it must he that Americans' grat- ^""'t&de_ and admiration are less fickle 1 than we might sometimes suppose. This conclusion is borne out by. the fact that for the second straight year Gen. Dwight Eisenhower took second p.lace in the'poll. ' : ; Butj what of the other names in the top'ten, on the Gallup list? They are Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman, George £V Marshal!, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Byrnes, Pope Pius 3|II, Sister Kenny, and Thomas E. Cewey, in that order. ."- Last year Mr. Churchill was in fifth place, behind President Truman and Mrs. Roosevelt. Now, a year farther removed from Britain's highest office aiuUthc object of increased criticism at-home and abroad, his American popularity has increased. ',-: Last year Henry A. Wallace and HaroM Stassen were among ; the top ien. Ifave Americans grown more con- s<jrvative in the past 12 months? Be- fore'an answer is made'it should also be noted that Herbert Hoover, who held sixth place on last year's list is now "missing. ' I There are other items of interest - L&st year Mr. Byrnes, as Secretary of State, was in tenth place. Now, retired I'? is in seventh, ahead of Pope p ius ' whose-name did not appear i n Inst year's- first ten. > The current appearance of General Marshall s name is not hard to explain. But why Sister Kenny? she did nothing so new and spectacular in 1946 as to account for this sudden notice Maybe she should thank Rosalind Rus' sell and Hollywood for her present eminence in the public esteem .We don't know what all this proves. . About the only thing we're sure of is that we made a mistake above in sl)eak mg-about "popularity." Popularity and admiration aren't the same thing General MacArthur might have trouble m,out-drawing Bob Hope in the same toVm on the same night. And some •<'^2 > t,W I ? r0bably:pass up a "P*** by li ,?"fe? Churchill to see Bob Feller pitch ;.„ ?«*ijnst the Red Sox. ^ ; "Perhaps the chief difference i a that !fcj the, popular heroes get rich, while the admired heroes get to paste Gallup Poll clippings in their scrapbooks. Proof Positive We have written, and believed, that the air age was dawning. We have been impressed by progress in jet plane development, and we have marveled at thp t.-itk of supersonic speed. But honestly, we never felt that aviation could be part of the fabric of daily life until the other day. Then along came two siories that changed our mind. , Some employer solved the problem of keeping his factory going in spite of a picket line by flying in material via helicopter. ' And the Puller Brush men will soon be making their rounds in small amphibian airplanes. Folks, we believe the flying machine is here to stay. VIEWS OF OTHERS If the People Would Govern Do you remember the late Franklin D. Roosevelt's acceptance speech when lie mis nominated for his first term, in 1D32? Millions were thrilled by his promise that with his victory, government, would be restored to the people. True to his promise,' the old groups which hart such a grip on affairs in Washington were tumbled out^lhe Eastern high tariff crowd, for example, which for years had rigged the nation's economy In their favor, against the best interets of the South and West, But new groups which are Just as dangerous, have taken over. They are the swarms or bureaucrats, and the special Interests which fatten on tax revenues, national and state. Their influence on legislation, on appropriations for their benefit, has grown until' It Is greater than the power of the people. Government has passed into their hands lo n dismaying and dangerous extent. FYjr (Ills the people themselves are largely to blame. They allowed this new power to develop, with little protest against it. They, too, formed the habit of looking to Washington and then- State Houses for doles, benefits and hand-outs. Now they arc paying the piper, in high taxes, and In the rise of vested interests, whlcn have grown so strong that they do not plead with Congress and with state legislatures, they virtually issue orders. The main root of this ev>! condition is grants of federal revenue to s taU-3, ana grants of stat<2 revenue to local governments. Some federal grants, ns for roads and age pensions, and reasonable state giants for roads and schools, can be justified. Bnt. a continual increase will enslave the state s to Washington, and will destroy the independence of the counties, cities and school districts. "Whose bread I eat, his song I sing." We dare not forget, ir we would Keep our free democracy, that it s basis is local goverment —the functions performed in the Court Houses, City Halls, and