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l BLTTKEYILLB COURIER NEWS •am OOTOIER NEWS co. H. W. HAINB*, Publish* MAKMT A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK60N, Editor FAQL D. HUMAN, AdvertUInj BLtTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW? Bol« NaMoMl Advertising Representative*: WallMt Wltoier Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUinta, Uemphl*. BDttnd u Mcond (•)».<« matter at the post- efflee it Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con|T««, October », 1911. Member of The Associated PTCM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in th« city of Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service Is maintained, tic per week. By mill, within a radius of 50 miles, $5,00 per year, 12.50 for six months, S1.25 (or three months; by mall outside SO mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations to whom we hare redemption through his blood, «en the for^ivenes* of sins,—ColouUiu 1:14. * * * Underneath all Ihe arches of scripture history, throughout the whole grand temple of the Scriptures, these two voices ever echo, man is ruined, man is redeemed.—C. D. Fcss. Barbs If you haven't a leg to stand on it's smarter not to kick. • : Wealth i> a dlscate, according to a lecturer. And (h< Income tax collector doet a nlc* Job at Jtayiar doctor. * * * Who started the curious belief that b'reak-of- elawn x wma the best time to hack Ice off the tront walk? • * * . Borne of the aioeUngi yon •*» are sheer today aad (MM tomorrow. *" • • • The ancient Romans built 48,000 mllei o* fo»d«. Maybe that'll where Uiat old gag about the chicken cam* from. Wanted: Honest Clean-Up Of Government Corruption President Truman's plan for reorganizing the Internal Revenue Bureau is understandably drawing a skeptical response from suph congressmen as art around to respond. He' ffj here reaping the reward .of • too long refusal to acknowledge widespread corruption within hia Administration. For months he either laughed off th« well-founded charges or sought to dismiss them as nothing mor« than cheap political attacks upon him. At a recent news conference, he set • new low in insincerity, not to mention presidential manners. In defiance of the fact that congressional inquiries and press sleuthing had unearthed much shocking information, the President baldly claimed full credit for taking tha Initiative against government wrongdoers. He lashed out crudely at the prei« for daring to contend otherwise. Earlier in tha tax scandal story, Mr. Truman was doubtful that it would do any good to take the revenue bureau out of politics. He took an attitude which suggested the proponents of this scheme were mere amateurs in statecraft. He is now recommending that very course. He would abolish the 64 politically named district revenue collectors and establish 25 new divisions, all under cu'il service. Only the top bureau commissioner would be appointed by the President. He also would boost bureau salaries to lessen the temptation to seek supplementary income outside. The Hoover Commission on government reorganization proposed a roughly similar plan more than tvro years ago. This group hardly can be classified as amateur. Mr. Truman has acted, however, as if he never heard of the Hoover ' Commission and were generating these ideas on his own. So congressional doubts are to be expected. But Congress nevertheless should examine the detailed proposals carefully and reject them only if they are genuinely unwise. And if it does spurn them, it ought to substitute reorganization plans of its own. The need is fundamental. To ignore the need on the ground simply that the President's plan is no good would be to suggest that the lawmakers see political advantage in keeping the siuation had until after election. Such irresponsibility might backfire. There is one other vital aspect to this presidential move. Modernizing the structure of the revenue bureau is no iubstituie for cleaning it out, and it would be a grave mistake for Mr. Truman to assume otherwise. Tht rrujor problem of weeding out th« morally unfit and »x»ctinj • high- •t »tandard of performance from government workers if itill unsolved. Commissioner Dunlap Is vigorously combing the revenue bureau and dismissals continue to mount. But there Is a nerious question whether confidence can be restored in the integrity of government by the limited tactic of federal agencies policing themselves. What is called'for is an Independent commission of high-minded, disinterested public men, with a free hand to probe anywhere and everywhere in search of wrongdoing. For a time it seemed Mr. Truman was on the verge of taking this step. He must have had second thoughts and decided he could get by without it. But if he does not attack the problem with the boldness and courage it demands, the public may give him some dismal third thoughts. Views of Others More Inflation Jn Steel Demand There is little