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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 25, 1952
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/AGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher . HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o[ Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Tress SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blylhevitle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of &0 miles, $5.00 per year, »2.60 (or six months, »1.25 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mite zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And the tongue Is a fire, a world of Iniquity: so Is the tongue among our members, that It defilelh the whole body, and selteth on fire the course of nature; anil It IE set on fire of hell.—James '3:6. * * * A wound made by an arrow will cicatri&e and heal; a forest felded by the axe will spring up again In new growth; but a wound made by the tongue will never heal.—Mahablmrata. Barbs Never lend to forgetful people Is one of the best lessons in bookkeeping. * • * A California man, upon recovering his Mulcn car, found two new tires on It. We'll jlarlly Ull where we park ours, * » + A completely empty coal bin these days Is more than enough.U> put a lump hi a jicrson's throat. • • • Brine unkind to dumb animals put* you In the same elasa. • •' » Drunken driving quite often result* from » man being glad to drink »ny given amount. We have Much at Stake' In British Economic Status Prime Minister Churchill for the most part has left Britain's real problems out of his discussions with Presi- . dent Truman and other American officials. Those difficulties are economic, and they are vqry serious. Tlia British premier did exact a promise from us of more steel, which •will have a definite bearing on one phase of the economic crisis, the materials shortage. But that is only pait of the story. The fundamental fact is that Britain's once vast economic empire has shrunk alarmingly and is still contracting. This has made Britain itself a top- heavy nation, overburdened with population and tiie administrative and financial structure to fit a level of activity that no longer exists. As pnrts of the empire have broken away, too often they have cti'rie'd with them both markets and raw materials sources relied on by the British. And in a world of rising prices Britain has not been able to complete successfully with the United States and some other nations for materials available elsewhere. Unable to get the raw stuff of manufactured products in sufficient volume, the British have not been able to sol) enough goods to pay for the foodstuffs they need to feed their substantial population. So the country is like a great factory which is trying to maintain a full payroll of several thousand workers with too few orders. The original postwar British loan and subsequent Marsha!) Plan aid were like hypodermic shots that temporarily restored a flush to Britain's checks. They apparently solved nothing but simply postponed the day of reckoning. ' That day may now be close. Churchill knows it «-i|| nut be easy to ask an American Congress for more money, especially since there is little proof such aid brings any lasting results. What Britain must do is broaden its economic base until once more it approximates the well-established super-struc- _ ture of finance anci administration that so long kept the nation pre-eminent among the world's economic powers. Only then will it be able to keep its people well fed and healthy without the artificial stimulants of outside aid. This is a tall order. If Churchill can fill it he may make a peacetime mark greater than his wartime heroics. Evidently he understands the problem well; but there is no sign yet he sees how to BLYTHEVIUK fAKKJ COURIER NEW? solve it. Without a solution, Britain will .slide steadily downhill from its former greut- Jioss. Before it is the brutal example of Austria, where once-powerful Vienna serves so small an economic hinterland that it almost seems a city without a country. London might one day be another Vienna unless present trends are arrested. And all free men must realize: A Britain reduced to secondary power would mean an immeasurable loss of strength to the forces fighting Russian communism. Tiie task of safeguarding liberty would be immensely complicated. That is the stake in Britain's search for permanent recovery. We're Glad New York State Supports Us From Albany we lean Unit New York state lias signed a military defense agrce- mcnt, ; wilh the United Slates, embracing plans for co-ordinated use of state troops with federal armies i;> cnse of emergency. Well, it's nice to know New York is with