The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1952 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 19, 1952
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r PACE point BCYTHEVILLE COURIER KIWI THE COURIER NEW* OO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher A. MAINES, Anaitant PUMWMT A. A. JPREDRICKBOK, Editor HUMAN. AtfmtMng Meaa*er •ol* National AdvertUrint Repr«*nUtiv«: Wallace Wttmer Co., New York, Chlcasjo, Detroit, Atlanta. Hempnit. Botttfd as second claa. matter »t the port- J at Blytbeville, Arksnsat, under act of Coa- Oetober 8. 1*17. Member <* The Asaoeieled Prea* : SUBSCRIPTION HATES: . By eerrier fa the eity of Blytheville or any aufcurban town when carrier aervice la maintained. Xe per week. By mill, within * radiu* of H mile*, $5.00 par peer, 12^0 for six monU», »!-» for three month*; by aull outside M mil* sone, 112JQ per year payable In advance. Meditations An* I think Chriti Jem* our Lard, who huh eneMed m», lor Oat be ranted me fmltUal, ptti- tbaf •» IB the>-—I Timothy 1:1*. • * * * Men of God have • I ways, from time to time, walked among men, and made their commission felt In the heart »nd soul of the commonest he»rer. . —Enerson.., Barbs Canning season is long over—except for the fellows who Just don't want to do their work. » • • Leok al the brifht aide—you aeMom M* a«r tMboardi bordering a rovfh detow. • * • • * Science says there are more than 300,000.000 •tan out yonder In space, still it's hard to hitch your wagon to on*. • • « '• '.. An Alabama toy of rfx MM*** eigtn. That's •M way to beep from teeming effeminate. • • • A lot of people who retire soon w*he up to nfch that they w«r» «tUi working. Scandals? Truman Just Doesn't Seem to Care A few weeks ago President Truman Ja'ilntily promised "continued drastic action" In weeding out -corrupt officials from the Internal Revenue Bureau, the Justice Department and other federal agencies. H« indicated at that time that he 'wtwld let up some sort of commission to make independent inquiry into these *acoc*M. Judge Thomas Murphy of New Tfori accepted leadership of this &roup, but later withdrew. •' Thereupon Mr. Truman apparently changed his mind/too. He seems to have decided that matters were not so serious after all, and that ha could "get by" without radical remedies. Confirmation of this shift came a short time back when the President told the country that any government cleanup would henceforth be directed by Attorney General McGrath. This was a sharp slap in the face of all American citizens who are sincerely concerned over the present moral standards in their government. McGrath heads a department which itself has been, found guilty of corrupt activity. How he can be expected to bring to a clean-up task the necessary hard-headed detachment is a mystery understood only by Mr. Truman. By this act the President has sought to minimize the scandals unearthed in his Administration. He has made it plain that he is not, in spite of all he claims really interested in a thorough airing of suspected agencies. This is a gesture of contempt for the American people. It means Mr. Truman is most concerned with a solution which will put the best facade on his Administration and his party. In other words, he wants a political rather than a moral solution. There is just a chance that the President is sufficiently aware of the impact these scandals have made, to realize that such feeble clean-up tactics will not likely impress the electorate. If that is true, its probable import fe that Mr. Truman is genuinely tired of the presidency, doesn't want to run again, and doesn't much care what anybody thinks about how he handles the scandal issue. Ths may not be a proper interpretation of the President's action. But this much ii certain: The designating of McGrath aa chief of clean-up is farcical • ti an earnest move against corruption. Logically, it is the act of a man who if not concerned whether he ever gets •Bother rots. France Loses a True Soldier The free world mourns the death of «ii (AKK.) COURIER NEWf of Worid War H tad rebuild* of moral* and ottauir* punch in th« protracted wmr ar&iiwt CommunUU la Indo-China, France, long handicapped by a shortage of top-Brade vif'vxn, «n ill afford th« IOM of so fine a general *a At Lattre. In a few «hort month* he produced a mood of victory among the French armies in Indo-China; until hi« arrival the atmosphere wag one of disheartening defeat. The rank-and-filt French soldier ia a tough fighter, as anyone knows who haa read the record of his performances in the great wars, in Indo-China and In Korea. But at times h* ha* been led by commanders who seemed governed more by caution than by boldness. General de Lattr* was