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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWf TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1W» IBS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, AwWant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man*ger •oil National Advertising Representatives: Wallra Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Afent*. MemphU, Entered « Hoond clue matter it the post- oMie* »t BlythevlHe, Arkansas, under act of Con- put, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES: Bf carrier In the city of Blytheville or any tuburban town where carrier service if maintained, ZSc per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 per ye»r, J2.50 for six months, »1.25 for three months; by mall outside BO mile zone. 112.90 per year payable In advance. Meditations Now Fetor and John went up together Into th« temple at the hour of prayer, beint the ninth hour—Acts 3:1. « * * Prayer among men is supposed & means to change the person to whom we pray; but prayer to God doth not change him, but fits us to receive the things prayed for.—Stllllngflcet. Barbs A writer says that too many people think too much of their bankrolls. Aw, It's fun to reminisce. • * • A wry Important key to buslneu la busy. A good education enables a person to worry •bout conditions In ill parts of the world. * * * Nan's origin ta pat hack M.OOO.OOO years bj t Ktenttet. Wen k*t at time* you've frit that •M. * • * America It said to have enough coal to last it.OOO.OOO years—and that'i not counting what Jcnlton wiH MTI thil winter. Little Aspirin Now in Sight For Indochina Headache Before the Korean war, virtually ev- *rj seasoned observer who went to Asia returned to describe Indo-China as ths jeftl hot gpot, the key to the -whola Southeast.' Lately, however, that has been th« forgotten front. It may not b« much longer. Reports pwviai of » Chinese Communist buildup of from 2BO.OOQ to 350,000 men on th« Indo-Chinese border. The Chinese are f*id to b« operating tactical training •choote for the rebel Viet Minh troops led by Ho Chi MJnh. And they are known to b« supplying the rebels with larg« •mount* of heavy armaments. Evidently the Communist insurgents are putting their lessons and their new material aid to good use. Battlefield ac- eounta *ay they have abandoned guerrilla warfare and now employ frontal- type attacks. Heavy field artillery and Russian-type anti-aircraft guns with modem plane-tracking devices, are figuring in their operations; recently 10 French planes were reported downed by rebel ground fire. Even without formal or "volunteer" Chinese intervention, the situation is becoming increasingly serious for the long-harried French forces in Inrlo- China. The French have successfully withstood all rebel assaults up to now. Under the late Gen. Jean cie Lattre de Tassigny, they even pushed the Communists back toward the northern border. But there are many signs this virtual stalemate cannot last. Though we are shipping the French sizable amounts of war material, it plainly isn't enough to produce decisive victory. It may not actually be sufficient to hold the rebels off indefinitely. For their gains in equipment and newly trained manpower are resulting in stepped-up pressure against the French defenders. The French themselves do not plan to augment their forces to any large degree. Their commitments to European defense would prevent that if there were no other obstacle. But they suffer the further handicap of a shortage of toy>grade officers. Recently Gen. Alphonse Jirin conferred in Washington with American and British generals on how to cope with this rising menace. Naturally he wants more help from the United States and other friends in the United Nations, esiwcially if China should cross the border and join the attack. He professes not to want more ground troops but naval and air assistance. No one on the outside knows for sure what our generals promised Juin, if anything. Naval help we could probably give, for whatever it is worth. But air gup- port is something else. The Red air buildup in Korea has put a definite strain on our air forces there. We frankly do not have much strength to spare. Undoubtedly we and the UN would do all we reasonably could to avert disaster in Indo-China. Whether that would be enough to achieve more than a prolonging of a strength-sapping stalemate no one can tell. There does not appear to be any happy* answer either for the French or for us, short of internal difficulties in Russia and Red China which might soften or destroy their aggressive punch. Sloppy 'Inspection' Can Be Fatal In the hearings on the December crash of a C-46 non-scheduled airliner at Elizabeth, N. J., some rather startling facts were brought out in the testimony. Investigators for the Civil Aeronautics Administration blamed the crash on a fire of blow-torch intensity which blew out a cylinder. They suspect the cylinder