us in this thing. Perhaps lier action will pave the way for similar agreements witli other states on down the line. If the matter went far enough, the U. S. and cooperating states might be lumped together in a sort of Atlantic Seabord Pact, a valuable regional supplement to the larger treaty involving our friends across the water. We would hope that it it came to that, however, that Prime Minister Churchill would be content to let the states pick their own seaboard military commander. More than this, we think it only fair that despite Entail's naval eminence, the states have the say about a naval commander for any forces that might patrol Lake Champlain and similar strategic waterways. Views of Others Teacher Shows • Fallacy of Socialism. Socialism Is one of the great delusions of our time. It l.s perilous because it appeals to the weakness in men—to the desire of millions of us to get along as easily as possible. So while these millions might reject socialism In totol, they nre voting It Into our government by bits and pieces. They ,8p: not see that the ' end of continued hand-outs, aids and regulations will be to bring the full, deadening grasp of socialism onto the nation. A New York City teacher, Thomas J. Shelley, reveals to his pupils the fallacy anil the danger of socialism with a brilliant Illustration. He explains; ''When one of the brighter or harder-working v pupils makes a grade of 65 on a test, i suggest that 1 take away 20 iroints, and give them to a. student who has made only 55 points. Thus each would contribute 'according to his ability, 1 and— since both would have a passing mnrk—each would receive 'according to his need.'" Then the teacher points out the u-i-.ilts of that policy. The higher-grading pupils would take their work easier. Why strive to make a high grade when nn "authority" gives part of It to someone else? And the pupils who ucnefilted would also let down. Since they were going to get by anyway, why should they study and worry' to do their best? Thru, the teiidier points out. the "authority" would have to adopt compulsory methods, with punishments for those who lagged behind. And Hint, he sums up. Is Just what a socialist government must do sooner or later. U comes eventually to "n living-death for nil except the 'authorities' and u fnw of their favorite lackeys." And he adds that most of his pupils understand. They sec socialism for whnt U ts—a glittering trickery—n flowered road to an economic desert. We'd all better be thinking hard on this subject. The fine-promising politicians will ignorantly or wilfully deliver us to socialism if we continue to follow false leaders. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT SO THEY SAY There should be room in Ihc Republican party, without vilification or recrimination from each other, for all whose names may be submitted for consideration at the Chicago convention.—Gov. Earl Warren ot California. » s * We need to avoid creating another Indian Bureau out there.—Kcp. Ben Jensen (R., la.) on six Pacific islands now under u. S. Trusteeship. « « * t think it's belter to tackle a job lirtt and lalK about it afterwards.—George Kcnnan, on being appointed U. S. ambassador to Moscow. ' * * * The Americans wore taken by surprise, when Ihis side gave them over 40,000 names of Korean and Chinese POWs of whom it seems the Americans had hoped to dispose unnoticed.—Alan Win- nlngton, Communist newsman in Korea. Churchill, at 77, Keeps Going, As Do Many of Our Statesmen 'PI . . . Hie .7 . PuIIeeze!' FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1952 $QYI£ MCKE OF MY64KE. Peter Edson's Washington Column — WASHINGTON (NEA> _ There were a lot of people In Prime Minister Winston Churchill's audience when he spoke to Congress who probably looked nt him and listened to him and thought: "If Winnie can slill get by at 77, so can T." Ei:'. there were others on the floor of the House and in the _ . _ gallery who came Peter Edson away from tnat third appearance of Churchill lic- fore Congress with the feeling. "He's !.till one of the world's greatest statesmen, If not the greatest, but, lie's not whnt he used to be." It was Mr. Churchill's lirst speech-making appearance before television, so the TV audience hart no basis for comparison with past performances. Radio audiences may have sensed the situation' accurately. This was a good speech. But U didn't lift them out of their seats, cheering. Consideration of old age among politicians Is not necessarily disrespectful. It is a fact of life. Not present in the House of Representatives chamber when Church- Ill made his speech, but watching the proceedings by television In his office was President Harry S. Truman. l He will be 88 years old on