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PAGE FOUR BLTTHE\TLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW? WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1«, IWB THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW8 THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publish* A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man««er v. Sole National Advertising Representatives: W«Jl»oe Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, DetroK, 4tUntm. Memphta. Kntered *s second claw matter at the post- office at Blythevilie, Arksiua*, under act of Con- *eu, October S, 1917. Member of The Associated Pies* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevtlle or »ny •uburbtn town where carrier service It maintained, 25c per week, By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Obey ihpm that have the rule mfr you, and tttbmil yourselves: for they watch for your soul*, as they that must five account, that they may do It with joy, and not nith brief: for that it unprofitable for you.—Hebrews 13:17. * * * Prepare the soul calmly to obey; such offering will be more acceptable to God than tvery other sacrifice.—Met&tasio. Barbs Uncle Sam has exempted canned fried worms from priw control. We don't get the angle. * * * As far *a youngsters are concerned, ttona are jest something to let slam. High "O" Is the key to a lot of annoyance from the house next door. * * * Few married women look the way fhey realty think ttiey do—which Is very fortunate for husbands. * * * Horsemeat hamburgers resulted. In » fine for * Trenton, N. J., butcher. The wronj thing to be dobbin' In I Bitter Factional Fight Can Lose Election for GOP Back in 1924, Democratic presidential prospects looked bright before convention time. The incumbent Republi- ; can administration was shot through with scandal. Its brief hold on the coun- /' tty seemed to b« slipping. • Yet the GOP won the election in a landslide. Undoubtedly many things accounted for this outcome, but not the least was the fact that the Democrats •ngaged in a bitter factional fight which frittered away their strength and alienated countless voters. • The battle came to a head in the Democratic convention at Madison Square Garden. The delegates struggled through 104 ballots before they finally agreed on a compromise candidate, John W. Davis. When it was ended, the party was exhausted—and so were its chances of election. Except that the parties are reversed, there is a certain parallel at this stage between 1924 and 1952. This time it is a Democratic administration that is scandal-ridden and apparently held in low public esteem. It is the Republicans whose chances, after 20 years, look bright. And yet it is the Republicans, too, who face the kind of factional strife that helped lick the Democrats of 1924. Of course, there is nothing new about the cleavage between the conservative and liberal wings of the GOP. Like the division between northern and southern Democrats, it is continuously evident in Congress and in the country at large in presidential years. Nevertheless, the combat between these two GOP wings promises to be sharper this year than ever. The conservative forces behind Senator Taft believe this is their hour, and they are going all- out to prove it. They declare the liberal faction has had its chances to capture the presidency and failed. The liberal group doesn't see it that way. They believe that in General Eisenhower they have a candidate who can win and who has the makings of a fine president. In Senator Lodge's words, they are in the fight to the finish. Such competition is healthful; it is the essence of America. But the leaders on both sides of this battle should take note of history. A parly which consumes itself in factional bitterness invites grave risks. As was demonstrated n 1924, it may have no strength left for a vigorous post- convention campaign. And by indulging in the extremes of acrimony it may turn away millions of its potential supporters. The upshot could be to rub the fine sheen off its current presidential prospects and virtually hand the election to the oppo- »ition. This danger lies ahead for the Re- publican Party. How It meets it is a test that the American electorate will watch with keen Interest. The Modern Sisyphus international Press Institute Monitors News Presentation World peace based on world understanding is a happy state of affairs long sought but never achieved. Such under- standing must, of course, derive from knowledge. Knowledge, in turn, must come from a free and honest flow of information between the countries of the world and within the individual countries. That's been the hitch. Too often barriers of ignorance, prejudice and fear have blocked this flow. It is heartening, therefore, to note the progress of an organization set up a year