was defective from the beginning. But that they could not prove, because no one had actually looked at it the last time the plane's engines were checked. Surprisingly, though CAA regulations specify what parts shall be inspected, they do not declare that the mechanic must remove or lift the engine cowling which conceals most parts. Thus some checkers apparently are honoring certain regulations in the breach. The Elizabeth crash cannot be laid at the CAA's door. But in the interest of future safety the inspection regulations should be clarified so that airline maintenance crews have absolutely no escape from an exhaustive check of the plane's power plant. once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrickson On the basis df an Idea put forth the other day by » Senat* banking subcommittee, I am inclined to view one of the nation's basic, problems as solved. I refer to the selection of our public- officials, which is a problem whether accomplished at the polls or by appointment from the list of party donors. If properly handled, this idea will do away with expensive campaigns and elections and free the voter from Lord knows how much triple-distilled hogsvash. It's so fimple I don't know why ft wasn't thought of years ago. The idea Is a direct steal from one which has been used for years to sell everything from birdseed to buggywhlps. Peter Edson's Washington Column —Economy Fog of Election Year Fails to Dim Grim Tax Picture Views of Others To Lose Press Freedom Is to Lose'A!I Others Where eke or when else In history has the average mnn achieved the Independence he enjoys in the United States? Where else can a worker live a* well as a millionaire? Where else has 'such a long step been taken to eliminate social envy 7 Edwin D. Canham, editor of The Christian Science Monitor, aska these quest Ions In pointing out thnt only In America has the real revolution of mankind against those who would enslave him Rucceetied. "But we have not yet begun to make the case which will save freedom to and for the people of our nation and the world,** he declare. 1 ?. "We have not adequately told them on what freedom depends: The continuance of a system whose chief dedication is & constant dally challenge of the status quo. "This system, is the true revolution In human history.' The Communists have no right to the word "revolution." The system of which we are the partial heirs Is bused upon challenge, self- examination, steady improvement, continual liberation. That Is the renl revolution." Mr. Canham warns that the threat to freedom comes not only from foreign totalitarian regimes of both left and right, which deny civil liberties, but also from within. He cited President Truman's recent executive order classifying non-military news to be withheld from publication as a "sweeping blueprint for suppression." As Americans we can change the things we dislike by knowing about them. To challenge the "status quo," however, we must have the information on which to base our challenge, Only through free and unhampered Information can we change and Improve our lot as human beings —as American citizens. Any threat to a free press Is a threat to the "real" revolution about which Mr. Canham speaks. WASHINGTON (NEA1 — Most | people who try to read President Tnimnn'.s new Economic Report to Congress will get no farther than Peter Edson large deficit this year and a larger one next year." At this point they will throw the report In the waste basket and that will be that. In an election year, 'no politician wants to listen to talk of higher taxes, and bigger deficits. As if to anticipate what the President would ask for, the Council of State Chambers of Commerce put out a significant statement on the day before the economic report was released. Thts handout listed all the things that had been done In the first week of Congress to prevent higher taxes and to spending. Senator Tnft announced the Re- limit government publican Policy Ccinmittce is opposed to further tax Increases. Senator George of Georgia and Representative Doughton of North Carolina, both Democrats and chairmer ol congressional committees which handle t n x matters, announcer they're opposed to higher taxes. Rep. John Phillips of California Introduced a bill to cut natlona debt limit from $275 billion to J266 billion. Rep. Fred Coudert of New York Introduced a resolution to limit federal expenditures to $60 billion and SO THEY SAY iscal year beginning next July 1. That's the economy gauze over he picture. But what's the real picture underneath? The first bill that's passed In the Hou.se of Representatives s for a 10 per cent increase In pay or the armed services.. It will cost $832 million a year . Navy Secretary Dan Kimball announces a plan to build one new super aircraft carrier a year for en years. The Air Force wants, and will probably get, authorization for more than the presently planned 143 wings. President Truman intimates the