school districts. That Is where the governing that most toncerns us Is Hone. That is where government can be kept in hand. Local taxes we can control. But the control is weaker over tax money handed to local government and the school districts by the state. Officials have less sense of responsibility in spending it, A free-handed policy, inelllciency ana.. waste, arc favored. Tnere is less interest in local elections. The result is a rot of government at its foundations. The remedy is to demand state and national economy, so that these governments will not hog the tax revenues away from the county, city and school district. If there Is less money ratted in at the state and national capitals, there will be fewer groups clamoring for it. Then we should Insist on, fair local taxation, an] prudent. g penning of the revenue. Only in that way can government be restored to the people. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. BARBS BY HAL COCJIRAN BARBS Time saved by crashing traffic lights l s ollen lost waiting for n ambulance. » * • Why does tli e tax collector with his hand In our pocket always have to roll up his sleeve? • * « Soon folks will be tramping haphazard over nil and dale. No wonder the spring flowers are wild! Folks in a southern town want to stop milk deliveries In tlie wee morning hours. Who's go- me to help father find the keyhole? • • . New styles will give young men a chance to really tog out this spring. And the women win run them a clothes second. SO THEY SAY To check the tragic increase of alcoholism we must develop a new set of values which will place less stress on material things and more on those of the spirit.—Dr. Robert V. Sellger of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md. • • « Our impediment to far-Hung faith todny is that by mean s of amazing devices for incessant journeys ad continuous communications we have so cluttered our lives that we have little time lo think.—Edward K. Stettlnlus Jr. * * * We cannot hope to command brotherhood abroad unless we practice It at home.—President Truman. Could Be! MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1947 Little Fellow to Get Least Relief Under Proposal To Slash U.S. Income Taxes Twenty Per Centum BY PETER EDSON (NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON, Mar. 17—(NEA) —The sweating, bleeding nnd cry- ng over the 194G income tax return ended with the passing of the deadline Saturday and any news about the possible reductions for the last hnlf of 1947, and there- ulcr, should be more welcome than .he Howers of spring. But the sad fact is that the one major tax cut apple now before 'ongress Is full of worms. Tills is Minnesota Republican Congressman Harold Knutson's proposal lor ^ Hot 20 per cent tax cm on all ncomes below $303.000. Above this svei the cut would become gradually smaller till jt reached n mln- inum cut of 10 per cent on incomes above $5,QOP,COO a year. Hearings on (Mi tax cut plan are finally getting under way be- ore the House Ways nnd Means Committee of whicli.Kmir.5cn is the lew chairman. The hearings are nly about two months late. Tax- uttinK was going to be the Jim order of business when tlvj inp'ib- Icans came into power, so Ihey said. But they never got !o it. Knutson has talked about this 20 per cent across the board cut ever since 'way before last No- vomber's election. He said it was easiest to administer. And while the flat 20 per cent cut at first sounded good, particularly when coupled vilh the statement that it would reduce the nation's tax bill by an estimated $3.6 billion, that's only >art or the story. Tax experts \vho have had time to do .some rea! sharp pencil figuring on this Men have conic up wilh sonic facts s wliich show what a really vicious proposal it Is. LOWEST INCOME GETS MAST RELIEF By cutting all taxes 20 per cent, instead of on n graduated scale, the fellow or the family with the lowest Income gels the lease relief. The reason It works out this way is that income tax rates are lov.