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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEW« THE COURIER XEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bol« National Advertising Representative*; Wtltece Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detrofc, AtUnt*. Memphis. feitered u, second class matter at th« pc*t- Ottte* »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con, October 8. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the ells' of Blythevllle or »ny suburban town where carrier service 1> maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of &0 miles, $5.00 per year, W.50 for six months, M.25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Keep thy foot whca you goeet to the hoti&e •f God, and Se more ready to hear, than to five the «crifle* of fools; lor Ihey ccnslder not th»t U»y do evil.—Eecl. 5:1. * * * I believe that the root of almost every schism *nd heresy from which the Christian church ha* ever suf/ered, has been (he effort of men to earn, rather than to receive, their salvation. —John Ruskln. Barbs Record number of people slipping on the toe! It's rather late In the season for the fall. * • * By this time we'll bet a treat majority of Ihe Christmas Joys have elghter been stepped on or tripped over. * * * Chicago firemen were called to put out i blue ta « juke box, oh, those hot tunes. * # * Wei, the kids are back hi school—bat how to back their parents won't know until the n. port cards come. * * * A Tennessft man went insane arguing with hte wife. Bo has any otbir husband. Capt. Carlsen's Courage Taught the World a Lesson It ought to have ended differently. Capt. Kurt Carlsen should have made port with his ship. But he didn't, and there's no help for it. The odds against him were juat too great. Yet it really doesn't matter. For the story of Captain Carlsen was written . before the Flying Enterprise was swallowed up by the sea. It was a tale of elemental courage that won the world's heart from the beginning. .What made him do it? What led this man to stay with his ship when the critical moment of choice came? Devotion to duty, yes. Tradition of the sea, no doubt. But these thing's were not all. A man often can conceivs his duty in different ways. Carlsen could have told himself with ample reason that he had clone all to be expected of him when he had removed crew and passengers safely and determined that .his vessel's chances of survival were slim. And, though romantic sea lore tells of the captain going down with his ship, the moderj) tradition of the sea demands no such sacrifice. Nor does it command the taking of risks as grave as Carlsen took. The captain, safe at last, will be telling the world these next few weeks what his experience was like. He has trid to explain wli.v he stuck with his ship. He said he did so because he decided the ship could be saved. That's a practical seaman's reason, but there's . a good chance he himself may not understand exactly why he did it. A man is never really sure how he will act when he faces a given crisis. If anyone had asked the captain a year ago what he'd do if his ship cracked and rolled over in a gale, he might or might not have declared he'd try to stay on board as long as any hope existed. The choice was one he could not make until the moment arrived. When it came, all his experience and all his character were brought to bear on the decision. At such times men frequently rise to heights they never imagined they could reach, driven perhaps by some inner force they themselves understand vaguely, if at all. To say this is not to lessen one iota the quality of their response. On the contrary, it is to place upon it the supreme value that can be assigned to human behavior. Captain Carlsen met his moment with greatness. He did what he had to do, to be true not only to his men, his ship, hia duty and the tvwliUon of the sea, but above all to himself. Whether he outdid himself or merely fulfilled him- •alf, poMibly oulr *« captain can ever Ml What differences does It make? The skipper's great moment was a great moment for the world, too. It was a lesson in courage, a demonstration of man pitting his last ounce of strength against »n overwhelming foe, commanding his heart and nerve and muscle to hold out amid an angry sea. The Flying Enterprise went down, But Kurt Carlson's brave final hours of stewardship were not in vain. They taught us all what it is to be a man. (ARK.) COURIER NEWjf Internal Revenue Bureau Owes Us an Answer A report from Little Rock over the weekend fairly snapped and crackled with such phrases as ". . . wouldn't comment . . ." and ". . . unavailable for comment . . ." The story concerne dthe transfer of Internal Revenue Bureau Special Agent Charles T. Emery. He was the agent who did the