May 8. That's nine years younger than Mr Churchill. If Mr. Truman could get re-elect^ eel President next November and serve out another full four year term, he would be only 72 in 1956, ov five years younger than Mr Churchill is today. "If Winnie can still get by at 17, so can I.". Mr. Truman may have thought that as he listened to the speech. But intimates of the President say that a different line of thought has sometimes been running through his mind. Is the Game Worth the Price? The TYimians are a Ions-lived, breed, if Harry S. Truman were to resign from the Presidency, he would have every expectancy of another 15 or 20 years of life. If he continues In public office, attempting to bear all the burdens certain to be heaped on his shoulders and desk in the next four ycnrs, he might die before the term was put. Is the "grime worth that price? Seated on the rostrum behind Prime Minister Churchill as he spoke were Vice President Alb en \V. Barkley, who will be 75 next November, and Speaker of Che House .Sam Rayburn of Texas, a mere bov 'of 10. Friends of the 1 Vice President report that, here of late, he has become an authority on the lives of elder statesmen. He can cite all the facts about Georges Clemenceau, who was World War I premier of France ub 77 and lived to be 88. Or of Field Marshall Paul Von Hindenmirg. who was President of Germany right up to his death in 1534, at age 87. All this interest of the Vice President's ui people who nre not only 17 but three score and 17 comes naturally. For there are those among the Democratic heirnrchy who think that Mr, Barkley should step aside to let some younger man run for his office. With this Idea. Mr. Barkley has shown no sympathy thus far. "If Winnie can get by at 77, why can't I?" Facing Mr. Churchill in his audience were a number of venerable Senators and Representatives who may have had this same thought. There was, for instance. Sen. Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island. He will be 85 In October. Venerable Congressmen Still Spry Senator Green was all over Europe last year, and every place he went he n<irte a good impression. See EDSON on Faze 9 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON NKA SUfF Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — On the Record: MARli/vN MONROE, oti the subject oJ romance: "I'm sort ot looking for a ninn nil Tor myself. That's why I never so to premieres with actors that the studio would like to pair me up with. "I'd like to be n good cictre.-^ so why go out just for the sake ot going out? I'd ruthcr stay home and .study. "Hut if .somebody ennui alon£ that T'ri rpnUy pel sluck on, lo Jicck with my drama Irssoiis." HUMPHKEY BOGART, scorning FV: "It's not my dish of tea. I'd rather wait umiJ they gel it perfect. I'm scared of it. Tl snnllows up scripts. It can finish oft nn nctor in n month." * * * RANDOLPH SCOTT, on being mistaken for Gary Cooper: "It's been happening since the first picture I irmdc. People slill approach me and sny, 'Can I hnve your autograph. Mr. Cooper?' So rather than open up rt ne\v can of hash. I sign their books 'Gary Cooper," "U kr-ep* them happy and it's easier for inc." DONALD O'CONNOR about his wife's TV career' "I don't wont Owen lo work with me She's a great nil lib artist, she lias a photographic minri and a ] great deal or talent. But I want , 1'or to get aliorrt on hfr own' ; ANN SAYS SHK'I.I, TEU, I Ann Blyih. sighing over the lack of romance: "1 don't have lime to RO out. I work latf at tlio studio and get nn al Ihr crack ot When I meet THE man everybody \vill kmy.v it. I- wouldn't think of keeping it a pcctet.' • • • JEAN PETERS same subject: "II I can find n man who'* lo get alniia with nnei whn wiil support me. I'll marry. I'm a fnnnle fine) females aren't supposed lo work. "I dun't want lo be another one of those Hollywood females who itole out tobacco money to their Idle husbands every day." • • • DIRECTOR JOHN DRAHM, recalling Maria Montez: "I directed- her last picture, 'Tlje Thief of Venice.' She was still an extremely difficult and temperamental actress. I'll always believe that Maria was so accustomed to ordering men around that she resented any man giving her ordors. "But she wns ii highly cultivated woman. During the making of trio picture, the pilot of Maria's motor boat ran Into a high tension wire. "iMarin was very calm about her close call. She told me that her horoscope indicated that she would meet death through a fatal accident." • * • ROBERT TAYLOR. on his swashbuckling stint in "fvanhoe": "I played it straight. I didn't swing from chandeliers or jump Set IIOM.XWOOU oil Fage 8 * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Trump Echo Is Good Trick to Remember By OSWALD