-er on the luw incomes. Present tax rate on a $!OQO Income Is 9.S per cent. On $10,000 it's 18.8 per cent. On 51.000.CQo it's 63.5 percent. Cut these percentages by 2!l. per cent, and naturally the man paying the highest percentage will get-the biggest tax reduction. ^To get the feel of this, tax experts say that the amount of tax i=!Ief which the Knutson plan would give must, "be measured against the percentage by which tal:e-homc pay would be increased." For this purpose, the taxpayer's iret income after payment of taxes under present law must be compared with the amount which take- home pay would rise under the Knutson plan. For an unmarried taxpayer with no dependents, the figures shane up like this: Net Annual income S 600 1,200 2,500 5,000 10,000 25.000 - 50,000 Present Tax Under Taxes Knutson Plan $ ID $ 95 100,000 303,000 63,541 237,500 50.832 190,000 (,'OCKEYEI) SCALE OF UEDDCTIONS What this talc, shows, in brief, is that under the Knutson plan a taxpayer with an average iiiconv: Of $2500 (i year woul<i have his taxes cut and his take-home pay increased by $76 a year. This would be equivalent to n 3.6 per cent raise :n pay. At the other end of the fcale, a man with a $3$3,0(10 Income would have his taxes cut and Ills take-home pay increased by 547.500 a year. This would be equiv- fi'.ent to a 72.B per cent increase in Tiay. For a married man with two dependents, the figures are these: Net Annual Present Tax Under Income Taxes Knutsnii 1'Ian S 2.500 $ 95 "$ 7C 5,000 589 471 10,000 - 1,862 1,490 25.080 8,522 6.818 50,000 24,111 192B9 100,000 02,301 49.841 304,000 . 537,500 1!)0,ODO With reductions on these cock- eyrd scales, chances that the Knutson plnn will be adopted should he slim. There i s plenty of opposit-ion lo it even from Republicans, in spile of campaign promises which 380 922 2,347 9,362 25.137 weren't carefully thought out be- 15 j fore they were uttered. M1 What will probably get by will 304 be a graduatod tax reduction scale that will give a cut of 20 per cent or more to the lower income groups. . 737 1,878 7,490 20,110 , but something jess than that to the higher brackets. »••••••••••••••••••• IN HOLLYWOOD By KKSKINE JOHNSON i NEA Slall correspondent HOLLYWOOD, March 17. (NEAl —I just kissed the dclectnbla Vir- ;lnla Mayo. Once with my eyes open and once with T cm closed. I definitely liked it both ways. It was much more fun than just ooking at lovely Virginia in "The Best Years of Our Lives." It was. in fact, "The Best 30 Seconds of My Life." But because I liked kissing Virginia either with eyes open or wiih eyes shut (or unconscious, for thtr, matter), Virginia and half a do/en press agents are very unhappy. We started out lo prove sor.ie- Ihlng but all we proved was tha'. the occupational hazards of movie columnists are becoming much more pleasant nnd that Virgim.i tr, very kissablc. But Virginia said she would insist on It anyway. "Girls who kiss with their eyes closed aren't playing fail- with the guy on the receiving end." To elucidate, Virginia continued: "I'ructically every love scene floseup in (l lc movies shows the licronie with licr eyelids snapped tight. This may impress the jo- kels as the very pinnacle of passion, but I think it's an oulrislil evasion of what a bona Tide cm- brace by a pair of lover should produce. "It's an obvious inference th?! nil the lime the girl is in the boy's arms, she's imagining he's some o*']>- er guy. On the srtcen it's the easie-l way out of a difficult chore—portraying genuine passion." I.1DS DOWN—NO VOLTAGK "How can you get any voUsig" out of a kiss with the eyelids pulled down like window blinds?" Vir Binia asked. (There was so much voltage lo l iV l i'f,, shut "' lyctl kiss thal rm lighlling up my desk lamp five hours later, by lust holding the Virginia promised, as three press agents beamed approval, that :.he would kiss Turhan Bey with her eyes wide open in lier current starring role in Eagle-Lion's "Out of ie Blue." We wondered, naturally. If her boy friend, Michael O'Shea, kisses her with his eyes open. "Oh, yes," Virginia said brightly. Well. I guess most any guy would kiss Virginia with his eyes wide open. It's mighty interesting scenery —1C you clon'l get dizzy around the curves. imlSCOLL MAKES AMENDS Ten ot Hollywood's glamor queens are still gnashing their teeth over fashion designer Ray Drlscoll's list of the 10 worst-dressed feminine stars. But today we'll make 10 ladles happy with Ray's list of the 10 best dressed. Here they are: Constance licnnett. I.orclla Younjr, Lucille Hall, Rita Hay- worlh, I.arainc Day, Ol.iudcltc Colbert, Joan Hennrtt, Lauren Barall. Myrna l.oy. ami .loan Craivfonl. Driscoll said that Constance Bennett made the list because she reminded him of "a breath of Paris, that Lnrnluc Day's youthful clothes are "legally smart," and that Clnu- dette Collwrts sense' of humor pi- ways comes out in her wardrobe. , • * » There;* no question about the most-popular man in Hollywood these days. He's Oscar, the Academy Award statuette. And every year at tills time 534 press agents claim their clients gave Oscar his name. Here's the tine story, as told lo me by Ccdric Gibbons, M-G-M . art director. Gibbons marie the original sketch of Oscar, which later* was modeled by Sculptor George Stanley. Back in 1031, Margaret Herrlck, the