l?,e of the armed forces will have be Increased above three and a naif million men. And Sen. Brien McMahon of the Atomic Energy Committee Is still plugging for more money for atomic artillery and related activities. Everybody loves national defense even In an election year. But every taxpayer will have the right to point thnt if Congress really has its mind on economizing this year, and preventing further tax rises, this is a poor way to begin. The President's Economic report spells out in language anyone should be able to understand just what the condition of Uncle Sam's sugar howl really is. The President asked Congress for a $10 billion tax increase last year Congress obliged with E. bill that will yield about 15 billion. The President asked that certain tax loopholes be closed and certain tax privileges be eliminated. Nothing was done about that, either. The result Is, according to the President, that the government faces a deficit cf $5 billion lor the fiscal year ending next June 30, and S16 billion for the year after that. appropriations to $71 billion In the AH the increases in expenditures and the resulting increased deficit will be due to. national defense. The question It raises is whether ,he deficit shall be met by increasing taxes, by cutting back the pro;ram, or by deficit financing—borrowing the money to increase the national debt. It's as simple as ,hat. SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHT For these who can hurdle this tax Issue barricade and get beyond page eight in the President's economic message, there Is some thoughtful reading. The first section of their report :o the President by the Council of Eco'ncrnic Advisers Is headed, "The Economic Strategy of the Defense Program." This was prepared by Leon Keyserling, John D. Clark and Roy Blough. It tri e,s to set fort h wha t the government program is in the present emergency. The aim Ls to achieve national security. The first step is said to be to define what arms are needed, then to get them, regardless of cost, and as fast as possible. This calks for a vast increase in production. Along with it, a strong] civilian econcmy must be iriEtln- tained, capable of paying the taxes to meet the bills. Finally, the program calls for dovetailing the American defense effort with those of other free nations. In oversimplified form, this Is the program for which the Truman administration is trying to win public support and which it Ls try- Ing to sell Congress. First efforts on this latter but most Important task will begin when Sen. Joseph C. OMahoney '& Joint Congressional Committee begins hearings on the Economic Report tomorrow. The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.'D. Written for NEA Service A reader who signs hprself "Anxious" asks for a discusion of dual or split personality and what can be done for It. This condition Is known medically as schizophrenia, and was formerly often called dementia praecox. It Is one of the most Important of the mental diseases, and it has been stated that approximately every fourth patient who occupies a hospital bed in the United States is afflicted with this illness. Furthermore, unlike some of the mental diseases, schizophrenia Is most likely to strike in late adolescence or early adult life, and thus prevents persons In the prime of life from taking their part satisfactorily in society. Schizophrenia comes more often in children born of parents who have that disease or with relatives who have it. Nevertheless, it is now considered not to be a true hereditary disease but rather the result of a number of factors both Inherited and present in the environment. Disease Takes Many Forms The disease takes many forms and may come on slowly or suddenly. Among the signs which may develop early are disorderliness, or lack of cleanliness in personal affairs. Some victims of the disease appear to be unduly suspicions or feel they are being persecuted. Changes in thinking and judgment, stealing, and other alterations In behavior which perhaps may not be constant raise the suspicion of the presence of this disorder. It is believed that early diagnosis offers the best hope for recovery. After diagnosis, the usual choice of treatment is either psychotherapy or electric shock. Either of these may bring about excellent results. Reserved for patients who do not respond well to such forms of treatment are such operations on the brain as lobntomy, which sometimes can be tried when other methods have failed. It is important to remember thai many of those who have suffered from schizophrenia have recovered to a remarkable degree. When they return to their family and friends they should not be treated as some kind of pariah, but should receive IT ALL STARTED with the Senate committee began strangling over approval of Harry A. McDonald as r.ew head of the RFC. After spinning Its wheels a while, the committee decided "to ask the pub- • lie to help determine