The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 24, 1952
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FAOB (ARK.) COURIER NEWf THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1952 THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINE6, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. ROMAN. Advertising Manager •oil National Ad»ertUIn» Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., Kew York, Chicago, DeUolt, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered u second class matter at th« post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevill« or any •uburban town where c»n-ler »ervic« is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 mile*. $5.00 p«r year 12.50 Jor six month*, f 1 35 for three monthi; by m»H outside 50 milt sone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations I am OM ef th.ra th.t «i« peateabte and f.llhf.l in HTM): thoa »ke»t U d*«t»j • city and a mo4h*r in Israel: why irttt tho» willow •p U»« InlMtHMm of the Lord!—H Sanod !•:>». » * • Th« act of faith, which wpurale* u« from all »«n, unlUi us for th« fiifct tim« in rtal brotherhood; and they who, one by one, eom« to Jesua and meet Mkm alor*, mxt find th»t th«y art eotnt *o the ottT of Ood "and K> an innumerable •ewpany."—Alexander Maclar«n. Barbs Olrt your Job an* best you hatt and it'll never |M MM bNt ot you. Th* eafli* MM J*»*eat when going aw»y front Ita ne«t. No wooder w« MM it en some o* our silver ooira. * * - • TPam east tiwtrt tel the Imow-tt-sJl guy, •«« the traMe la he wont Uafen. It May Not Be as Bad As You Think It Will K m»r b« ironkal that w« H»r« procrtBMd to th* point where upendmj money give* fthnoat m little pleamr* M •anting H. Earning It used to b« about the only painful p«rt of this money busines*. W« could alwayi derive Dome pleasure from (pending i{. But in thene darn of the 54-eent dollar, even spending money brings only a dismal realisation of the advance of American economic*. You may, however, have overlooked one of the few remaining way§ to derive a bit of pleasure from passing your currency around. Try giving some away. If that sounds craiy, perhaps it's because you are still looking straight ahead and not around you. Swivel your head a bit and you will see many who derive no pleasure whatsoever from money because they have far too little to meet urgent needs for it. The March of Dimes could use some of your money. Even at this late date, The Tuberculosis Association or the Community Chest would not turn down a contribution. The Red Cross' annual drive is in the foreseeable future. There is no real "deadline" for any drive, for there is never a "deadline" on any of the needs for this sort of money. Give a little. The pain will be less than you think. You may even feel a little glow of satisfaction at having helped someone who needs help. You may even feel downright, good about the whole thins;. The amount is immaterial. Inflation or not, 100 pennies still add up to a dollar. Then there's a tittle matter of blood. The Red Cross bloodmobile will be here Jan. 31. Some of us may not be able to do much in the way of money-giving. But we've all got blood. And giving it is as painless as the thought of a life saved. eonxreeiional heart* by predicting that the federal deficit for the coming fiscal year would b« |16 billion unleea new levies are imposed. He said federal spending in the year ahead will run from |85 billion to |90 billion. There's no question these are frightening figures. For the current fiscal year outlays are expected to hit ?71 billion, with the deficit at $8 billion, and those totals are bad enough. But it's still a very difficult thing to scare a congressman sufficiently to convince him he should raise iaxes in a year when he faces the voters. The lawmakers, of course, have their alternative: to cut expenses clown. They speak of this necessity in loud tones. The trouble is, they seldom do anything about it except where foreign aid funds are concerned. They are aware that Europeans do not vote in American polling booths. Yet if serious additions to the national debt are not to follow, it will take more than foreign aid savings to gel us into sound financial shape. This is where the congressmen come smack up against it. The alternatives to new taxes are either reduction of spending or a debt increase that might have a ruinous inflationary effect. Th> opportunity to save has confronted congressmen for three years. The Hoover Commission's' notable plans for reorganizing the federal government are little more than half in operation. The portions not yet adopted involve some of the biggest spenders among tht government agencies—the Interior and Agriculture Departments, the Veterans Administration, the Army Engineers. These ars the sacred cows of government, the agencies with lots