sleuthing in regard to Governor Sid JIcMath's federal income tax returns. Emery by now is probably in or on his way to Chicago. .He is being transferred. Orders to that effect came from Washington, where Emery had been a few days earlier to confer with Revenue Bureau Commissioner John Dunlap. The facts that he was ordered, presumably, to the recent conference in Washington, that McMath is by reputation a solid friend of the administration, that the transfer came hot on the heels of a McMath charge that federal .officials libeled him in detailing his settlement with the U. S. government are prone to give rise to a few questions in the minds of the taxpayers. Failure by the Internal Revenue Bureau to supply reasonable answers will only increase the aroma which, even on a cloudy day, can be smelled 'way up here in Blytheville. Main question: Did Charles Emery suffer any sort of a demotion, loss in prestige or in any way hamper hia career as an IRB agent simply by doing his job though it involved putting the finger on a man who happened to have friends in the right places in Washington? Was his transfer to Chicago to serve as an object lesson to other investigators who might check the records of the wrong people? Or, did the IRBjsjmply send him to Chicago to keep theijUcMath situation from developing into a long and useless feud? The transfer might evon have been in the form of a promotion. The Internal Revenue Bureau should set the record straight. Views of Others Mobilization to Date Defense Mobillzer Charles E. Wilson's report of the first full year of the rearming effort carries much encouragement, some needed forecasting and (orewarnitif. and some explanations —some of which are satisfying and some not. It is encouraging to hear that the current rate of military deliveries and construction is three times that at the close of 1950. Also that tanks, ships, aircraft, and artillery are being turned out five times as fast 33 they were three months alter the Korea fighting began. The very fact that this has been done with so lilt.'e starving ol the civilian economy offers nn index of a production potential which should give Americans some strangely needed conlttlence and make the Kremlin even moie cautious. As for the forecasting and forewarning: Mr. Wilson again tells his fellow citnens that the big pinch in civilian goods is Just around the corner and that the biggest threat from inflation Is still to come. There is no doubt of the sincerity of his previous warning;. And. coosiderliv? Ihe stupendous siz/? of Hie Job and the complexity of the forces at work, and there are understandable reasons why prior forecasts h.ive been slow in fulfillment. But it can be argued that public opinion could now be marshaled more effectively behind antiintlatlcm measures bad the tocsin been sounded less oiten before. One reason n-liy civilian goods have continued relatively plentiful and military deliveries have, at least, lagged Mr. Wilson now reveals: It was decided at Ihe presidential level to devote a substantial part of arms production to weapons of advance design Instead of all of It to Immediate production of types already In use. This has meant delays for designing, testing, and retooling—a calculated risk, but one surely undertaken on advice of the Joint Chiefs of stalf. But there have been other causes of delay. Information on aircraft production and now on tanks Indicates both have suffered from inability to get sufficient priorities tor materials and parts in the face of pressure to supply civilian demands. For whatever extent this situation has slowed, defense. Industry, and the mobilization office Itself must accept responsibility. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR THURSDAT, JANUARY IT, Peter Cdson't Washington Column — Phenomenon Happens in Capital When a Congressman Is Silenced WASHINGTON ' (NBA) — O. K. Armstrong:, Missouri Republican congressman, worked his wiy into the crowded Washington press conference where Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.. of Massachusetts, announced that he he was entering Oeneral Eisenhower's name as presidential candidate in the New Hampshire Republican primary. Representati v e Armstrong, it will be remembered, Peter Edson gained a certain amount of notice at the Japanese Mace conference in San Francisco by handing Soviet Delegate Andrei Gromyko a map of all the slave labor camps in Russia. At the Lodge press conference. Armstrong, at the back of the room, told who he was and said he had n question. Cries of "Throw him out!" and "This Is a press conference!" greeted him. "I'm a contributor to the Congressional Record," protested Armstrong. HE might have added also that he used to be a professor of Journalism. And In his 1 official biography In the Congressional