ago to smooth the way for better mutual understanding among the peoples of the world. The organization is the International Press Institute. The chairman ot its executive board is Lester M.irkel, Sunday editor of The New York Times. JPI's announced aim is to determine whether individual countries are getting an accurate picture of other countries through their newspapers, and if they are not to try to remedy the situation. To date, national committees composed of leading newspaper editors have been formed in 24 countries. A main part of their job will be to check and report on threats to press freedom within their individual countries. The flow of news between countries, with any criticisms as to distortion or general quality, will come under the eyes of officials of the various world press associations. Fortunately for its future, IPI got off to a sound financial start with a $270,000 grant from the Ford and Rockefeller foundations for expenses the first three years. All it has to do now is turn in a record of sustained accomplishment. The U. S. State Department, with its world-wide information service to newspapers of other countries, is telling America's story throughout the world, but as a government agency with a definite ax to grind, it has its limitations. By policing and strengthening themselves, the world's established press and news services can offer their readers a quality product that can't be matched. IPI can go a long way toward establishing this quality. Views of Others Receptive Mood No Result Getter Midweek miscellany— From a National Production Authority publicity handout: "The (NPA) . . . U launching » two- pronged study of fertilizer needs.. ." Using • manure fork? « • • Understatement of the decade: When asked some time ago when le'd launch a government clean-up, President Truman replied: "I'm not ready yet. It's a little more trouble :han I thought." State of the Union Message Promises Everybody Everything Dwlght Elsenhower has made It [ully clear that he will accept ihe Republican nomination for President, If tendered, so far as the general is concerned, It will have to be a draft. He is not going to quit NATO to try to round up delegates. Now, Ihis is an Ideal way to name and elect a President. The office should seek the man. But it remains an ideal realized since the very early clays of this republic only in the occasional Instances when a compromise candidate has been named to break a deadlock. An occasional President has been a statesman. Bui he had to be a politician In order to get a chance o be a President and he knew It. The possibility of General Eisenhower being nominated without personal effort depends upon the skill and energy of the many people who think that he should be named. Three practical Republican political figures. Taft, Warren and Stassen, are announced candidates nncl the Ohio Senator at least has a considerable bloc of convention votes already corralled. That is. he has the support ot the political groups that ran deliver them. The Tad elfort can make the question of whether General Ike will or will not run ncldemic only. It would probably be easier (or the Republican party to elect General Eisenhower than Senator Tail, but it Is doubtful if the senator believes that. The thoughtful mitt-Truman folk are in large part people who are neither Democratic "nor Republican but plain Americans who are convinced that the nation can only travel the road lo ruin by continuing the policies of the present. They are plain Americans, too, whose stomachs revolt against Ihe stench of the corruption In the Truman administration. They put little faith In the belated and feeble reforms that have been forced on Harry Truman and his colleagues by outside Investigations that they re- sisled as long as they could.. These Americans are genuinely interested In turning Tninwn and the rascals out. They want the candidate named who can win. As one Ohio editor put It recently: "We would be glad to see Tail In the White House, an honest, and able man. But we want most ol all lo see somebody there beside Ihe Incumbent party. We honestly believe that the nation can not survive lour more years of what we hare." The Repvibllcans thought they could win wish the bat bay In 1918. They tried and tailed. Well. they are no more likely to win In 1S52 without the strongest possible candidate, the man for whom enough Americans will vote lo defeat Truman or the successor Truman names. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS 'eter Edson's Washington Column — WASHINGTON (NBA) — Up to yf-', the; United States may have bought It had a choice between OR Butter. Today, following clivery of President Truman's tate of the Union message to ongress, his program is revealed s Guns AND Butter AND Wei- are. It Is Impossible to look at the resident's message as anything else than an election-year document. And i I promising everybody everything is good politics- well. President Truman has promised everybody everything. As an Indicator whether Presi- Feter Edson dent Tr ,, man in . ends to run for re-election, the message can and probably will be jiterprcterf both ways. If the President does intend to run, this is his >latform. It the President doesn't Intend to •un. tbls Is a first dralt of his jolitlcal last will and testament, in vhich he wants to leave everybody verything he ever asked for. As a political document, the 'resident's message pills the Irsues right up to the Republicans. The OOP can't possibly promise the ice-pul as much as president Trunan would like to give them. No- boriy could. GOP HAS TWO CHOICES The choice of the Republicans, therefore, Is to offer what has come to be known as "mc-Vio-ism," which is decidedly unpopular among he old guard, or to offer a program' of strict austerity, cutting out all he welfare state stuff. How General Eisenhower would accept the latter program, nobody knows. It might be hard for men ike Governor Warren of California and ex-Governor Stassen of Minnesota to accept. Senator Taft mi^ht take to It with all the ease of a duck on a pond. Elimination of the welfare state idea has in fact, been an ambition of conservative business leaders and politicians for a long time. Just before Christmas for Instance, when everyone should have kindly feelings for bis fellow, men ( be interested in aid to the needy, the O. S. Chamber of Commerce put out a leaflet with a headline: 300 Welfare plans Take a Third Ot All Government Tax Dollars Fieures which the chamber cited were that for some 300 federal, state and local government welfare plans, social insurance S4.7 billion, public assistance $2.5 billion, health and medical services $22 billion, veterans' programs 56,2 billion, education $6.5 billion housing, the Indians, school lunches and other welfare programs $7CK million. This was for 1050, last year which complete data was available The lotal is S22.8 billion, whicr Is 34 per cent of all governmenl spending for that year. The Chamber reported that In September, 1951. over BOO.OCO were drawing unemployment insurance once over tightly- By A. A. FrcdrkkMB News Item: "WASHINGTON VPI— Financially speaking, Democrats ared better In 1941 than did toe Republicans." Since '32, for that mater. Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service The most common operation performed in the United States 1* removal of the tonsils. But even hough this is done often, it should lot be performed without goad reason, since It is not entirely vilhout risk, though the risk Is very slight. There are some recognized rea- ions for NOT taking out the tonsils. Among these are the presence of acute Inflammation, tuberculosis of the lungs, several blood disorders or diabetes. The reasons FOR taking out :onsll£ are not always so clear-cut, frequent attacks of acute ton-llll- tis Is one. Difficulty in swallow- ng, breathing or talking caused by enlarged tonsils is another. Ca- arrh or other Infections of the middle ear also is usually reason enough to remove them. Also, if there is cause to believe that chronic infection of the tonsils is causing Bright'* disease, arthritis, or other difficulties elsewhere in the body they are better out. ix million were drawing old-age teneftis. five million were on re- ief rolls and two and a half mll- on were drawing survivors' Insur nee. Total, over 14 million people, or nine per cent of the population. 1OME PROGRAMS SHOULD STAY To do the Chamber of Commerce credit, it doesn't advocate complete abolition of all these 300 welfare programs. It admits there should federal retirement system to which all workers should contribute for basic needs. But the Chamber "demands" that the federal government get out of public assistance programs and the unemployment insurance be left to the states. This is apparently the program whic.h organized businessmen would like to sell somebody like Senator Taft, if they «told put it over. It is the exact opposite of what. President Truman advocates in his State of the Union message. He wants to enlarge the welfare system, not contract it. In a way, the President's message is a good bit like running over the bill at a bigh-priced night club alter a big time, The items are checked off, remembering all the fun that has been had with {he favors, the floor show, the swell service, the food and the drink. Everything Is dandy and the world is wonderful. Then comes the total amount of the bill—and the tax. You'll get the bad news when the President submits his budget message to Con- Som knotty problems about the tonsils do come up. For example, Mrs. J. J. C. writes: "My husband has bad tonsils which should come out, but because of a cough I am afraid