McDonald's fitness for the Job. Statements from the public, the committee said must bt "written" and "factual" and cannot exceed 2,000 worth. Thursday, Incidentally, Is the deadline for submission of entries in the What-To-Do-With-McDonald Contest, so hurry — get your entry in the mail promptly. Dont miss this opportunity of a lifetime to play your part in the sacking or saving of a federal official. Senator Douglas of Illinois, spokesman for the Senate contest sponsors, said the committee would "sift through the statements and if we believe there is sufficient solid substance to any of them, we will Invite Mr, McDonald to testify in public hearings." So dont forget to enclose In your entry sorcc good solid substance, preferably something that can be sifted out using No. 4 screen and a gentle rotary motion. STRIKES ME THAT this could be the ideal way to sift out any sort- of public official, including m president. Under the present electoral system, we voting folks have about as much say as to who will be elected as we do about the time of the next ebb tide In San Francisco Bay. Variations on this therns are endless, and officials we pick could be named in different ways, could be named. In a different Letters of 50 words or less, you- write-the-last-line jingle contests, slogan competitions — nothing to buy, no coupons to clip, no box tops to amputate. Might as well b« a popularity contest as a political taffy-pull. With this In mind, T am launch- Ing a contest to determine who shall be our next president. It will be simplicity Itself and anyone can enter, Including employees of the TJ. S. Government, Its affiliate* and advertising agencies. entirely normal attention In all respects in 1 order to encourage their continued improvement. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKTNE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent The strides and lunges we took forward today could not have been measured by a micro- meter.—MaJ,-Gen. Howard Turner, UN truce talk delegate in Korea. * * * I know that people don't like me to say that I am laughing at something, but really, laughter Is not a crime when something is funny,—Andrei Vishinsky, Soviet foreign minister. * * * This may be my finest hour.—Actress Talhi- lah Bankhead, at trial of her secretary-maid. * * * It Is essential that the traditional role of the Army in these distressing times be carefully preserved—that It not be used n,s an Instrument of tyranny or oppression,—Gen. Douglas Mae-Arthur. * * * Well gixc them a hell of a race In 1952. The Progressive party is terribly concerned over corruption in government,—C. B. Baldwin, national secretary of the Progressive Party. * » * I do not see how Congress can justify these high taxes in the United Stales to create millionaires In Europe.—Sen, Milton Young (R., N. D.). * * * He Is going to be very anxious indeed to demonstrate that he is not a warmonger but a peace- monger.—Geoffrey Crowther, editor ot the London Economist, on Winston Churchill. HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Milton* Berle's hint to Hollywood friends that this will be his last season for his Texivco sponsor hns posed the question: WIH Milton Bcrlc be uncnmncrt M the king of television In 1952? It's the biggest on-lhe-quiet, be- hind-the-cnmeras story of the new video year. There are two versions —nrt take your choice. Uncle Millie's story is that the .show has been "nothing but headaches," and that he's had R long series of differences with B vice president of the advertising agency handling the account. One of his beefs was Sid S tone's middle commercial. Sid recently was rtropj-,ed from the show. The other version \s that the King of TV tor the last three year?, and still the top man. will be slipping in the rating now that Hollywood's bie-namr. big-time comedians are moving into video con- » JACOBY ON BRIDGE Caution Pays Oft For Bridge Player By OSWALD .TACOBT Written for XEA Service Arthur Glatt, of Chicago, who won the National Open Pair championship In Detroit last December, has long been known as one of the outstanding players o! the country. The defensive plays he made In the hand shown today explain why he Is so well regarfod by his fellow experts . Glatt opened the king of hearts from the West hand and then shifted to the queen ot diamonds. Declarer won with dummy's king tention. It and when Ib* sponsor's pert had taken the precaution of playing the ten and Jack of diamonds on the second and third rounds of that suit. He stiU held the nine of diamonds, but he had made It look as though his partner held that card. South now had to play the clubs Instead of having them played for him. He led a low club from his hand and put up dummy's queen. East won with the ace of club and returned a low club, whereupon South had to decide whether to play the king or let the leaci ride to dummy's ten, South stewed about this problem for a long time. It looked to him as though