not *uch a commander. He had all the daring and Imagination demanded by the highest traditions of the military. He was a true soldier. .' "' ' Views of Others Dope Habit That Endangers All. You've read how trickily dope enslave* It* victim. At first, he Jeeta gay, equal to anything; worries seem trifling; everything Is upsy-dalsy. But heavier and heavier dote* are required to produce the happy effect. Without them, th* victim U a jittery wreck, tormented by a craving for the rulnoui Huff. He'll do anything to let it. ' Are you falling for dope? We don't mean drugi. The question it prompted by a statement from D. A. Hulcy, preildent b* the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. Ha said: "Socialism talk* the language of the dope peddler." Think that over in the light of (overrunent handout*. These were adopted in the racking depr**- ilon ot the 19*)'j, at a temporary aid—]uot aa a doctor may wisely jiv* dope to relieve suffering until It* cause can be found and removed. But the political dope wa» continued with heavier spending after the need WM passed. Nonmilitary federal outlay* were lipped following World War n, when the country wa* set for a boom. 80 were state outlays. Many group* demanded it. They had the dope habit—felt,they couldn't set along without their aubsldlH and grants. . Th* evil effects are not yet severe. America hu a rugged economic cocwtltution, aa Ur. Hulof pointed out, and hasnt weakened under this aoclallst dope as quickly a* Britain did. • 'But the effect* are bad' enough—In InilaUoi which hurt* with lt« high price*,. In terrifie U***.and enormou* public debt. ifaanwhlle, th* craving' for more and more dope-*pending grow*. Many Justify It, dwell on H* pleasant effect*, try to make convert*.to it, Just at the dope addict deceives himself, and tries to deceive others. • Happily, million* realta* what Is happening. They want to break this habit before iff uten* aoclalism upon u»—before ft enfeeble* our old Independence, rtlfle* enterpriseVTnd makea u* hopelese socialistic dope*. We can break the habit now. W* can reserve government ald> for emergencies, a* th* physician doe* with habit-forming drugs. But daily the habit grows rtronger. In a few years more It will be too late. . —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT In China, Too Red China 1* having internal revenue department trouble*, too. A dispatch from Hong Kong says eighty-five tax collector* have accepted bribe* totaling $12,500. Bribe-paying shop owner* avoided taxes of as2,*x>. Chang Pah-chong, "trusted employe*" in the ministry of telecommunication*, got witches and fountain pens In "kickbacks." Corruption increases a« government become* more absolute. Scandals in America were few, Irregularities Infrequent—certainly neither was condoned—in days when government was smaller and dispersed. But big government, big taxes, big spending, big personnel bring big defections, big irregularities, big disgraces. The bigger the reward, th« bigger the crime, and the consequences are un- •peakable. Centralize B all,'with accretion* of power, temptation. —DALLAS MORNINO NZW» SO THEY SAY Every time we follow one lead, we find another.—John Dunlap, commissioner o* Internal Revenue, on scandal*. • • • It i* a policy that builds on th« theory that our dollars can buy thing* that ar» not purchasable—the will to resist, the will to rearm. Joseph Kennedy, former U. S. ambassador to Britain, on U. S. foreign policy. * • • The mor« I see of other countries, the mor« persuaded I become that the English are a very odd peopta. Their virtue* are due to their vice* and their rlcw to Ihelr virtues.—Bertrand RtvaeK, noted British philosopher. » » » it takes two to msks a deal. H there were no businessmen willing to pay for special favors, then certainly public official* would not b« tempted Into wrong doing.—D. A. Hulcy, pmlden* ot u. B, chamber of Commerce. « • • I try to be » in the broadest «ens«. —M. I. T. Professor Dirk etrulk, on danyina; ITURDAY, JANUARY «, U Spiked P«t«r ttlion't Washington Column 'Internal Inspection Services To Blame for Present Scandals WASHINGTON (NBA) — Lobp- Mle* in the U. s. government's own nternal inspection services are now evealed as mainly responsible for the aeries of teandal* that have iman administration. This explains one of _the major reforms In President T r u- man's proposed reorganization of . the Treasury Department calls for creation of one of his henchmen In a collector's office was sure of having an able attendant around for his personal political machine. This explains why Congress may upset the President's reorganization plan for the Bureau of Internal Revenue. It also explains why the President did not ask Congress to approve this reorganization two years ago, in line with recommendations of ex-President Hoover's Commission. •' How Alwnt the Top Levefef ; What is not specified In President Truman's new plan, however, Is how "strong, vigorous, much authority will be given to ih- inspection service,! 