Record, he lists himself as a contrib- utir to "Readers' Digest." But none of those things did him any good. "Keep quiet!" chorused the correspondents. Finally Senator Lodge was forced to shout at Aim- strong above the bedlam. "See me aftet this is over." Afterwards, slightly piqued, Armstrong refused to tell what his question muld have been. This is one of the few times in the history of Washinieon that any way has been found to silence a congressman. Arjfniine Armj- Controls the Perons Robert J. Alexander, Hutsers University economist and authority on • the Argentine, has reported to the Foreign Policy Association that Evita Peron's recent illness may be an excuse for her to withdraw gracefully from public affairs for a. more or less extended period ofi time. It is certain that the Argentine Army put its foot down last August and forced her to withdraw her vice-presidential candidacy. "The officer class do not like Evita." Alexander reports, "because she hag meddled In their affairs as she has meddled In virtually every phase of Argentine public life." In the last analysis, Armstrong concludes. "The Argentine Army can keep the Perons in power or throw them out as It sees fit." New Solution to Scrap Problem Defense Mobllizer C. E. Wilson has hinted that there may be a new solution for the shortage of scrap Iron for steel making, which has already curtailed operations of a number of blast furnaces, One possibility he mentions is to make use of low grads ores as 2 substitute for scrap. He won't so into details, but research metallurgists are known to be working on~the problem. "I haven't learned much in Washington,'' comments Mr. Wilson, the ex-General Electric president, "but one thing I have learned Is to get all the facts first, before I start talking." Wlfej- Tarns Aealnst Crowley Wisconsin Republican Sen. Alexander Wiley, who at first praised ex-Alien Property Custodian Leo J. Croivley to back up demands far an investigation of the Alien Property Office, has now turned against Croivley. Wiley is blasting him for having employed Henry Gruemvald. the non-talking witness in the tax scandals. Last October, Senator Wiley put great long letters from Mr Ciowley into the Congressional Record. That was when Senator Wiley was urging an amendment to the resolution ending the state of war with Germany. fri this amendment, Wiley wanted authorization for Ernest Halbach, former President of General Dyestuff Corp.. to brin? suit against See EDSON on Page 9 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKlNE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—Liugh- iime. U.S.A.: Dennis Morgan's son, n-year-old Stanley, visited him at :he studio while Morgan was play- .ng a love scene with Joan Crawford for "This Woman Is Dangerous." later, in Dennis' dressing room, Stanley said: "Pop—about that love scene. You've got no technique." Oennis did a double-take, and then queried young Stanley about i teen-ager's approach. Stanley ex- 'lained to the ancient: "We're smoother, we're faster and we get better results." • * • Lisa Ferraday tells this one on herself: When she first started her movie career, an agent brought her to a dio for a role in a domestic comedy. The producer ogled Lisa's ultry. exotic charms, then bellowed to the agent: What makes you think she's a girl-next-door type?" The scent shrugged. "Can I help It." he Hid. "if .1 as born in Alfrlcn and didn't Iravp (lip Casbah until I was 30 years old?" * • • Arthur Blake's telling about the imaginative popcorn vendor who's planning something special when 'Quo Vadis" plays his theater. He'll sell Empress Poppaea corn. MAMA'S SHOW IS BETTER Danny Thomas says this I; rib mother's routine when one of his movies plays in Toledo. O.: "She goes to the theater at 9:30 In the morning with her lunch and dinner packed In a hamper The theater manager ropes off a section tor her and she wiu-hes the film all day while friends visit her. "For every friend mama has a commentary—'Now watch, this is where my son klwes the girl'; •Now. listen. Danny's going to say something tunny.' "Mama's performance in the audience ts belter than anything I've ever done on (he screen." A Hollywood ol.imor doll, noted S« HOLLYWOOD <» P-MCc 10 perienced bridge players would do the same thing, but they'd all be wrong. Cohan quite properly led a low cluo to dummy's king and continued the suit, to knock out West's ace. NOV.- West could establish his hearts by leading the suit a third time, but he could never regain the lead to cash his good hearts. Declarer won the heart return with the are and cashed the rest nun me Old Heidelberg Octette is of nl5 cl »''s. Then he could safely J now a member of the vocal septette!'