West had started with 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille — Those wanting first, hand Information as to what, a flood Icoks like are invited over "across the bayou" to the part of town now known ns Dougan, Davis and Kentucky avenues. The unusually large amount f rain has caused water to creep nto several houses. Walker Park nd fairgrounds are literally over- owing and the site of the old ayou, long ago drained. Is again a ayou. Families moved from several cot-ages on the west side of Franklin 'hen the water reached the doors f their houses early today. of diamonds, drew two rounds of n t _ t ^ ^ trumps, then cashed the ace of falls ori Bcries head, he'll still do jdiamonds and gave up a diamond an hour show fr.r NBC. where hr's tnnjj-tfrm contract. Oiiy Midison and his pal. Andy Jectne. are fet for five years of Wild Bill Hickok dims. Andy, vM- The average defender would automatically return a club, thus simplifying declarer's play of that suit. H would then be pretty easy . eran of 25 years in the movie,-;, i for declarer to hold the loss to •lalms he's received more, fan ninlljone club trick—which Is all he can since the show went on the video wavrs last fall than during his fn- tlre Hollywood career. afford to lose. Ol; t had taken the precaution of counting, so he knew that de- a real eve-onener for film cbrer had only five trumps, three stars who are still sneer ing at theldirnnonds. and one heart to begin small-screen entertainment. [with. Hence he must have star with four clubs In each hand. Joan Davis Is sf! for an NBC-TV; >t -ould do him no good to dls- shciw starting in the fall. Now thrjcard a club from either hand, so bie argument Is whether It will be; Glalt calmly led R second heart, ori Him or live. Joan's holding out i allowing declarer to ruff In hi* for celluloid iown hand and discard a club from Many Will Agree with Htm (dummy. S*i HOU.VWOOD u F<4« I ' What't BM» tb* NOKTH tt »K83 *Q 1098 tAST *74 *» VAKJ843 VQ109«2 «QJ 109 « 852 44 1* 4* + AJ73 SOUTH (D) * AKJ105 » A7« + K6S2 Both sides v-ul. Wort North 2V 2* Pass Pass CM* 3V Pan Opening lead—V K ALL TOtJ HAVE to do Is writ* 5,000 words or less on "Why T think should be President." Be sure to fill In the name of your favorite, as there Is a man named Joe T. Blank in Upper Sandusky, O.. who plans to claim the office if B majority of the blanks are left blank. There is nothing to buy unless you are looking for a fayor -from the present administration. Entries may be sent In on any thing, including kelp leaves for people who have fountain pens that writ* underwater. Simplicity and originality of thought count most and rambling, incoherent entries over 5,000 words will be turned over to the OPS for use as brief price control directives. All entries become the property of the winning candidate so he will know who his friends are. You may submit any number of entries but It is suggested you wait until after March 15 to see how much postage you can afford. In case of a tie, winners will wrestle 'two falls out of three on a coast-to- coast television network, to see which one becomes vice president. As consolation pri2e, the new veep will be given a voodoo doll replica of the winner and a set of assorted pins. Deadline for entries Is midnight Nov. 5. Don't delay—get your entry in the rnal! tonight; right now your next door neighbor is probably busy voting for himself. So get busy—pick YOUR man. It probably will be the last time you win have anything nice to say mbout him. Radio Warbler Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL 1,5 Radio warbler 11 Ringworm 12 Ace 14 Mammal a Claws 9 Passage in the brain 10 Memorandum 11 Quantity of hemp fiber 15 Impregnated !?^?8al point 16 Disintegration "granting of of timber 18 Ponders 19 Ship record 20 Phrygian lunar god 21 Renovate 24 Fragments 20 Fashion 21 Frolic merrily 33 He has one of 41 Important 22 Hessian river 23 Nostril 24 Dam 25 God of love „„, .. , 28 Harem rooms « Indicate 29 Stuffs 27 Hardens two trumps, only three diamonds, and probably six hearts, if west had only two small clubs, why hadn't he returned a club instead of a second heart? South finally decided that West must have the blank jack of clubs at this stage, so he put up the king from his hand. This play. Induced by Glatt's unreadable defense, cost hit contract. 32 Anxiety 33 Plunder 34 Compound 36 Screens 37 Hops' kiln 38 River in Switzerland 39 Playing card 42 He is a radio - star 46 Cupidity 48 Range ot Rockies 49 Gtnus of plants 50 Employers 51 Telegraphers 52 Biblical name VERTICAL 1 Yugoslav reader 2 Preposition 3 Sexving implements 4 Eurasian herb 5 Town in Texas 6 Hail! J Teaier » 32 New York village the followings in radio 35 More inferior 36 Community in Ohio 38 Sloth 39 Palm fiber 40 Confess Indian harve* 42 Bodies of water 43 Genus of shrubs 44 Department <t France 45 Guineas (ab.) 47 About (>b.)

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