belief that Ihe present wage controversy In steel will be ended by the strictures of price control. President Tom Falrless of United States Steel notes that Philip Murray ridicules his suggestion that "In the best Interests of everybody" the at«elworkers' union forego the eifort to Increase wages and- the company it* call for a compensatory pric« raise. Certainly as far as inflation It concerned, TalrlcM Is right about the general Interest. If wages and prices are kept at an arbitrary level by control, there would be no inflation. The trouble with control Is that it has never worked and never will work. The steel demands, part of the series made against wage ceilings since control was initiated, show why. Government Is mora responaivt than responsible and yields to pret- •ure. You can discount most of the reasons jiven. .The basic and only real element Is the vole. Unfortunately, what happens In the steel industry Is not going to tw an isolated Instanc*. Th« line will b« held no more on price than on wage nor should It be. If one raise Li granted, the other should be. Ability to absorb any lubstantial Increase In an academic argument that cnn not survive the practical test. The government wants steel not only to produce but to expand and can not afford to cripple the Industry In either objective A!to, is some thoughtful observers have pointed out, taxes are involved, i. United States-Steel alone .estimates that, If the ; iteelwo'rker demands'are met in Mil without compensation In price change, the Federal Government -would lo«« $238,000,000 in taxes, slat* and local governments »5.000,000 while the pay enrelopei would latch on to $57,000,000 that oth- • rwLia would be earmarked from proflta for replacement, modernization and expansion of facilities. . . . The moment the steel bsue Isijettled on the politically realistic basis of more pay-and more price, another Industry will be heard from. In thij Instance »teel Is the testing ground. If inflation Is the worst enemy we have to feir, as most economists now believe, it is getting material aid from the working people who have most to lose, from its effect. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS Handicaps to Lease-Fire Talks. We're up against two great difficulties in negotiating a Korean true*. One Is that SOT the first time In our history we're trying to negotiate a peace without victory. We've accomplished much in Korea, but we haven't gained our announced end of driving the aggressors out and unifying South and North Korea. Naturally, the reds are trying for more concessions. , The other difficulty is in the vastly different American and red views of the individual. In our view, the individual Is paramount; the people own the government. To the reds, the government is supreme; It owns the citizens. This conflict tangles the exchange of prisoners and civilian refugees. The rods want fugitives from their rule back, as a farmer would demand the return of his strayed cow. We don't want to return unwilling refugees—perhaps to a cruel death. Such basic disagreements severly handicap negotiation. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY We Americans must re.-illz* that the free East and the free West are not swing to Join hands to preserve our common freedom unless our hand is a hand of fellowship which clasps the hand of Ihe Oriental as that of an equal. —John Foster Dulles, adviser to the State Dcpt, * * » For eveiy single person corrupt there are 1399 employes who are all right. If that keeps up, heaven Is going to be crowded. I only hope the ratio of HOO to 1 for honesty in government Is true In business.—Frank B. McKlnney. Democratic national chairman. • • • We are not musical archaeloglsts. We do not jimply broadcast Purcell and Monteverdi, but also • Beethoven and Mozart.—Barman Orlsewood, chief ot Britain's cultured Third Programme, t * * Freedom tiles with every Individual; It li not reborn with his successors; it must b* achieved anew, generation by generation Henry M. Wrls- Uta. State of the Union THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1952 Peter Edson's Washington Column—' Probe of Alien Property Office Covers I. G. Far bens, U. S. Ties By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEA)—Wisconsin Sen. Alexander Wiley's surprise gunning for the Department ot Justice Alien Property Office under Harold I. Baynton is now aimed at bigger game. The original target was to take potshots at Democratic administration favorites who got big fees as executives and lawyers for government - held alien properties seized during the war, This is be good clay pigeon shootin •for the Republi- Peter Edson cans, If It scores any hits. But now Senator Wiley's field of fire Is broadening Into a complete analysis of the extent to which I. G. Farbcn, the big German chemical trust, still Is tied up with its former American subsidiaries. They include General Aniline and Film, General Dyestuff and