8p< . c t the Washington headquarters <•""""•'-"' •'"'"- 1 and the political appointee's on the i rounds of the organization lad- This is the area where- the scandals really embarrassing to the Tru- pf -the Bureau." me). ' "It will be alert to the practices of •influence' peddlers and fixers," the President direct*. • "In view of It* importance; lie nationwide direction .of the Inspection service will be the sole ie-1 iponslbllity of one ot the three assistant commissioner* of internal revenue." Even «o, the Job of this new inspection service will be confined to examination of field offices. Mak- .n(t civil service employees out of :he collectors of internal revenue, who now are political appointees, will of course broaden the area that :he new inspector* will be authorized to Inspect. Member* of Congress apparently don't like thl* idea of making the top tax collectors non-political career men, «nd subjecting them to all this Inspection. These offices hive been' the 'Juiciest of political plum* for years. "•'['. Any congressman who could place der. man administration have been uncovered, , Experience of the Department pi Justice proves that point. This department has had an Inspection service, the Examiner's officei they call it, for many years. '','.' But the examiner was not able to catch the irregularities in Assistant Attorney General Theron Lamar Caudle's handling of tax cases because there was no power to Inspect the top political appointees. Authority of the Justice-examiners is limited to the department'* administrative offices. These office* include court records, collection of fines, clerk of the court, court reporters, referees in bankruptcy. U. S. commissioners. All of these offices are appointed by the Federal Judges In each district. Department of Justice examiner* also have the authority to inspect office* and records of U, s. marshals and U. S. district attorneys The holders of these offices have been presidential political appointee* ever since the days of Qeorge Washington. " They Need M Eiainlner* There are IS of these Department of Justice examiners on the Job now. They serve under Chief Examiner' MUton Howard, whose headquarters; are in Washington. Their reports .are reviewed by S. A. Andretta, administrative assistant to the'.attorney general. Department o Justice could Use 20 of these examiners., : '.- . • •.;.-, At one -time Congres* gave the Department authority to hire that Many. But good men couldn't be found. ' ' The jobs pay only »6900 a year plus J9 a day road expenses. Examiners are'never" at home, excep' when they're on vacation or sick. .They have 85 district courts to Inspect, 85 al them in the U. S., the rest in the' territories. They may spend four to eight months at a time' in the larger busier districts. But they hit them all only about once every 18 months Back In 1934 the House Appropriations Committee recommended that Inspection of judicial offices be handled by the FBI, after a few scandals of that era had been dls- clowd. So In 1835 J. Kdgar Hoover'* .Q-men did the Job. Then In 1038 examination of Federal court and district attorneys office* was given back to Department of Justice, at its request. It's been there ever since. The TBI doemt want the Job. Has enough trouble* without it. once over lightly- By A. A. Sadnew of the situation we now find ourMlvea in was aptly put tho other day when Stu Symington thucked his mantle of governments! woe in favor of the peace and quiet of private enterprise-type turmott. 4 Mr. Symington put in a tevea. year hitch in Washington. Hi* final assignment was to take over the •candal-soaked KfC, a Job whfch entitled him to no envy. In seven years, he made of hkntelf tome- what of a Washington oddity in Th, DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M I>, WrtUea for NBA Service Itching of the skin 1* an experl- nce which praeUcally everyone ha« lad at one time or another. Usually, the Itching affect* only one portion of the sit In and the cause b quite obvious, such as a mosquito bite. Sometime*, however, the Itching covert a large area and the normal reaction of scratching it likely to make the condition worse. There are many possible eausec for itching, only a few of which can be mentioned. In eciema, which s likely to be a result of long-continued contact of the skin with irritating, substances, the skin con- that he left town with no aean<M or nisptekn pinned to hi« dition .becomes chronic. Redness, thickening, cracking and crusting of the skin occur and the Itching may be extremely hard to relieve. Hives, or urticaria, k a source of severe Itching. This is an allergic condition and the diagnosis can be made easily by the sudden appearance of raised reddish spots accompanied by an irresistible desire to scratch. Other forms of allergy may also produce itching. Some people itch an over after Bathing. The sensation may last up :o half an hour or more, but Is relieved after the clothes are on for a while. The skin has an entirely normal appearance. Winter Itch is a closely related condition In which people complain of severe itching all over the body when undressing for the night or just after retiring. It Is absent when the weather Is mild. The skin appears normal except (or whatever scratch marks may be present. The seven-year itch, or scabies, is another cause of skin itching which must be considered. This type ot Itching comes from parasite which burrows into the skin. Treatment for scabies, is aimed at destroying the parasites. 1 SOME DISEASES CAUSE ITCH Itching, of the skin may accompany such diseases as diabetes, nephritis or Bright's, and especially jaundice. Indeed, in most forms; of jaundice, the itching of the skin which is one of the symp.- terns,.is particularly distressing and extremely'difficult to relieve. Lice 'always cause itching. Here also the treatment, of the itch Is not meVely .to apply some lotion but to get rid of the insects which are causing the trouble. With so many possible causes for an itching skin, no single lotion or ointment can be counted cm to bring relief. Severe, long-lasting Itching is a problem of deciding what is the cause and how' the cause can be attacked or removed. It Is often astonishing how unpleasant Itching can be. HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NF.A Staff Corrapondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA} — Exclu- ively Yours: Robert Mitchum Ls •arning -pals that It's hush-hush, lilt he's confiding that hell quit :he movie business and retire to a 'arm when ms RKO contract ends two years from now . . . Judy Gar,and and Sid Luft have set the wedding date for April 8. ... The late Maria Montez' hubby, Jean Pierre Aumont, Is due ^ln Hollywood soon. There's tfl)k of a role for him in the next Bette Davis film. Bobe Hope. Isn't worried about British government yells that he's llabl* for income tax on the *30,0<W « earned, then turned over to a London boys' club, last summer. "I'm In the clear," he told me. "The contract for my services was with the club. I didn't even see the money." Pre-censorship movie lovemakmg, including the arm-gnawing tactics of Gilbert and Garbo, la having a revival. Clifton Webb and Ginger Rogers are the clinch artiste tn the silent movies starring Webb which pop up on television tn Fox's "Dream Boat." MATBB THE KNOW IT AM, Don't know what it signifies, but "Motion Picture Acting, 1 * a textbook by Lillian Albertson, his been reduced at a Hollywood Boulevard book mart. • • ' • i flew in rrom Korea— and Dan Dailey WM there to meet her at the airport ... Th* Roben Taylor-Ludmills Tcherint romance Is a Fourth of July sparkler. She's one of the ballet stars In "Tale* ot Hoffman. H I.tnda ChrMteH'* r** - ttni. \ ghzlfn*; cheeaeuke She* thai *«e pesed ror j9Bf% effe nee p^i|i€*l »*i hi a rlrii-rlrtr mazarine that compares the "Ihlgh appeal" «f he report that Joan Bennett, after he Wanger trial, will skip to New York to manage a chain of beauty parlors. • • * UI has launched an Oscar drum- beating campaign for Arthur Kennedy, who won the New York Film Critics' nod for the best male performance of the year in "Bright Victory." * • • The new trend to episodic movies —which many people predict will be cut to fit TV time slots after their theater runs—Is gaining prestige. Pox's big epic of the year, Ernest Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," will be filmed a* tour separate, 36-mtnute stories. NOT VERT FIATTERING Jane Wyman's 11-year-old daughter, Maureen Reagan,: wept copiously throughout "The Blue Veil," then rushed to a phone to tell a chum all about 11 "I Miod and cried and erted," said Maureen. "DM yo»r nether cry, tva?