of money and jobs, both of which temptations ars distributed conveniently throughout the country. Few lawmakers can bring them- •elve« to vote economy when it may mean chopping off funds or jobs in their own districts. New taxes vs. job-slashing economy: No mor« uncomfortable choice could be giv«n a legislator in campaign season. But it the lawmakers duck it this time, they may soon find the national debt •oaring toward a third of a trillion dollar*. And they may then wak« up to th« fact that tlity are not evading trouble, but just postponing it. V, ' Views of Others SO THEY SAY Round and 'Round W« Go «WH . .T-Y> •",' *• . once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrlckso, One of the current hot potatoes that no one really wants to do much about Is an Ideological orphan called Universal Military Training. It's been kicking around Washington for some time now, but has been accorded the treatment generally given one who is naught but semi-safe. stay and that we must live hence-^ forth with our pistol cocked. ^ MAYBE 80, MAYBE not. The man who knows for sure has not come forward yet. though many profess to know. Biggest stump in the road has been Congress' fear of the man'a-vote. The lawmakers have been scared that If they trundle Mama's boy'- off to camp. Mama will charge to the polls and oelt the Congressmen where it hurts—In the ballot box. Thus far, sort of a dunnvy run on UMT has been okayed :™t the deal Is mired in conflicting opinions on implemetnalion and the net result to date is zero. It is not quite clear just v.Oat is so frightening about UMT except that we've never had any before. The blow on the young'uns would ' be light. Six months Is what they talk of now, with a stretch in the reserves. It is hard to see what could play with a ~V as the pem'tentia- golng to get there 't military assistance. FACT, I've seen . AG a nation we do not easily or quickly agree to depart from comfortable norms, and the implications in adopting full-time basic training for all smite us with ?mall fears, We tend to regard such as a concession that th* likelihood of war is with us to The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN T. JORDAN, M. I). Written for NEA Service The question of what shots or in- Jec.tlons to give in order to try to increase resistance to colds is often difficult to answer. Q—My two little boys are subject to sore throat and one of them had pneumonia last winter. Do you think giving cold shots would ben- e/it them? Mrs. C. J. A—I think not. Several years ago, havoc th'- a irreat many people were given cold voungst- shoU in order to try to build up ry-bound their resistance, but the scientific with or wit evidence of the value of this procedure was not. too rood, and the MATTER jplvlnj; of injections for this purpose has gradually become less and leu Peter fdson's Washington Column — Were Entering the Fourth Stage Of the Crusade for Men's Minds Man and His Church Th« church l» constantly reaching out toward every individual, offering Its guidance, com* fort and lattifaetlon to him and pointing out that •Ytryotw ha* his own personal ne«d Joe ri.lgion. Ho on« can Hv* without It, and Hvi hi* beat. It ta alao tni* that religion has a need for each individual. Every person who U Indifferent to religion, or who U confused and dluatiified in hti ex- perlenc* of it, U a weak link between mankind and th« church, which ia the embodiment of re- Ilgiout faith and works. As long a* there is one auch person, the church hai »n empty pew. Man needs spiritual gulcUnc*, now ptrhupa more th*n at any other time. The forc« of good and evil are casting strong shadows across OUT page of history; our world wem» Yery insecure. Man needs spiritual bread to give him strength to face the future with courage and conviction, no that he can have personal security. It IB security not for the individual alone but for all who are touched by his life. No man lives unto himself spiritually, any more than he can Ilv* unto himself physically. Because each person needs the church, the church needs him. While any one anywhere Is without its help, that one's life is Incomplete and the church also IK Incomplete. —FRANKFORT (Ky.