the Schcring corporations.. Assets of these three companies are worth around 150 million dollars. Their U. S. properties were seized by the Alien Property Cus- todlan In 194J and government Btltl holds them. Reports recently received by Senator Wiley's office Indicate that General Aniline, through lU aalm agent General Dyestuff, has let contracts for a number of foreign distributorships. Key figures In these foreign sales agencie» hive been Identified ai former officials of the I. G. Parben chemical trust. Wa» It Pure Coincidence? This may be pure coincidence. But It has led senator Wiley's itaff to inquire into the extent to which the U. S. government has broken up the German trust's hold over Its former American subsidiaries. Main reason why General Aniline properties In the TJ. S. have not ,„ ^lujjcinea m me u. o. nave not I. been sold by the Allen. Property Office Is that this haa been blocked by a lawsuit. Plaintiff In th« c««e Is a Swiss holding company known tor short as Interhandel corporation. At the start of the war Interhan- del claims It owned majority stock control of General Aniline and lu affiliated companies. General Aniline was organized as an American corporation, however, and its principal officers were Germans who had become naturalized American citizens. It is the contention of the U. 8, government that Interhandel was In reality a dummy corporation which wa» in turn owned by I. a. Parben. The Swiss holding company, it li claimed, was set up to conceal German ownership and so prevent seilure ot I. G. Farben properties In the TJ. S., under the alien property laws. If 8wis» ownership can be proved in court, then the American government's vesting of General Aniline would be knocked out. This would prevent the Allen Property Office from ultimate sale of General Aniline properties and their nearly iOOO extremely valuable patents. All this makes a fascinating story of International high finance. In th» Interests of world trust bust- Ins;, It should no doubt be thoroueh- ly Investigated and the record spread on open books. As a matter of fart Senator Wiley doesn't even pretend to know all the answers on this case. Most of the preliminary Investigation has been carried on by the Senator's office staff under smart youn» Julius Cahn, while Wiley himself has been in Europe and Wisconsin. When the Senator returns to Washington, however, he Intends to Introduce a resolution calling for a Ht» HOLLYWOOD on Page 14 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — John Agar shuddered over his recent prison sentence and said thnt he has mothballcrt his talent for making the front pages. He's back on the sound stages In Republic's "Minnesota," clear- eyed, thoughtful and rarin' 'to go. "I'm through with the kid stuff." the ex-husband of Shirley Temple told me. "I've made up my mind that this is what I want. A lot of things happened to me and people thought I wasn't serious about my career. Now I'm a little | older and a little' wiser. And this ] like a new start." ^ ! Strong-jawed John's big, hope: A movie musical that will give him a chance to sing. "I don't have j great voice but I can carry a tune and people think I should sing." • • * The Judy Garland-Artie Shaw "friendship" In New York Is a revival ot their old Hollywood romance that began on the heels of Lana Turner's divorce from Arlic. it on Hope's desire to play the gambler role. "We haven't wanted to discuss a movie sale," he said. "With the Broadway company and the national company set for years to come, we would have to put the release dale years ahead. It wouldn't be fair. But now the pressure to sell the movie rights Is being put on us and we may make a deal." * • » UI is upping Tony Curtis' weekly See EDSON on Psje It Robert Taylor, I hear, has forgiven fiery Italian actress Lla de > JACOBY ON BRIDGE B.t OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Strong Lead Made This a Losing Hand Hard Hick Joe goes to all the tournaments, but he never wins anything, naturally, because -his luck is so terrible. It would really kill anybody else, but he's used to U, so his bad fortune doesn't both- Lio for her embarrassing front- page valentine to him and will re sume the romance fitter his divorce from Barbara Stanwyck. , But the girl Bob will be seeing in Paris during his three-week European vacation is Lilt DuBois, a beauty who's high in the French social register. er him so much. Here's a hand he encountered at the national tournament held in Detroit last month. It was Just one of a hundred unlucky hands he mannced to find. West's bidding was more enter- prWusr than found, but It wasn't. particularly abnormal. Tournament There's a persistent rumor that the marriage of Gregory Peck and his Gret.1 Is on the shaky side agnln. They were separated several years ago. but mended the marriage skiff. » • » Humphrey Bogart didn't like the story or the Idea of playing a 50-year-old Army general, so he said no to an offer to star in Ernest Hemingway's "Across the River and Into the Trees." CAST FOR "GUYS AND DOl.l.S" Bob Hope as Nathan Detroit. Bin? Crosby a.