Academy's first secretary, arrived for her first day nt work. She wns inlrodueed lo the .st.itur.ltc. 8he laughed and said: McKENNEY ON BRIDGE i-Spadc 'Limit' Rut Six Is Made liy WILLIAM E. McKENNEY America's Card Authority Written for NEA Service I Mew out to St. Paul, Minn., to attend the St. Paul Winter Carnival Championship Bridge Malches, which were included in that city's Carnival Week program. It was the first major tournament in St. Paul, Dayboch AQ973 A A 10 5 4 V AK975 »64 + KQ Tournament—Neither vul. South West North Eas* 1 V Pass ! A Pass 3 4k Pass 4 4 Pass Opening—4 10 v 17 former New Dealers Make Some Democrats Miserable The DOCTOR SAYS Hy WILLIAM A. O'BRIEN', M. ». Written ror NBA Service Discovery of vitamin D-2 P.nd its value in treatment of skin tuberculosis Is welcome news to many victims of the disease, even though report 1 ; state that not all eases can be healed. There are several forms of skin tuberculosis including some 'Which! have a tendency to heal and then recur. In sonic types the condition is stationary lor years. Scarring and discoloration of the affected skin causes much embarrassment and mental suffering to some patients. I Persons with skin tuberculosis were treated with 'cod-liver oil 103 years ago, and good! results were obtained. But the difficulty of taking large amounts ol it over Ions periods of time resulted in Tew cures. 'Now it is (possible to extract from liver and other fish oils their active principles or to process them so that, smaller doses can be administered. Only two of the 10 ingredients in cc-jl-liver oil are of importance to man. Of these two, a purified used in the treatment of skin tu- form of vitamin D-2 CcalfiferolJ berculosis i s dissolved in propylene glycol. (driscfol), which is soluble in water and easy to take. EXTRA CALCIUM NEEDED Patients under treatment for skin tuberculosis arc aske dto take extra calcium to assist in' healing the infection. One quart of pasteurized milk should 'be igiven in addition to vitamin D-2. It is not advisable for patients to take large doses of D-2 on their o'.vn, as they may not know when to stop treatment when uiKlesire.d effects occur . The 'manner in which D-2 heals tuberculosis of the "kin is not actually known, although it appears to destroy the germs by producing excessive scar tissues and crowding them out. Patients with lung tuberculosis are not being treated with D-2 at the present, time. The rest 'cure. is still the most effective way to conVbat the average pulmonary case. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Paul Rorie, son of the Rev. and Mrs. P. Q. Rorie is recovering after several days serious illness. Blytheville residents got their first glimpse of an autogyro yesterday. The queer looking airship passed low over the western part of the city late in the afternoon. W. C. Cntes of Oklahoma City, Okla., has returned after a few days visit here with friends. Mrs. Mabel Watts visitect in Hoxie Wednesday. Vigilantes clip Neckties LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UP)—A vigilante committee has heeu formed here to restore western attire to citizens and keep one of the na- ion's frontier towns from going, 'tenderfoot." Committee members ir holsters containing scissors to snip conventional ties to tlie proper three-inch cowboy length. dummy with the queen of clubs ind elected to play a small spade. West played the deuce and Dayboch put on the nine-snot, which .o his surprise held the trick. Now ne played out his clubs. On the third club dummy's four of diamonds was discarded, and when East did not rutt the fourth club, the other diamond was discarded. A small diamond was trumped in dummy with the five of spades and the ace of hearts was cashed. A small heart was led from dummy, Day bach ruffed with the three of spades, and rn/Ted the diamond eight in dummy with (he ten of spades. The king of hewls was led. West trumped with the six, Dayboch overtrumped with the seven, and ruffed the eight of diamonds with the nee of spades. The only trick that West could make now was the king of spades. • BV FREDERICK C. OTHSIAN Unltwl 1'ress Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, March 17—Ever watch a row of congressmen ease Into scats they know are hot ami spent the next four hours squirming? I did. A piteous sight it was. It almost (but not quite) melted the heart of Rep. Harold (Tax nut) Knutson of Minn., who arranged this refined torture for Ihe Demicrnls on his Ways and Means Committee. These gentlemen were bitterly opposed lo Knutson's hill slashing income taxes 20 per cent. Theyx charged him with slacking UieJ cards. They said why