^ the diamond finesse. East was which made its initial appearance l able lo win tvith the king of dia- in the Continental room of Hotel! tnonds but could not return a heart Stevens, Chicago, last Friday night, j East could therefore not prevent Young Snodgrass. son of Mr. andl declar " from winning a spade two Mrs. W. A. Snodgrass, won a scho- hearts, three diamonds,, and three larship at the Chicago Conservatory H " h ' : a(ter moving to Chicago tvtth his family about seven years ago. While Sncdgrass was resident of Blvthe- vllle his father was manager of the local nater system. 75 Yean Ago In Blytheville — Homer Snodgrass, formerly of here and now of Chicago, who has been heard over the NBC network nith the Old Heidelberg Octette is * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Experience Counts At Bridge Tourney B> OSWAM) .MCOBY Written for NEA Service At the national bridge tournament In Detroit last December Joe. Cohan, of Woostcr, Ohio, was elected president of the American Contract Bridge League for this year. Cohan is not only an able executive but ts also a first-etas.-; bridge I player, a Life Master (the highest 'rankJne given to tournament stars). Cohan's mastery of bridge technique is shown in today's hand, in which he held the South cards. The correct play, made by the new lleaguo president. Is not so startling | as to knock anybody out of his seat, but more than nine experienced bridge players out of ten would miss It. West opened the queen of hearts and was allowed to hold the trick. He continued the suit, and Cohan won with the king of hearts. If you were playing tSie hand, which suit would you now try to develop? Don't be ashamed to ad[mit that you'd lead the queen of diamonds tor a finesse. Most ex- Now lets go back to the beginning of the hand and see why It's wrong to lead a diamond after win- WEST NORTH (D) (1 *AJ972 » A752 *K7 EAST .'Q JI074 » 843 * A85 North I A 3 A Pass V852 • K8 + 9431 SOUTH 453 VAK9 4>Q J 109 4>QJ 106 North-South vul. Eut South Pass 2 N. T. Pass 3 N. T. Pass We* Pass Pass Opening lead— ning the king of hearts. East wins the diamond (tnesje and can return s heart, setting up his partner's suit. West still has the ace of clubs and Is bound (o get the lead with that card In lime to set the contract with his long heart suit. The inipo.-lant point Is that South must attack West's entries r.etore the hearts are established. Since the acs of clubs ts a sure entry, that suit rwist be led Immediately. South Is not worried about the kino of diamonds, for if West holds that card he will never be able to win i trick with 11. once over lightly- By A. A: Could be that I am too hopelessly naive to make »nj progress In this sly world or tt could be that I am chafed by « mere rord that has been battered out of all recognisable shape. I «f«r to politics, current practice or. Back in my textbook days, when I h»d an open mind and not much on it, it was fairly easy to conceive of politics practiced according The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service Today's first two letters are typical of a great many received by this column. Mrs. J. M. B. says "I have been using a hormone cream for the development of my bust, but 1 have recently been told that the use of such creams 15 harmful. "Can you tell me If this ts true, and whether they are beneficial or not?" Mrs. E. M. C. writes, "1 am flat- chested since the birth of my three hildren. How can I increase the size of my bust? I have used creams with no results. there any other method that I could try?" There was a time when the use of hormone or estrogen creams was considered as. a possible danger in the production of cancer, but this fear Ls now considered rather slight. These creams will cause some enlargement of the breasts only in those women who are not themieiv- es producing enough of the proper hormone; in others It will have no effect. In those for whom it does produce some bust enlargement, the results are likely to be tempoary and disappear when the estrogen Is discontinued. For these reasons it ts wise to be checked up before employing estrogenie creams for this purpose. It is doubtful that there are any exercises or any other methods which can be used effectively to produce bust enlargement. * * * Q—Could you tell me why my 11- year-old son perspires every nieht. He Ls an active child, eats well and sleeps well. He has large diseased tonsils, never sits down, and is a rather nervous sort. Is it the tonsils, the nerves, or what? MRS. M. R. B. A—Esc Is more likely to be related to the youngster's nervousness and activity than to his diseased tonsils. He should be kept quiet for at least half an hour belore going to bed to see If that will not help. Q--What is the difference between liver extract arid vitamin B12 ever will be or, by tnis race of ever can be. I HAVE NO IXNER compulsion against admitting the grossest