- »*ked the frirnd. "No, she was dry-eyed,* reported Maureen. "After an, 'what * the knew atovt drama?" Bin Williams, on whether his wife. Barbara Hale, will Join him See HOLLYWOOD *« Page « some M< M««inplis!ie4 "September • JACOBY ON BRIDGE // Xou Want to Win C«t Control of Hand BT OSWALD JACOBT Written for NSA 8«rrlt» A couple of months ago one of our correspondents nsked what was meant by "control" of a hand. At the time, I answered that It •»» ks*4 t* you alw«ys knew what it was when you had lost It. Perhap* some more light can be shed on this *ubject by one of the new Autobridge hands. West open* the queen of clubs and dummy wins with the ace. The Jack of spades it returned from dummy, but South must not take the finesse. Instead, South takes the ace and king of trump* to draw two round* of trump* without giving up the lead. The only reason for leading the Jack of spade* from dummy Instead of a low trump is to encourage East to cover with the queen it he happens to be a confirmed honor-coverer. Having drawn two rounds of trump*, South lead* diamond* to a diamond. If South led one of the two trumps, he would lose control. West would win with the queen of spades and force out declarer's last trump with a club. Then West would still have a trump and a good club. West would win two trumps, a diamond and a club. . South would lose control even earlier If ha took the trump finesse at the second trick. West would win with the queen of spades and re- urn a club to make South ruff rh!a would leave South and West with three trumps each. South could not draw trumps and :hen knock out the ace of diamonds for then he would be defenseless against all the clubs. If he began ;he diamonds without drawing trumps, West would still lead clubs and would stay one trump ahea( of South from then on. MOHB *" . •JAQI74 410* • All! 4QIIJ V» #A7»I *4* . VJltltl «Kt1S •ountD) 4AK10IS 1* 4« Kait-West ruL West Natth Bast Pas. *v PM, Pa*» IN.T. Paa* ?»" 4* I'm. force out the ace. West will eventually take the ice of diamonds and return a club, forcing South to ruff. At: this point, South ha* -two trump*, and «o doe* West. If South goes about hit business b? leading high dUmonds «nd hearts, West can win his two trump tricks, but South will stay one jump ahead of Wes and will therefore keep control ol the hand. Declarer make* hi* con. M SWAN SONO statement, made the day before he checked out, contained a thought that tumt up the ttat* of the nation far more accurately than Harry Truman ever has In the ten* of tboutand* of word* h* has produced on thai sub- ect. "We hat* to Ugh*," he utd, "fee 1 more efficient government like we hav* to fight communism." H >5r. Symington wasn't so obviously right, hit word* would have a somewhat mad ring to them. Ti» sad. but that Is the situation. Mr. Symington's statement, if a candid Indictment of hi* former employer's operation*. Sadder yet * the fact that this indictment alLs not only on the current administration but on a!l of us who lave voted the rascals In and have tolerated them longer than seems necessary. WHY 8BOBLD We have to fight 'or the type of government we are told is the only good kind and that we are allegedly entitled to under such guarantees as the Constitu- ' •• tton and Its Bill of Rights? Sounds sort of craxy. Like having to fight to get^the sun to rise or for a seven-day week. Unfortunately, earthly government of human* is left to other humans. Still, the object of gorern- ment, together with our way at Installing and operating it, hat al-' ways, been—In theory—the honest and efficient administration of our national affair*. Sounds simple enough, but seems actually to v be a cut tougher than computing x the cube root of the national debt in one's head. ' Maybe the definition of efficient needs to be pinned down, it how seems to be all things to-all men, and efficiency to one politician is starvation to another. Governmentally, we.have worshipped too long a fetish of red tape atop an altar of mimeographs and carbon paper. IT IS ONE helluva note to have to "fight" for an efficient government. It is not pleasant to know that we have reached the, point where we must do battle to achieve economy or honesty or qualified officials or" Impartiality. ^^^ It figures that a man must flght™- when he Is in danger of losing something dear to him. It is a mel- , anchoiy commentary on the state of things when we cannot expect decency to arise of its own strength and remain erect. , . . Considering the theory that the or should be you.and I, it. seems odd that we must fight to treat ourselves right. Peculiar, indeed, that we must do battle to win efficiency in the government we construct. Peculiar, taut true. Makes me wonder if our government is f er us or agin us? 75 Veort Ago In Mr. and Mr*. Kenneth BeH, formerly of here and now of Lebanon. Mo., announced trie birth of a aon, January 14. Carney Leslie, head coach ot th* Blytheville high school footbaB team, has accepted a position aa assistant to Read Coach i Allison. "Pooley" Hubert at Virginia Milita- • ry Institute, Lexington, Va. He win report for duty there at the cloee of the school term here. 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