not let somi • Democrats testify about taxes? Tlie wily Republican from St. Cloud, Minn., said, all rlgll't, ho would. The Democrats cried, when Knutson said as soon as he could round up a couple of Democrat's who also were tax experts. He said this was difficult, but he would try. After a long -session on the long distance telephone he announced cuccess. He said he had found two good Democrats, both of whom had served as undersecretaries of Hie treasury under the late President Roosevelt, ire added that (h<?y were exceptionally intelligent; both agreed with him that taxes should be chopped drastically. They did, too. Roswell P. Magill, the No. 2 man of the treasury in 1937 and 1938, snld the government is like a housewife who wants a new mink coat when her husband 'the taxpayers) can't even ^ford rabbit. Forget tho mink and snick one-fifth from everybody's tax bill, he said, before it is too late. John W. Hanes, who succeeded him as treasury undersecretary and kept the job until.the end of 193!). _went even further. He saw signs • 'of a depression already on the horizon ana said if taxes weren't sliced pronto, business might slide into a tailspin. The Republican committeemen leaned back, and laced their fingers across their middies, comfortably. Smug was the word.for them. The Democrats sutfered audibly. They argued with the Messrs. Ma- grll and Hanes, both of whom man- ngecl to mention at opportune moments their own experiences as Democratic financiers of government. The continuing controversy finally led Knutson lo apologize for his fellow congressmen. "I am sure. Dr. Magill," he said, "that you are greatly impressed by the cordiality of your former colleagues." Magill, a big-time attorney in New York now. grinned and said he came only because he was asked. No patriotic citizen would do less. Big, deep-voiced and poised, he made an impressive witness. "There isn't the incentive any more to get up early and work late," he said. "When a man's income Bets up to S18.0CO a year, the government takes at least half above that. I don't cry for the men who get $30,000, but these are the men who are running America's businesses. "They're the men who have got lo do the job. And it is imperative to reduce taxes and give people some incentive to climb the ladder. Today it i s difficult, if not impossible for a younger man to save his money, expand his business, and become another Ford or Chrysler. "I see the young men in my own office and it is awfully hard for a man earning even SIO.UW) a year to lay asiile enough money lo buy a house. That bothers me. I wasn't brought up tliat way." The Democratic congressmen by now were squirming painfully, jt' only Magill and Hanes had been Republicans, they wouldn't have suffered so badly. As" it was, their agonized cries un-nerved me; I got out of there. Yon Grey Head Has Its Day McPHERSON, Kan. (UP)—McPherson's queen this coming May will rest her crown on hair of grey. Th e May 14-10 event will be the Kansas city's diamond " jubilee. Hopefuls for the title of Pioneer Queen must he at least 75. Physicist 3 Lease 4 Court (ab.) 5 Shout C Cereal outer coat 7 Counsel, •. (Scot.) 8 Brain passage 3() Vessel and it immediately gained a position as one of the important tournaments of the country. In attendance it far exceeded some tournaments that have been establishes in years. Those of us from the cast who allended the tournament were pleasantly surprised also by fine caliber of bridge that was played. The mixed-pair championship wrts, won by Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Day. boch of St. Paul. Mr. Dayboch got himself into n fine contract on today's hand. He won top score when he made six-odd. He won the opening lead In HORIZONTAL 1,8 Pictured physicist 1.4 Mountain ridge ISPolyzoan , .16 Brown 17 Heavy 19 Underworld „ 80d w all * 20 Superlative 10 Glory to the ending , Fat her (ab.) 21 Steamships 51 Fashion 22 Worm 12 Aloft 23 Compass point 13 Centaur 24 Good (prefix) 18 East Indies 25 Rubbish (•,!> ) 29 Uncloses 26 Vestment 32 Sheltered sicte 27 Observe 33 Canine 34 He i.von the physics prize 36 Make amends 39 Either 40 Man's nickname 11 Pilch 4 3 Notwithstanding 49 Also 50 Follower 5t Small house (Scot.) b2 Condition (suffix) 53 Talk together 55 Undraped figures 57 Caustics 58 Exhausted VERTICAL J Apparent 2Rubber, ' 34 Formal ; warning 35 Speaker 37 Norwegian explorer 38 Most aged _. 42 Nevada city ?8 Norse goddess 43 Biblical 29 Hprem room pronoun 44 Antler 45 Evict "«"•' > 46 Employs 47 General issua (ab.) 48 yowl (pi.) 49 Military assistant 54 Various dates (ab.) 56 Higher

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