« Sky Masterson and Betty Mutton as Adelaide may play a movie Dolls." version of "Guys and •ts a possibility, producer Ernie Itutin, Jr., told me and he bates players know Joe very well, and they have a particular fondne,is for bidding their heads nff ao»!nst him. West cpcncd the three" ol hearts. East put up the jack. and Hard Luck Joe, playing the South hand, i won with Ihe ace. He led the king j of spades and was permitted to hold I the trick. | His next step was to lead the ten ol clubs. West playrd low. and Joe put up dummy's king to win the trick. He returned a low heart from dummy to his king and rulfed a heart with dummy's seven of trumps. He then tried to get out of dummy with a club, but East was able to win the trick; and East promptly laid rtonn the ace of trumps and another trump. This maneuver took til tin trumps out of dummy. South had a way to get rid of it. He had to give up a trick in each suit, losing the contract. Joe thought that this was a very unlucky result, since everybody else managed to make four spades with the South harid. As you've probably noticed, Joe dug his own grave. If you didn't notice, think about It for a. moment or-.t_wo belore you read on. Where did South make the fatal error? Joe made his mistake at the second trick when he led the king of Irumps. Correct play is to leave the trumps alone. South should cash the king of once over ligktly- By A. A. Fredrlcksi Seems that every time something busts loose, the backlash slaps down some Innocent bystander. Considering where the wildest part of Ihe internal revenue scandal hit, It was with some surprise that I noted a major wail from the sidelines. Who'd of thought you could hurt a mink? Wasn't actually the mink that like warming any other as Ion- 'as ' Jh . jij ever> , : 6uess the whole ming didn't make too much ot an Impression on thai high-priced critter. as warming one back U Just Th« .DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Sen-ice Again and again the flrstiques- tion published today is brought up In various forms. Q—For several years I have been troubled by unpleasant breath, and I always have a bad taste In my mouth. This is sometimes eliminated lor a short time after I eat! Doctors say they can find nothing wrong with me. I have no sinus trouble and no tonsils. Mrs. C. K. A—The principle causes for bad breath and an unpleasant taste In the mouth are conditions around the mouth and nose such as pyorrhea alveolaris and decayed teeth, bad sinuses and bad tonsils. Also Inadequate brushing of the leelh allows food material u> decay. Heavy smoking and drinking of alcoholic liquors can also produce this condition. Certain food staffs, particularly thos« whose odor i« eliminated through the lunts, such as garlJc and onions, are a not unusual cause for halitosis and bad taste. Diseases ot the stomach or other parts of the gastro-intestlnal tract anil disease o f the lungs are less common causes. In a case where no definite physical reason can be found, either locally or generally, about all that » person can do is to experiment with reduction In smoking or'alcohol or the elimination stuffs. of certain food- Q — My Question Is regarding going up and down stairs ,and whether it harms the heart or legs. I know that the day after washday, my legs ache. Mrs. F. M. A—Going down stairs should cause no difficulty except to a person who might have arthritis of the knees or some other disability of that kind. Cllmblnj stairs, on the other hand, takes a lot of energy and Increases the work of the heart, and of course, of the le_ People who are In good health are not apparently harmed by a reasonable amount of stair-climbinjr, but the stairs should be faken more slowly as one grows older. In anyone who has heart trouble, or notices such effects as Mrs. M. does, it would seem wise to confine the amount of stair-climbing to the necessary minimum. in — What would cause her sixties to have an open sore on the breast which discharges some blood and pus, ap. parently from the nipple? A Reader A—This Is a serions symptom which could mean cancer, and medical advice should be sought promptly. • • * Q~-Please tell me why I want to drink water all the time. J. B. A—Expensive thirst Is one of the symptoms of diabetes, and while It Is insufficient on which to make a diagnosis all by Itself, It is reason enough to call for a physical examination, and examination of the Mood and urine with this In mind. scout, acting as manager. Terry and DeBerry promised fans to put a team on the field for Blytheville that would finish "one-two-three" this year. you're stone cold deceased either way. i « • • HIGHLY UNHAPPY about current events, however, are the mink ranchers. "Unjust stigma . . . false and damaging publicity ..." ha* resulted from the revelations as to liow a number