he could not have them taken out by Eurgery. "Is -there another way of having (hem removed, say by "electrolysis? His cough is partly a cigaret cough because he Is a chain smoker." SURGERY MAY BE SOLUTION Mrs. C. really asks several questions. Probably f-e first tiling for her husband to do is to give up or cut clown his ciearet smoking to if that will not relieve his cough. Her second question really Is whether the fact.that her husbani has 'a cough means that he should lot have bis tonsils but. On the contrary, his. cough may be partly the result of diseased tonsils, and may be definitely relieved by tak- ng hte tonsils out. Finally, she asks whether there Is another way of taking care of infected tonsils besides removing them. Most specialists In tiie field do not believe that there is any method nearly as satisfactory as removal' of the tonsils. Burning Ihe tonsils by electrolysis does not remove all of the diseased tissue, they feel, and may actually seal over pockets of pus which can only drain into the blood system and do more harm than was done before. All ol this implies that the decision on whether to remove the tonsils or not must be made after study and analysis of the individual problem, and all the circumstances it involves. Notes on our declining "There's not enough sex on V&F screen these days. It's gotten to the point where my music Is more 1m- wrtant than the love-making" — Dimitrl Tiomkin, movie muslo writ- Headline: "A Bad Year for 1 iltes on the Farm." Not «o good for some of the eity variety, either; especially In Wwh- ngton. * • * News'item: "An automate sorter 'or lemons Judge* them by color and separate* the ripe from the unripe at the rate ol five per «ec- onrS." When It learns to tell the ripe rom the over-ripe, this gadget should be installed in Washington t sort politicians. • * • * Quote from Actor Ron KandeHt 'Most of the cast addresses her u Miss (Olivia) De Havilland out of respect, They don' her Mrs. •oodrlch. She's a real human, She doesn't care if you call her Stinky." Stinky De Havilland or Sttriky Ooodrich? From the want-ads: "lost — Bi|^ black horse mule, nearsighted...'W Last seen squinting at a highway marker Dear-Dead-Days-Beyond - Recall Dept,, Wishful Thinking Division: "WASHINGTON —Retirement of the entire war debt within a littls more than 20 years has become » possibility. Rolling up of huge surpluses year "after year, despite three tax cuts, has convinced financial ex- perta that the present generation may see the wiping out ol the debt." --From a 25-year-ago"news Hem., Headline: "Purchasing Director Promoted by Rotary Lift." One way of moving up... * • • According to Beth Kirsten, beauty queen: "Somewhere men have gotten the idea that there's nothing a girl likes better han her cheek on a rough tweec' jicket. GirU like a soft shoulder c 2 in a while, too." What do ycu suggest, dearie, a strapless sport jacket? Headline — "High Court Rules Juke Box Can Be Big' Nuisance." Official newsy. now, maybe, but hardL From a news Item: "A Congressional investigating committee... Icc&n; into the use of chemicals in •ccsmet'cs (was told by) Dr. Maricn B. Eu'z'wrgei 1 , a dermatologist... l!':t a ma:i may incur skin irritation by kiisaig a woman if he is allergic to ingredients in her lipstick." Or worse it her husband comes home early. IN HOLLYWOOD By F.RSK1XE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent since he has voluntarily re-bid a suit that could not be better than ace-eight. South should have three clubs gress—come Jan. 21. for his raise in that suit, and should HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclu-,Bank of America." sively Yours: Donald O'Counor'sj • • , -- , -. > making no secret of Ms disenchant-! Snitch: Heavy - thaMied Gale| nave a sinjleton to give him some merit with his role of a mule's side- j Gordon will wear a special bald! dl5 '"bmtonal excuse for his bold kick in UI's "Francis" series. His; pate for the TV version of "Our current stint In 'Francis G^-e? fn Miss Brooks." West Point." lie's rjntlne. may end ( • ' • his association with the money-! Cnrnel Wilde's price per picture inaklnz brayer. "Its hard for me to retain the j of his success in "The Greatest character." he told me, "because I've! Shox on Earth." . . . Dick Haymcs' played the mule's friend so many'.answer to those TV offers to move •'•- ' " -' : East—he bought a home in Bel Air and will do hi.