JACOItV Written for XEA Service When the hand N-IOWII today was played m a recent tournament, most of the declarers were allowed to nuke four sparies. One Pair of Easl- players managed, however, to defeat that contract, by proper use of the trump echo. The trump echo consists of play- Ing a higher trump than necessary when yon are just following suit nnd not trying to win the trick. If you get a chance, you complete the echo by playing a lower trump on the second round of that suit. The point of the trump echo is '•> show that yon hold three trumps .iltogetlier. That sort of Information Is often more helpful to de- .clarer than to your own partner, so you don't automatically echo in trumps whenever you have three cards in the suit. You jiick a time when it is Important for your partner to get the information, usually a time when you want to get a ruff with one of your turnips. In today's hand most \S'est players led the king of diamonds but never loudicd the suit again Vhen they saw the threatening diamonds in the dummy. South was able to draw trumps safely nnti eventually give mi a second diamond trick. At one table, west opened the king of dijimond.s, winning the trick, and then shiften to the nine of hearts. Dummy won with the ace, and East followed suit with the discouraging three of hearts The king of spades was next led from dummy,* a:id East carefully plav^d ths nine of spades. West wondered whether this could be a singleton nine of spades but decided that the contract would be unb=atab!e if South had nn eight-card spade suit. If the Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. GII.JtOY, D.». Saint Luke in his Gospel (3:15) •ays of the preaching of John the Baptist and the beginning of the ministry of Jesus that "(lie people were in expectation." Who were thosp u'lm were In NORTH 15 AK4 * AQ72 * Q872 * AK4 WEST (D) EAST 4 A 2 A 9 6 3 V94 *K IOi<6S3 *AK!095 «3 + J1053 +872 SOUTH AQJ 10875 » J » J64 *Q96 Both sides vul. West North East South 1 * Double IV I * Pass 2 N.T. Pass 4 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* K nine were not a singleton, Eas Was surely making' uje of the trump echo. Why was East bothering to sho-a that he had three trumps) Obvi ously he had ruffing ambitions The situation could hardly b clearer, so West took his nee o trumps and went right back to th diamonds to take the diamond ace and give his partner i ruff. once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrlckson I think I shall go bury my head for t while, and not simply because so many of the customers think I should. It Is merely that I would like to pass up this round of triple-distilled hypocrisy about economy The walling has begun and we will get nothing for our money but » .imp echo. •* For sheer lack of imagination the president's trilogy on state oi| nation, economy and budget Is* opped only by the war whoops for thrift that follow annually on the heels of Harry's third chat wtlh the lawgivers. expecting? The marvel, conslder- ne the times and all that had aeen happening, was that any- :ody should have been exptcting inytlilng. The period between Ihe Old and he New Testaments, of about 400 •ears, hail been marked by bitter persecution and cruelty that might veil have seemed incredible had lot we in our own time witnessed he destruction of millloji of men, TOinen, and children, and the hor- ors of war and concentration mp.s. It was the period of the decline of Persia and of the Grecian conquest of the world by Alexander he Great, with the establishment if Alexandria, a city that was to >Iay an important part in the arly Christian history. Jewish leaders fought valiantly o maintain the purity and integrity of their life and religion, igainst the intense effort of Gre- rlan conquerors to prevent and cor- •upt the worship of the Temple. Thanks lo them, the prophetic lope of a comiir; Messiah rernain- :d strong and vi'-l. It took vnrioi; forms and expressions among different ones of he "people in expectation." Its crudest and most material form wa s in those who sought political freedom from Rome; in others this hope took the higher orm of zeal for the restoration of he kingdom of Israel. Prophetic and inspired souls, ike Simeon and Anna, "Looking or the consolation of Israel" (Luke 2:25), had the vision to see in a new-born babe a 'King and a Savior. Impulsive, ambitious young men heard the call and followed the ?oung man. Jesus, with evident lope jj place mid preferment in :he kingdom He was about to establish—to find themselves transported into a spiritual enterprise vaster than they had imagined. With these were sincere and devout souls, less impulsive, cautious n committing themselves to any- hing new, who, impressed as they observed Jesus and listened to Him, were moved to inquiry. Of these Nicodemus was the ype (John 3). rt was nothing to lis discredit that he came by night. His Inquiry was no less sincere, ind, once convinced, he became a courageous v and devout believer, t meant danger to do so. It is to expectant souls, now as then, that there comes the realiia- [on and the blessing. irs ALL LIKE a bad dream that has been dreamed before and will recur, !ike the aftermath of too much Welsh rabbit or under, squeezlll's. It's like a phono- ».i,u ncie muse »no were in '"•* 'H"»--"iu s. ir-s JtKe a phono- expectation? And what werp they e ra f* record of a third-rate june- ovnrMi..,,.! -vt,~ .