of Washington wives jot title to their mink ulsters. That's what the mink raisers say, and I wonder if they pout with due ause. They claim that the mink coat has come to be known as the badge of a.dishonest, man's wlte. "Does it seem fair to 1:1 the misdemeanors of a few Washington politicians put the American fur farmer In a precarious position?" the minkmen want to know. Who, I ask, Is In a precarious position? Most mink-adorned females axe "highly respectable people of discriminating taste," the mink producers continue. Dry your tears a minute, boys; nobody said anything about the virtue of womanhood. And, anyway, you aren't the only one who's hurting. I AM NOT SELLING the mink breeders' complaint short, for It may be only the first voicing of one of the newer paradoxes of modem civilization. The question seema to be: How far should one press application of the theorum of guilt by association? Many a man has hit the witness chair involuntarily because his morning-coffee partner turned out to be a merchandiser of influence or frauds. manufacturer erf For as great a race of vicartoui livers as we are, this issue holds deep meaning. We have developed Into a nation closely attuned to the necessity of matching the Jones' outlay. We think thoughts which have received the blessing of the group we occupy and we buy th« same things from the same ads and we form our impressions according ' j what the neighbors feel and we keep watching our feet to maka certain we are not out of step with anyone and we ape anyone with a million dollars or an oft-repeated name. " -, Hence, If the mink industry has real reason to believe the tax scandals are ^undercutting Its business, it then fellows that worry should prevail in other segments of our economy. * • « IF THE GREGARIOUS public will eschew mink coats because some wore them sinfully, it Is mildly surprising that the pall ol public condemnation has not fallen therefore on the deep freeze industry. I recall something about a Oen, Vaughan and a questionable connection with such appliance. According to a bit player In tha RFC drama, -a ham of certain poundage is suspect, and possession of same might mark one as at lea-' a bribee. Television sets have cl- ieu hands In governmental ac- tH *es, adding perhaps a-new woo to that preccclous industry. Can one safely ride an aircraft or overnight In a resort-type flophouse without the neighbors whispering about one's possible capital connections? If a mink coat Is to be boycotted to avoid suspicion, sleuthing senators and grand Juries, then it must follow that none or us who enjoy lesser luxuries are more than half- safe. What worries me is that I hear there' are restrooms In the* Pentagon and Capitol. I hope no social stigma arises against indoor plumbing. 43 VQ983 4K102 + A7432 1* Pass «* NORTH 10 A 10876 If 7J » A805 *KJ5 EAST * A95 -- VJ54 • QJ93 + Q98 SOUTH(D) •A K Q J 4 2 »AK106 • 74 *108 North-South v-uL West North . East Double Redouble Pass 2 + 2* 3 + Pass Pass Past Opening lead—¥ 3 heart* and ruff a heart in dummy with the six of spades. The seven of spades is returned from dummy and East cannot draw three round* of trumps at this stage. South 1« sure to get to his hand with a trump to ruff his last heart with dummy's ten ol spades. The rest, of course. Is easy. Eucharistic Vestment Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL I Eucharistic veslment 4 Calotte Corday killed him 9 Wrestling cushion J2 Driving command 13 Papal cape 14 Constellation 15 Devour 16 Bridal path 17 Clear 18 Wooden box used in saltworks 20 Pronoun 21 The Seven VERTICAL lOld 2 Shakespearean king 3 Greek letter •! Extinct bird G Get up 5 Headstrong 7 Adduces 8 GoLf device 9 Dam 10 Operatic solo teli spot 25 Short barb 11 Small children 30 Demolish 10 Abrade SUourney 21 Mineral spring 32 Dispatched 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — A Blythevllle club In the Northeast Arkansas baseball league this year, operating as New York Giants farm club, was deiinilely assured today, when Bill Terry, manager of the National league club, and Hank DeBkrry, his farm, system manager, reached »n agreement with iocal enthusiasts. Fred S. fjaliba will serve as president of the local club, wttfe Vai Picinlch. prewnt ctant 22 Fruit drink 24 Breach 26 Steeple 29 Goes 33 Song birds 34 Viper 35 Exist 36 Wingtike part 37 Auricle 39 DyestunT 41 Mosque lower 43 Proficient 44 Steamer (ab.) 45 Theater sign 46 Hunt •49 John (Gaelic) 51 Rave 55 Grain bristle 56 Nobleman 58 Born 59 Rot by exposure 60 Vigilant 61 Be fore 62 Anger 63 Onagers 64 Korean gold currency unit 23 Desolate 25 Become visible 26 Bridge term 27 Hawaiian precipice 28 World trouble 46 Hindu garment 47 Pitcher 48 Grafted <her.] 50 Greek war god 52 Afresh £3 Roman emperor 54 Year between 12 and 20 56 Sheep's bleat 38 Antennae 40 Smell 42 Request 45 Noisy breathing in ileep 57 Nights (ab.) W 9 m , TT r f

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