-, teleshows from Hollywood. . . Barbara Lawrence and hubby Johnny Murphy are denying the stork rumors.. . . Edward G. Robinson Is set for another movie a trump to prevent declarer from ruffing two losing spades in dummy. But if West leads a low trump at the second trick, dummy can win with the queen or ten. Dummy's remaining trump c be used to ruff a spade, after which South can draw a second round of trumps with his ace. South therefore loses only one trump trick and two spades. distributional ! bidding. In short West can practically name every card in the South hand If he really thinks about it. Ei'en | has jumped 5cTrJsr"c7iit.''The''rVs"u!ti f'' il ls ver >' difficult for West to 1 - - • find the right lead at the second different times The situations may j differ, but the linrs ore Ihr same." Edith Head designed a bbck lact, low cut gown for Marilyn Maxwell, then warnrd Her: "N'evrr sit <H«n In II. honey, rf • •; o> "-TrTl he | I»: Ben Hecht, ton irnifli M-r!'-n slirraln;;. It's an' ... eye-level rtre«s." **"* **'^ types will change for Hal ~' K'lach's new "Our Gang" scries for '" 5 tan Laurel and ™™»™*™?. In'" S' " ^ a"™ p"ns i have been junked until Ihrir re-j turn. . . . "Halls of Ivy" Is headed for television. Writer Don CJuinn is N>«- York-bound lo «'rnp up a video deal (or the Ronald Colmans. Src HOLLYWOOD on * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Can You Figure , Shelley Winters, who's saying flw'll wed Italian Star Vittorio. Oas-mat). was with tennis pro Jack; The Correcf Lead 7 Cushlnsham at Billy Gray's' Bind- box. . . . Rule out Carol Chnnnlnc .15 (lie star of Fox's "Ofntlcmcn Prefer Blonrles." Shes set to star on Bro.idway In "Can-Can." Bv OSWALD JACOBY Wrlllen lor NF.A Service NORTH (D) 16 VQ10 4A8532 4AKQ84 ! WEST EAST AAKJ972 *1088 V K J 9 '» 6 3 » K J > Q 9 7 6 4 4105 +963 SOUTH 4543 VA8754J * 10 + J72 Neither side vul. North 1 « 2* 3* Pass Pass Pass Pass South IV 2V 4 + Pass We* 1* 2* Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Excerpt from "Hook, Line and Sinker" by SFN: Hallle Craig recalls day some years ago when he caught a magnificent string of bream in the old washout Just north of the Knits place on Highway 61. If we remember correctly Dr. H. A. Taylor had success there in years gone by. Doubtless' many others have caught fish there before soil from the ditch washed In and partially filled the place. £> W. A. Edwards had a stag party Friday night at his home when guests were salesmen of the Tom Little Chevrolet Co. There was *n oyster supper and 'games followed. In a contest, "Motor Romance," D. Hammock won the prize. L Solitaire HORIZONTAL IHigh cards 6 Low card 11 Fruit 12 Small invertebrate 14 Dutch island 15 Sculptured slabs' 16 Malt drink H Hunts 19 Musical syllable 20 Father 2 Time between events 3 Burmese 'demon 4 African antelopes 5 Monotony 6 Flat plates 7 Noun suffixes 8 Employ 9 Irish 10 Card game 11 Metal 13 Torment trlrk. Jvisi, for the fun of it. try It your- Seieral tlioiijanc! bridge players j self. Look at Ihe full deal as care- in this country took part In (he \ fully as you like— and pick the 1 cor-1 " i Bridge Olympic last November, i rcct lead lor Weft at the second Sn Ihe hlr mono Isn'l helm *pent, sponsor*d by the Australian BrMae j trick. for filmed video shows? HA Nnc ' Council. The rxrelle-nrr* of Ihe' West must lead the king of hearts, lias 2 million dollars Invested in hands may be hidccd from the ex- ; This startling return Is the only flrlan nnnlery's .W TV film tpl-' ample, shown tortsy. sure way to set the contract, sodes of "tlanderous Asslcnmcnl." , South is not required to climb all •- If S:mth now trie? to rulf spades Now. Now, droucho: j (he way up to four bear'A to get! In dummy, he. can ruff only one. Kc Groucho Marx' .v.ldulous com- full cicciit for the bidding of tills: will then lose two trump tricks to ment about RKO's gay light-heart- hand. Game at hearts if. however., West in addition to a second spade ed "Two Tickets to Brladway": r a reasonable enough contract. trick. • "If you don't like this picture. West opens the kins of spades If South tries to draw trumps, he dont tell people. Howard Hughes i a«alnst a contract of four hearts will bre only one trump trick, but has his own money Invested in It | and Is then supposed to stop. look, she will have lo give up three spade and if It doesn't go over, he w 111 ] and consider the bidding. South j tricks, have to stop len.Ung money to the'should have » six-card heart *uit| The point Is that West must lead 22 Sw edish town '8 Consume 23 Cavities 21 Point of 24 Small portion rnoon's orbit 26 French schools 23 Fool's gold 27 Persian 25 English baby princes 28 German article 29 Aeriform fuel SOPoint at back of skull 33 Seraglio 38 Chess pieces . 38 Great Lake 39 Kipling hero 40 Kind ol cheese 41 Danish territorial division 42 Wicked clly (Bib.) 44 Musical direction 45 Wakened 47 Sexless 49 Wound 50 Most dreadful 51 Smooth 62 Force air through nose VERTICAL 1 Friable 28 Eyeglass part 37 Sting 28 Suits ol 39 Portable playing cards 31 Elderly man 32 Tidiest 33 Card suit 34 Protects with metal 35 Ceremony 36 Spanish hero camera 42 Powdered (her.) 43 Australia^ town 49 Prosecute 48 Tall (comb, form)

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