-. woon-spoon song played over and over. The presidential call for "More!" nnd the congressional echo of Less! affect me like hillbilly "music; if you've heard one of the adenoid renderings, you've heard en all. Last year's budget of 71 million clams set a record of sorts nnd the Congressmen screamed H™, v, i, V WC " nd "P V0tin 8 m °re dough than Harrv asked. No one really believes' that any substantial trimming of budgetary avoirdupois will come about not even the men who moke motions nnd noises like they are Intent on doing so. The cards are stacked r.jmnst economy, no matter how badly it Is needed and it Is sadly over-due. ,-2 * * * ™ IF TIIE AX HAD dropped the first time federal spending started swelling, some good might have resulted. .Now that we have 1300- pase budgets, expenditures are so hopelessly interlaced, overlapping and camouflaged that it's almost Impossible to lop off the fat without nicking the muscle. Too. the pork barrel Is still with us and ever will be. Every Congressman has a parcel of vocal con=tit- uenls who will feel the blow If any agency is short-changed, so economy becomes a rousing battlecry for an army of cream-puff tossers. And as long as the administration can keep some sort of K crisis going, expensive boondo^-Mng will continue in the name of national defense We've got something over 3,000,000 men in uniform. The number of government employees is considerably over the 2500000 mark. The latter Is growing daily and it's anybody's guess when the job-noldsrs will start outnurnberta" the gun-toters. A CLASSIC c; from one of the mizers was this in the night fessed eco iterance 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille- Blg Lake reached a crest yesterday at 251.2, nearly a foot above previous high record, but «till levees held. Anxiety over John Smotherman aiw members of his boat crew, which had been moving refugees south of Highway 18 bridge at Bis Lake, for about 48 hours was dissipated today when Smotherman brought a boatload of refugee's into the Roseland ditch receiving depot and started out on a tri[ Rep. A. S. Herlong, Jr., a Florid? Democrat: "We are going to try to eliminate completely the non-essential, reduce as low as possible the desirable and carefully scrutinize the essential." Brother, you-all can accentuete the positive, eliminate the negative and put a double-whammy on the frammistat, but still you ain't gcin' no place. The dough will be Like I said, I think I shall go bury my head till the wlr,i blows itself out. Either show a little actual economy, boys, or shaddup I hate a hypocrite and this business of Congress weeping while the tjrxpayer feels the pain Is strictly stomach-pump stuff. for another load. Blytheville gridder, James "Babs" Hobcrls, knocked out Otis Lancaster of Porrect City last night as the iUemphis Golden Gloves fights g'cA underway. Roberts weighed in aP 167'i. Tasmania, nn-Island off the south- cast coast of Australia has more potential waterpov.-er than all the rest of Australia put together. State Flowers Answer to Previous Puzzle VERTICAL 4 Cistern 5 Short jacket 3 Kules again 7 Esthonlan district 8 Charity 9 Indian 10 Curve 11 Patient sufferer 12 East Indian sailors 19 Mineral rock 22 Lyric poems HORIZONTAL, 1 Vermont's 1 Liqueurs flower, the md 2 English cataract 7 Pennsylvania's 3 indolent official state Bower, the mountain 13 Turn 14 New York town 15 Reviser 16 Reparation 17 Low 18 Gaseous elements 20 French duke 21 Gaelic 23 Anger 24 Emanation 25 Oozing 27 More painful 28 Possess 29 Deftlers 30 Cutting edges 33 Table scrap 3* New York flower* 35 Pelagic 39 Tennessee's flower 40 Varnish Ingredient 41 Every 42 Lair 43 Roster* 45 Driving command 46 Excuses 48 Til 50 Indian 51 Laundry' equipment 52Beleaguer- ments ,M Japanese city 24 Great arteries 36 Cattle disease 26 Intimidates 37 Ice dealers 27 Father 29 Minnesota's flower 30 Weddings 38 Good luck! (Brit.) 40 Mislays ~- 43 Mature 31 German siren 4iAntiiwcin> 32 Idiotic 35 Cereal 47 Sack 49 Soak

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