> STATE JOURNAL WASHINGTON. (NEA) — State Department plans lo reorganize the Voice of America and other foreign Informntlon programs are only part of the effort now being mad» to strengthen the U. S. "Campaign of Truth" against communism, In addition to an tnter-depart- mentnl dlsput^ over who Is going to run the American propaganda show, there U a larger argument over what .line of attack against communism shall be. r tt\t American message lo foreign countries Is now in what may b« called Its third fourth post- Right after the war, the theme song was all for peace, cooperation and support of the United Nations In the second or Marshall Plan period, the key word was "Recovery." This was an easy bill of goods to sell. Under competent public relations direction, backed by a 120 million dollar appropriation ii counterpart funds, the Marshal Plan people did a whale of a job o: unselltng Europe on communism. But ERP—the European Re cove r> Program—Is now over. In its place Is the Mutual Security Admlnistra tlon program—MSA. ''Security'* shuuSd be an easy line i sharing" for mutual security. It is o put over. But the arrival of great I not exactly an easy story to simplify 1 ' l ' ' ' ' " convincingly. In putting over this American message, there is unfortunately a certain amount of bureaucratic rivalry as to who will do the job. Mutual Security Agency offices— the former Marshall Plan information staffs—think they are the ones to do the job. State Department information of- numbers of tanks and, planes in Eu- ope seems to have depressed the people there, with the thought that •reparations for another war were Ming made. Communists have been uick to spread this belief. This has been responsible for the wave of "neutralism 1 * that has wept over much of Europe, with a ympathetic wave of "isolationism" n the United States. General Eisenhower has probably done as much'as anyone to offset this feeling of pessimism, with his alk of European unity.' He has really been a one-man Voice of America in this third phase of the propaganda war. FOURTH PHASE OF CRUSADE But it Is to offset the Communist propaganda against the so-called 'American - Inspired rearmament 1 drive that the fourth phase of the crusade for men's minds is now beginning. Nobody has yet come up with the one word or coined the phrase that describes the objectives of this com- paign accurately. It involves convincing the free people of the world that their security and their freedom from fear of communism lie in greater productivity. . • •> It involves the unification of the free world, but unification of IU abundances, not Its scarcities. H involves the idea of "burden Apparently there Is equally poor evidence that injection* as at present available ore valuable, in preventing sore throat* or pneufaxinU. * '» • Q—Could you suggest what may je causing a cracking sound In my knees when I move? When I move my head the same sound occurs at the back of my neck. C. A. M. A—One possibility Is a slight degeneration of the joints in which the bone has formed spurs which rub when the Joints are moved. Another possibility Is that the cracking sounds are merely caused by snapping of the ligaments when they, move across -the joints.. The Utter is of no significance since many people have snapping joints, and. this Is net a sign of any dis- fleers in foreign embassies want to take it over. A merger of the two staffs has actually been effected In London and this pattern will probably be followed elsewhere. Edward W. Barrett, soon to resign after two years of service as assistant secretary of State 1 n charge of public affairs, is recommending a slightly different plan for Washington. *He proposes that his job be made one of policy direction only. The job of operating the Voice of America and other Information programs would then be given to a semi-independent agency, within the State Department but under it* general direction only. JOBS WOULD BE FARMED OUT Supplementing this, Barrett recommends that a number of wholly Independent "package deals" be made on contract with non-government agencies to do specific Jobs. As an example, the book industry Q—Two years ago a lady was run over by a delivery truck and the dual back wheels, equipped with chains, crushed both her legs. Recently I was told that she was still in bed at home and the casts had to be changed because of maggots, It seems inconceivable that in this day of modern medical wonders, anyone should have to lie- around for two years and rot. What about this? E. N. L. A—It Is uncertain from tills letter whether the maggot* were purposely or accidently present with this unfortunate lady. Maj-Rots are still nsed sometimes as treatment where dead bone is present since, they will eat dead tissue .but not lifts tissue. In spite of the way this story sounds it is possible that this sad accident victim Is getting satisfactory treatment. Q—Is the more than thrice daily use of talcum powder in a small bathroom wherein the powder Is also Inhaled while being dusted See EDSON on Pae H harmful? A. B. IN HOLLYWOOD Bj ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Legislators Hove Choice: RaiseTaxesor Cut Spending President Truniar is now on the record as wanting 85 billion in new taxes, but surely neither he nor anyone else is under the illusion Congress will vote such levies in an election year. Indeed, it will be a surprise if any new taxes are voted at all. Democratic tax leaders in both houses already have declared it unlikely. Mr. Truman, in his economic message U Congress, sought lo »lrike fear in I have never known a man to get the nomt- nalion who did not seek U. In the highly Improbable event il should come lo me, I woiiid not accept.