kind politickin' kind of politics. :t l« doubtful that I will ever occupy any sort of public, office because I am to dull-witted i cannot see where a handshake here, a whispered word there, a promise somewhere else and a swap-out over yonder will ever replace basic honesty and knowledge of occupation. Perhaps I am too conservative and do too little betting on the future and am loathe to attempt prearranging the yet-to-come. But I fail to see how a man, no matter what stunip he occupy, ca: offer iron-cjad guarantees of wha Is to be or pre-declde what will be the best for us a week or a month or, a year hence. Politics, in one dictionary sense isn't such bad stuff. Webster says the word means the "science and art of government being However, , a practical fellow, he telh us the word also means the "artful or dishonest management to secure success of political candidates or parties." Methinks the form*! has been lost in the abundant pra™ lice Of the latter. * * • THE LOW ESTATE of the art of Politics is hardly news. We have endured it until we are numb and no longer feel the needle. Politics has come to mean but one thing to us, and it ain't good. Semantically, about all one can do is attempt a small distinction between career politics and professional politics Webster Is a bit of a politician himself. He defines a politician as : a statesman and immediately extends the definition to include one who is more interested in the state of himself than the state of the nation. Just proves a loophole Is no new invention. : It may not be necessary to make ' a career out of politics In order ' to run a public office, but profea- 1 sional politics is for sure the luna- I tic fringe of the whole field. And it has been a mess, of years since ! we have had anything else. I go : along with Sen. James Duff when i icessive perspiration at night he says "The public is well ted un ! '"-- '- " -'"- professional politics. They've I with but true. ^^ ' * * IK POLITICS, AS CURRENTLY practiced, not only begins long be'-' lore election, but, is more concerned' with achieving a place in govern-j jient that in the art and sience of; --- —itipernl- cious anemia factor In more concentration than liver extract. However, (he choice of which preparation to use, (and both arc goodl, should rest with the physician in charge. • • * Q—Would vitamin B6 or B13 help in the growth of a very short child of four years old? Mrs. N. L. A—It Is doubtful that either would help. Anyway, one should not worry about the size of a four-year- old since the rate of growth Is Irregular «nrt one cannot tell at this a?e how large the child will be In i few years. Q-Please distinguish between poison ivy and poison oak. F.B.F, A—They are related twtanlcally aond cause Identical symptoms in sensitive people. Poison ivy ts Khns toxlcodenriron and poison oak Rhus divcrsiloba. , politickin'-' politics touches cverv speech, every? explanation, every exhortation andf. every bill. Timing and contacts and- lobbying and hick-scratching and compromise and every other trick of the trade occupy the majority of our lawmakers and federal officials, many of whom create and enforce laws and directives which! they comprehend slightly If at all. '-' I can see little relationship between politics as statesmanship and post-election politics as a refuse for displaced relatives and cronies and generous donors to party coffers and major - leasue wardheelei; Such may be the bonds of frien^ ship, but it's not the kind of government I care to finance. 7 I expect no fast, changes no matter who.blackjacks the most votes .out of us this year. One nice thing about Webster's double-bitted definition. It leaves politics to be anything we want to make it, ;' Fruit Answer to Previous Puzzl* over lunar year SAntenna 9 Finally 10 Minnesota county HORIZONTAL 3 First-year I Pome fruit Annapolis 1 Transactions . midshipmen 11 Manservant 4 Meadow (p|.) 5Feminine » 13 Reiterate appellation 14 Oleic acid salt *°od (Latin) 15 Discordant 7.Excess of solar 16 Taxi 17 Southern constellation 19 Quote 20 Class of vertebrates J 22 Supplied with ,,P raI ! , food 13 Chemical 23 Lofty element 2-1 Writing tables « Obtain 26 Upset ZHntegumen 28 Lixivium 29Gold (her.) 30 Follower 32 Caucho 31 Negative word 35 Male 31 Reprint (ab.) 33 Plunder 41 Church bench 43 Finer 45 Epic poetry 47 Offshoot 49 Diminutive of David 50 Young oyster 51 Compulsion 53 Corded fabric 54 Spanish inn 56 Thigh bones SSStarlike 59 Teamster 60 Birds' homes 61 Arawakan Indian VERTICAL 1 Alligator pear 2 Cajole 25 Cease 40 Bragu 27 Scheme 42 Affliction „ ' n «s;anl 44 8jnj ard 33 Geraml's wife 46 Begin £ legend «Ad?oit 36 Venerates 52 Profound ?RR qu , 1P 55 African . 38 Bridge anew <j aman < 39 Resist 57 Calf'scry

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