—Sen. Paul Douglas (D.. IH.i. * • * In all (hose countries there is resistance— Increasing resistance, but the terror is increasing too.—SlaulsUw MikoljcElk. former Polish premier, on the Iron Curtain countries. * * • Every reverse the free world suffers, every cost which is paid, in Korea, in Indo-Chlna and in other vital areas, has Us adverse effect on us, for it is al! one . . . global struggle—Gen. Dnighl Eisenhower. « • * The liberties which we prize and which our ancestors won for us In the struggles ol many ccutnrlu are threatened by an alien doctrine which Is quick to exploit weakness but pauses before strength.—Winston Churchill. • • • .Ml these Investigations ind the. political l»llc will drag out the session. I exp«ct we will hive to come back »fter the politlcil conventloni «nd wind up our work.—Hoiwe OOP Lender Joseph iurtln on Uii second xulon a( tin tzrul Contrts*. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— ExclU- sively Yours: Woofl Now it's poodle eyes for dolls with poodle haircuts! Hollywood belles are lining their eyes alter the natural eye rings of poodles and spaniels, by golly, and 1 supprae It'll spread like wildfire across the nation. But poodle eyes, according to Bud Westmore. makeup overlord at UI. aren't even kissing kin to the doc eyes lad that lizzied » lew years bacX. "That was grotesque and theatrical and It didn't attract men," Bud said. "Poodle eyes keep the attention en the eyes, the mirrors of the soul, and keep the poodle haircut Irom being the point of Interest.' It's done with a brush, in light brown. The bottom line slnrt-s half way under the eyes, extends a tiuar- tcr of an inch bcycnd the corner ol the eve and Is met by the top line which begins Just above the lash line on the eyelids. Current jxMXUe-eyed shcbas ir Hollvwood: Shelley Winters, Y\onn< tie Carlo. Ann Blyth, Faith Donicr- S\ie and Piper Laurie. Lassie come home: • • • L'z Taylor, who has been collect ing JloOO a week from MOM, want- her Saturday paycheck to rea siOOO If she signs a new contrac Her old contract expires in months. • • • Nicky Arnstcin, es-lv. ibarid the late Fanny Brtce. u en th verpe t>f srlline some of. his racke experiences to TV's "Racket Squad It's very confidential but Glorl Swanson's agent been consul' ing with Producer Z. Wayne Griffi on a deal that will bring Glor back lo Hollywood to star in "Tl Iron Butterfly." Serenade for "Uncle lot" Will Spike Jones' World War musical WocX buster, ;'Dcr Pcuhter Face." have a sequel lampoonh Slahn? The song's already written und the title of "Uncle Joe," Spifce to me, but he's keeping It on the sh "until there's something more de Set HOLLYWOOD on F M » 15 Years Ago In Blytheyille — Radio reports Sunday night said at rising water had completely inted Lepanto and that practi- lly all of tile town was under aler. Over 900 homeless persons were icier care of relief agencies here day and hundreds of others who driven from their home by ood waters were being cared for other concentration points in Chickasawba district. Between 2.0CO and 3,000 refugees already being cared for In emiscot county and the number ill probably be doubled with the turn of rescue boats now engaged seeking out, marooned familes. A—I have never heard of harm from this source. Q—What do you think of the modem parents who take infants by the feet at the age of four or tending to draw the last trump lfl' ive months and hold them upside the^queen of spades happened to down Just to give them exercise? drop, but otherwise to run the dla- ' M™- E - s - monds. This play would work if the A—This It certainly not a unl- tnimps happened to be 3-3 but the ven»l custom of modern parents. I actual fatal. South would be unable to lead tiump break would be thlnk " '• » cn "' » nd dangerotu procedure. • Q — What is the reason Eor an air ray film. i. . . w—YVllrtU is me rea^uii lur an an third trump with hearts and clubs in j ectlon when takmg an x-ray of wide open, so he would have .to thJe knee , E . M . run the diamonds anyway, allow- A _,, ,, „„,,. „, thit the knee Ing West to make a small trump as joint cin ^ xm ^^t In the X- well as his queen. Sam stayman wa-i more cautious. He led the Jack of spades instead of the king. If West took his queen. Sam could draw trumps in safety and make the rest of the tricks \ with dummy's diamonds. West rose to the occasion by re- | some cases'wl:ere a first sergeant has belabored manners into youn men whose families had failed score on that point. It Is hard, pertinent to argue that a stretch in the service will damage a young- 'un's life by interrupting his education. Average rah-rah boy spends his freshman year learning to live with a group less self-centered than the family. Minus the wall pennants and Saturday afternoon grid grovels, barracks life accomplishes the same thing. While UMT might make a young- ster.a year late in getting a sheepskin, this Is something short of tragic. Most erads of recent years have been four or five years late and went to commencement with a kid on each hip. UMT at least would be more predictable than Selective Service with all its de- ferrments compounded of it's, and's. but's and maybe's. Knowing that, he was destined to play soldier for a set time beginning 'at a given date, a youngster would know where he stood wlih Uncle. And despite the wailing of some, the temporary dent. in the nation's supply of 18-to-19-year- olds will hardly rob Industry or science of any genius. It just ain't there at that" age, no matter how card reads. - >•- . I WOULDN'T GIVE a plug nickel for the academic differences in the words "selective" as in draft or "universa)" as in UMT. The -draft is no more selective than tIMT would be 100 per cent universal. A guy with inch thick specs Is not a good rifle range companion no metter how he got his invitation. We are deferring college students and there is talk of an executive order deferring apprentices in some trades. UMT would take care of justice fcr the would-be doctor and physicist and whatever the earthly need is for excusing amateur hodc'arriers. You can't build an Army on 'deferrments. UMT also would dispense with the inexcusable recall of weary re-treads who must desert family and Job while the college cheering sections stay packed. No doubt UMT Is a departure from comfortable normalcy. Perhaps It does imply that war is ev<;r likely whereas peace might accidentally return some day. All know is that Switzerland has prs ticed military training since 'wa before the War to End Wars in '14. And nobody has made a at the Swiss yet. Many folks think the draft is fine for war-like times, and that UMT is strictly for peace- lime. They seem to forget that we're not at war. Harry says it's only cops and robbers. Vehicular Ventura Answer to Previous Puzzle JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge Demands Jndirided Scrutiny By OSWALD JACOBY Written [or NEA Service When the American team won he world championship for the second year in succession it was no Ereat surprise to those of us who mow what a magnificent game our men play. Today's hand, played by Samuel M. Stayman, of New York, one of the members of the team, .ndicates what care they give to the play of the cards. Six diamonds would have been !> better contract than six spades, but It happened that North was t rather erratic player, so Stayman pre- tcrrcd to Uke his chances *t six spades rather than allow North to mangle six diamonds. West opened the king of clubs, dummy winning with the ace. Stayman next cashed the king of hearts and entered his harid with the »ce of spades to discard dummy'« remaining club on the ace of hearts. The average player would row iiv down tht king ot *p»de», In- HOMZONTA1, 1 Two-wheeled vehicles 8 Gloomier T Short-napped fabric NORTH (D) 4878 WK • AQ9S74 WEST *Q53Z VJ98 • J83 *KQJ BAST *4 VQ10T92 » 10 * 1098533 SOUTH VA843 »K5 **4 North-South vul. North 1 » 4 « Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— > 2 * 3 * • 5 * « * We* P«« 13 Striped Roman tog* 14 White 15 Feel displeasure 16 Affliction (slang) ' 10 Glut 12 Dishearten 13 Tests 18 Railway engineer (ab.) 27 Algonqulan 20 Newest Indian 17 Minute groove21 Political 28 Auricles I» African fly nickname 30 The whole 20 Islands of 22 Freshwater Lesser Antilles fish 22 House (Sp.) U Land (Latin) 24 Counselor 2« Proboscis fusing to take his queen of spadw. Now declarer could not draw | trumps, Sam also rose to the occasion by ruffing a club with dummy's last trump, returning to his own hand with the king of diamonds to cash the king of spades. This left West with the blank queen of trumps. Now Stayman ran the diamonds, discarding losing hearts from his hand. West rutted the fourth round'of diamonds, but by that time Stayman had discarded both of his losing hearts. There WM no further danger, and West could gel only hla high trump. 25 Dependence 29 Printer's measure 31 Lady (Sp.) 32 Governor 34 Stair part 35 Iron ing 38 Golfers' devices 39 Make thin 41 Indonesian of Mindanao 44 Engine 45 War god 48 Pulsates SO Lag 92 Crescent- shaped ornaments U Thoroughfare M Idolize 55 Faster* VEKTICAL. t Retinue 2 Go by aircraft 3 Scottish wall 4 Three time* (comb, form) I fMl 41 Atlanta (ab.) 42 Thump 43 River In Italy 45 Genus of 33 Poisonous shrubs carangoid fish 46 Stagger 39 Woody fruit 47 Crafts * 37 Prisons 49 Pronoun •-40 Horses'gaits 51 Anger 1

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